A plant transportation system experiment with celery.
These awesomely unusual pink grasshoppers owe their blushed coloration to a congenital condition known as Eythrism (previously featured here), which causes abnormal redness in an animal’s fur, plumage or skin.
"It is called erythrism an unusual and little-understood genetic mutation caused by a recessive gene similar to that which affects albino animals. This mutation results in one of two things happening or even a combination of the two; a reduce or even absence of the normal pigment and/or the excessive production of other pigments, in this case red which results in pink morphs."
Head over to The Huffington Post for additional images and to learn more about this unusual and beautiful mutation.
BnF Smith-Lesouëf objet 42. ‘Ama and octopus’. Signed Shuraku
Bluette. 1891. Edward Arthur Walton
Antonio Carlos Jobim
National Library of Scotland. ‘Actor with a grotesque head costume’.
Paris studies The Art of War, 2006
Edwin John Alexander (1870-1926) - A Mouse, gouache on linen, 11,4 x 18,3 cm.
Edvard Munch. Old Fisherman. 1897.