celeste || 24 || english & 中文 || art blog where i post my oc art and sometimes complain
promise i'm alive i just got destroyed by grad school
oh and some asshole who got into a fender bender with my dad 2 years ago is suing us for emotional/physical damages that have caused him great emotional distress and basically ruined his life even though his car didn't get a dent on it
venom 2 was amazing
POGGY my academic review article got accepted for publication
help it's 4 am and my brain keeps wanting me to contact my ex-best-friend (our friendship blew up in 2019)
basement is flooded from hurricane/tropical storm ida
submitted my first manuscript, can't wait to get absolutely SHIT ON by the reviewers
someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about itzylphide
it's not one fungus, but the genus Gymnosporangium, also known by the common names of apple-cedar rust and quince rust. what's cool about this particular genus of fungi is that they have 2 sets of hosts - in the spring and summer, it infects rosaceous plants (like apple, juneberry, chokeberry, pear, etc.), while in the fall and winter, it infects junipers.
after overwintering in the junipers, they'll produce these weird jelly-like appendages called telial horns from either from the branch of the juniper itself or from a gall on the branch. they're really cool looking
spores from these telial horns then infect the rosaceous plants. during the late summer/early fall, the infected rosaceous plants will have these bright orange spots on the leaf. the top of the leaf looks fine aside from the orange spots, but the undersides will have these weird reproductive growths (aecia) coming out:
the spores from the aecia will then infect the juniper, starting the cycle all over again.
the unique thing about these fungi is that their spores are this bright cheeto dust orange color. if you collect some aecia from an infected leaf, you'll almost always get the cheeto dust spores on your hands. most spores tend to be brown, black, or white/clear, so these orange spores really stand out.
another cool thing is that Gymnosporangium fungi have multiple sexual spores! most fungi that produce sexual spores will only have 1 type of sexual spore, but true rusts like Gymnosporangium can have up to 4 types sexual spores (aeciospores, teliospores, basidiosporse, and urediniospores). i'm pretty sure Gymnosporangium itself only has 3 out of those 4, in addition to an asexual spore stage.
someone ask me about my favorite fungus so i can ramble about it
there's this one dude that i cannot stand in my lab (because he's ! TOXIC !) and he keeps "making friends" with everyone, probably spreading fake news to all of them. can't wait for the new grad students and undergrads coming in to be corrupted by his lies 🙄
i am now a quarter of a century old
going to the fair on thursday for my birthday 👀
hi yes im still alive i just have so much going on rn skdjfslkdfjd
don't go to grad school tbh, it's ! TOXIC !
feeling hyper frustrated because i have this stupid summer class i have to take and it's taking up all my time and i can't work on my artfight pieces
how do i tell a guy i like him without telling him i like him
name a more classic combo than artfight week 1 and site death
so flight rising staff just took a chinese fu dog (which is a lion), slapped some horns and wings on it, and called it a dragon?
anyone doing artfight this year? gotta ask before the site goes down near the start date lmao
got the materials for my phd candidacy qualifying exams and uh
the molecular biology dude really handed us a 33pg long paper huh
also they made it harder for everyone because it's online and they can't take away our papers, but like... how much harder could it get it's already a 3 hour exam based on knowing the papers completely
rule #1 of the lab: trust no one, especially not yourself
aw shit it's mermay already