Interesting facts about Porcellio Scaber


-Can live upto 5 years, in nature most individuals don’t live longer than a few months.

-Hard exoskeleton. Porcellio Scaber are similar to small shrimps. They have however learned to survive on the land. 200 million years ago, oceans were populated by their much larger ancestors. Their remains together with other fossils turned into gas deposits.

-Omnivores. They can and will eat nearly anything, including bread, tomato and paprika pieces, potato, old plant leaves, decaying wood pieces, noodles, moult, fruits, sweets.

-Explorers. If given the opportunity they will wander around several metres upto 10 metres. Not all will survive, though, they may dry out, fall into sinks, and become prey for spiders.

-Harmless. They don’t bite and are not toxic to humans. The damage they can do indoors is minimal over short time. However over years they will seek to extend existing small openings. They are usually found in damp cellars, and on the underside of stones.

-Recyclers. In a small area of a few square metres, thousands of individuals can be contained. The damage they do to living plants is minimal. What they do is to eat old leaves, and old root parts, as well all sort of decaying plant matter.

-Senses. They have two compound eyes, made from a matrix of smaller individual eyes. Two large antennas are used all the time to track the environment.

-Eating. They sometimes apport small food pieces but not regularily. Sometimes they pull decaying matter into more damp locations. They do maintain holes and burrows.


why do people maintain astronomy? watching the stars? to calculate time?
according to AKIRA book 5, they do not really have clue and only want to…get funds!


the sun can be seen directly, but can not be observed directly. it is too hot!
the ultraviolet, infrared, and x-ray look different than what we see on earth.

NASA sun picture NASA sun picture NASA sun picture

also there is strong electromagnetic force on the surface of the sun.
without the earth athmosphere layer, UV radiation, and electromagnetic winds would be 1000 times stronger.

magnetic loops on the sun surface, NASA picture

is there life on MARS?

certainly there is CO2, and some trapped water ice. maybe life existed billions of years ago.
but now, there is no vegetation, no rivers. temperature is about -20 degrees.
there are also dust storms.
the ice on the poles is not water ice, but frozen CO2.

CO2 ice on the mars surface

the 68000 CPU was introduced in the year 1979 by Motorola, Chicago.
it was one of the first 32 bit processors, and available for anyone.
it is still being produced. in the 1980s, it found application in arcade coin-up machines.

68000 CPU chip photo, silicon surface

i hope that in the near future, i can buy some telescopes, and watch the planets!
it is a luxury hobby of the first world, and in the third world, and poor countries
like China, not everyone can have a telescope.
no the truth is, it is even a privilege for kids in the first world.
it is maybe a good idea to make joke out of it in AKIRA, maybe
it is not a good idea!

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