I thought it was time to do another molecular nail art since people seemed to like my amino acid nails. I had no idea until recently that my original amino acid nails actually made their way to the Science Memebase! Unfortunately, they have been renamed as Feynmann Diagram nails which is COMPLETELY wrong! Feynmann diagrams are physics diagrams that show the movement of atomic particles and look nothing like amino acids! Sigh…the Internet sometimes…
Anyway here is Amanita muscaria! When I was in Biology, this was the most famous mushroom of all and because it was actually found on campus we were told to NEVER eat them! Death by A.muscaria is actually pretty rare, but it’s more well-known for its hallucinogenic properties thanks to two main psychoactive molecules": muscimol and ibotenic acid which are proudly featured on my ring finger and thumb!
Here is A.muscaria in their natural habitat. They’re cute huh?