Lockridge is an avid reader who enjoys learning about beautiful garden plants. Among other things, she has worked with a florist. Savvy gardeners know that monkey grass is a versatile plant that can serve many purposes. From groundcover to accenting a border, monkey grass is hardy and can withstand harsh conditions such as drought, standing water and heavy foot traffic.
Beware though, while monkey grass can be a benefit to your garden, it can be difficult to get rid of, so plant it in specific locations with care. Mondo grass, commonly known as monkey grass, is best grown in USDA hardiness zones 7 through Inspect the area around your monkey grass for weeds, hand-pulling any that you find.
Completely remove leaves with reddish spots, as it is a symptom of anthracnose. Apply a fungicide with azoxystrobin to limit the chances of a full outbreak.
Liriope muscari is a type of monkey grass commonly used for borders and walkways in the garden. It is beloved for its purple-spiked or white-flowering blooms. Ophiopogon japonicascommonly known as dwarf mondo grass, look great between stepping-stones or pavers.
Dwarf monad grass is also available in the traditional green colored grass or a darker, black-life variety. This variety tends to fill in quickly, and will grow in places left without any other plants. Monkey grass can easily be divided. Propagating monkey grass allows you to keep the plant from being overcrowded and will save you money if you intend to use it around your garden.
Prune monkey grass in the spring before new growth begins. Not only will it make the plant look tidier, it will accommodate new growth. Use sterilized clippers for small clumps or a lawn mower on its highest setting for large areas of monkey grass. Cut blades down to about 3 inches high. Using a lawnmower is not only quicker, but it will keep your monkey grass at a consistent height and make the area look cleaner.
Although monkey grass doesn't typically require a lot of fertilization, it is typically recommended that you fertilize it in the spring or summer, when it is at the peak of it's growing season. Mondo grass will grow in USDA hardiness zones This means that it takes Similarly, the most efficient bank in BTD5 was able to pay itself off in 7 rounds the, and all paid themselves off in 7 rounds. However, the most efficient bank with no monkey knowledge in BTD6 is able to pay itself off in 10 rounds the, and upgrades all pay themselves off in 10 rounds.
In BTD5, the bananas went straight to the farmer after being deployed by the banana farm. In BTD6, the bananas touch the ground first before going to the farmer. The farmer does have a monkey knowledge upgrade, though, that makes its range bigger. HERE are the comparison photos. Note: All prices are done on medium difficulty with no monkey knowledge, unless otherwise stated.
In BTD6, there are 3 upgrade paths for banana farms. This farm now makes 6 bunches of bananas. The farm is more efficient than the farm, taking The used to be the most efficient banana farm, until it was recently overtaken by the farm. This farm now makes 8 bunches of bananas. The farm is less efficient than the farm but more efficient than the farm, taking This upgrade effectively increases the banana production by 8, since the farm creates 8 bananas.
Hence, the efficiency of this banana farm is much lower than the farm, dropping to The farm pays itself off in The one in BTD6 is about half as efficient. We have Banana!
Since bananas are usually picked up the moment they are dropped, this is pretty much a useless upgrade. This upgrade affects the other paths. This drastically improves the efficiency of the farms, notably the farm takes The farm is pretty much the same, and it hurts the efficiency of thetheand the farms. Banks in general are more efficient than the 1st path and the 3rd path, however, they require you to wait until the bank is full to get the most efficiency out of the bank.
The bank is the most efficient bank of all. You can withdraw at any time, but it is recommended to wait to hit or almost hit the limit to be the most efficient. The and banks take 10 rounds rounded up to pay themselves off, while the takes 11 rounds to pay itself off, with no monkey knowledge.
Upon clicking the loan ability, a red counter will appear next to your money counter. Basically, the game will take away half of the money you earned starting the instant you click the loan ability. You need two xx banks to take out more than one loan at a time. The money that goes to the loan will pay off the first bank you loaned before the second bank starts receiving the money you owe.
Loans are paid one at a time. Thereforeonly take one loan at a time, and you only need one loan building, no more, since it earns the exact same amount of money as a normal bank.
This means that you have to use the ability 10 times to pay itself off, which will take a while. If you never touch the ability, the bank takes rounds to pay itself off, the bank takes rounds to pay itself off, and the bank takes rounds to pay itself off.
Alternatively, you can just hold your finger on the screen and it will act like a monkey farmer as long as your finger is held. If the money is halved, then that means the banana farms will pay themselves off in double the time, thus reducing the efficiency of the farm. No fuss. This farm is unique in the fact that it does not produce the bananas that have to be collected.
The bananas generated are automatically placed in your balance, meaning no farmers or tapping is needed.It replaces the IMF Loan ability with a new ability. The cooldown for the ability is now 60 seconds instead of 90 seconds with no penalty besides the fact that the ability can only be used two times per round, unless sold and rebought. Monkey-Nomics also has two or maybe three at the back entrances besides the one at the front, which is the only one or maybe two at the back who has stairs and yellow stripe shaders above the three or four entrances.
The eight orange windows now are four bigger yellow ones. The banana sign is remade to be a rectangle now and not just a picture of a banana.
The roof also has nine or 12 windows, three one each side and a yellow stripe flag on top. Monkey-Nomics now has a limit of two uses per round, to prevent infinite stalling income. Monkey-Nomics ability along with other income-based abilities now undergo the full initial cooldown before initial ability usage.
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Sniper Monkey. Monkey Sub. Monkey Buccaneer. Monkey Ace. Heli Pilot. Mortar Monkey. Wizard Monkey. Super Monkey. Ninja Monkey. Banana Farm. Spike Factory.Researchers claim to have conducted experiments showing that monkeys can be taught how to spend money and even know how to find a bargain. Scientists from Yale University carried out a series of tests with capuchin monkeys by giving them coin-like tokens to see if they would trade them for food items.
Academics discovered that the animals held on to the tokens as though they valued them, as well as learning how to exchange them for pieces of fruit and waiting during transactions. One please: A capuchin monkey appears to hand over 'currency' in return for a food item during the Yale University experiment. Bargain hunters: The research also showed how capuchins appeared to go for the cheaper food item when offered.
The group of capuchin monkeys even appeared to grasp the concept of 'bargain hunting' by flocking to lower-priced pieces of fruit, according to the study.
In research published this month in 'Mental Floss' magazine, Professor Laurie Santos, from Yale University Department of Psychology, outlined how capuchin monkeys were given a 'wallet' of 12 aluminium coin-like tokens. The creatures were then given the option of two food options, in exchange for a food token. The tests showed that the capuchins, including the alpha male of the group Felix, weighed up the options of both food items before obediently handing over a token in exchange for a piece of orange.
A group of orangutans at an American zoo have been shown how to communicate with one another through iPads on Skype.
The orangutans at Milwaukee Zoo are the first of their kind to use the online chat service and are said to 'communicate with their eyes and glare at each other', according to staff.
As well as communicating with other orangutans cage-to-cage and zoo to zoo, the animals are also said to enjoy other apps on the device, including playing games, watching TV and drawing. Richard Zimmerman, founding director of Orangutan Outreach, said: 'Orangutans can communicate via sounds, squeaks and squeals.
They roll their eyes at each other. They glare at each other. It's ingenious. Professor Santos said the monkey's behaviour showed how the capuchins can be seen 'contemplating, thinking about what they're going to buy'. It is thought that the monkeys behaviour differs from other animals who can also be taught to swap one item for another if there is a chance of obtaining food. The research in Mental Floss described how the capuchins weighed up their options as 'cautious, observant shoppers', a trait previously only seen in humans.
Yale economist Keith Chen, who worked with Professor Santos, told the publication: 'We started investigating whether or not we could introduce them to a basic market economy. But if we could, I knew there were a dozen experiments that people in the economics world would be interested in.
A coin is fundamentally different than, say, pressing a lever. Researchers began to experiment further by changing the prices in the 'Monkey Market' they had created. Professor Santos described how the capuchins were presented with two equally appealing food options - a Jell-o cube and an apple slice - but with the apple half the price of the Jell-o.
Transaction: A series of pictures during the Yale research shows a monkey in the 'Monkey Market' exchanging one of his coin-like tokens for food. The research, led by Professor Laurie Santos, was said to show that monkey were 'cautious, observant shoppers'. The capuchin monkeys were said to have opted on the majority of occasions for the cheaper food option - thereby reacting to a price shift.
Yale researchers claimed the animals also displayed the same tendency to wrecklessly spend savings as humans. They always just spent all their cash at once.
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Bing Site Web Enter search term: Search.It was published on April 12,by William Morrow. The book has been described as melding pop culture with economics.
The book is a collection of articles written by Levitt, an expert who had gained a reputation for applying economic theory to diverse subjects not usually covered by "traditional" economists. In FreakonomicsLevitt and Dubner argue that economics is, at root, the study of incentives. The book's chapters cover:. One example of the authors' use of economic theory involves demonstrating the existence of cheating among sumo wrestlers.
In a sumo tournament, all wrestlers in the top division compete in 15 matches and face demotion if they do not win at least eight of them. The sumo community is very close-knit, and the wrestlers at the top levels tend to know each other well. The authors looked at the final match, and considered the case of a wrestler with seven wins, seven losses, and one fight to go, fighting against an 8—6 wrestler.
Statistically, the 7—7 wrestler should have a slightly below even chance, since the 8—6 wrestler is slightly better. Levitt uses this statistic and other data gleaned from sumo wrestling matches, along with the effect that allegations of corruption have on match results, to conclude that those who already have 8 wins collude with those who are 7—7 and let them win, since they have already secured their position for the following tournament. Despite condemnation of the claims by the Japan Sumo Association following the book's publication inthe Grand Tournament in Tokyo was cancelled for the first time since because of allegations of match fixing.
The authors attempt to demonstrate the power of data miningas a number of their results emerge from Levitt's analysis of various databases.
The authors posit that various incentives encourage teachers to cheat by assisting their students with multiple-choice high-stakes tests. Such cheating in the Chicago school system is inferred from detailed analysis of students' answers to multiple choice questions.
Levitt asks, "What would the pattern of answers look like if the teacher cheated? In Chapter 2 of Freakonomicsthe authors wrote of their visit to folklorist Stetson Kennedy 's Florida home where the topic of Kennedy's investigations of the Ku Klux Klan were discussed. In the "Revised and Expanded Edition" this embellishment was noted and corrected: "Several months after Freakonomics was first published, it was brought to our attention that this man's portrayal of his crusade, and various other Klan matters, was considerably overstated Freakonomics has been criticized for being a work of sociology or criminologyrather than economics.
Israeli economist Ariel Rubinstein criticized the book for making use of dubious statistics and complained that "economists like Levitt Revisiting a question first studied empirically in the s, Donohue and Levitt argue that the legalization of abortion can account for almost half of the reduction in crime witnessed in the s. This paper has sparked much controversy, to which Levitt has said. Inthe authors published a response,  in which they argued that Joyce's argument was flawed due to omitted-variable bias.
In NovemberFederal Reserve Bank of Boston economist Christopher Foote and his research assistant Christopher Goetz published a working paper,  in which they argued that the results in Donohue and Levitt's abortion and crime paper were due to statistical errors made by the authors: the omission of state-year interactions and the use of the total number of arrests instead of the arrest rate in explaining changes in the murder rate.
When the corrections were made, Foote and Goetz argued that abortion actually increased violent crime instead of decreasing it and did not affect property crime. They even concluded that the majority of women who had abortions in the s were middle class whites rather than low income minorities as Levitt stated; this was, they stated, because white middle class women had the financial means for an abortion. The Economist remarked on the news of the errors that "for someone of Mr Levitt's iconoclasm and ingenuity, technical ineptitude is a much graver charge than moral turpitude.
To be politically incorrect is one thing; to be simply incorrect quite another. The authors argued that, after making necessary changes to fix the original errors, the corrected link between abortion and crime was now weaker but still statistically significant, contrary to Foote and Goetz's claims.
Foote and Goetz, however, soon produced a rebuttal of their own and said that even after analyzing the data using the methods that Levitt and Donohue recommend, the data does not show a positive correlation between abortion rates and crime rates. Freakonomics commented on the effects of an abortion ban in Romania Decreestating that "Compared to Romanian children born just a year earlier, the cohort of children born after the abortion ban would do worse in every measurable way: they would test lower in school, they would have less success in the labor market, and they would also prove much more likely to become criminals.
John DiNardo, a professor at the University of Michiganretorts that the paper cited by Freakonomics states "virtually the opposite of what is actually claimed":.The special ability has a cooldown time of 90 seconds, and additionally can't be used until the loan is entirely paid off.
The ability will recharge after 90 seconds, but can only be activated again if all of that IMF Loan Bank's debt is paid off. The in-debt penalty will remain until all of the debt is paid off from all IMF Banks.
The amount of debt is displayed to the right of the cash counter on the top of the screen. Note that you can still sell an IMF Loan Bank while any of the loans are in debt including itselfbut the loan debt will remain until fully paid off. IMF Loan is a tricky ability to master, as though it is an ability explicitly about gaining money in a large burst, it effectively cancels out the profit with the penalty of a loan which halves the gains of all revenue sources including other IMF Loan abilities by paying itself off, leading to an ability that has a net total of zero change in the long-run.
However, the use of the ability can be one of the most powerful in some regards, as it provides the player with a powerful utility: sudden income for panic purchases or reinvestment into other Banana Farms.
On the other hand, it provides a high risk in crippling economic gains in favor of long-term revenue but can help to pay off the debt the ability itself creates.
This can also be seen with the use of the ability to upgrade the IMF Loan building itself into a Monkey-Nomics building, providing anywhere from an eighth to one-twelfth of the total cost depending on difficulty cost modifier, as well as opening the Tier 5 ability to help pay off the resulting debt quickly.
The following are tables regarding the income production rate of the normal Monkey Bank function of the IMF Loan upgrade. In general, it has a higher bank capacity but a similar income production rate to Monkey Bank. As of Version Note: The table assumes that the IMF Loan has been initially upgraded before the round starts and that the income is given as when after the round. Note: The table assumes that the Monkey Bank has been initially upgraded before the round starts and that the income is given as when after the round.
The following is information regarding income earning per round for the IMF Loan before it received a buff when combined with Benjamin. On Version 7. Note 2: In BTD6 v3. The following results are the maximum of three tests. IMF Loan ability along with other income-based abilities now undergo the full initial cooldown before initial ability usage. The same applies to Monkey-Nomics. Bug fix; the ability no longer requires the next round to start upon paying off the IMF Loan again, also applies to Monkey-Nomics.
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Tack Shooter.This popular plant is as an ideal candidate for groundcover and border planting in the south. Its hardiness and versatility make it an easy choice for Atlanta homeowners. Monkey grass requires very little maintenance but yields great rewards in its ability to give your yard an aesthetic facelift.
Monkey Grass Facts : This Asian-native is an interesting plant with a few types to choose from. Benefits of Monkey Grass: There are many attractive characteristics that make this plant popular to homeowners around the country, especially here in the Atlanta area. Monkey grass is:. Monkey Grass Maintenance: With all the hardy qualities of this thick, low-maintenance groundcover, what can you do to care for your monkey grass?
Monkey grass will survive with little to no care, but there are some steps you can take to keep it looking top notch. Share This. Other names it is known as include: liriope, spider grass, lily turf, border grass, and mondo grass. Some varieties produce white or purple blooms in the summer. Leaves tend to be darker green in the shade and lighter green when exposed to more sunlight. Monkey grass is: Tolerant to drought and heat Requires little to no fertilizer Grows in many types of soil Can flourish in a variety of conditions Rarely suffers from foot traffic, disease, insect or animal damage Monkey Grass Maintenance: With all the hardy qualities of this thick, low-maintenance groundcover, what can you do to care for your monkey grass?
Water : Monkey grass only needs watering two weeks after initial planting. Afterwards, you can water your liriope during periods of consistent or extreme drought. Mulch : Apply inches of mulch after trimming to help ward off weeds.
Weed : Hand pull weeds around your monkey grass or spot treat weeds with a post emergent- be sure to steer clear of spraying the monkey grass. The good news is that monkey grass produces a new set of leaves each spring so you can easily replace that old growth with a lush, green border for spring.
Waiting to cut liriope down after new shoots emerge will create dull tips for the remainder of the year. Methods : You can cut back your monkey grass by simply giving it a quick mow or using your weed eater. Just be sure to adjust the mower to the highest setting. Use clippers to cut the leaves down to about 3 inches.