Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chicory and Halping Fish

Chicory:



Halping Fish:
Stickleback fish show initiative, personality and leadership

August 15, 2012

These personality traits include qualities such as leadership and initiative, as well as the tendency to follow others. The results reveal a rather sophisticated social awareness in fish that was only previously hinted at.

Fish spend a lot of time in groups in order to decrease the risk of predation, but remaining part of a cohesive group is hard, as individuals often want different things. The emergence of leaders and followers settles these conflicts.

'It is a puzzling process as it means that some individuals win, while others lose out,' says Dr Shin Nakayama, from the University of Cambridge and first author of the research published in PLoS ONE.



P.S. Fish sunk to the bottom of the tank.
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22 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Who is fish?

Sirius Lunacy said...

Fish is a fictional character in Dr. Suess's novel One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Although he is not identified by name until the last third of the novel, he is the object of its often-repeated question "Who is Fish?" and of the quest to discover the answer.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Good points, both of you.

(Link added.)
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I USED to have a Friend Fish. I miss him.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

loner fish gone off to the bottom of the tank.
sometimes i'm that fish.

oh, and cool chicory!

vacuumslayer said...

So this is where the fish lives.

Smut Clyde said...

Stickleback fish show initiative, personality and leadership

Stickleback for Congress!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful chicory, thundra. The petals almost look like they're made of wood shavings... and then dyed blue... oh never mind.

fish said...

fish was schooled

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

This is the second time in two days that the Touch of Satan was mentioned.

I suspect an Obama conspiracy.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

vs found Nemo!
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vacuumslayer said...



This is the second time in two days that the Touch of Satan was mentioned.

LINK PLEASE.

BTW, who wants to get in on the ground floor of my "Touch of Satan" fragrance business?

mikey said...

Chickory Chick is me!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Well I'll be damned!
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Smut Clyde said...

Wiki:
Some beer brewers use roasted chicory to add flavor to stouts. Others have added it to strong blond Belgian-style ales, to augment the hops, making a "witloofbier", from the Dutch name for the plant.

Laura said...

I miss fish. I want him back dammit!

((Hugs))
Laura

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

So, did you pick any chicory leaves and cook them with sweet Italian sausage and plenty of garlic, then toss some penne in?

Didja, huh?

Substance McGravitas said...

Chicory was the cheapo coffee substitute in Napoleonic France.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Laura, you can shake fish's bowl up here. Who knows, maybe he'll come back to life?

I didn't try anything with them yet, B^4.

Substance McG, it was also widely used here in WWII. Currently, it's a popular coffee additive in Louisiana.
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mikey said...

I don't always drink coffee with chicory, but when I do I prefer Luzianne Red Label.

Stay bitter, my friends...

Jennifer said...

Substance McG, it was also widely used here in WWII. Currently, it's a popular coffee additive in Louisiana.

I was familiar with that usage, but reading that made me remember my grandparents drinking Postum... which I though might have some chicory in it, but alas, it does not. What it does have sounds kind of terrible.

Smut Clyde said...

Substance McG, it was also widely used here in WWII.
Smutmother used to drink it. A lot of Brits developed the habit, a combination of the war years and the following decade of austerity & rationing.