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| Kendyl | Reptile Enthusiast / Breeder |

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Anonymous asked
What kind of thermostat do you use?

Thermostat for what?
I have an ExoTerra incubator for my eggs, otherwise I keep my bins in the same temperature as the house. Which we usually keep at 75. :)

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)
You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.
Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.
Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.
TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.
Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.
Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?
Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.
Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.
I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.
PHOTO SOURCE

ryden-gg:

With modifications becoming more commonplace every year, it’s not surprising to see that many people know next to nothing about modifications, but still choose to get them with only the information that everyone knows. So here are some things that you probably didn’t know about modifications. (Like tattoos, piercings, and stretched lobes.)

You cannot get a tattoo when you’re drunk. This is because alcohol causes the blood to thin. When a tattoo gun touches your skin, it creates little cuts. Getting a tattoo while drunk can cause you to lose a lot of blood. Not to mention the fact that it might mess with the quality of the tattoo.

Some inks will react differently to your skin. For example, many people are allergic to red ink. This can cause a rash, which also might mess up the quality of your tattoo. Additionally, yellow ink fades really easily.

Acrylic is a big no no in all piercings. This includes stretched lobes. Acrylic is a bad material to use because it is porous. This means that it’s more likely to carry bacteria, which can really mess up your piercing and make you sick. Additionally, do NOT buy plugs that are made out of polymer clay. This is also extremely porous and can royally jack up your ears. Some good materials are Surgical Steel, Stone, and Glass.

TAPERS ARE NOT JEWELRY. Tapers are a stretching instrument that looks a bit like a cone. While these can be used up to a 2g, some piercers suggest avoiding them completely. Tapers should never be worn for more than a few minutes. This is because they weigh unevenly on your lobes, which can cause a bad stretch, tearing, and blowouts. Alternatively, bondage tape (which you can get at any Spencers) can be used to properly stretch your lobes.

Piercing guns are bad news! They’re completely unsterile, and they can cause serious tissue trauma. A piercing gun basically forces a blunt piece of jewelry through the skin. This causes the skin to rip open to make room for the jewelry. Then it places the jewelry snugly against the skin, giving no room for the piercing to breathe. An actual needle piercing, done by a professional, is much safer and MUCH less painful.

Tattoos are much more sensitive than you think, and they take a lot longer to heal than what people may tell you. First of all, while the pain can go away after a week or two, the tattoo will not be fully healed for at least two months. While healing, you have to keep the tattoo as safe and clean as possible. That means no baths, no tanning, no swimming, etc. You also must lotion it often (don’t over-saturate it) and wash it three times a day. Think of it as any other open wound. You wouldn’t let it get dirty, would you?

Everyone has a different pain tolerance. Asking your friend how much their tattoo or piercing hurt won’t be accurate to you, since you might have a higher or lower pain threshold.

Stretching your lobes is absolutely NOT supposed to be painful. At most, you’re supposed to feel a little pressure, but that’s it. When done right, it is painless. For some reason, people seem to keep saying that stretching is like getting a piercing over and over again, but that is completely untrue. Stretching is literally just that, the stretching of the skin. Additionally, you MUST wait between stretches. You need to give your skin time to relax into the stretch and regain elasticity.

I think this about wraps it up. I hope this was informative. I welcome (correct) additions to this post.

PHOTO SOURCE

(Source: rydenarmani)

digitalfrontiers:

This is what’s over the Bathysphere opening right before you enter Rapture. There’s a lot of detail in this little thing that you can miss since you go by it so fast. You can see the lighthouse on the left, the tallest building in the city on the right and the Latin words AD IDEM, which means meeting of the minds or of the same mind.

digitalfrontiers:

This is what’s over the Bathysphere opening right before you enter Rapture. There’s a lot of detail in this little thing that you can miss since you go by it so fast. You can see the lighthouse on the left, the tallest building in the city on the right and the Latin words AD IDEM, which means meeting of the minds or of the same mind.

Opinions on Crested Gecko food?

pinkpoodlepets:

I bought Hiccup a trial pack of Nature Zone Bites for fruit eating geckos so he could have a little variety. Is this an ok food to give him or should I never buy it again?

Never buy that crap again. Not only will they likely not eat it, that stuff is packed full of preservatives and bad sugars.
Stick with Pangea Fruit Mix Complete or another diet that has been working well for me is Black Panther Zoological diet. Both can be found online!

MI14_01 and 02 are now named “Top Banana” and “Bringing up Buster”

The next two to pop will be “Key Decisions” and “Visiting Ours”

If anyone can guess or hint at what TV show episodes I’ve named these geckos after (WITHOUT CHEATING) I’ll give you 15% off your next gecko purchase. :)

Hint: I’m listing them in order starting with season one.

Please give everyone a chance and do not look them up on Google!
Play nice :)

crispysnakes:

liremir:

steampunktendencies:

Model : Eva Sirine

Makeup, Hairstyle : Alexander Ivanchenko

Photo : Ryjaїa Kochka

Boa constrictor imperator-Pandora

This combines two of my favorite things: steampunk and reptiles. I’ve been meaning to do a photoshoot with my latest cosplay and my animals. I should get on that!

Also, thanks to the boa, I’ve managed to sneak some steampunk into my blog! ;)

I am pleased that boa is correctly labeled.  

whomackenzie:



cat-erpillar said:





Toothless, 3

For as much as I ADORE How to train your Dragon, this is the first time I’ve ever drawn Toothless! Thanks for the prompt! <3 Now I have to draw more of him!

whomackenzie:

Toothless, 3
For as much as I ADORE How to train your Dragon, this is the first time I’ve ever drawn Toothless! Thanks for the prompt! <3 Now I have to draw more of him!

elk64:

My Kirin illustration done for a contest. Have some details and the original background and line : )