Fluffy bat is SERIOUS.
Fluffy bat is SERIOUS.
painted bat (Kerivoula picta) is a species ofvesper bat in the Vespertilionidae family.
It is found in Brunei, China, India, Indonesia,Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. It is found in arid woodland.
The body and tail are the same length. The body length is 3 to 5.5 cm. The tail length is 3 to 5.5 cm as well. The wingspan is 18–30 cm in length.
Small groups of these animals are often found in the most unlikely roosts such as in the suspended nests of weaver finches and sunbirds or under the eaves of African huts. Doubtless the bright and broken coloration of these bats is a form of camouflage to protect them while they roost in vulnerable sites. Although nothing is known of their reproductive habits, Painted bats have nuclear family units -that is, a mother, a father, and young. Hunting flights last around 1-2 hours.
Besides the coloring it is otherwise a fairly normal microbat that uses sonar to catch insects at night.
They live in Southern and eastern India to southern China. They are rare and live in groups of only 2–6.
Colors for Kerivoula picta are bright orange or scarlet, with black wings and orange along the fingers. As in other forms of Kerivoula, K. picta possesses long, wooly, rather curly hair, a small, fragile form, large funnel-shaped ears and 38 teeth.
Bat, pre-Halloween colored for your convenience.
::starts humming This Is Halloween::
Dancing! Bat! (via baturday)
Tiny squeaky bat! Being put in its little house!
The Bats In Need IndieGoGo is in it’s final 35 hours! Will you help them meet their final stretch goal?
We’re in the final 47 hours of the campaign! Again a HUGE thanks to everyone who has donated perks, who have funded Bats In Need, who have spread the word, and who have been working hands-on with the bats. Thank you.
Where are we at? We’re a mere $1121 shy of the final stretch goal. Can you believe it? SOCLOSE! We’re up on the front page on the IndieGoGo site among the other campaigns ending soon. We’ve been featured as the campaign of the day on FaceBook and Twitter. We’ve been prominently featured by the Baturday Tumblr feed. With less than two days left, it’s crunch time but I know we can do this.
What happens when the campaign ends? Then the REAL fun begins for me- our perk donors will be finishing up and packing up the perks, and if all goes well we will be able to begin shipping perks off to you by the end of February. You’ll continue to get updates from me throughout the process to make sure that addresses have been provided for those who have claimed perks. Without an address, obviously you can’t get your perk. So keep your eyes on your email for those surveys!
Again- thank you to everyone. We’re so close, so remind those friends who’ve said they want to donate that the time is now. Hop on your favourite news sharing or social networking site and do one last announcement. And remember- right now, to these bats, we’re all angels. Every single one of us.
Bats In Need IndieGoGo! Signal boost!
Bats In Need IndieGoGo Update:
I just have to say that this is AMAZING. This morning we’re at $2635, well on our way to our first stretch goal of doubling up to $4000. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
While we’re doing our thing here, the folk of BATSonline are running a little raffle on their own forum to help benefit bats who were already in need before the heat situation broke out. I’d like to thank the perk contributors who have also donated things to that effort as well. Your generosity is amazing.
The heat-stressed bats in rehab are doing well, some are traveling around a little bit as they get situated into facilities best able to care for them. Wee little Faraday whom you met before is with my initial contact, a delightful carer by whose name is Meg. Other bats from the heat incidents are with an assortment of care groups and carers. These six are in the care of AJ, and seem to be doing well.
On to an update about perks! The bat platter is gone, but my mother will be donating again! This time she’s doing some amazing ceramic stoneware tiles. I have some of these in my own home, and get TONS of compliments (I use them as coasters). Watch for those going up soon, probably in the $25 perk range. Also going up shortly are hand-illustrated greeting cards featuring bat scenes. These are being done by cartoonist Lora Hibbard and are just gorgeous. They’ll be at the $7 level. We’re down to just two BatSmax prints left, and two puzzles- once these are gone we will NOT be adding more of them.
Please check our FaceBook for more updates and photos of the rescued bats as I continue to stay in touch with their caretakers. Keep sharing, tweeting, and talking about the campaign- every little bit counts.
Even bats know it’s important to stop and hug your teddy bear. (Or other fuzzy companion of choice.)
Bats! Many, many bats!