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What species of jumping spider is this?
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Jumping Spiders are cute as hell. I love how curious they are.
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more photos of the spider
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*rawr imma grabs yu*


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.

Tarantula resources

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playing with a new optical setup. gonna be posting some pics of tarantulas again.
1.0 N. coloratovillosus
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1.0 B. vagans
also, some of these are kinda shitty pics*
(*disclaimer: all really shitty pics)
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0.0.1 D. faciatus
mad that i fucked up the focus
I think they're really nice, please keep posting them.
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thanks. i thought i took more than i did tho. this is the last one
1.0 N. coloratovillosus

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My family bought a golden retriever. She follows me around and "plays" with me and I often pet her back and mess with her, but it all seems so shallow. Whenever she interacts with me I just see a cute hungry animal trying to get food out of me.

I guess I'm out of the norm. Is my thinking incorrect? Does the dog actually love me, or does she just want food? Am I just not a dog person?
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I like this post because the dogfag replies to this thread all proved him right.
And some BITCH to fuck amirite
as far as this dog knows the bowl is a magical bottomless food hole. It is kept full, he's free to eat when ever he wants
catfags are cancer

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Who was in the wrong here?
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That was a bit horrifying. Imagine if it dragged her down into the water?

I guess they misinterpreted the first lunge as playful behavior - it didn't bear any teeth and you don't always assume that seals go after children. But, I agree that they are at fault here since they were dealing with a wild animal.
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I'm pretty sure that the seal also ate something that had been tossed into the water before the lunge.

If the seal was looking for food because people had been feeding it, then it makes sense that it would be more aggressive.
stop posting his shitty pedo art everywhere
shadman is a hero

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Scutigera coleoptrata, common name house centipede. They're harmless bros who eat cockroaches and other pests so you don't have to deal with them.
Also, please don't post animal abuse.
yeah i felt bad for letting him squirm for so long, i was trying to find a way to kill him quickly but at the same time i was stoned as hell
i mean seriously, he was in my kitchen i couldn't just leave it

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>it has pretty painful laws regarding acquiring citizenship, too complicated for a dying out country to be quite honest.

Are we thinking of the same Russia?

>learn Russian
>get citizenship

>learn Russian
>go to eastern Russia
>get cheap/free land
>get citizenship

>come from English speaking country

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Dude right here >>2389267 already seems to be well on his way to being a Batman villain.
because you need to look after them 24/7 as babies and I have a full time job

rip my dreams of having a pet crow that sounds like Haunter

>they give me random shiny shit

Testament, don't you have a grove to protect or something?

Also, I don't the space, skills, time or money to take care of an intelligent bird that gets bored easily. I like my books unshredded, thank you very much.

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*blocks your path while you're mountain climbing*
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The people that don't make it down.
These always give me anxiety.
Watching videos of them jumping and running away from predators, talk about a leap of faith. Eagles try to knock them off.

Salt or some minerals they lick off the side of cliffs.
don't they just practice escape routes 90% of their waking life until they actually have to utilize them? (i know my rabbit does)
>Eagles try to knock them off
I've seen three - one where it succeeded (in an adult swim stoner sequence), another that took a couple tries and the goat ended up getting away after falling, and one where the goat just straight up stared the eagle down and it fucked off.
it's very interesting, and intuitive that nature has determined the ideal form for rock climbing is goat

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wtf is this real
I've been working with Photoshop for a couple years now, and I can confirm that that image is real.
pick the 15 wolves to defend me from the 2 gorillas.
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Human. We'll be able to coordinate into a proper environment and load up on whatever resources we need. Just because there's a gun in the picture doesn't mean you're limited to one gun

Easy pick no challenge lmao

How are Jumping Spiders so cute? Why is this allowed?

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They're very impressive hunters.
I wonder what the viscosity of the blood is compared to hydraulic fluids used in machines. For machines the viscosity is usually optimal in the range of 10 and 100 mm2/sec, depending on the type of fluid.
I think, because they are so much more intelligent and attune to their existence than other members of their family, that we as humans can connect with them on a more personable level. There is clearly something more than instinct going through these little qt's heads, just watch one for a few minutes and you'll see.
Also it's fuzzy with big round eyes and eyelashes and hops around.
We have Bold Jumping Spiders here, and they get really active this time of year. Every once in a while I'll walk into my room and one will have crawled in through the open window. They hang out on my ceiling and although I hate spiders I never jump or start when I see one. I'm not sure how but I recognize instinctively that it's a cutie jumping spider and not a horrible monster one. They're huge too, as big as a quarter. I catch them and put them outside.

I love how they seem to notice that I'm in the room and will follow my movements with their eyes.

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/pp/ pocket pet genera. Rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small mammals.

Didn't see one up and I haven been here in a few months. But onto my issue. I adopted 2 male rats. The previous owner said jack was aggressive and bit her all the time. Once I got them, jack was a little skittish. He would squeak when I picked him up, but no biting. Now, I can pick him up no squeaking or even struggling.

I have only had females prior to adopting. The boys (they are of course in a separate cage than the females) have recently started fighting. My girls would have little scuffles but nothing like these boys are doing. Jack has an open wound in his back. He had one in his neck but it seemed to heal up overnight a few weeks ago. The other male (Simon) has cuts on his face, tail and nuts. I'm worried because my females NEVER draw blood, let alone leave open wounds.

Is this normal? Should I consider separation? I'm taking them off tap water and giving them spring. I read the fluoride in tap water could cause thyroid issues which leads to hormonal issues which leads to aggression.

They are about 6-7 months old. Help?
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[citation needed]
>Perfume is used to poison and dumb down the american public. Having a cloud around one really fucking stupid person that infects the entire area with stupidity and health problems is a great advantage for our government and globalist causes. Having dryer sheets and laundry detergent laced with poppy and other chemicals that spray out of dryer vents and damage an entire town's kidneys and lungs is also quite good for them.
you have to go back
I don't know, the only time i cried over a pet was when i accidentally killed one of my mice trying to break up a fight. Other then that i never feel bad when i have to put them down or if they die in their sleep.
Not only do FDA shills live on /ck/ defending the addition of poisonous chemicals to all wheat products in the US, but now they are on /an/ defending their perfume secrecy laws that DO allow ANY substance on earth to be added to your beauty products.

How do you feel about the same thing happening to your food via "natural and artificial flavoring" labels?

Do you have any idea what they could be putting into the shit you put into and onto your body? I don't believe you do.
Enjoy your naivety. Can't wait til public bans are instituted on perfume because so many people are having seizures from smelling it.

>defending letting your rat lick chemical, perfume and sunscreen loaded lotion
>/an/ - Animals and Nature
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"The law does not require FDA approval before they go on the market"
"Companies and individuals who manufacture or market cosmetics have a legal responsibility for ensuring that their products are safe"

Fucking LOL. The FDA requires companies to self regulate. You really have no idea how deep this rabbit hole goes guys.

Very late to post edition

Old thread >>2383524
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

Discord channel link: go to #aquatics

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I know y'all are all saying it's just normal and to leave it alone, so I am. but some even weirder shit just grew on it. Still normal?
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I have a bit of experience with Bettas and Guppies. Looking at getting one of those garden filtered aquariums. Can someone give me a quick rundown on them? Assume I know absolutely nothing.
Caught red fuckin' handed.
I can tell you from experience that potheads can't be trusted to maintain aquariums, though. I spilled bong water in my tank once.
Dunno what garden filtered aquariums are, but if you mean a fishtank that's supported solely by a few plants filtering the water I can tell you it's really nothing but a pinterest mom's wet dream. They're bullshit. Invest in an actual aquarium and a filter instead.
Also, did you actually take good care of the bettas and guppies or did you just throw them in a bowl and clean their water once every three weeks?
When i first got my betta tank, I bought some water sprite and managed to kill all but one piece i left floating. It thrived there and started sprouting some offshoots.

If I cut off a few longer pieces, would they establish in the tank easily?

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It is flying dog enjoying milk shake
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Moar Aero-Punpy nao, pliss.
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now look at this miniature doggo

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(no eagle bullshit)

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How do you guys bathe a young dog or two months without it freaking out? I could use input here.
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Pure fear of being alive after puppy mill hell. That's not a seizure, that's what neglect does to a puppy.

Tho, I'm glad you're nurturing Chihuahua.
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Thanks for the encouragement! Yes I'm definitely being patient with her given her upbringing.
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What are you talking about? There's clearly nothing wrong with me for loving this sweet chihuahua.
>>2384086 seconding this. you know water falls from the sky on earth right? drenching all the animals?

is bathing babies cruelty too?
fuckin shitty inbred neurotic little thing

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Rate my doggo
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Sweet dog my man, I have that same exact harness but red. Two weeks is a very short span of time, give him another month and be patient with him.
Looks a lot like my sister's dog, except fatter.

His teeth look awful yellow.
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Doggo in mid movement.
10/10 good doggos
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Thanks! This is the first... companion? pet I've taken care of since the childhood cat died at 16. I'm nervous af, especially reading stuff about the breed being stubborn.

Also wish he didn't have his ears cropped and tail docked. I think my sister's girl is cuter with the parts still attached.

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