Turtle-dragons and hairy grass

Connie Veneracion

Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

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14 Responses

  1. Crisma says:

    No wonder your panganay is so good at photography… kanino pa ba magmamana…you are such a great inspiration to her! And to everyone who has eyes to see your photos.

    Don’t worry, all your questions will find their answers… in time.

  2. Thank you! Pero, wala ba kayong sagot dun sa mga unanswered questions ko? I’m so intrigued and I’ve Googled but still have nothing. :sad:

  3. Crisma says:

    About that insect… could it be the tortoise beetle?

  4. rhodora says:

    Gosh, you have “microscopic” lens! :D

    I think the ants sip the nectar from the flowers. And nectar is sweet, so that’s why.

    • Ariel says:

      Hair growth on leaves is a common mechanism for reducing transpiration (evaporation of water from leaf pores). The hairs decrease air flow near the leaf surface and trap in moisture. This enhances the plant’s ability to thrive in hot environments.

      When insects chew through leaves, some leave behind toxic enzymes that could cause the whole leaf to die. Most plants have developed this survival mechanism wherein the cells around the chewed area die (hence the discolouration). This prevents the toxins from spreading and causing more damage.

    • Di naman microscopic. hehehe macro lang.

  5. rolly says:

    powerful lens you have there. Turtle dragon? how about turtle flower? It does look a turtle from this angle. Nice shots as always.

  6. Crisma says:

    I have a theory about that one why the edges of the holes that insects bore in leaves turn a different color, somewhat dry…maybe it could mean that the damage is limited to that area only, parang demarcation of territory. Otherwise if the hole did not have that distinct mark, then it may lead to the “demise” of some of the healthier parts of the leaves…

    What do you think? just taking a long shot…really don’t know if my arrow went somewhere near the spot! hehehe

  7. Cristy says:

    I have googled some of your questions and saw this –

    Easiest and cheapest way to get rid of most leaf-eaters is to spray the plant in the morning with a mixture of water and regular old dish soap. About 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon of soap per pint of water. Bugs are not fond of eating soap…..for some reason!

    Spray before the sun gets too high so you won’t have sunburn spots on the leaves.

  8. Thanks! I hope that gets rid of the ants too because they crawl to the windows and into the house.

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