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    A clear day today it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Could be a Bristlecone Pine, the oldest living trees on the planet. Great photo anyway..
    Oldest living non-clonal organism. I don’t think they grow in Yellowstone though.

    Know the story of the Bristlecone named Prometheus? Oldest known tree of its time, cut down by a researcher named Donald R. Currey. Hell of a way to go down in infamy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    When you google "spiral tree trunk Yellowstone Grand Canyon" you'll see that others have discovered what is likely the same tree trunk. No one seems to identify the tree though. But as a subject, it's a worthy exploration.
    I'll probably be going through Yellowstone in the near future. Maybe I will see The Spiral Tree.

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    Go to "Artist Point" and look in the direction away from the lower falls. It's down below your sightline, and a bit to the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J P View Post
    Donald R. Currey
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    dork
    And the effing Forest Service gave him permission to cut it down.

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    Thanks Jim. There are different variations of the story out there. In all that I have read or listened to, it seems to me Currey was at least culpable.

    A RadioLab podcast had a segment on the story. (Starts at 00:15:00.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    The wasp has come back and sealed the hole in the top. Maybe they let the mud dry before risking damaging it while laying the egg inside.
    Jimmy it takes a while for them to collect enough food to fill the pot before they seal it. Some of the mud wasps here fill each chamber with a row of paralysed spiders. Occasionally a spider will recover. They can't get out so they eat everything else in there and then die. I've found a few like that. Most of the wasps collect mud on the edge of water holes and bring it back to the nest site, but a friend of mine has a species of huge mud wasps that bring back water and use it to create their own mud. We worked together for a year building his mud brick house and studio, and the wasps removed a thick surface layer from the walls over several square feet. JayInOz

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    The beets will continue until morale improves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    Jimmy it takes a while for them to collect enough food to fill the pot before they seal it. Some of the mud wasps here fill each chamber with a row of paralysed spiders. Occasionally a spider will recover. They can't get out so they eat everything else in there and then die. I've found a few like that. Most of the wasps collect mud on the edge of water holes and bring it back to the nest site, but a friend of mine has a species of huge mud wasps that bring back water and use it to create their own mud. We worked together for a year building his mud brick house and studio, and the wasps removed a thick surface layer from the walls over several square feet. JayInOz
    I continue to be amazed that human beings even live in Australia. Everywhere you folks turn it seems like nature is telling you to "get out!"

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    Saw my first eastern brown snake for the season yesterday Lee, just up the road from the house. I was actually pleased to see it The most dangerous thing here at the moment is the missus- and of course the Jersey bull. And speaking of Jerseys we started keeping milk for the house yesterday. First day after the cow calved I milked out a couple of gallons of colostrum, froze some for future emergencies here and gave the rest to a friend who raises a lot of orphaned lambs and the occasional calf. The next three days I milked the cow and dumped the milk. Now, even with the calf on her, she's giving more than ten litres a day- ten times as much as we use. The wife offered free milk to anyone who wants it on a local community page, and instantly received warnings about the dangers of raw milk, and of selling it to the public. Despite her stating that it's been heat treated and it's free. Dips###ts. Anyway, she just received a message from a woman a few miles down the road who owns a vineyard, asking if she'd be interested in swapping milk for wine- absolutely Tomorrow I'll have almost three kilos of scalded cream to turn into butter using my century old butter churn, and the missus has already made one batch of soft cheese. Life just got busier! JayInOz

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    passover already, jimmy? lovely shot.

    we ain't had vis'tors roun' here in many a moon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post

    Forest fire smoke I presume?

    Yeah, but I won't complain, because CA and elsewhere has it much worse.

    We escaped town for a few days, to southwestern Montana and Yellowstone, which was less smoky.

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    Bison tracks along Grand Prismatic Spring.

    The thermostabile DNA polymerase, Taq, used in PCR (such as the PCR assay designed to detect COVID-19) was isolated from the thermophile Archaea, Thermus aquaticus. Archaea constitute the third kingdom of life, after prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Methanogens, which produce the methane in farts, were the microorganisms recognized by Carl Woese and George Fox to likely represent a third kingdom, based upon their divergent DNA sequences. Thermus aquaticus was isolated from a geyser basin in Yellowstone by Thomas Brock and Hudson Freeze. What a great name, Hudson Freeze. The PCR assay DNA amplification method relies on a DNA polymerase, but in each round of the DNA amplification the double-stranded DNA needs to be denatured at high temperature to yield single-stranded DNA template for the next DNA replication step. The denaturation step destroys the DNA polymerase, which is thermolabile. Kary Mullis (awarded the Nobel Prize for PCR discovery) and colleagues realized that the thermostabile DNA polymerase from Thermus aquaticus was just the ticket, to avoid having to add new polymerase at each of the 25 to 50 rounds of a typical PCR DNA amplification.

    A brilliant computational biologist, L. Aravind, while doing doctoral work, published a paper showing that up to 10% of the genomes of thermophilic bacteria (such as cyanobacteria) were stolen from archaeans. This analysis was based upon the observation that the bacterial genes, presumably conferring the ability to live at extreme temperature, were more similar to archaean genes than to other bacteria. The stealing of genes is termed lateral transfer. His paper was the most elegant, in my mind, showing the role of lateral transfer in evolution.

    Thus, the bacterial mats, slime, in the Yellowstone geyser basins are the product of many microorganisms, and they have exchanged DNA to survive.

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    Plasticine bison:





    Er...pleistocene. At the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. One of the best fossil collections in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    We now know that three days worth of cream from our Jersey cow equals two and a quarter pounds of butter

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    Nice, Jay.

    By the way, here we would say: two en cor-tah-pound a buttah.



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    too bad i can't just walk across the field with a bag of sweet corn, jay, we could put that lovely, er, kilogram of butter to good use.

    actually, could have traded for some milk. i am still bottle feeding this bugger with replacer which has me spending more than his actual value, never mind the effort. ah well, the things we do for love. just now:

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    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Old Faithful

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    Old Faithful

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    Diorama of a roadside llama

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    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    One more from Old Faithful
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    The Boy Who Broke Through to the Earth's Mantle



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