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Many scarab beetles are brightly colored and many are iridescent. A large group of scarab beetles are scavengers, feeding on decaying vegetation or on the dung of grazing animals. Most of these lay their eggs in underground chambers supplied with dung, where the larvae feed and pupate, emerging as adults. These scarabs, called dung beetles, play an extremely important role in the rapid recycling of organic matter and the disposal of disease-breeding wastes. Australia, which has few native dung beetle species, has imported African species to help dispose of cattle dung. Some of the dung beetles, known as tumblebugs, form balls of dung that they roll about with their hind legs, sometimes for long distances and sometimes working in pairs. Eventually they bury the ball and lay eggs in it. One such ball-roller is the sacred scarab (Scarabaeus sacer), a black scarab beetle of the Mediterranean region. In ancient Egypt the periodic appearance of this beetle in great numbers on the surface of the Nile mud led men to associate the sacred scarab with resurrection and immortality. It was believed that all scarabs were males capable of reproducing their kind. Their ball-rolling activities were associated with the diurnal movement of the sun. Other species of scarab beetles feed on living plants. Members of these groups include such major crop and garden pests as the Japanese beetle, the rose chafer, and the June beetle (also called June bug and May beetle). Cockchafers are Old World species similar to June beetles. Adult plant-eating scarab beetles attack leaves, flowers, and fruits, while the larvae, which develop from eggs laid in the ground, attack roots. The largest scarab beetles in North America are the plant-eating Hercules beetles and their close relatives, the rhinoceros beetles and elephant beetles. In most species of this group the males are prominently horned. The Hercules beetles of the S United States may grow 21⁄2 in. (6.4 cm) long; their tropical relatives may attain a length of 6 in. (15 cm) including the horns. Despite their ferocious appearance these beetles are harmless to people. The term scarab is also applied to representations of scarab beetles made of stone, metal, or other materials. Finely carved scarabs were used as seals in ancient Egypt; inscribed scarabs were issued to commemorate important events or buried with mummies. Roman soldiers wore scarab rings as military symbols. Scarab beetles are classified in the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Coleoptera, family Scarabaeidae. - Encyc.


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Audio entries by Kealan Coady

Our Fault Is Urge (sorry about my accent haha) (22/05/2019)

In defence of Light (21/05/2019)


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Tommy Carroll

Sun 14th Jul 2019 01:00

Cheers K


Thu 9th May 2019 14:39

even though your photo is catty wampus
your poem is exquisite!
you really have a talent.
so beautiful!

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Rachel Bond

Sun 19th Aug 2018 02:42

hello kealan. just found this website again. you're still a good writer x

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Thu 10th Aug 2017 13:24

Hi Kealan for your coment I have seen many a young person sleeping on the streets without an address you have nothing if you have a child you get help it's such an unfair world .we are so lucky to have a roof over our heads love Wendy .

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 29th Jun 2017 10:22

Kealan, how wonderful to have you back! I've not been too much on line lately. I'll try to catch up on your work.

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Rachel Bond

Fri 10th May 2013 02:17

bi polar is not usually a condition that 'kills itself' drugs and alcohol have a high percentage hold of that one. people with bi polar usually ride out all of the above creatively and with tremendous resource. id leave suicide to rock stars with too much money for heroin o.ds and make room for a manic depressive with a shotgun pointed firmly from the hip at those who would misunderstand them ;) ive never heard of higher rates of suicide than within the rooms of NA and AA recovery...but yeh interesting article. 50% of 'successful' suicides are drawn out, painful and a result of substance misuse rather than mental illness..but of course the question remains, what is mental illness anyway? an what is suicide?... GUILT usually plays is part either real or percieved.guilt can destroy a guilt a mental illness? you seem to be saying with that post that life is so difficult for the mentally ill that suicide is an easier option. which is kind of funny. life is complicated. suicide is not an easy option. good topic.

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Shirley Smothers

Mon 2nd Jul 2012 21:50

Hi Kealan. Thank you for your comments on my poem "Anger". But EWWW! LOL! Thanks


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Nigel Astell

Sat 30th Jun 2012 14:51

Thanks for that - - - can't stop just going on a run

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Laura Taylor

Tue 27th Mar 2012 09:30

Incandescent are asking for submissions for their second edition chuck - think you should send something off to them. It's a book too, rather than a journal, on or offline.

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Laura Taylor

Tue 20th Mar 2012 14:34

Just realised, your potting shed - it's a 12 step plan! Haha! Must have been written by an ex AA ;D

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Laura Taylor

Tue 20th Mar 2012 14:32

Yeh, I used to capitalise every single line until probably only a few months ago tbh. Like you, didn't really think about it, til someone pointed it out, and then when you re-examine the lines, sometimes, it seems better to use lower-case if it is a follow-on from the preceding line, know what I mean? Now I've gone the other bloody way and tend not to capitalise anything!

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Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:35

Hi Kealan, Thanks for your comment on St. Pat's,
I will stay clear of that route next time I'm over the water.

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Yvonne Brunton

Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:25

hi Kealan, Thanks for your comment on My Guitar. I enjoy playing folk music / songs, but am not very good. Keep playing, Django must have started sometime!

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Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:45

Loved that last blast. Good stuff. Ta much, Nick.

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Laura Taylor

Tue 13th Mar 2012 09:07

Oh, and sminky floo? Stinky poo? ;)

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Laura Taylor

Tue 13th Mar 2012 09:03

Alright Kealan - ta for your note on Tickling Fish. What did you mean by 'academic' though? I know what the word means but struggled to see how it could be applied to that!

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Rachel Bond

Tue 14th Feb 2012 00:45

A corpse is meat gone bad. Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk.
James Joyce

kealan you have quite possibly said this to me, as i can just hear you, 'corpse of milk' grinning. yes i can hear you grinning, like joyce :)

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 14th Feb 2012 00:10

K what are you on? and can you buy it in UK?

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Ann Foxglove

Mon 6th Feb 2012 20:02

Aw! You look Cute!

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Tue 31st Jan 2012 18:03

Hi Kealan - my thanks to you for commenting on 'One World Soon' - glad you enjoyed that. I've found the acrostic style a useful tool in concentrating thoughts upon a theme - I should probably use it more often, hehe. Best wishes, Dave

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Mike Hilton

Fri 20th Jan 2012 19:43

Well done Kealan on your joint 1st place in WOL comp.

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winston plowes

Sun 15th Jan 2012 20:10

Hi Kealan. Well done with your WOL comp winning piece. Win

steve mellor

Wed 28th Dec 2011 12:50

Rare 1st Edition
I really appreciate comment on the ?? whatever it is. Unfortunately you are correct in spotting my cynicism. I'd love to have it removed


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Tommy Carroll

Mon 19th Dec 2011 19:30

Cheers K...
''K...'' as Bill would say.

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 21st Oct 2011 12:01

Thanks K, your comment is appreciated. Tommy

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Wed 5th Oct 2011 18:39

HaHa - I usually do "come" indoors Kealan, apart from once on a beach, once on the top deck of a bus...erm... once in a bus shelter, a few times out walking - the oddest was probably once in the snug bar of an open pub = bit risky that one :)
Oh, and once in the visiting room of the psychiatric unit in Carlisle hospital (no - I'm not kidding, called The Glades, or something) :D (doggy style)

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Andy N

Thu 29th Sep 2011 22:15

Hi Kealan - thanks for the comment on 'the end of summer iii' m8... i think there is just one more to come on this series which i may post over the week-end.

i was also at openmind the other night too and was hoping to see you there.. maybe next time, eh?

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Sun 25th Sep 2011 23:19

many thanks Kealan (mon petit shoe)

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Laura Taylor

Thu 22nd Sep 2011 12:48

Hey fantastic!! :D Which one/s did Full of Crow accept? I'll have to have a look. Haha, they just rejected 5 of mine so have doggedly sent them another 5 :D

I was so excited I put mine on me biog on here heh. I got into Feathertale online, plus their actual book - a Best Of coming out early next year, with Biting The Bullet! I get a copy of the book for payment so still have to buy me own chips, like ;) I got into RedFez too,with Write for Revolution, and that's just online but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, innit?!

Waiting on bloody loads more - have got a few more links for you too, so will email them to you.

Nice one, well done - knew you'd get published!

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Tue 6th Sep 2011 08:14

Hi Kealan - ta very for reading and making comment

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