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The Plant General - Stinky Stapelia Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the magical green place on this blue board. ITT: sleepy snoozy VFTs, smug N. edwardsiana owners and beautiful budding normie seedlings.

/Plant/ is for the discussion of plants (obviously). Horticulturists, hobbyists and botanists welcome! Questions about plants? Want to show off your two inch dick-I mean plant? Maybe you want to start growing something new and exciting? Well come on over to /plant/!

Introducing a new basic caresheet with every thread: Stapelia/Orbea edition:
>fairly standard succulent care, most commercial species are easy
>well-draining cacti/succulent soil
>light watering, keep it dry in winter
>direct sun to very light shade
>don't let it get too cold, minimum 10c
>wait until flowering occurs to hide the smell of any rotting corpses you may be hiding

For our carnivorous plant newbies:

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>>2325632
Yo menorcafag, where do you buy your plonts?
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>>2325697
*Mallorca
Depends on the plant.
For flytraps I usually go on forums, but I have also used Flytraps.nl, carnivorasland, carniplant (carniplant mostly because it's here and I can just drive there and buy some odd-looking typical), Christian Klein when I made big orders with more people and araflora for weird cultivars. Also I bought from flytrapstore once, a culture tissue tube of WIP Long snapper.

My sarracenia are mostly common shit from local nurseries and their hybrids that I've been growing over the years

Nepenthes: carniplant usually. The guy has a great variety, from ventrata to rajah.

>Sundews and pinguicula: they are presents. Or come with other plants. I don't really care about them, but they are here.

Cephs: since I only grow typicals, I buy them from the place that has the cheapest ones.

Drosophyllum luscitanicum: they gave me ten seeds, only one has grown.
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>>2318213
What kind of ligh are you using there? I want to build something like that but for my orchids and im kind of lost about the lamps
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Would it be better to ask here about the care of aquatic plants, or in the /aq/ general? Or both?
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>>2326196
Ask /aq/, this is the Nepenthes general

Btw here I have 4 new flytraps arrived from Germany, adapting to the Mediterranean sun. The results are the same that in their human compatriots.

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2 years old, neutered, He goes under my blanket and positions his body overtop of my arm and clamps on hard with his teeth. The only way to get him to let go is to stick my fingers in his mouth and pry it open(which causes him to make weird noises in protest). Also he alternates moving each back leg onto the arm then lowering it.
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>>2324881
So much this.
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Post wild animals fighting or killing each other. No animal abuse, edgy faggots.
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>>2325178
>snake tries to slither away
>she pulls him back
THE ABSOLUTE MADRABBIT
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someone post that WebM of gorillas beating the shit out of each other but both coming out unscathed
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>>2326217
this cracked me up because i fucking hate raccoons
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>>2310877

/herp/ reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures

>kingsnake.com
>faunaclassifieds.com
>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>Also check to see if there are any annual reptile shows/expos in your area as these are good places to find good animals from good breeders at partial discount


/herp/ officially official all purpose care sheet of wonder and magic

>sand a shit
>use a thermostat
>read all the caresheets

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What are some chill lizards, preferably of the gecko variety?
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>>2326188
>If I put the mealworms in a dish, will he even come out to find them?

Yes, he will come out to investigate in the middle of the night when all is dark and quiet. I suspect the issue is just the stress of the move and acclimation period, plus you being present at feeding time. Leave mealworms in dish, stop digging him out, give it a week and I'm pretty sure you'll see those mealworms disappear over night.

By way of example, the longest I have had a reptile refuse food after moving in with me is 14 days. Gargoyle gecko. I just kept putting in fresh food every other day and left her alone. Drove me absolutely crazy with the extra long fasting time but she came around. Three years I have had her and she is one of my geckos who will wait sitting on top of her food dish when it's feeding day.
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My garg gecko ate all the food and now I've been handling him. I've been holding him for the past few hours it seems like he's been passed out he hasn't moved tried to get away or anything I don't know if he's scared of me or if he's comfortable he bit me twice before but now he hasn't even tried to bite me. Yes? No?
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Heres my leopard gecko Sosa. can anyone tell what morph she is? She was my very first reptile, so im not sure haha.
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>>2326253
She looks like a normal hypo to me. Possibly hypo emerine if her head is green? Hard to tell in the lighting though. She's a cute geck.

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HERE'S PART 2 TO A SERIES I'M DOING FOR THE WINTER FAIRY SHRIMP
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Frosted plastic isn't very good for filming microscopic organisms.
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I had a buttload of redtails.
I'd like to try raising beaver fairy shrimp sometime
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>>2325825
I like it

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Do you guys like ny Beemo?
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>>2326032
What happened to the others in your past group, if I might ask?

>>2326062
I would argue that they do, at least to some extent. Not to the extent a cat or dog will, but they are still affectionate and playful and want your attention. Some of them are even cuddly.

That said, they DEFINITELY form strong bonds with each other.
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>>2326246
Passed away but Squee went to a friend's house
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This one's for bugguy https://youtu.be/vbfxYnFT8bE
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>>2326259
You put that animal in your pants, you sick fuck.
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>>2326260
She crawled up my pants

Previous thread: >>2323964

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

Links:
Care Guides:
>http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/fresh.htm

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>>2325860
Try it in a quarantine tank with a test fish.

>>2325884
Bichir could potentially eat the barbs or rams if he gets real hotdoggy. Barbs might nip at the angels or harass the gourami. It could work out, but it's riskier than it needs to be. Skirt tetras in place of the barbs and a single larger gourami would be a safer bet.

>>2325956
Grindal worms are super easy if you're not prissy about that kind of thing. You can order cultures on eBay, and guides are easy to find online.
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>>2326244
>Grindal worms are super easy if you're not prissy about that kind of thing.

Cool, thanks. Lookin em up right now.
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>>2326114
Why would you? The algae is my favorite part of your tank Anon. D:

>>2326245
Nature is full of algae.

>>2326125
AquaClear for convenience.
The Eheim will probably handle a bigger load, and give a "neater" look for the tank interior, but canister filters are a PITA to service.

>>2326138
Even cheap stainless steel is rated not to significantly react with freshwater for years unless you have a pretty horrendous municipal water supply.
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>>2326144
Orange platies have a similar aesthetic to goldfish and are fine down to about 65F.

Same with balloon belly mollies, but they're purposefully bred with bent spines, which people seem to find deplorable "except if it's goldfish."
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>>2326193
Some of them like to push around small marimo balls as well.
You can look up videos about training goldfish to do tricks (like swimming through a hoop) and see about adapting some of them for him.

>>2326199
Every betta is a bit different, but a lot of them enjoy pushing things around on the surface, and they arguably benefit from any kind of extra stimulation.
Mirrors are meh, but laser pointers are perfectly fine.

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I think my birds are gay
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>>2326225
Looks like a male on left and female on the right so no gay.
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>>2326229
Nope, both boys
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>>2326225
fuck dude you need to take them to see your pastor ASAP
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The balls aren't touching so they'll be fine.

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post retarded dogs
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>>2321567
Soon...
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>>2322908
assistant to the branch manager
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>>2325707
Kek.
The office référence.
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>>2325630
>"Are you okay?"
>"Never better"

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Every day until you want one. Im going to post platypuses until all of an wants a puggle for cuddles. Also platypus threads are usually pretty good at both content and mild shitposting so there's that.
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I saw a platypus in the distance when visiting Australia. Although it was a nature reserve in Canberra, and I could just barely see its head poking out over the water in the distance, I got super excited over it. Keep up the good work spreading the word, OP
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i really like this threat
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>>2324514
I'm seriously jealous.
>>2324885
It's not a threat it's a promise.
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>>2325555
Day 54

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No dog thread? Post your dogs!

This is Maple, my 5yo English Shepherd girl.

(Also, other English Shepherd anon, where you been? Haven't seen you post in a while, I want to see how your puppy's grown!)
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>>2325911
Adorable
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>>2325930
He's a good boy
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>>2325696
>less than six months old at the dog park
she's had all her shots and you've waited for them to be fully effective, right bucko?

anyway, the socialization of a dog doesn't mean you're teaching her to be friendly or even social. it means you're getting her used to different stimuli so that she doesn't freak the fuck out when confronted with an unknown. you don't need to teach her how to play with other dogs if she doesn't want to. you need to just make sure she isn't reactive or aggressive around them, which it sounds like she isn't. it doesn't even sound like she's nervous about other dogs, just that she prefers humans.

if you're concerned that she's not getting enough exercise, do laps around the park with her since she'd rather be with you. not all dogs want to play with other dogs, just like not every human is best buddies with every stranger they meet.
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>>2325910
German Shepard-Pit.

The most dangerous doggo in the world.
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>>2325696
The other anon who replied to you got it right. Not all dogs are super interested in playing with other dogs, and that's ok. As long as she's polite, not aggressive or fearful around other dogs, what's the harm?

My dog will politely greet a strange dog but then likes to go about her business and play with me instead. Honestly, I prefer this as it's a lot easier to get her to not be distracted by things. She really liked playing with dogs she's familiar with, but strange dogs are just not her thing.

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Does your dog wear a hijab?
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>doing this
haram
>dogs in general
haram

have fun with all that virtue signalling backfiring enormously one day.

also, don't fucking apply your idiocy on poor doggos. they don't deserve this lib faggotry.
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>>2326159
Calm your tits, it's not really a hijab. It's called a snood and it's meant to hold their ears back while they eat/drink water.
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that's called a snood

and yes he does, when it's cold, to prevent frostbite
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This doggo is very committed to Islam

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Haven't been here in a while, does the faggot that tortures animals still shitpost here?
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>>2326205
For what purpose?
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>>2326233
That's the guy I was thinking of, who's the other tripfag?
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>>2326236
Bugguy?
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>>2326237
Haven't seen much of bugguy, I miss antman though, he got real shitty when I told him to off himself.
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I remember one troll that would spam threads with animal gore acting all edgy saying he should be allowed to torture and kill any animal he wants because animals deserve to die. He got all butthurt that his images kept getting deleted, then his whole replies. This combined with /an/ largely ignoring him after a while caused him to move to /r9k/ where eventually they also stopped taking the bait. Haven't seen him since

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I'd like to do something like pic related with my aquarium, but the only light it gets is room light, are there any plants you guys would recommend for a very low light aquaponics system?
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what's the point of these things when you could just have a planted tank that would be bigger and happily support more fish/plants?
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>>2324567
Poison ivy grows great in aquaponics!
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>>2324582
Growing things like tomatoes and other edible plants for yourself

My cat Shakey is having dental extraction surgery on the first to remove a tooth that is driving into her gum and creating a hole. Apparently her jaw is misaligned and the problem has been getting worse over the years so much so that she seems to be in lots of pain. Shes drooling often now, but trying to remain cheery.

How can I help her pain? Earlier Shakey jumped on my lap and allowed me to hold her jaw open so the tooth wouldn't press into the hole, but I can't sit there and hold her mouth open forever. Is there anything I can do until surgery day?



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