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Tfw you realize that /an/ is in general angrier than /k/ as well as most boards
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It IS his falult.
He completely changed the attitude of this board.
who the fuck is bugguy
Somebody who was here around a year ago, now he's not. The guy could be a real dick, but it's no longer a problem now.
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Our flooffy flooffy children
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Punished an

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Anyone done any diving or big animal expeditions? I've been looking at an Orca expedition in Norway that's only 5k a person for my honeymoon, and just wanted to see what other people's experiences were like or if it was worth it. I'm a little wary of spending 10 Grand and then not even seeing anything.
I've wanted to get into freediving because I want to see sea animals such as orcas and whales in real life
The problem is I'm a poorfag so I can't afford to go to the places where you can find sea animals such as orcas and whales
My friends can barely swim, so I haven't been to the beach in 6 years despite only living a 40 minute bikeride from the beach, because it's extremely advised to not dive into the ocean on your own
My local beach doesn't have any orcas or whales or sharks or dolphins or sea lions or seals anyway so I don't really care that I haven't had the opportunity to try freediving there
Might be worth asking >>>/trv/
Bumping because interested though
I'm definitely going to scuba someday soon but haven't yet
I posted it first on /out/ and just got people telling me I was going to get eaten, it seems dead here so I guess I'm taking it over to /trv/ now. I just want to talk about orcas dude :(

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i will probably have my room ozoned the day after tomorrow
should i remove terrariums from the room beforehand or just remove animals (geckos, scorpios, frogs, crickets, mealworms, milipedes, assassin bug)? how long should i keep them outside the room before returning them to their places in my room?
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Like I said, ozone damages ALL organic material. Including DNA of plants.

That's kinda the point of it, it destroys biologicals. Like airborne bleach or something. It's deadly to living things. It oxidizes and destroys living tissues.

there is nothing to do. Either the damage will kill your plants or it won't, only time will tell.
the guy who did the ozoning said it would not destroy plants
if it doesn't hurt plants it wasn't strong enough and you shouldn't bother doing it at all.
my mother said it got rid of foul smell in my room

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How do you feel about the creatures that live on your body?
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This post is incredibly fucking low-t.
>this message paid for by the soy farmers of america
prokaryotes cover the world in a blanket i wish we could see it like a wave running through us
God bless them, without them we wouldn't be able to absorb half the nutrients we do. We'd also be severely lacking in vitamins and minerals, since our metabolism wouldn't be as efficient.
That being said, this applies to our native microbiota, the microorganisms that are in a symbiotic relationship with us (mostly bacteria).

Fuck fleas, tapeworms and skin infections though.
>in association with Fruit of The Loom coming out with their new 'soy-bra' for when your soyboy bitchtits are getting you down

i fucking hate god damn whales
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Yeah, fucking pussies.
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Not scared, unnerved, there's a difference.
kill yourself you god forsaken snowape piece of shit die go pillage some villages like your snowmonkey ancestors or go get nuked by america again filthy oriental orangutang
I really like them. They remind me of a wise old man.
This literally just looks like a kid with Down’s syndrome, of all the scary whale pics to post..

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In honor of our ancient relative's formal unveiling to the public, how about another "early man" thread?
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so sapiens, neanderthals, and hobbits lived at the same time, but what about dennisovans? actually, I wonder why they're not even on that list?
thats a fucked up body
>Tiny baby shoulders
>Birther hips

no wonder neanderthals got cucked to death
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Now thats a theory i've never heard before
heh, gay.

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Ratto thread.

By the way, I gotta question, I've owned 2 rats, one is still alive and the other died of a tumour, I just want to know if rats can live to be 5.
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I've had rats live that long
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but that bedding is complete shit too.
Yes, good low-maintenance pets and they're as smart as dogs. Fun to watch and play with. Only downside is the short lifespan.

> they're really cheap to keep
This is true, unless you need a vet. The likelyhood of needing a vet if you buy from a good breeder is pretty small. But pet store bought rats often have shit genetics and are prone to tumors and respiratory problems.

Considering the average lifespan is 2 years, very unlikely
I'm vegan btw

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I think he survived somehow, because he reappears in prehistoric park (if thats the correct order of the lore of course)
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Man, fuck orcas. You could be chilling out on a beach and one of those assholes would leap out of the fucking sea and tear you in half.

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Antisocial puppies?

I adopted an orphaned 6 week old (now 7 week) puppy that was handreared by a rescue.

The first few days she seemed like a normal, happy, confident puppy. But now a week in she has no interest in people whatsoever.

My previous dogs were incredibly needy up until around 5 months. This puppy just wants to be left alone and will wander off to explore on her own or play with my other dog rather than interact with me.

She ignores me/other people when they try and call her, no matter how excitedly they try to coax her over. She is also extremely food aggressive towards people (but not other dogs) and will bite if you touch her while eating.

I managed to teach her to sit and wait for food, and she will play with me if I have a tug rope, but that's about the extent of her human interaction. She always chooses to play or sleep in the far corner of the room.

Is this genetic or a result of being handreared? Will she never bond with people?
(pic unrelated but kinda looks like her)

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Post best animal hunts
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how do they communicate to coordinate this? Do they have a "team leader"?
the apex predator
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Are these dogs neurotic annoying pieces of sniveling shit by nature or what

How the fuck could these little bitch dogs survive in the wild
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Being a doglet is suffering.
Most if not all dogs cant survive in the wild anon.
which dog has the best chance of surviving in the wild
which dog has the best chance of surviving in the wild in a pack?
Probably any working breed, most mutts in general

Source: Live in Louisiana, plenty of feral dogs about. Probably 80% of them are labs or lab mixes

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Why can we simply chop down all these damn eucalyptus? Or ship them all back to Australia, let them burn everything there.

>Oral respiration associated with obstruction of the nasal airway is a common finding among patients seeking orthodontic treatment. The primate experiments reported here are part of a series designed to test some of the current hypotheses regarding the relationship between mouth breathing and dental malocclusions, that is, between deviations in orofacial muscle recruitment and jaw morphogenesis.

>Mouth-breathing was developed in the animals of this experiment by obstruction of the nasal passages with silicon nose plugs. The experiments showed that the monkeys adapted to nasal obstruction in different ways. In general, the experimental animals maintained an open mouth. Some increased the oral airway rhythmically, while others maintained the mandible in a lower position with or without protruding the tongue. All experimental animals gradually acquired a facial appearance and dental occlusion different from those of the control animals. From these and the previously reported primate experiments in this laboratory, it can be deduced that orthodontic appliances in general affect the morphology of the orofacial structure in two ways: by direct force and by sensory stimulation. (1) The appliance exerts a direct physical force which alters the strain distribution in the bone and elicits bone remodeling and tooth movement. (2) The presence of the appliance initiates the sensory input which triggers a neuromuscular response.

>This change in neuromuscular activity, in turn, affects both muscle development and bone remodeling. The fixed orthodontic appliance may work mainly on the first principle. Certain removable appliances may have a significant effect based on the second principle.
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So you're genetically inferior?
who /mewboy/ here?
Well the idea is it makes your mouth grow fucked

the interesting part is the remodeling of the skull bones. Though Witmer and lots of others have already demonstrated this sort of thing. Bones grow in response to stresses just as much as to genetics.
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OK so a short little summary:

So if you remember that study that implied that dinosaurs had lips due to the fact that their teeth are in very good condition for the most part? Well this study not only found a new species of Daspletosaurus (D. horneri), but it found out that Tyrannosaurs didn't have lips, but instead had sensitive scales on their face like crocodiles did (they compare it to the sensitivity of your fingertips) This also confirms that the heads of Tyrannosaurs (and most likely all carnivorous theropods to my knowledge) had mostly featherless heads sort of like a vulture (this doesn't mean they didn't have feathers elsewhere, of course). So that means that paleoartists can keep drawing their carnivores with toothy grins, which is pretty cool.

What do you think?
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>but muh phylogenetic bracketing definitely trumps direct evidence, they must all be feathered, reddit told me
>we found out that some dinosaurs had feathers therefore we'll consider that all dinosaurs probably had them
How very scientific.
No, that's a webm, anon.
Any lads know much about the Royal Tyrrell? Browsing the website I saw they are hiring for summer positions at the moment, thought "shit, that would be a bit of alright". I could line up my documents and visa through the year and put in for one for 2019. Don't know if they ever hire foreigners though or if they are so competitive they only look after their own

the jewrasic movies were a fucking meme
stop being such a fucking fanboy

Why don't more predators evolve to use venom ?
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it's metabolically expensive to synthesize toxins and store them in a way that means you don't poison yourself. other animals 'prefer' to use that energy for bigger muscles, sharper senses, better stamina etc
I think you're thinking of how nearly all plants have toxins but we've evolved immunity to them
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How do I evolve venom?
It’s the grandmaster trait of the stealth branch

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