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fuck these things ive flushed 12 so far. what would make a good trap for these fuckers?
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>>2510950
Same trap as the stink bugs, bees and wasps. That is, a water bottle with the top part cut off and flipped over, and some soapy water at the bottom.
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>>2510953
For some reason I'm having a difficult time imagining this.
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>>2510950
Cardboard box with a light inside and a white paper funnel as an entrance on top. You get tons of various insects that way. The only light seen should be from the funnel lighting up. The light shouldn't be hot and can be pretty dim.
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>>2510964
Oh, and use this at night with all other lights turned out.
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>>2510959
The soap makes the water surface tension lower and destroys the waterproof coating on their wings.

This is mine. Her name's Isabella.
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>>2510923
If he kills his enemies, do they still win?
I bet he's super tolerant of other breeds amirite?
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>>2510923
One more, I just can't help myself
Cute dog!
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>>2510923
>>2510926
>>2510927
Please stop ruining a good thread on a board you don't belong in with your retarded LARPing.
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>>2510928
Oh get over yourself, it's all in fun.
And how in the fuck am I LARPing?
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>hear constant sound of meowing up and down the streets every night
>eventually this idiot shows up in my garden looking like a skeleton
>fug.tiff
>feed him some cat food and go to bed
>wake up next morning and he's still at the door sleeping
>pet him for a bit and then fuck off for a while
>come back and hes still there
>god fucking damn it
>feed him dinner again
>after a week of this just let him in
>he goes to sleep on my bed
>accept the fact I just adopted a new cat
>he fattens up and stops looking like skeletor after a while
>also find out that he the source of the meowing because he never shuts up
>one day he escapes, goes missing for 3 days

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there's a shit ton out there so just post the best ones maybe
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A Friend Found This Creature That Might Be A Butterfly Or A Moth. Strange Thing Is It‘s Morphology.
Can Someone Help Me Find The Name Of The Species? Or It's An Undiscovered Animal? Thank You From Colombia
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A moth. Those are its scent organs that release chemicals into the air.
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>>2510594
>this image is real
this moth can fuck right off tbph
burn it with cleansing fire
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>>2510789
I hope that it was already dead before they did this. I still don't like them doing this but here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g68rv8ON2Ig

This is what happens. Those organs are for mating I guess, in the males. The males release a smell from it to attract women.
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>>2510481
Why The Fuck Are You Typing Like This You Retarded Monkey
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>claims they found this moth
>species isn't even found in colombia

OP is an idiot

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Discuss anything related to speculative biology/evolution/xenobiology here.

I've been trying to start a spec bio project about life on another world but it's hard to know where to begin. Picking a planet seems like a logical first step - after all an animal's environment is ultimately what guides its evolution. What are some interesting/alien environmental obstacles that would result from an exoplanet having higher/lower gravity, water, temperature, atmosphere etc.?

I've been toying with the idea of the first land colonizers being photosynthetic fungus analogs with some level of motility. However, I'm having a hard time coming up with a compelling reason why a photoautotroph would bother moving around on land. I suppose a low gravity planet could make movement energetically cheap, but that doesn't strike me as a very satisfying justification. Any ideas?
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>>2509516
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kIYPLCB-X0
I wouldn't say it's possible. The coordination in most slime molds takes place by formation of pretty complex structures, and often requires that they sacrifice their cell walls to become one single, fluid, and multinuclate organism. I think you would be better off starting with a slime mold, and adding bdelloid, not the reverse.

Unless the bdelloids were willing to start building tube systems and sacrifice their free-living lifestyle. Many slime molds travel in the vegetative form by creating actual temporary circulatory systems, which literally pump to move its mass around. This pumping, back and forth motion, actually makes them the fastest recorded microorganism as the fluid goes back and forth.
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>>2509541
Something that might be closer to that, is a fungus carrying some type of mycovirus, which can alter the DNA of organisms that come into contact. Basically a "mutator mold" that just ruins any organism it runs into.
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>>2509544
ironically enough a mutagenic fungus was the antagonist in the entire Pern series. Thanks, Anne McCaffrey.

can we get some magical fire-breathing dragons yet?
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Would you date an avisapiens?
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>>2507879

>atmosphere 60x denser than Earths

If advanced life can actually get started there, whale sized flying creatures would be a distinct possibility as well as air plankton as their food source.

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Anyone id this shroom?
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Eat it
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>>2510814
I fucked up my heart because I put a bunch of mushrooms I found in a cafetiere and drank the strained fluid.
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>>2510371
Looks like Loxosceles Reclusa to me.
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>>2510837
Did you know what they were? Else why on earth would you do that?
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>>2510837
>I fucked up my heart
top kek first time I’ve heard that

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What is this fruit that's growing from my neighbor's tree? I'm in Los Angeles btw.
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dildocchini
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>>2509935
Momordica balsamina and "mostly" poisonous.
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Ripe bitter gourd.
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>>2510002
OP, is your neighbor Chinese?
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>>2509935
marijuana

Not all of god’s creatures have a purpose. seriously what can i do to make this fucker like me. 3 years old but got him about 6 months ago at the shelter. How do you build a relationship with a cat. he just yells at me for food and won’t let me touch him.
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>>2510652
Lmao just keep feeding it and cleaning out its shit and maybe one day your reddit meme animal will pay attention to you.

Such is the life of catfags lmao
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>>2510657
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>>2510679
damn what cat hurt you?
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>>2510796
The one that kept shitting in my vegetable garden until it met an unfortunate and hilarious end due to some antifreeze
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Its lost case. Just get better one.
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>>2510652
basically this >>2510673
try pique the cats interest with some string or some stuff hes likely to chase, and just have fun with him. after you are done playing with him or if he does something you would like him to do more of give him a reward, some kind of treat he will like.
if he is shying away from you or doing other negative behavior its best to ignore it for now, unless it is aggressive behavior.
you need to try to make a connection that says 'if im around my owner, good things happen'.

it will take time but cats aren't all stubborn like alot of people make them out to be, they are just very individualistic

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Anyone here do Falconry?

thinking about getting into it
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>>2510548
So what do you do with your bird? Just keep it as a pet or do you go to schools and do presentations and stuff?
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>>2510552
F
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>>2510709
W-what happened..?
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>>2510719
That's General Izzadehedrine, the SAA's best general. He was a Druze (a unique syncretic monotheistic faith) and fought for the preservation of his country against Islamists. Killed by an IED after liberating most of Deir-el-Ezzor

He was a great man.

F
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F

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>laying in bed
>see a mouse run across my room
>start hunting for him to catch him
>corner him
>he starts shaking and rubbing his hands together
>his cute face looks up at me
>tears well up in my eyes and I let him go

Why are these little shits so cute? Is there any way I can get rid of him (and presumably, the rest of his friends) without killing them?
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pacifistic traps? a lot of them.
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>>2509538
Just look for a mousetrap-cage, they aren't too costly and works better than most of the killing ones.
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I've always wanted a mouse empire.
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>>2510471
Could try this, but if you just drop it off outside it will come right back in. You'll have to drive a couple miles out each time you get one to ensure it won't just come back.

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alright so I was mopping with a bucket of bleach and water and my nephew was playing with his budgies and what not
one of them flew towards me and landed in the bucket, I scooped her up in less than a second and we washed her off a few times but she still has a little of that bleach scent on her chest area
wat do?
pic unrelated
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>>2510746
Call poison control center instead of posting on the fucking animals interest board, you fucking mouth breather
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>>2510772
I'm a fucking third worlder on a tiny island there IS no poison control centre
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Clean until it no longer smells like bleach
Use cloth softly clean with water.
This could take a long time dont stress the bird out too much.

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hello frens
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2150324-horses-bred-to-look-like-cartoons-are-part-of-a-worrying-trend/
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> worrying-trend

fucking greenfags
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Ugh, I can't have sex with these.
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>Be me, aged 10
>Playing on an evolution computer game
>You pick an animal, it generates 9 skulls, all slightly different
>You choose which survive to breed, game generates more skulls based on them
>In time you can make the animal evolve in all sort of ways
>Make a 30m tall horse with a completely vertical face, giant eyes, and tiny mouth right at the bottom of its tube face

Wish I could remember the game, it was fucking rad.
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>>2510028
sounds fucking awesome

Does anyone know the game?
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>>2505565
American lines for practically everything are less healthy. Goldens and Burmese are two examples.

Picked me up a retired racing Longboi today! He’s terrifically lazy right now. Any other owners on here of the breed?
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>>2510815
Look what happens when I check the cat before making a new thread!
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Did you name him Senna, Moss, Niki, Jackie, etc.?
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>>2510815
My favorite dog.
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>>2510815
>>2510816

Holy fuck, absolutely gorgeous
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>>2510815
>He’s terrifically lazy right now.

Might want to get used to that. Good longo though.

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... on /an/. Just makes sense.
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I'm researching what kind of pet would work with my lifestyle and I've been interested in rats. However, their lifespans are a bit too short for me. Is there something that is similar to a rat in personality and intelligence but has a longer lifespan?
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>>2509831
Can't get these in my country.
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What about the shorter lived birds like parakeets? Are they intelligent like some of the longer living ones?
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>>2510357

I'd put degus about on the same level as rats in intelligence, personally but like any individual it'll vary.

They're right though far more destructive, need a huge amount more space an exercise and won't be pet/held like a rat for the most part.

Diet is as mentioned very strict - be sure local stores stock specifically degu food (not chinchilla, guinea pig or rat). However stick to that bag of feed plus hay and water and it's pretty straight forwards. A few dried herbs (basil, chives, sage), a few oats now and then as treats/training.

However - they can't control their bowel movements so expect a lot of rabbit-like-poop everywhere. They also weaponize it if they don't like you. Gotta have all metal habitat as wood and plastic won't stand up for a single night.

On the other positives, though - no particular smell, no smell to urine (and pee little), highly engaging if you like playing their games (chase tissues, tug of war etc), aren't nocturnal and though they might not want petting/holding much they can bond very deeply with their "pack" which includes you.
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>>2509791
>similar to rat
>long life
Guinea Pig.

My older pig (pic related) is almost eight. She’s noticeably frail and will likely not see another summer, but she’s healthy enough for now. They are much more relaxed than rats, mine don’t even hop out of their pen even though they easily could. They are less affectionate, but still very much up for a daily snuggle.
Make sure you get two, and keep them in a big pen.
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>>2509797
>lifespan: 16-197 years
wtf



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