Science Fair 1: Cycad Reproduction (Black):

  • Science Fair 1: Cycad Reproduction (Black)
  • Science Fair 1: Cycad Reproduction (Black)
  • Male cycad cones
  • A. The mature cone of Lepidozamia peroffskyana held by Dr. Andrew Vovides. B. Female cone of Encephalartos xerox.
  • Dr. Irene Terry, cycad biologist who coined the term "Hot Stinky Sex."
  • Male cycad cone heating up to pollinator-charring temps.
  • Pollen glazed cycad pollinator
  • Close up of cycad pollen on pollinator.

Cycad biologist, Irene Terry, coined the term “hot stinky sex” to describe the manipulative mating dance that is unique to these Jurassic gymnosperms (and when we say Jurassic we mean it--Cycads predate dinosaurs and are still found all over the world).  It begins when a horny male cycad seduces its sex-slave pollinators by wafting a redolent musk from its pollen-engorged cone. Unable to resist, the tantalized bugs follow this sexual miasma into the sprung cone where they get utterly laminated in cycad pollen. Once the male cone is sufficiently loaded with pollen-glazed bugs, it rapidly heats up to insect-charring temps and emits a foul stench, causing the bugs to get the hell out of there! Meanwhile, a nearby female cone releases her perfumed effluvium to lure these confused pollinators into the fragrant inner sanctum of her gigantic reproductive organ where they deposit the male pollen and… voila! A seed is born!

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Size
Size:
This item is made to order, and may take up to the 30 days to ship.

Materials:

100% heavy cotton, 6.5oz in washed black

Sizing:

SIZE BODY LENGTH CHEST WIDTH SLEEVE LENGTH
S
27 1/2"
19" 8 1/8"
M
28 1/2"
21"
8 3/8"
L
29 1/2"
23"
8 5/8"
XL
30 1/2"
25"
8 7/8"
XXL
31 1/2"
27"
9 1/8"

Year:

2023