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    Planidium
    Planidium
    Didn't realise there was a limit to how many smileys one can upload... Damn! :parazombie:
    Kaigainiki
    Kaigainiki
    Significant increase if you donate, just saying. :Rushia:
    Planidium
    Planidium
    Hmmm donate to a forum full of loving friends... or eat and pay the electric bills to keep me from freezing, cooking and watching porn :hm

    I'll think about it mate :parapussy:
    Kaigainiki
    Kaigainiki
    I'm sorry, I was having too much stupid time with the generator. :skully

    Go ahead and bonk me.
    Planidium
    Planidium
    Background. Fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) are commonly recognized by adult
    traits, such as a soft exoskeleton, lanterns and associated glow and flash patterns, but
    their larval stage is far less appreciated. However, fireflies spend most of their lives
    as larvae, and adults of most species rely solely on resources previously obtained.
    Therefore, studying the immature stages is imperative towards a comprehensive
    understanding of fireflies. This paper reviews and indicates key gaps in the biology
    of firefly larvae based on available literature.
    Methodology. We reviewed the literature on firefly larvae to identify key issues and
    important taxonomic, geographic, and subject biases and gaps.
    Results. We found 376 papers that included information on firefly larvae. Only 139
    species in 47 genera across eight of eleven lampyrid subfamilies have been studied during
    larval stages. These numbers reveal a staggering gap, since 94% of species and over half
    of the genera of fireflies were never studied in a crucial stage of their life cycle. Most
    studies on firefly larvae focus on two subfamilies (Luciolinae and Lampyrinae) in four
    zoogeographic regions (Sino-Japanese, Oriental, Nearctic, and Palearctic), whereas the
    other subfamilies and regions remain largely unstudied. These studies mainly dealt
    with morphology and behavior, other subjects remaining greatly understudied by
    comparison, including habitats, life cycle, physiology and interactions.
    Conclusions. Together, these literature biases and gaps highlight how little is known
    about firefly larvae, and warmly invite basic and applied research, in the field and in the
    lab, to overcome these limitations and improve our understanding of firefly biology to
    better preserve them.
    Planidium
    Planidium
    This is just the abstract portion of the last study I found and saved, anger me again and you get the whole thing.
    I didn't get to know what you got for your emergence day? :hm

    I have a shark toy you might want :gura
    Kaigainiki
    Kaigainiki
    Honestly the most I really got from this birthday was the forum wellwishes. lol
    Planidium
    Planidium
    I mean that's something!

    Something you can't touch or hear or smell or taste... But something nonetheless!
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