Freitag, 21. Oktober 2016

All good things are wild and free... and some produce even glycerol during fall....

The bug on my pages is actually prepairing for the cold by making it's own antifreeze.
Did you know that some insects produce glycerol during fall ? I didn't know either but found it online as I wanted to know a bit more about insect winter habit. That gives them supercooling ability,
allowing body fluids to drop below freezing points without causing ice damage. Glycerol also lowers the freezing point, making insects more cold-tolerant, and protects tissues and cells from damage during icy conditions in the environment. 


They are superheroes in my mind !

My spread is meant for

VALERIE's 
AUTUMN / GOLDEN OCTOBER / INDIAN SUMMER
at

Art Journal Journey

HAPPY WEEKEND to you!

Kommentare :

  1. What a fabulous spread Susi - and how interesting that some insects produce their own anti-freeze. Amazing
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. I love bugs, at least the pretty ones and yours turned out great, Susi! I had no idea about their antifreeze producing abilities. Nature is so amazing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Herzliche Grüße
    Julia

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  3. Superb super hero bug! Love your book papers incorporated into his body.

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  4. Hallo Susi,
    wieder eine ausgezeichnete Seite und danke für deine
    Insektenkunde, ist sehr interessant zu wissen.
    Lg und ein wunderschönes We.
    Sadie

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  5. LOve your bright and cheerful super bug! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

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  6. Fabulous spread, love your cheerful bug and thanks for the science lesson, I found that information about bugs overwintering very interesting. Xxx

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  7. Terrific bug page Susi and educational as well. A great idea and wonderful colours

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Das Käferchen sieht ja klasse aus :)
    Und eine sehr spannende, verrückte Info. Ich würde auch gerne mein eigenes Frostschutzmittel produzieren können :D

    Liebe Grüße > sara

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  9. This is hilarious and cute spread!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it Susi!! :)

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  10. A fabulous page and interesting facts about insects in winter.
    xxx Hazel.

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  11. It's amazing the things I learn when I visit you. The idea of bugs making anti-freeze and producing glycerol was something I had NO idea about.

    Of course, I love your multi-media bug. It's both colorful and well drawn. The bug may be your superhero, but you are mine!

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  12. A visit to your blog means I get eye candy AND learn things too!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  13. Gorgeous page Susi !! Love this so brave insect, its colours are fabulous. Thank you so much for your so intersting lesson abour the insect, I didn ´t know it. I wish you a very happy weekend, big hugs, Caty.

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  14. Nice work! I didn't know about the glycerol, interesting.

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  15. so wunderschön wie gewohnt.Ausgezeichnet!!
    Liebe Grüße
    susa

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  16. Hm how interesting to find out about glycerol.... fabulous page!
    Have a great weekend!

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  17. Its a fantastic page Susi and I have learn't something new today about insects.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. I did know that. And fish and other animals that live in cold places often do that too. It is one of those pretty cool facts of nature. Loving your insect. I think the strip of printed paper you put in it really gives it something extra. Yup. Perfect quote too. Happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

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  19. Diese Seite sieht toll aus! Ich wollte nicht ständig im Dictionary nachsehen und ließ mir die Seite von google übersetzen auf Deutsch ... solltest du auch mal probieren, wenn du was zum Lachen suchst! Aber ich weiß nun mehr über dieses frostige Verhalten der Insekten, glaube ich :)
    Sei ganz lieb gegrüßt!

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  20. Your bug and pages look wonderful liebe Susi.
    AND thank you for sharing that most interesting info.
    Nature Rocks and so do you.
    Happy Weekend Liebe oxo

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  21. Didn't know that - that was really fascinating Susi.
    Your bug is really cool - love it!
    Happy Sunday.
    gill xx

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  22. Ja, es ist einfach toll, was in der Natur so ganz von selbst passiert und lässt uns immer wieder staunen.
    Dein Käfer ist hammermäßig schön und besonders!
    Schönen Sonntag wünscht Ulrike, Käferfreundin

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  23. I did not know that. Fascinating and beautiful, Susi! :)

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  24. I saw this while out on the road but couldn't get enough connection time to comment! I love this gorgeous beetle Susi! Hugs, Chrisx

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