DXM is the active ingredient in Mucinex, Robitussin, etc. It stands for dextromethorphan and is an antitussive (cough suppresant).
It’s a very strong dissociative hallucinogen when taken in large doses. It is metabolized in the liver to yield dextrophan, the molecule that actually inhibits the action of NMDA receptors in the rest of the body. This causes euphoria and numbness as well as an overwhelming “hallucinogenic” feeling.
Outer shell at 10x, 20x, and 80x (Stereo microscope)
The outside of a chicken egg’s shell at 50x and 300x in which microfractures in the calcium based shell are visible. Small pores can also be seen dotting the surface of the shell. These pores assist in airexchange. (SEM)
Inner and outer shell at 10x (Stereo microscope)
The inside of a chicken egg’s shell at 400x and 1500x. The strands that are visible are made up of a protein webbing that deposits calcium salts to form the harder outer shell that protects the developing embryo. The large structures wrapped in the protein webbing connect to pores on the outer shell that assist in air exchange. The embryo gets its oxygen via diffusion rather than active circulation. (SEM)
Newest rotoscope animated self portrait.
I made it because my last one was getting some attention (and for me that’s a big deal)
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From Salvador Dali’s Divine Comedy series (and a personal favorite)