The buzz on beesApparently, humans aren’t the only ones who get a buzz from coffee! Study at the Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, a team of researchers found out that the nectar of citrus flowers such as flowers from grapefruit and lemon plants contain low amounts of caffeine. When the first batch of bees got a whiff of the caffeine, they started visiting those citrus plants 3 times more often than they do with non citrus plants.
“Remembering floral traits is difficult for bees to preform at a fast pace as they fly from flower to flower and we have found that caffeine helps the bees remember where the flowers are.” states Professor Geraldine Wright. Once bees sip up the caffeine nectar, they start to look for more caffeine plants to pollinate. Apparently, the caffeine helps the bees in their search for food.
The caffeine’s effect on a bee is similar to the effects on mammals such as rats. “The change is similar to that produced by caffeine in neurons associated
The Lemonade DilemmaThe Lemonade Dilemma
On a hot and humid day in Cylin City, many of the poor citizens couldn’t stand the heat. A leopard named Lyra was one of them. She couldn’t take it anymore, she was going mad! Lyra decided there must be a solution. She slumped into her warm cottage and searched for a hammer, black paint, a jar, a pitcher with plastic cups, and some nails along with a few wooden planks. She was going to open a lemonade stand, but she needed to make the refreshing drinks first, and she wasn’t great at juicing.
After all the lemons were juiced, and all the signs were nailed together, and a dripping banner that said “LEMONADE” was pasted to a large plank, Lyra took her tips jar and placed it on the left side of where she stood. She placed her lemonade pitcher along with the cups on her right. She then practiced serving a customer but realized she needed more friends to help. She then spotted her closest friends, Rhea, and Dylan, over near the apple c
The(almost)Best 2 Hours of my Life (A True Story)Now Today was a fun day for the Awesome Squad and I, it was (on an 8 day period restarting every week) Day 7. Now the reason why is because we get a 30 Minute Recess, P.E, and Reading Children. Now lets begin with the Story.
Now Recess wasn't as fun as it usually was. Rose and Iris (Their fursona names) didn't want to hang with Alan, Luna (also Fursona name) And I for they wanted to Role Play Wolves on the other side of the field. I actually despise LARPing at school and basically in public because I am very self conscious about my state of mind with people who think they are better than me even though they know who I am. Plus I get real awkward with certain peeps >##
Catopia Catsle PrologueThe fading sun was beating slowly as a scarred serval-like figure could be seen in the light. His torn ears flickered in every direction, so fast, they looked like satelites that picked up an unknown object. His whiskers twitched as he felt the prescence of another cat. She was a husky, small little caracal who stood the hight of the same legnth, being a runt of his litter. The serval spoke in a small hoarse voice of wisdom. "Good Evening, Rue. How was your day?"
"Quite intersting actually." Rue started. "I spent all day down near the square. I needed a new story, and fast! My customers aren't enjoying the space fillers I put in the papers. Do you have an idea of what to put?"
He blinked his blind eyes. "Rue, don't you remember what dates coming up? Why not do a report on that. Its not everyday we get new students at SlashStrike."
Rue's eyes lit up, "Hey, your right! I should interview the freshmens. Thanks Reubeus!" She scampered away past Ruebeus, back to her home.
He grinned an elde
Brightstars Future PrologeA WARRIOR CAT FANFIC. MAY OR MAY NOT BE CONTINUED YOU DECIDE
"I-I-I can't inmagine where I am. The farther I go the louder the noises get. I can't let my family down. I need to stay strong." His pelt prickled and rose as lighting flashed beside him. He raced his heart looking for some shelter. In his jaws, 2 squirming kits were wriggling, being held by the scruff. His pace quickened as excitement flickered through him. He may not of known exactly what it was, but he knew it was vital for the kits life as well as his.
The sky was a warm scarlet color. He could her the footsteps of his beloved.
"Gracie, over here!" as she approched, the bell on her collar twinkled with each footstep.
"Do you really think the kits will be safer with you?" She swished her tail in discomfort.
"Gracie, stop fretting, they'll be with me."
"Please bring them to me soon and visit." her eyes shined as she watched him climb down from the tree fort they found. He leaped down with the kits in his jaws and wal
The Mews Chapter 1 The morning sun gleamed through the windows. A small tabby opened her large green eyes. "Good morning Amber." A girl about 13 years of age picked up her small cat. Amber purred as she was scratched behind the ears. She was then put down and walked towards her food bowl. She ate her food savoring the delicious flavor. She then lapped her water bowl. Noticing the T.V. was on she pranced over and hopped up onto the couch. She curled up into her owners laps.
She then tried to get her attention "Chloe, whats on T.V?" Knowing Chloe could only hear her mews she just sits and watches the screen. Apparently the news were on. Amber heard them go on and on about weather until she saw swirls of colors on the T.V. Most was red. This caught her attention as she heard the man in the channel 7 coat talk mentioning a severe hurricane approaching.
"Now Amber, don't go outside or the hurricane will harm you." Chloe said as she patted her golden back, her braces s
The Golden angel Chapter 1A tiny pup laid on it’s side. It was softly whimpering. A few wolves stood by. “Is it going to live Lunar?”
“Stop worrying! Your just going to make her stress more.” A white wolf snapped at the worried mother.
The mother looked down on her newborn daughter. Wet tears slid down onto her cheeks plopping to the ground. She wrapped her tail against the other pups. She nudged the young dying pup with her muzzle.
After 20 minutes of lifelessness, the small pup twitched and took it’s first breath. She opened her small blind eyes and let out a yawn. It tried to wobble around searching for it’s mother. The mother scooped her runt up by the scruff and carried it to the nest with the others.
“Im so glad your alive.” she whispered into the pup’s ear. “Ill name you Bridgette for your strength.” She then wrapped her tail around the pu[s and drifted to sleep.
Rp with KoolKat4321Dhaifu padded off after her, but curled up in his own nest, which seemed to be pretty far from Swala's. "Goodnight to you as well Swala" he said happily. He let out a final yawn and curled up, falling asleep quickly.
[and so ends a cute rp xD time for me to update Dhaifu's relationships xD]
TanaTiels said the following:
"yeah i believe so" she padded off to her den and curled up in her nest. "Goodnight Dhaifu"
Dhaifu smiled as he finished off his half of the bird. He licked his jowls and his paws. He let out a small yawn, and realized it had gotten sort of late. "Should we head in for the night?" he asked, standing up and stretching.
TanaTiels said the following:
"you said it Dhaifu" She agreed
koolkat4321 said the following:
Dhaifu smiled happily as she complimented the taste of the osprey. His tail flicked back and forth happily and he felt the pride build up in him again. He took a bite for himself this time, and was pleasantly surprised by the taste
Last hope sumarry REDOThis book was about clan cats who live in a forest full of dangers experience the worst moment of their lives, fighting a secret clan of battle thirsty cats to the death.
Tigerstar, a large vicious tom is leading a group of Clan cats from all four of the clans to kill all of their clan mates in the forest. He, along with a few other members of the Dark Forest, are tricking clan cats to come and train there, by telling them it will help them in battles. Only 1 cat on the Dark Forest knows this dirty secret. Ivypool, a Thunderclan she-cat is half training half spying on them so she can tell 3 other Thunderclan cats. Lionblaze, Dovewing, and Jayfeather are gifted cats born with powers that are greater than their ancestors in Starclan. They were summoned by a prophecy that went like this.
"There will be three cats, kin of your kin, with the power of stars in their paws. They will find a fourth, and the battle between light and dark will be won. A new leader will rise from the shadows of hi
IdentityA young woman named Orange loved making art, and practiced Orange-ing all day long to become the very best in all her town. But one day, she was completely stumped. She looked around her room, full of art pieces featuring mystical Oranges, sci-fi landscapes of a futuristic Orange, and a portrait of Orange that looked so real, you could start a conversation with it. But nothing inspired her. Had she really created everything there was to create? Depressed, she looked out her window, and made a wish on a nearby Orange for inspiration to return to her. The next morning, she sprung out of bed, and used her skill in Orange-ing to create the most beautiful deviation depicting Oranges Orange-ing anyone had ever seen. That night, she shouted out the window, "Thanks, Orange!"
Wise Advice Much?My great-grandfather used to tell me, "Don't chase after cities because you'll only end up with a lamppost in your sternum." I never quite understood his advice until one Winter Solstice, I was gardening with my best friend Morningstar. All of a sudden, we found an underground tunnel! It was ominous and spooky sounds came from deep within. Morningstar saw something interesting inside, jumped in, and I never saw her again. Great-granddaddy was right!
Lol WhutA young woman named Sonia loved making art, and practiced Painting all day long to become the very best in all her town. But one day, she was completely stumped. She looked around her room, full of art pieces featuring mystical Cockatiels, sci-fi landscapes of a futuristic St. Augostine , and a portrait of Lady Gaga that looked so real, you could start a conversation with it. But nothing inspired her. Had she really created everything there was to create? Depressed, she looked out her window, and made a wish on a nearby Lady Gaga for inspiration to return to her. The next morning, she sprung out of bed, and used her skill in Painting to create the most beautiful deviation depicting Pigs Flying anyone had ever seen. That night, she shouted out the window, "Thanks, Lady Gaga!"