The Very Gall …

Oak Gall

Oak gall in my daughter’s hand: 3rd May 2019

Undeniably eligible for the 2019picoftheweek title: In Your Hand

[For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia]

The gall-fly, in need of sustenance for her developing larvae, genetically modifies the oak to produce for her infants this cosy home. I know some of my readers will high-five the air when I say reproduction for the gall-fly (aka gall wasp) is usually parthenogenetic … i.e. no male required.

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39 Responses to The Very Gall …

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    “HIGH FIVE!” lol

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Amazing shot there Crispin.

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  3. Dale says:

    Wonderful photo choice and thanks for that info!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Violet Lentz says:

    Gimme five!! hahahaha

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Love how the title ties into this photo! Very interesting information, too. πŸ™‚

    Like

    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you, Maria. I almost saved the photo for later in the month when I could have featured in for Oak Apple Day. But Oak Apple Day falls on a Wednesday, and I always post photos for this challenge on Saturdays, Yes, I am a strict adherent to routine: the only way I don’t get confused with what I’m juggling

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  6. Brian Bixby says:

    We are not amused.

    But we do have a splitting headache. It’s almost as if something’s trying to pop out of my head.

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