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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

I wonder if animals like pseudoscorpions (looks like a scorp but isn't) and toucanets (like a toucan but smol) would find it rude that they're not named for themselves; they're named after their relationship to another creature. It's like aliens calling us 'false chimps' or 'gorillets'.

7 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

Another cute angle!

(not a typo for angel - it's the same spider as before)

8 hours ago
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Lil jumping spider I found in my bathroom! Its front legs were so hench compared to the rest that I thought it was a pseudoscorpion at first.

8 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

Room divider screen: £90 minimum
Clothes rack plus net curtain: under £20 lol

9 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

At one of my previous jobs, a cow-irker forgot the name for a lazy Susan and called it a 'thingy Mary'. We knew what she meant though!

9 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

'Why do you have cake tins you're not using?' I saw a vid in which someone made a bunch of cheap lazy Susans for her kitchen by stacking 2 shallow round cake tins, with marbles in between to act as castors. Neat, I thought, and bought a couple of tins. Then I discovered Poundland sells 2-storey lazy Susans, lmao.

9 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

I want to make some catcher trays to go under my bird feeders. I have a couple of round cake tins I'm not using, so those will do: drill holes in them and then use zip ties to hang them under the feeders. Either I need to buy a cobalt drill bit (I have only wood or masonry bits), or I buy a couple of frisbees from Poundland or something and drill holes with an existing bit.

9 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

Jesus tits! Remember when Google was actually useful? I just looked up a route on Google maps using public transport. It told me to use a sponsor's rideshare app for part of the way. Fuck off fuck off fuck OFF

9 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

@welshpixie @RyunoKi I have a family of robins nesting in my garden - they love mealworms! :D

11 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

Doubleplus, 'bee-free honey' is made from apples or sugar cane or agave or whatever. The bees pollinated those lol

12 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

Also I eat honey, and I did so when I was vegan. Some people don't consider honey to be vegan but I reckon it totally is. It's not an animal product in the same way milk is; it's more like humans brewing beer. Plus bees are the only farmed animal who are free to fuck off at any time and there's nothing the farmer can do about it.

12 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

People say 'I want to decompress' when they want to relax. I want to RE-compress. When I'm stressed I feel all frayed and ragged and strung out. I want to lie under my weighted blanky and be squished for a bit.

12 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

I'm a half-vegan: I do eat eggs but I don't consume dairy products. I'm a v-egg-etarian.

12 hours ago
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I feel kinda bad buying suet products for birds, because I'm a vegetarian myself so I don't wanna buy bits of melted beast. I don't mind buying meats and stuff in the form of cat food, because cats need it to live. I don't _need_ to buy food for wild birds because I'm not their keeper.

I guess we'll always need to farm cows as a source of milk for baby formula, so we might as well use all bits of their carcasses (plus leather is probably better for the environment than plastic alternatives).

12 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

I take my birdfeeders down each sunset, empty them, and then the next morning I put fresh food in them and hang them back up. This way I can more easily see what foods get eaten fastest. It's mealworms, hands down. Nuthatches also adore the berry & suet pellets.

12 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

If you're travelling in a vehicle that breaks the sound barrier, do you hear the sonic boom? You're speeding away from the sound faster than the sound is travelling - do you leave the boom behind and never hear it?

15 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

I live in a tiny flat, so my kitchen, dining room, living room and computer space are all the same room. I'd like to compartmentalise it a wee bit.

15 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

This £25 fucker would do me fine, but it says it can't be painted. I don't want to keep it that colour. easylife.co.uk/product/expandi

15 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

Why are room divider screens so expensive??

15 hours ago
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ephemeromorph@topspicy.social

Bixby can tell me when sunset is, but doesn't understand the instruction to set an alarm for sunset.

16 hours ago