Monday, March 9, 2009

Spix's Disk-winged Bat

We started Jenn's 3.5 D & D game last night, I felt a bit bad as my character was only half finished. I take a really long time making D& D characters.  I think Nick had decided to stop running his Lovecraftian game. 

goal for the week 20hrs
make clay
work on the porcelain parts of guy with the Anubis mask


Spix's disk-winged bats (Thyroptera tricolor) are  insectivorous bats that range from Mexico to southeastern Brazil. They tend to roost in curled leaves and are one of the few bats that does not sleep upside down. They stay upright with little specially muscled suction cups on the base their thumbs and ankles. Each one of these suction cups adheres with enough strength to hold up the whole bat, so if one comes loose during the day they don't fall out of the leaf.  To get the suction cups to better adhere to the leaf they do lick them, they also have special sweat glands in the suction cups that helps them to maintain the bond. They tend to roost in small groups containing one male and several females.

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