Talk about true "slacker" of the animal kingdom!
Consider Elysia chlorotica: when it comes to consuming chloroplasts, one slurping is enough! "It's the ultimate form of solar power: eat a plant ONCE, become photosynthetic for the rest of your life":
posted on 04/27/2012 6:39:23 PM PDT
Isn’t the Earth a plant/animal hybrid?
Posted solely for the sake of diversion from the never-ending, soul crushing seriousness of the 2012 campaign.
Take a break and contemplate the exotic strangeness of planet Earth.
posted on 04/27/2012 6:42:12 PM PDT
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That is fascinating! Thanks for posting. I’d heard of anything quite like this.
posted on 04/27/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT
It's more common tha you think.
posted on 04/27/2012 6:58:47 PM PDT
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Algae, slugs? Hey nobama, over here.
posted on 04/27/2012 7:04:03 PM PDT
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How does this differ from the photosynthesizing Euglena?
posted on 04/27/2012 7:06:51 PM PDT
posted on 04/27/2012 7:19:13 PM PDT
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To: Windflier; cripplecreek
Thanks for posting. Very interesting, but cripplecreek hints at the situation. Symbiotic relationships are far from unknown in the natural world. For example, lichens aren’t organisms in the typical sense, but are a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga (or less frequently a cyanobacterium).
Lots of neat things out there.
posted on 04/27/2012 7:34:26 PM PDT
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To: Windflier; TomServo; Krankor
Reminds me of an MST3K episode from way back when.
“Is it a plant or an animal?”
posted on 04/27/2012 7:42:53 PM PDT
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To: Windflier; mickie
Someday in the near future, these Elysia Chloroticas along with Algae Obamaphytas will provide the mighty fuel to power space ships to Mars and to the colonies of the Moon.
Must not be many Farscape fans on FR. I'd have expected a Zhaan joke by now, lol.
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