And now, The Huntington’s tumblr is proud to present…
TIMELAPSE GIFS OF THE BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Photos every 20 min.
Left: Yesterday (8/23), 9:10 a.m. through 4:50 p.m.
Center: Yesterday, 5:10 p.m. through 12:50 a.m. today (8/24).
Right: Today, 1:10 a.m. through 8:50 a.m.
The Corpse Flower, though in the process of closing, is still GORGEOUS and people are flocking in to see it. SO COOL.
Ok so let me tell you a thing about this gorgeous plant.
First of you have to know that the little stick with a few leafs on it, is the actual plant. The rest is just the flower.
Now this flower may look really cool and beautiful but, true to it’s name, smells like corpse. This is because the flower doesn’t want any bees, butterflies or other nectar-sucking hippie insects.No, it wants the scrap eating flies and beetles that lay their eggs in dead, rotting bodies.
The only problem with this is that the plant grows in a thick rainforest. And this forest creates a sort of air layer in the canopy. Things like smell doesn’t get through that layer.
So the plant got a problem: It can’t get the smell into the open, and this means no copse eating flies.
But evolution took a visit and gives the plant a solution.
A big-ass heater.
No really, that thing in the middle of the plant, that looks like a giant candle? That is a giant heater. It generates a heat pillar that smashes through the air layer and lets the copse smell escape.
Giving the corpse smell the sweet freedom it deserves.
My favourite fighting style is Large Imposing Bear (x)
Driver’s Licenses: Official. Do not print out and pretend to be a Princientist.
Female machamp gijinka for funs~
Joel’s drawing of Ellie [x]