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Big Floof Edition

This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether its

>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information

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Steatoda, possibly grossa but it's not like I know NZ species.
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These are quite the THICC boys.

Sadly I've had a few losses among the Tarachodulas while they were L2 and all that's left are males. I hope I can find females or just another batch of young nymphs, they are a pretty nice species.
Generally speaking, do expos classify inverts by their scientific names or there common names? I want to get some slings but I'm wondering whether it'll be a pain in the ass asking them if they have what I want or not.
Scientific names. Common names get confusing quickly with the huge species diversity inverts have, sometimes whole genera share common names or people just make up new ones.
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Pretty much this>>2720668
I've seen seven different species of brachypelma called "mexiacn red leg."

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Fun Fact: Domestic guinea pigs cannot survive without human affection; each domestic guinea pig must be cuddled for at least 30 minutes a day or else they tend to stop eating, grow underweight and eventually die of starvation.

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Would humans have been able to conquer the planet if we were rabbit sized? Mouse sized? Insect sized?
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we'd be pretty dang different if we were that small

but more importantly, post more Pikmin fauna

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How can anyone call himself an animal lover and eat animal products???
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Imagine being this fucking mad
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you on the left
a vegan diet on the right
Also, who's to say natural selection won't kick in somewhere along the line? Carpenter Bees can fuck up houses, there's no reason an organism that consumes skyscrapers won't come into play and eat all of our cities. I know that sounds silly, but humans aren't God. Eventually something will surpass us, it could be some dickass super virus that kills all living organisms, yet vegans think we're the worst thing ever cause I ate a cow (which is only alive because I was going to eat it.)
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>appeal to ignorance
>animals eating concrete
>conclusion that being moral is wrong
polite sage before someone spergs and reignites the "uhh you have more compassion than a virus?" meme argument: the answer is yes. i'm not destroying shit indiscriminately, i am feeding myself and others. humans have the capacity to sustain enough cows to feed everyone = humans aren't rampaging through the forests hunting north american horses to extinction like the natives. personally I only eat free range carrots that have been sedated their entire lives and effectively turned into vegetables to avoid the moral dilemma that is "if it doesn't feel pain then it's okay to murder it"

let's keep in mind that planting tons of vegetables destroys entire ecosystems and ruins soil so hard you have to put nitrogen and other shit back into the ground. literally poisoning the earth, forcing millions of animals into starvation, and overall ruining everything cause you didn't want the cows to suffer before they ascended to valhalla. vegans are sick, twisted people.

Can somebody explain to me, in layman's terms, what exactly a mushroom is?
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Thanks, OC shroom dump then
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Comin' up out the ground

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Genuinely curious: How is it possible to do a bad job looking after a dog? How is it possible to not train it? How is it possible to have a house full of dogshit and a matted half-feral dog living in squalor like some people do?
inb4 >dogs are like kids/dogs are high maintenance
I used to believe that shit until I got a dog. Little guy tells me when he has to shit and I take him outside and he shits and then we come back inside. He tells me when he is hungry and so I feed him. If he smells cheesy or sweaty, I take him in the shower with me and give him a rubdown with $1 dog shampoo from the pet store.
Dogs eat fucking kibble. They will be happy eating anything. They sleep when they are tired. They will play with a roll of toilet paper and be the happiest creatures in the world.
probably cause they don't train it
What have we done to deserve dogs?

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animal/nature humor thread
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Debian-The Universal Operating System
*Muffled Sound of Silence plays in the background*
Barking at own farts
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Why didn't humanity domesticate chimps and other smaller monkeys, like we did to dogs and cats?
Wouldn't they be useful to do manual labor and as a pet?
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Exactly what i said. Parrots are still wild, non-domesticated animals, despite being alongside humans for so much time.
and also vicious, way too strong, and hard to control

don't know why people have the hideous things as pets, it's like a failed rabid human with retard strength
Ah shit sorry anon, I thought you were being a smartass and basically trying to say the opposite. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if you're supposed to take a comment at face value on here.

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Previous thread >>>2683369
We had a nice comfy thread last time, let's keep that rolling. If you don't like pits, remember the 'hide' button and move along.
>ITT post nice doggos, if you think it's a pit bull it probably is
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Give it to me straight. If a pitbull tried to attack me and my doggo, how likely is it that I can kill the damn thing by myself?
Having broken up several fights I can tell you it's gonna take a good 2 minutes or so, provided they both have collars, of just choking the shit out of it if you have a leash. You can probably, if you have the time, switch the leash from your dog to the pit, and just choke it until it literally can't breathe to make it let go. This is of course my experience with just when my dogs have fought, so I have no idea how it's gonna be if it's a pit who doesn't know your dog and how game they'd be either.
This is what you'd do with any dog that bites your dog and won't let go, provided it's too big for you to physically separate them. It doesn't matter how aggressive, strong, or tenacious a dog is, they all need air. I advise straddling them and locking the dog between your legs, get a leash or collar around it's neck, but anything thick enough to choke will do, and pull straight up. A lot of people have the urge to pull back, but you don't want to do that because when the dog starts to give up and lay back, he will regain breath and can go at it again. Gravity works with you when you pull up. I've done this on pits, akitas, gsds, chows, pointers, mastiffs, dogs that were much heavier than me. The only time I ever had an issue was with a dane whose neck was up too high for me to pull the leash up. With those dogs that are too tall for you, you'll need a break stick.
Where the fuck do you go that you choke out so many dogs

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Did it have scales or feathers? That is the question that people seem to be asking nowadays.

People like to make the excuse that bumpy skin = scales but that's just fucking retarded. An example of how absolutely retarded this is would be to take someone who's never seen a human, only fossils and determining that we were scaly because of the way that our skin is sort of segmented and bumpy in some places. At least that's my take on all this.
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God, it would be so fucking hilarious if it were eventually established dinosaurs not only had feathers but coloured ones, and the more ferocious they were, the brighter with trex being discovered to have been bright mauve, orange, and pink. Fuck me; I’d never stop laughing. It’s like everyone in academics and museums trying desperately hard to pretend that the Romans and Greeks didn’t actually paint all their marble statues in bright, gaudy colours including flesh tones. Endless hilarity.
It's just a /pol/posting retard. Ignore it.
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it would also be hilarious if fedoratipping imbeciles like yourself proved God doesn't exist and drove the entire world into an existential crisis and global anarchy, but fortunately that has about an even chance of happening to finding a T. rex with feathers (0%)
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>fedoratipping imbeciles like yourself proved God doesn't exist
that has already happened, people are just too dumb to realize it.
it's looks like an Ichthyosaur (Half-Life)

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How can I get my pitbull to look like this?
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Pur your barbell plates on its back for eternity
you SMASH it then SLAM it, then you have ur own toadagi gambino
SMASH and SLAM it's genepool
Real question would be why would you
Get a huge ol mallet and SLAM his ass. You wont kill it if you play Tom & Jerry score in the background.

>don't have a fence, can barely keep the dog inside
>get a fence, dog whinges and barks to come inside

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Vent here about irresponsible owners, bad experiences, family members, exes, cringe stories, pet retailers/groomers, dog breeders/shows, shelter/rescue work, ignorance, neglect, abuse, laws, hunting, adoptions gone wrong, your younger self, any anecdote you want to talk about

Pet Horror Stories #2 - Corgi Edition
Approaching bump limit, old thread >>2681842

>greentext is encouraged and welcomed
>NO pictures/videos of dead animals
>pictures of pets getting better is welcomed
>OC is preferred
>any kind of pet is welcomed, although dog/cat is more common
>hard mode: no pits
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Subhuman latinx/subhuman.
Why does he hate small dogs?
>move in with a married couple
>they own a cat and a dog
>cat shits everywhere in the house constantly
and they put no effort into fixing the habit
>dog is locked up in a cage for 9 plus hours of the day
>they get super pissed at the dog that pisses and shits in her own cage
>offered to take the dog out to pee and stretch her legs
>wife refused and said it's ok she's used to being locked up for hours of the day
>not my problem then
>gets super pissed when their cat and dog goes into my bedroom
>dog will sit there and lick cupboards for hours
>slowly pack my things and move to a different place

I've offered to take the dog out mid day, told them I have no problem with it. I feel so bad for their dog, to the point where I slowly packed my things out of the house.
Are you out of the house now?
Why do you get mad their pets go into your bedroom? Couldn't you just let dog loose in your bedroom?
I don’t get mad, the owner does. I’m out now.

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we post yeens in this thread
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I'm not allowed, but since I have no insurance company that could sue the zoo to fund my care, I do it anyways. I just hope they have the sense not to hurt the animals in the event my terrible decisions actually harm me.
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> I loved her too much to feed her, I didn't want her to grow up from being a puppy so i let her die instead
this is how dumb you sound. you don't put things you love at risk. you don't love those hyenas you're just a piece of shit kys
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I wouldn't deny I pat the good dogs for largely hedonistic reasons, but I wouldn't compare putting an animal at risk of quarantine to starving it to a sure death.
I also don't see anybody else doing it (maybe because they aren't fucking stupid...), so it's easy to see myself as some kind of lone hero delivering physical affection to creatures that are otherwise starved of it.
If it's any consolation, I probably will kill myself at some point.
Nice beardie by the way.

When has a hyena in a zoo ever been euthanized for harming a human? Also in what sense is risking a harm that you hope doesn't occur logically equivalent to purposefully enacting a harm for some convoluted reason?
Can't you sign a waiver or something for this kind of thing?

Like there has to be a lot of volunteers in animal sanctuaries or wildlife rehab who handle dangerous animals. And circuses or exotic pet owners for that matter. The bar can't be too high.

Plus if the animal tries to kill you it clearly does need a more secure enclosure. If it's just a bite on the hand that should be an expected risk (granted, any bite from a hyena will require medical attention...).

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Can someone tell me what species of turtle is this? Also, how can I take care of it?

My family found it in the garden, we probably have to take care of it for a few days.

Sorry for the bad pics.
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Do water snakes look like they dont have teeth?
So my chickens dont die... I felt really bad about it if th hat helps. Poor thing was tangled into the netting and helpless.
(grey?) ratsnake
I think you're seeing dehydration as markings
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Wouldn't call it grey
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I'm still gona call it a Water Snake.
With teeth like that couldn't be much else.

If it makes it any better I ate mine

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