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All things whale related.

(Whale sharks are not whales)
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Dishonored whales are neat
Sperm whales are just the largest dolphins.
>kayaking with my dad on the ocean like 12 years ago
>out of nowhere some killer whales start following us
>it's a group of about 4
>they start doing that thing where they stick their head out of the water
>at the time i thought it was really neat
>but now i know how smart and murderous they are and in retrospect I should have been afraid for my life

All things birds, from pets to wild birbs. Always looking for more shit to add to OP
Previous >>2427689
>DIY bird cages

>Birb ID

>buy birbs

>Very basic pet birb care

Last but not least

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I'm in Texas, so I can just go get a Harris basically, whereas I've only ever seen one gos and one gyr in captivity around here. Bit warm for snow birds.

I mean I haven't really explored owls, but honestly I would find one or five falconers who've done owls and pick their brains first. The only one I know who did one imprinted a EEO and last I heard it doesn't really hunt, and the impression I get is that in spite of its owner having your "I can do it" attitude he in fact could not overcome its unsuitability for falconry.

I suppose main thing with not having hunted before is just generally getting the hang of it. Finding game, scouting the fields, permissions, specific strategies in getting rabbits to move, etc. There's a fair bit to pick up. I know this because I was also from a farm, and I have had to pick it up as I go, and it's ... I don't know what to call it. Not hard, but maybe like sex or something, anyone can, but there's stuff to learn, and it felt weird for a while while just trying to pick up the rhythm, so to speak.

Word on the street is peregrine take may go up to 100+ nationwide, which should give one to almost everyone that wants one. I think it's 10 permits here, 6 in state and 4 out of state, random draw / lottery system.

I got to go down to trap peregrines last fall (helping someone else) and it was great, plan is to go again this year. Saw ... think it was 35 peregrines in one morning. Good stuff. You should go trapping with other people if you can, it's a lot less stressful when it isn't your bird you're trying to get.

For other laws it's basically a copy paste of Fed regs. Lots of apprentices with Harrises, and I have heard something about one with an Aplomado. I'm a pretty big fan of freedom, so I've mostly grown to resent the laws, but what can you do? It's still better than anytime in the last 40 years.
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what bird is this
How to wash untamed budgie guys?
Mist lightly with a spray bottle.

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So these people claim this husky mix is a wolf hybrid. I initially thought they were full of shit, but I noticed a bunch of things.

>wiry fur, not soft like a husky
>mannerisms are really aggressive when playing, not resembling a 5 month old puppy
>always bullied by other dogs; all the dogs, including puppies, constantly team up on it
>have seen like 10 dogs of all different ages, breeds, and size chase down and bully this thing
>when not getting slapped around, it has really an aggressive, loud, hard playstyle

I'm not 100% convinced it's a wolf pup, but even my golden retriever seems to act different with it than other dogs, and he's 100% love. I feel like it shouldn't be lawful to take them to a dog park if other dogs, or them, are at serious risk... right?

It's also 5 month old and more the size of a husky

Also, some crackhead used to bring his red wolves (I think), 3 of them, to the dog park before they got in a fight with a pitbull and cane corso which ended in basically all 3 needing some level of medical attention. They look similar in the face to this thing.

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>at the Wawa
>some old guy in a convertible with dog in his passenger seat parked just chilling out
>friend asks what kind of dog it is and if he is allowed to pet it
>She's a purebred Canadian timber wolf'
>bright reddish orange and white fur
>bright blue eyes
>curly tail
>peach nails
>pink nose

Had to keep myself from autism as to not just ruin this guy's morning for no reason. It was years ago but now I wonder if he was just fucking with us.

>friend's stepdad's friend brings over his white german shepherd
>"we can't take him to tell dog park because he's part wolf"
People are just retarded.
I had a lab/malinois mix from a shelter, people called her a wolf all the time. All. The. Time. I once overheard two old fucks talking and one was saying something like "fucking youth buying wolves I'm going to call the fucking cops", I mean Jesus fucking Christ. She was basically a thinner black lab with vague malinois features... She was perfect.
You clearly don't live in Canada. Local rednecks here deliberately try to get their dogs knocked up by wolves so they can look hard as fuck raising untameable pieces of shit
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had a Shepherd Husky mix people constantly asking me if he was a wolf

At same time had a floppy eared labish hound mutt of mutts. People constantly asked me if were bothers and both wolves.

Have a aussie collie mix with blue merle coat pattern. People still ask me if he is a wolf.

What I'm getting at here is your average person is an idiot.

Pic of a dog I fostered for a while that may or may not of had a bit of wolf in him. Anyway I always thought that was a bad ass pic of him.
If it is a wolfdog, it doesn't have much wolf in it at all (aka it's low content). Neither parent would be a full wolf in this case.
But lots of people get scammed by shitty breeders or just like to lie to feel special, so I doubt there's wolf in it at all.

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>forcing a cicada to listen to loud noises
would that even work or is it different when it's THEM making the loud noise
>An eye for an eye, an tooth got a tooth.
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>ears on head
they're probably already deaf

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Maybe, but I know a lot of insects, and frogs too, have special hearing that only picks up calls of animals of the same species that they are.
Imagine the rainforest if everybody heard each other, it'd be overwhelming chaos and trying to attract a mate would be hopeless

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Every day until you want one. Im going to post platypuses until all of an wants a puggle for cuddles. Also platypus threads are usually pretty good at both content and mild shitposting so there's that.
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About two years. Don't want a platypus on my account though. Want one for the cuddles and because they are delightful. Everyday reminder to want a platypus.
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Anon has not yet seen the light of cuddling the duck puppy. Daily reminder to want a platypus.
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Because every day I post a reminder for you to want a platypus. Speaking of this is you daily reminder to want a platypus.
Platypus are one of the few venomous mammals, aside from like moles and shrews.

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Anime fish edition
old thread:
>>2446035 (Cross-thread)

Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Google is your friend.
Feel free to ask questions but know that there are a lot of resources out there that could answer your question a lot faster and accurately than /an/.
Make sure to include these things in your post before asking because we can't help you if we don't have the full picture:

-tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
-parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
-any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
Tank Cycling:

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well they kind of have a limited ability to chase them down
but if its edible and he can grab it, he WILL eat it
>putting crayfish together with fish or plants
That nigga is qt as fuck. Too bad he digs alot and I had to move him.
Jeff is a good boy and would never hurt a fish
cute loach

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Lets discuss animals that could have existed, animals that might exist somewhere or animals that might exist in the future.
Where might evolution take the human race?
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Lol penis head
Would anyone want to start a astrobiology project that spands a few different planets?
I had an idea for a project where humanity terraforms mars, venus and the moon before abandoning them in favor of a dyson swarm thus leaving the inner solar system to evolve independently.
Would this be a good idea?
We're about to get decimated by global warming

So it evolved "niggas" displayed on its side?

I want to be a toxicologist due to my love for toxic animals. Let's get a thread going to show all our deadly bois some love.

Did you know moles are venomous?

I'm considering studying oceanography next year at university, so when taking a biology course next year at uni, should I take a cell biology course or an animal biology course?
Which one would be more important for studying the deep sea and its inhabitants?
I also plan on taking a marine science, earth science, math I and II, and physics I and II courses
That should give me a good grounding on how the ocean and earth systems work
Since I study 7 courses first year uni, the courses i listed above plus cell biology or animal biology equals 7 courses
Should I take cell biology or animal biology?
Take animal biology and set yourself up an aquarium. To understand a closed system will help you understand everything. I suggest you try to breed a particular species in a closed system. Understand it's natural biology and get that in a closed system. For example may be try to breed microdontichromis tenuidintatus, a species endemic to tanganyika. Or just breed Molly's lol!
Since the marine science, and earth and ocean science courses are similar, should I do the cell biology course instead of one of those courses?
Or is cell biology not that important for deep sea science?

old thread >>2429562

Reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures

>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>caudata.org for newts, salamanders and lots more amphibians
>Also check to see if there are any annual reptile shows/expos in your area as these are good places to find good animals from good breeders at partial discount

/herp/ officially official all purpose care sheet of wonder and magic

>sand a shit
>use a thermostat

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I just built my bearded dragon a new tank, went from a 20g to like an 80-90g tank. I put all of the rocks and wood in my old tank, but it's still pretty barren, what types of things should I add to my tank? I've heard people like those reptile hammocks, are they worth it?
Yes, beardies love those hammocks. You can make your own out of canvas or non-slip cupboard liner and suction cups. Mount it under the basking bulb.

Also artificial plants fill out a tank nicely and give beardie things to roam around/under/climb.




I owned a few and that is true.
Some birds do the same things, the pitohui uses the exact same kind of toxin derive from their diet, and secret it all over their feathers.

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They can be fictional, made up, prehistoric, extinct, or whatever.

I wish we had the equivalent of chocobo around. Riding a large bird would be awesome. Riding an ostrich or emu isn't enough, I'm talking about a big enough bird that can carry you without breaking it's back and carry your shit and supplies as well. Not only that but be able to run fast while carrying your ass as well.
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THIS. plus i wish i was one
uma delicia
An anthro or feral tiger?
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I wish I had an Nanachi in my life ;_;

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I saw a pink dog while walking in the summer time!

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Post your buns
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Your first mistake.

I wrote a lengthy post in this thread for some anon in this very thread. Look it up.
If you happen to get a bigger breed, they need 18% in their pellet or they will lost weight rapidly.
Can someone give me some advice?

There's a family in my neighborhood that keeps buying pet bunnies and letting them loose in their yard. The bunnies leave the family's yard and run wild in an area about a few hundred feet around the house.

The problem is, the family never makes any effort to bring the bunnies back and the bunnies ALWAYS disappear and/or die. The family did this with about 5-7 rabbits this year (and some last year) and I always find them eating grass by the road, dodging traffic etc.

Should I intervene in some way? If so, how? There doesn't seem to be any indication they try to reclaim the rabbits. The family is never home when I pass.
Call your SPCA
In my country letting pet rabbits escape on purpose is seen as animal abuse and thus as a crime. Dunno if that's the case for you, but if it is do as >>2460913 says and work together to solve the problem. When animal rescues inform the police it's much more likely to result in something.

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is it cruel to glue trap flies?
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Nociception does not mean they have an interpretation for that sensation.
It's basically a signal that tells them it's to feel this for the constitution of your body.
Would you call the chemotaxis of a bacterium from a chemorepellent similar? It's also danger sensing in a way, knowing that that molecule is bad for it, knowing that it's going to fuck him/is fucking him up and needs to get away from it.

You'll actually need pretty complex brain structures to pain be impactful on a mental level, like traumatizing the organism. I don't think traumatized flies would fare well in this world..
Forgot something, shit.

Their nociceptic signal is basically saying: this is bad, get away from this feeling. And then they brush it off like it never happened. Perhaps they have a way to "remember" what caused that pain and can identify in next situations to stay away from that thing, but I doubt that.
I kill flies a different way every time, burning, salt gun, drowning, mutilation...
I doubt that they can even feel pain
Flies are very beneficial in the ecosystem. They break down waste and and hasten decomposition, as well as pollinate numerous species of flowering plants. Regardless of that, I fucking hate flies. They regurgitate dogshit on my food and buzz the fuck out of me. That's why I bought a bug assault. I spend so much time camping and it's been a lifesaver. I can kill 200 flies in an hour with a table spoon of salt. Not shilling, just saying.

We always post retarded cat faces, but can we do retarded rodent/pocket pet faces?

Something about hamsters especially cracks me up.
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They grind their teeth when excited or very content. It's kind of like purring in cats. The boggling happens because they're grinding their teeth so hard that their jaw/face muscles push out a bit on their eyes.
>I've made a huge mistake
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Did he died?
she got rolls

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