Ohhhhh man, that is so stupid. I don't know where people get these things from! We've done a pretty good job here in the US of informing people that they don't need to catch the snake to show doctors what kind it is, that usually just gets you bit even more! Almost all of the snakes in the US use the same anti-venin, so it doesn't really matter what you are bit by. But even if you are bit by one of the other species that requires a different anti-venin, the symptoms shown are much different so any doctor with snake bite background, and they should know how to treat accordingly. I would imagine it is different in India though, y'all have many more species there that can kill people easier! Education really is key, hopefully that becomes more popular over there in India!
I read in the papers that a snakebite victim was told to catch and bite the snake...so that poison would "cut" the poison. On TV they said the guy caught the snake to show the doctors what species had bit him but the newspaper reported he kept biting the snake and ultimately died. We need awareness...education and lots more anti-venin ...India at least. Thanks Ashley.
This lovely woodland mushroom varies considerably in colour. 5 - 10 cm in diameter, various shades of yellow-orange with an apricot tinge at the centre, the caps are initially egg-shaped and smooth. As the stem lengthens, pushing the cap out of the volva, the cap expands to become convex or even flat but usually with a small raised central area, an umbo, that is darker than the rest of the cap surface. In very old specimens the cap sometimes turns up at the edge, which becomes markedly striate. The gills of Amanita crocea are cream, crowded, free or sometimes adnexed. There are often a few short gills, of variable length and irregularly distributed. Stems of the saffron ringless amanita are 10 to 15 cm long and 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter, tapering, pale to deep orange, closely matching the cap colour, with a white zig-zag pattern of soft scales. As with the other kinds of grisettes, there is no ring on the stem, but at the base of the stipe there is a large white sack-like volva which is sometimes buried below ground level or in leaf litter.
Very tiny flower. Probably Euphasia hirtella or E. alpina Euphrasia species are semi-parasitic on grasses and other plants. Many species are found in alpine or sub-alpine meadows where snow is common. Flowers usually are borne terminally (zygomorphic) and have a lower petal shaped like a lip. This species has white flowers with a yellow mark on the lower petal to act as a guide to pollinating insects.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.