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Why do they stink?
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>>2821472
Smell pretty good considering how often they have soapy water applied to them.
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>>2821472
They shower even less than you do.
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>>2821472
>Wild animal with a coat of fur
There's your answer
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why do they *smell so goddam good*?
t. mama fox
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>>2821472
Because they usually avoid water and unlike cats they don't clean themselves all the time.

Sorry if this is a shit thread, but what type of cat is this? She's about five months old and has a super fluffy tail. I'm pretty sure she's a tortoise shell but I'm not for certain.
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>>2821516
Mutt
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>>2821518
r00d!
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I don't think cats really have specific breeds like dogs so much, except for really specific types like persians, ragdolls, and maine coons.

Her coloration and short coat is similar to my mother's cat, so I'd assume she's an "American Shorthair", but the fluffy tails throws me off a bit. Maybe she's a mutt cat, or maybe not. I'm sure you could get her tested by an expert if you want a better answer then this.
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it's a turtle cat, you cant tell anything else from that fucking garbage picture.

cats dont have as distinct differences like dog breeds except for a few.

What are some prehistoric fish and marine critters that are still alive today
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The Triops genus dates back to the Permian, almost 300-million years ago.
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>>2820199
>tfw you will never see a cool placoderm irl
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>>2821337
They were just too slow, soundly out-competed by cartilaginous and ray-finned fishes.

Though, I will agree, it would be very exciting to see a living dunkleosteus.
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>>2817478
>Look ma I posted it again!
GTFO here with your stromatolites faggot.
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>>2816089
This always bothered me.

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The birds and the bees, you know, they must be aware that we have some kind of technology. They have seen us make these quite complex and sometimes quite massive dwellings to live or worship in, and later they have seen we've made automobiles, including some quite massive trucks and trains, and they've seen that we have authority over light... as any of them can see streetlights at night. Although apparently they confuse some of the insects (mostly moths).

But few of them have seen inside our houses, and few of them must be aware of our more advanced technologies, such as TV and the internet, and our authority over heat (cooking elements, and heaters). Domestic pets would be the main exception, but I believe that houseflies are the main "spies" of the natural world. When most types of fly or other insect fly into a house they randomly bump into windows, trying to get straight back out. But houseflies fly coordinated holding patterns in the middle of rooms, checking everything out thoroughly and even marking their territory.

I believe that they deliberately enter our houses, and stay for a while, gathering information, and deliberately leave again, to relay the information about us that they've collected (reproduce) to the greater natural world that exists around us.

You may think that I am suggesting that we should swat the flies, and use gallons of flyspray. I am suggesting the opposite. I believe that we should treat flies with compassion, and respect. They are an important part of nature, destroying decaying corpses and fecal matter, and being the most numerous flying creature in the sky. By treating flies, potentially the lowest of all creatures, with respect we are demonstrating to nature that we can be trusted to behave sanely, carefully, considerately... and not just fuck everything up everywhere we go.

So I want you to buy a net. Catch the flies and other bugs that come inside and let them outside again. They will appreciate it, and tell of it.
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Post 'em.
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>>2819426
on arrive
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>>2820651
incorrect in first world countries as middle class people
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>>2818695
this is really something
underrated fat cat
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>>2820214
BIG
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>>2816429
THANK YOU NATTY CATTY

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Dr Pavel, I'm BUN.
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>>2819848
This, for me the cage is only for him to piss/shit and in case I need to take him to the vet or something, otherwise he's always outside the cage, this is true for most pet bunnies.
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>>2819762
My bun never seen a cage, I don't even have one.
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Are rabbits the most pure animals on the planet?
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>>2821508
>most pure animals on the planet
The most cute and defenseless animals on the planet and they're even blamed mostly for being an invasive species even though that was mankind's mistake.

Can someone explain to me what causes this significant difference in the shape of the face in Rottweilers? I see many Rotties with beautiful, shapely, strong faces. They look like proper dogs, like beefier hounds.

Then there’s the other Rottweiler, who’s butt fucking ugly and had a squished flatter face. Pic related
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>>2821212
Holy fuck this guy is a fucking chad
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>>2820855
This is her as a puppy back in 2012. Actually didn't know i had these pictures until I looked for them.
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>>2821538
>>2821539
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>>2821202
Lmao looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff of a Rottie

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Bears are the best animal. There is no debating this.
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>>2814117
Kodiak bears are the best. All the size and strength you could ask for, and brown is a better color for bears than white.
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>>2811612
Can bears be trained to do anything?
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>gets mistaken for a giant ape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2K3WFToonA
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>>2811612
based and bearpilled
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>>2821216
yes
in past polish army had pet bear and it was giving soldiers ammo

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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
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information

>Tarantulas
https://tomsbigspiders.wordpress.com/beginner-guides/

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>>2821076
>What would you say if I told you she's not even fully grown, I wonder?
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>>2821071
meh, get a proper insect. it's easy to hide them just in case.
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>>2821071
Triops are better
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>>2821076
i luv her too
i luve big spooders

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am i retarded if i want to do phd studies in specific branch of zoology only because i find specific group of animals fascinating and beautiful?
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>>2820812
Not my field of expertise. However, if you enjoy rote memorization of established taxonomy and doing the lab-based work necessary to revise it, then go for it.
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>>2820815
im not good at lab work
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>>2820819
Either find a way to practice or consider my initial suggestion. The only other option I can suggest is that you become proficient at the coding/pipelining necessary to do systematics work.
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>>2814591
that's one happy gecko
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bump

Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered alraeady.
Make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Links:

Tank Cycling:
>http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php
>https://modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/


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>>2821446
i love you
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>>2821447
I love him more
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>>2821447
ok
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>>2821449
the more you, put me through
the more it makes me wanna come back to you
you say you hate me
i just love you more
you don't want me
and i want you more
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>>2820872
algae have proteins too

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The Plant General - Rotten Aloe Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

Rotten Aloe Edition

LINKS
>Royal Horticultural Society
https://www.rhs.org.uk/
>Dave's Gardening Tips
https://davesgarden.com/
>Cacti and Succulents
https://cactiguide.com/
https://worldofsucculents.com/

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>>2821503
Hello friends, first time here. IAny tips for beginners? I planted an orange tree and a lemon tree, how do I know if they're not dying? I noticed a few brown spots on the leaves, and I've been fighting snails. I bought a nitrogen fertilizer but I don't know how much to put and how often. If it helps, its autumn where I live, and it's been raining every 2 or 3 days. and they're in a spot with plenty of sun, even if it's been cloudy for a few days. I can upload a few pics in a couple of hours. Thanks
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>>2821511
what is your climate?
it's autumn, so don't fertilise until spring
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>>2821125
A nursery called NT orchids in Thailand. Took a few months for me to get to the top of the waiting list and for the plants I wanted to get imported.
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>>2821521
Thanks, I thought so
How did the Import go?

I was thinking about buying some plants from Thailand before, but never looked deeper into it. Do you need some permits for the import? Or is just the Phyto from Thailand enough?

Why are /ratto/s absolutely the god-tier pets?
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>>2821298
At least the wojak brainlet poster doesn't post the same picture
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can't wait til mine grow up to be fat boys
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>>2820986
Because they live in colonies in nature and are domesticated enough to see humans as a member of it
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>>2821342
Very nice

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eagle
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brown recluse
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>>2820152
*eagle
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Eagle
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>>2819499
yes
>>2819502
yup
>>2819504
of course
>>2819506
that's right
>>2819529
no
>>2819536
I agree
>>2819537
I think so too
>>2819549

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>>2821448
Eagle

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It's not wrong to be long. Post Borzoi.
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OG doggo was a smol longg boi.
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>>2817738
So they can 3v1 a wolf
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>>2821185
>is shoop

It actually isn't. Are you fucking blind?
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>>2815626
for a second I thought that dog had a massive dick




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