xoxoxoBruce Monday Jul 6 11:01 PM
July 7th, 2015: Not a Snake
Not a snake, looks like one but itís just a Chrysalis mimicking the appearance of a snake.
monster Tuesday Jul 7 12:00 AM
Gravdigr Tuesday Jul 7 04:05 PM
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jul 7 04:29 PM
The poor thing spends 9 days in the egg stage, 40 days in five larval stages, and 13 days as a pupa, before emerging as a butterfly. After all that, it's finally time to party hearty, right? Nope. It won't live very long because as near as they can figure it doesn't have any way to eat. After all that trouble getting gussied up it must have some way of whispering sweet nothings though, because it must get laid or they would have died out.
BigV Tuesday Jul 7 05:37 PM
It boggles my small, smooth brain to try to comprehend the sequence and scale of *random mutations* that produced a reproductive advantage of sufficient success to create this result.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jul 7 05:38 PM
Happy Monkey Tuesday Jul 7 06:27 PM
The butterfly doesn't know about snakes; the predators who might otherwise have eaten the butterfly's ancestors knew about snakes.
Clodfobble Tuesday Jul 7 06:48 PM
All the chrysalises that looked like hornswogglers and rattletats and humperdinks and ficklers and snozzberries got eaten, so all that was left were the chrysalises that looked like snakes.