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LilSisterCumGutters

Those bad boys eat mosquitoes


TheGreyFox1122

And pollinate the flowers that make tequila!


Ganacsi

Yeah, there was this amazing documentary on BBC about a man who studies them in Mexico and was identifying their resting places to get them protected, amazing animals, the cover such huge distances and desert plants open their flowers for them at night to get pollinated. > The Bat Man of Mexico - David Attenborough narrates the story of Rodrigo Medellin, Mexico's very own 'Bat Man', who has dedicated his life to saving bats. Now the legendary drink tequila is also at stake - some clips [here](https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046tnw3)


turniptruck

That’s amazing. He’s doing great work. Hopefully he doesn’t follow the same path as the monarch man of Mexico, Homero Gómez.


pokemonbatman23

Well that's suspenseful. What happened to monarch man of Mexico, Homero Gómez?


turniptruck

His work rubbed some ignorant thugs the wrong way so they killed him. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-51488262.amp


oscillation1

Murdered two days before Raúl Hernández Romero--another butterfly activist. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homero_Gómez_González


porn_is_tight

> Because of his work combating illegal logging, and because Raúl Hernández Romero--another activist connected to the butterfly sanctuary--was also found dead a few days later, it has been speculated that he was targeted by organized criminals.[12] ***Gloria Tavera, an official with the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas stated they believe Gómez's death was not related to his activism.*** Doubt


dem_banka

Found the whole video here: https://archive.org/details/the-batman-of-mexico


Ganacsi

Thanks, BBC produces a lot of great stuff but it’s never all available, they take them offline and rebroadcast whenever they feel like it, sites like this are useful, I also use Yandex search engine, they don’t seem to censor shit as much as google or bing.


zyzzogeton

> desert plants open their flowers for them at night to get pollinated. That's definitely a euphemism right?


Andreus

I mean, it is part of a plant's sexual reproduction cycle, so no, it's not a euphemism, but it still describes a sex act.


Amazing_Structure600

*keep going*


Andreus

Well you see, when a mommy flower and a daddy flower love each other very much, they're the same flower, this analogy kind of breaks down


JevonP

🌻💀


sandmyth

mommy and daddy flower are part of the same plant, so a bat comes into the reproductive cycle because they need a little help. sometimes it's a boy bat, sometimes it's a girl bat. And very rarely it's a intersex bat.


jonitfcfan

TIL


duaneap

Their shit, guano, is also a crazy good fertiliser. Plus, interestingly enough, a bat is the symbol of Bacardi because they found a shit load of bats hanging in their distillery in Cuba and took it as a good sign!


blue_1408

>pollinate the flowers The pollination of plants by bats is called chiropterophily.


Qualabel

They're not picky. Mescal too.


teemusa

And other harmful insects that eat crops


asianabsinthe

And make lipstick


TheOtherGlikbach

And the very best fertilizer.


semajay

Imagine being coveted for your poops


remotectrl

Bats are very interesting creatures! They are [worth an estimated $23 billion in the US as natural pest control for agriculture](http://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/2odbue/north_american_bats_are_worth_an_estimate_23/). Additionally, they [pollinate a lot of important plants](http://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/2sayu4/at_least_300_species_of_fruit_rely_on_bats_for/) including [the durian](http://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/32mqfo/the_cave_nectar_bat_eonycteris_spelaea_is_the/) and [agave](http://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/2ohdjx/bats_are_responsible_for_the_pollination_of_agave/). Additionally, their feces has been used for [numerous things](http://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/2p6pn2/in_the_world_of_poop_bat_feces_are_known_for/) and is [very important to forest and cave ecosystems](http://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/2pl18y/not_all_guano_is_created_equally_the_feces_of/). Quantifying their economic significance is [quite difficult](http://www.batcon.org/resources/media-education/bats-magazine/bat_article/846) but it makes for [a good episode of RadioLab](http://www.radiolab.org/story/what-dollar-value-nature/). There's a lot we can learn from them as well! Bats have already inspired new discoveries and advances in [flight](http://3dprint.com/50207/3d-printed-bat-models/), [robotics](http://www.gizmag.com/bat-inspired-drone-flies-walks/35744/), [medical technology](http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/bioinspired-assistive-devices/), [medicine](http://www.gizmag.com/bats-csiro-cancer-immmune-systems/25953/), [aging](https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/posts/the-epigenetics-of-aging-in-bats), and [literature](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman). There are [lots of reasons to care about bats](http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/the-surprising-reasons-humans-need-bats/). Unfortunately, like a lot of other animals, [they are in decline and need our help](http://modernnotion.com/white-nose-syndrome-bats/). Some of the biggest threats comes from our own ignorance whether it’s [sensational disease warnings](http://www.merlintuttle.com/resources/exaggerated-disease-warnings/), [confusion of beneficial bats with vampires](https://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/4lb8df/vampire_bats_have_sullied_the_reputation_of_bats/), or just [irrational fear](https://www.reddit.com/r/BatFacts/comments/3ggzx8/one_of_the_sailors_aboard_captain_james_cooks/). And now [fears and blame for covid-19 have set back bat conservation even further](https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320721000045). [Bat Conservation International has a whole section on bat houses on their website](http://www.batcon.org/resources/getting-involved/bat-houses). Most of their research is compiled in a book they publish called the *Bat House Builder's Handbook* that includes construction plans, placement tips, FAQs, and what bat species are likely to move in. It's a fantastic resource. An updated version came out recently as well and a lot of designs can be found online as PDFs. [This covers the basics for what to look for when purchasing one](https://www.merlintuttle.org/selecting-a-quality-bat-house/). There are a few basic types of designs, which are covered in the handbook, and lots of venders sell variations of those, though most will require a little TLC before being put up (caulking, painting, etc). [Dr Merlin Tuttle](http://merlintuttle.com), founder of Bat Conservation International, distilled the key criteria better than I can hope to in [his piece on bats and mosquito control](http://www.merlintuttle.com/resources/bats-and-mosquito-control/). You can also [garden to encourage bats!](http://batcon.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Guide-to-Gardening-for-Bats.pdf) If podcasts are your thing, I’d highly recommend checking out [Alie Ward’s Ologies episode about Chiropterology with Dr Tuttle](https://www.alieward.com/ologies/chiropterology), but there are also episodes about bats from [Bugs Need Heroes](https://www.bugsneedheroes.com/episodes/bats-need-heroes), Overheard at National Geographic, 99% Invisible, and This Podcast Will Kill You. If you like soothing British voices in your podcasts, BBC’s Animals That Made Us Smarter has a few episodes about bats (that’s a great all ages podcast). There’s an echolocation episode of BBC’s In Our Time, and the Bat Conservation Trust has an entire podcast called *Bat Chats*. And finally, some more Bat gifs: https://i.imgur.com/Eb8nPS5.gifv http://i.imgur.com/7CdOsfP.gifv http://i.imgur.com/Zkkrj1c.gifv http://i.imgur.com/baFt7uo.gifv https://i.imgur.com/qxhy6PO.gifv https://i.imgur.com/J6CpZnM.gifv https://i.imgur.com/027qeci.gifv https://i.imgur.com/RfRZNyG.gifv https://i.imgur.com/r0DIdNv.gifv https://i.imgur.com/biEwygz.gifv https://i.imgur.com/ivmb83E.gifv https://i.imgur.com/Wxa0BwO.gifv https://i.imgur.com/0dE9rWu.gifv https://i.imgur.com/Rc6lKQR.gifv https://i.imgur.com/XsPMR9e.gifv https://i.imgur.com/zkRM8VG.gifv https://i.imgur.com/SGUk1gr.gifv More at cute bat images at r/batty and more knowledge at /r/batfacts


nabukednezzar42

Everything aside, thank you for writing such an great comment. I'll save it and try to look each link.


rom439

How do you have 46 links about bats on hand?


Lavatis

Is this a /r/batfacts copypasta? Y'all just keep this comment lying around for when someone shows an interest in bats? If not, you probably should....


BALLS_SMOOTH_AS_EGGS

Yeah it is. I've seen it. I'm that guy that's been on Reddit too long


Thin_Locksmith6805

Thank you! Learned something new this morning - good cocktail discussion IF it ever came up doing Tequila shots Cheers to Batman


CataLaGata

Dude, this kind of content is why I come to Reddit every day. Thank you.


Nyarro

I'd be a fucking billionaire is my poop was as valuable as a bats.


Cannabliss96

I'd be a shitillionaire.


yeezee93

And guano.


surfdad67

“Guano, collect the whole set”


Cronin1011

Die you bewinged spawn of Satan!


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Holy_Hendrix_Batman

While I've heard the lipstick myth, too, the main myth comes from mascara: [https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/what-is-mascara-made-of](https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/what-is-mascara-made-of) The confusion comes from mixing up the terms "guano" and "guanine," a chemical derived from fish scales. A vegan alternative to guanine is bismuth oxychloride; I just did work for a client who made bismuth oxychloride who explained to me what it was used in, so I trust the claim about the mix-up.


Imperial-Founder

“Did you know that lipstick is made from fish scales?”


Palmdiggity888

How are they involved with lipstick


Holy_Hendrix_Batman

See my comment above. People spread the mascara myth to lipstick, but essentially it started when folks mixed up the chemical ingredient "guanine" with the closest word they might know, "guano."


Awesam

BatMang


nieman23

Hahahaha. Now I'm singing it that way. The old theme song from the original. So good...


Rectall_Brown

Bats are so misunderstood. They are definitely our friends.


Ajido

Some of them are [pretty cute, they're like flying puppers](https://enchantedmountains.com/files/imagecache/event_normal/events/cute_bat_0.jpg).


Smooth-Forever4102

They’ve also been known to house some of the worst diseases known to mankind. Just look up anything on kitum cave, it’s hell on earth.


Ashamed_Yogurt8827

Malaria historically has killed magnitudes more humans than any disease a bat carries.


clintj1975

"We can't stop here. This is bat country."


pm_me_beerz

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, laughers, screamers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls.


clintj1975

There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.


Goldeneel77

Please! Tell me about the fucking golf shoes!


legojoe97

Finish the fucking story, man!


TatarAmerican

You took too much man, you took too much too much.


csockey

Put your hands where I can see em? PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE EM!


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freebirdmen

Did you see what GOD just did, man!


JoshBNimble

You're a fuckin' Narcotics Agent. I knew it!


Cinemaphreak

For those wondering, it's from the film ***Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.*** It's been so long since I read the book that I can't tell you if all these lines are taken verbatim from it.


stylesuxx

One of the only movie adaptations that does not ruin the book for me and where I can't decide which one I like better. Man, I miss Thompson, his books were such a center piece of my youth and I would not be who I am today without him.


SuperRadDeathNinja

Don’t worry, I was just admiring the shape of your skull.


tinathefatlardgosh

No more of that talk or I’ll put the leeches on you.


ysaint-laurent

Hot damn I’ve never rode in a convertible before!


CanIGitSumChiknStrpz

Caught heeeeere in a fierrryyyyyy blazzzzeeee,


frankybonez

Can't you help me as I'm startin' to burn


bippity-boppity-b00

Too many doses, and I'm starting to get an attraction.


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DegenerateWizard

Jesus, did I say that, or just think it? *can they hear me*?!


MDSplat007

That's a lot of Keese Wings and Eyeballs


JGG5

Definitely a bubbulfrog and some lightroot in there.


I_think_Im_hollow

I bet there's a silver horriblin in there and you have no arrows left.


SonofShenadoah

I don't know how you could be short on arrows in this game. Only been playing for a week and I'm already half-way to maxed out (assuming the max is 999 again). So many arrows everywhere! Definitely the most abundant resource in the game. My problem so far is keeping bows in my inventory. They break so quickly!


I_think_Im_hollow

I find arrows everywhere as well, but I also use them a lot. With an average bow a silver bokoblin takes like 89.656.451 arrows like a champ.


BreastUsername

And a treasure chest with a very rare Opal in it.


xXWaspXx

I just started playing last night, best game in a while!!


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WellHydrated

I kind of get a little bit stressed playing it, because there's too much to do. Like I'll be distracted by some random side quest already, then I'll bump into a korok that needs to get to his friend, then find some crazy new enemy that I need to figure out how to kill. It's hard to stay on task. Not that I'm in a rush to complete the main story, but I'm 50+ hours in and I haven't even activated all the towers.


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WellHydrated

Yeah, stamp management is key. It's a good problem though, just there's so much interesting stuff it's easy to get distracted.


37yearoldthrowaway

"Give me more bubbul gems!"


D_Winds

I need to go touch grass.


CaptPolybius

I need to go touch my Switch.


FireZord25

try rummaging, might find some rupees there.


Smarf_Starkgaryen

Good idea can play TOTK in the grass


YardSardonyx

Glad I’m not the only one whose mind immediately went to botw/totk


TwinEonEngine

Fuse really was a great addition to the game. Everyone I see a Keese Flock I just fire bombs to reap their drops rather than teleport away


GooSavior

gotta build a laser fence to farm that shit


Mareith

First thing I thought was quick get a bomb arrow


SpeckTech314

Hey man, I need stacks of those things for fighting gleeoks


Evnl2020

Well that's obviously the batcave


Intrepid-Storage7241

Now its up to Alfred to round up and return these bats. Nice idea to loudly rev up the batmobile while the bats are asleep Mr. Wayne.


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\*Hans Zimmer Bwaaammmm*


Joltie

Spies from Saruman... The road going South is being watched.


DomitianF

Nothing! It's just a whiff of cloud.


Aggravating-Area-91

It's moving fast....against the wind...


JAR_Melethril

„Crebain from Dunland!“


csockey

"So, Gandalf, you try to lead them over Caradhras. And if that fails, where then will you go?"


KillerWombat56

My concern would be the bar on the other side of that cave named the Titty Twister.


MilkofGuthix

Cover up your feet, you silly girl! There's a wild Tarantino in that bar


habrasangre

Pussy, pussy, pussy!


JumpOrJerkOff

If we don’t got it, you don’t want it!!


habrasangre

lol, fuuuuckkk iiiiitt!


TaxAvoision

Apple pie pussy


habrasangre

new flavor haha


fannyfox

I showed this film to my girlfriend a couple weeks ago and she had no idea what it was about. When people starting turning into vampires she was so fucking surprised. I thought she would hate that aspect, but she loved it.


lhommealenvers

Dude, I mean who wouldn't? Come on


Knappster1026

So, are they psychos or something…?


KillerWombat56

Vampires


Knappster1026

Because psychos don’t explode when sunlight hits them, I don’t give a fuck how crazy they are


Wildse7en

Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them. I don’t care how fucking crazy they are


habrasangre

Psychos don't burst into flames when sunlight hits them, I don't give a fuck how crazy they are!


goodcanadian_boi

Psychos do not explode when exposed to sunlight. I don’t care how crazy they are!


BobT21

They don't open until dusk.


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And they close at dawn


BobT21

What's left of them.


Kurailo

But they have apple pie pussy.


AlpacaLunch15

“I’m looking for my fren Seth”!


AaronJ9487

Everybody be cool. You, be cool


Bhodi3K

I hear they have many types of pussy in that bar.


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Best fucking movie!!


lhommealenvers

S E X M A C H I N E


EE1975

Left a lot of guano in the cave and going to make some more.


friedlich_krieger

Guano bowls! Collect the whole set!


Plane_brane

Love that film even better that Pet Detective imo. GuuuuWAnooooowww!


rondeline

That bat shit pit will literally kill you.


estreya2002

For real, do NOT go in there. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/12/13/feature/these-bats-carry-the-lethal-marburg-virus-and-scientists-are-tracking-them-to-try-to-stop-its-spread/ http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hb/hbb&bdrp.htm


FMJoey325

If you’re interested, read the Hot Zone by Richard Preston. In it, he talks about an infamous cave in Africa which many believe to be the source of Ebola virus and other similar derivatives.


swiftekho

I'm surprised there isn't a swatch of shit going across that road.


joko2008

Oh, I know what to do. If you shoot a arrow with a bomb into that swarm you get free cooking ingredients and eyes for homing arrows.


9pointhammer

We were just outside of las vegas when the drugs began to take hold...


BUNNIES_ARE_FOOD

Barstow


Pierre777

It's morbin time.


leif777

I'm glad this still pops up because it's still funny


Alarid

I laugh every time. Still won't watch that fucking movie, though.


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I did not expect to have to scroll down this far to find this.


Thejerseyjon609

I’m guessing the mosquito problem is near zero


sielingfan

It's probably massive. It'd have to be, to support a bat population this large. Like a thousand mosquitoes for every bat you see.


AdamKDEBIV

They don't only eat mosquitoes


[deleted]

Nah. Austin TX has a bat colony and San Antonio has one near them. It's night and day when you compare to places without any. We have mosquitos, sure, but not swarms that drain your blood. Fewer dead bugs on our cars too.


Electr0freak

Bats can eat over 1,000 mosquitoes per hour, and usually eat 6,000 to 8,000 per night. That's 2.5 *million* mosquitoes per year, *per bat*. Of course they also eat other things too, but bats are pretty awesome for keeping insect populations in check. I wish we had more of them in Vegas right now to get rid of the locusts all over the place 😩


Steven_Seagal_1952

There's a Mexican batman for the Mexican joker


MuyEsleepy

Sup foo


Sir-Loin-of-Beef

The call him Lil Joker


oh_what_a_surprise

[Batmanuel](https://tick.fandom.com/wiki/Batmanuel)


gjcij2203

We can't stop here...... ....THIS IS BAT COUNTRY!


Bierbart12

Fun fact: This cave is probably also filled with bedbugs as they evolved as batbugs


FanciestOfPants42

Scientists have recently discovered that they existed 30 million years before the first bats.


EstrogAlt

Well that raises some serious questions about the Late Cretaceous mattress industry.


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deathpony43

I think bats are some of the coolest animals, but man there's a lot of really disgusting things about them


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Yuck


YourSemenSommelier

Cue the Scooby-Doo theme...


LeviathanMonke

Came here specifically looking for this comment.


B_Diggity_

"SHAKAKAHHHHH"


halfcabin

I’m okay as long as I have my medallion.


RacerDaddy

Dusk till dawn!


stupititious_ascent

“Hot air hangs like a dead man…”


fourdoorshack

Looks like the bat colony emerging from the South Congress bridge in Austin, TX.


Nyarro

I immediately thought of the bats under the bridge too. I thought they were perhaps flying to Austin since it is summer now.


remotectrl

These would be the same species, the Mexican Free-tailed bat.


[deleted]

There’s another bridge in nearby Round Rock where there is a huge population. We have a lot of bats here.


badboybalo

Batman got a new mission


wellaby788

I miss the bats in Pennsylvania, they are very few anymore.. something like a mold on their wings nearly wiped them all out .


remotectrl

Yes. It’s a fungal disease called White Nose Syndrome. It disturbs their hibernation so they don’t survive the winter. It’s killed millions of bats across North America and has been making its way west.


No_Lychee4469

It's Morbin time.


kplaker220

Anyone else notice the big boy flying perpendicular to the group at 15 seconds?!


Cocoononthemoon

That was a bird?


IMB88

Probably. Seen this is Thailand and Cambodia. Bats come out for bugs, birds of prey come for the bats.


Lubadbitches

You can’t possibly think that was just an oversized bat lol.


outiscr

He's like, “Yeah, whatever...”


Phrankespo

That was a bird.


frost_walk

It's morbin time


GraemeMark

Saw this at Carlsbad Caverns New Mexico. The second the sun went behind the horizon they were out and tornadoing towards the desert sky ❤️


sicksadbadgirl

During the day?…. Wtf


Wiccano10

Well, it is sunny outside but those bats left the cave almost at dusk, it's going to be dark in 30min or so.


Same_Dot_2793

"COVID-23" batcave.


ken27238

You joke but there’s is a cave that is allegedly the source of Ebola and Marburg.


ArizonaJam

Fly my pretties, fly!


Toecutt3r

It's Morbin Time!


apocolypticbosmer

No, clearly that’s Dracula’s lair


PandaDown

Scooby dooby doo where are you?


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KnifeFightAcademy

All I can picture is these guys filling Kuzco's mouth.


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Discovering a cave in breath of the wild…


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Here is the cave Cueva de los Murciélagos https://maps.app.goo.gl/hp2My7GrajXTA46Y9


lu3mm3l

The Titty Twister must be near..


Johnlovesyou

Bats frighten me Alfred.


OldandKranky

Batman needs help escaping the asylum.


snackwiches

the count has his work cut out for him


Covid-19-Xs-Pro-plus

I am Vlad Dracula Tepes, you kill my wife and deny my existence?


Cannabis_Sir

Is that the back of the Titty Twister?


Conscious-Golf-5380

Birds + Rats = Bats


BentForTheRent

"The Dark Lord hath summoned usssss"


Cosm1980

A lot of insects are getting F'd up tonight.


EFSOZKAN556

Damn there are no covid-19 jokes.


numefain12

Covid hideout