Defense mechanisms

We’ve all got them – defense mechanisims. These two characters here are no different. In fact, I was just a bit too close to the one with the ‘big ears’ and my hand got covered with spikes. Very itchy and prickly indeed.

The hairs are so fine and difficult to see. But a quick Google gave me a simple remedy. Just apply a thin layer of PVA glue over the skin, leave to dry then take it off. This pulls away the cactii hair with it.

How clever people are to think of such a thing. And how clever is nature to find ways of protecting itself. Still, I think I need to put these two under a cage or something


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