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Can we have a thread for aquatic animals that are not fish? Post crustaceans and cephalopods.
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They look like too big socks.
What are they called? Just sea snakes in general?
Fuck yeah triops!
>Tadpole shrimps
Never heard them called this before.
>reinforced enclosure
>thick acrylic
How does a little shrimp break acrylic enclosures?

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If just one of these was alive right now, would it live until death or would it be possible for it to be killed by a non-human predator?
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>folded 100,000 times
Orcas vs Godzilla
>whales aren't a threat to Orcas

The "apex predator" of the world's oceans is an adult bull sperm whale. Solitary hunters, they are known to intervene to save other whales from entire pods of Orcas. Unlike Orcas, they're also recorded as having destroyed human whaling ships on at least two occasions.

Orcas are impressive and large pack hunting predators, but they aren't oceanic superman.
Orcas, and that's it. Orcas do stay away of bull sperm whales. But dumb cool lizards are just not that big of a deal. Orcas will kill anything if they want it, it's all about one or two starting a new culture of hunting.
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>Thank God these things don't exist today or else traveling by sea would have been impossible

It would be more dangerous, but who knows if they'd even attack ships. I mean a lot of animals alive today could sink small/medium ships, they just don't.

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Animals that you could be that would make your sex life more hardmode than it already is (or isn't)
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I like the second from the left at the top the best.
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>When they pair off with mating partners, often one or several drakes end up left out. This group sometimes targets an isolated female duck, even one of a different species, and proceeds to chase and peck at her until she weakens, at which point the males take turns copulating with the female. Lebret (1961) calls this behaviour "Attempted Rape Flight" and Cramp & Simmons (1977) speak of "rape-intent flights". Male mallards also occasionally chase other male ducks of a different species, and even each other, in the same way. In one documented case of "homosexual necrophilia", a male mallard copulated with another male he was chasing after the chased male died upon flying into a glass window.[31] This paper was awarded with an Ig Nobel Prize in 2003.[32]
>This paper was awarded with an Ig Nobel Prize in 2003.[32]
yes goyim, can't you see the wonderfulness of homosexuality?
Wait what. Don't snails try to digest the other snail's semen because they don't wanna be the pregnant one and the love dart's hormones prevent, if shot right, this digestion? I'm studying biology and I thought I knew the truth

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Can you really pop a rabbit like this?
According to that GIF, yes
What in the FUCK
It's a gutting method, mot to be done to a live rabbit.
I would be very worried about rupturing organs and ruining meat.
>Inb4 animal cruelty
You can tell the rabbit was previously dispatched
I thought it was alive that's why I freaked out

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I just rescued a cat from a junkie. Redpill me on cat ownership /an/

Pic related, I called him Johnny Joe
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>all homeless people are junkies

Wow. I'm literally shaking.
Coke head down the street wasn't looking after it said I should take it. Dont trip.
cats are shitty pets that make your house smell bad

have fun
There is no reason at all to feed dry food over wet food. If you can afford it feed wet food instead of dry. Try to get food with mainly meat as the first ingredients (besides water). There is no reason for cats to eat fruits, veggies and grains.

Get it checked out by a vet asap if you can afford it. It needs 2 distemper vaccines which will be 2 weeks apart, and a rabies vaccine if it's old enough (3 months or older). You will really want to get him fixed too if he isn't. If you can't afford this you can call around for low cost clinics and free vaccines but they usually require proof that you actually can't afford it and you're not just being a cheapskate. You'll have to get the rabies and distemper shot yearly

You will want to keep 2 litter boxes if possible in different locations if you can. Try to scoop it daily/ every other day and clean it completely weekly.

You will have to decide if you want it indoor only. I highly encourage indoor only, with maybe contained or supervised outdoor activity. If you don't have money, then you really shouldn't be letting the cat roam. If you do decide to let the cat roam, you won't want to let the cat out for at least a month while it gets used to it's new surroundings. You'll also want to look into getting a microchip in case it ever gets lost.

If you struggle with cash, never ever buy cat toys, look at DIY cat toys. Get a scratching pad or post that's long or tall enough for the cat to stretch completely while scratching. Posts will need to be heavy enough to ensure your cat's weight.

Get the cat used to being brushed and having it's nails clipped (you'll need small cat nail clippers, dog ones are too large). Daily brushing helps reduce hairballs and clipping nails will save your furniture.

Google how to train cats before you start punishing the cat. Sometimes the water bottle method will be counter productive. You have to be creative and make it seem like the cat caused it's own punishment, not you reacting to it.
Why can't more cat owners be like this person?

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I could do this with those stupid dog treats but NO WAY IN HELL DOES THIS WORK WITH PIC RELATED.
Not much, but I could teach her to do that. She gets very focused when training/treats are involved, otherwise, she's kinda goofy.

What was actually Japan's problem with Tanukis tho?

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Is that her special friendly power?
Someone seems to have cut that poor cat in half
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>mfw a show with poor CGI intended for Japanese children has better world building than most films, novels and shows in the past 10 years

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Do pets wonder what humans are doing sitting in front of a flat screen for hours?

How about when we go out, especially when it comes to pets that have never left the house - where do they think we're going? Do they have the concept of a greater world outdoors? Or would it be similar to humans trying to imagine where someone goes after crossing the edge of the Universe?

How about when you give them baths, put on silly clothes, make them do funny things and film to post on the Internet? They don't feel threatened, but they are also not aware of what's going on, so why do they passively accept being toyed with? Would it fit in the same category as being cuddled or something?

I'm sure they don't exactly get curious or ponder about this stuff, but they must have some pseudo-logical conclusion as to what its owners are doing/where they are so they can function inside a group.
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Dogs have more neurons in their brain than cats
I´m pretty sure cats realize you're eating when they see you eating.
>Assuming an animal smart enough to use a knife to make a sex toy can't figure out doors with round knobs
Oh they've both figured it out quickly. They just can't do anything about it.
>cat thinks you'll starve because you aren't eating raw bird carcass
>dog is aware that you have an entire room filled with food and sees you eating all the time
Hmmm yes cats are much smarter

What happened here?
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They've been too doped up on post-modernism to care about anything.

Why try? Why bother? Why fight the odds? They're so narrow, right? Why even care about the challenge? Why care about the struggle? It's all meaningless, man! That's what the Big Lebowski taught me, so everyone should follow it! Yeah!

They've turned their lack of care and obscurantism into a religion that has pervaded across all walks of society. We're fucked for it. Together we all fall.
>Once Attenborough dies
Shut up he is immortal like the Queen.
>You will never come home from school and binge watch meerkat manor for three hours
>Your will mom will never complain that that flower thing is always pregnant
Shit man I suppose Flower dying killed the show but god damn I miss it.
That's the biggest problem with animal soaps, you can't really tell them what to do. In my opinion that show went on way too long. They were very lucky to have decent writers and a pretty eventful couple of seasons.

They should try to do one with monkeys in a city or something. Lord knows they will have enough footage for it.
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>animal soaps
Just skimming through, and I really took that out of context

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"He doesn't have a planted tank" edition

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

Care Guides:

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Has it outgrown the tank or outcompeted nearby plants?
You don't need a bubbler. The filter alone is enough to keep the water oxygenated. A bubbler would cause water spots on the glass and lid, and increase evaporation, which means you'd have to top the tank off more often. Not really a big deal, and the fish won't mind either way.
The plants you have look fine for the betta. If a pair of pantyhose catches on them, they're likely to tear the betta's fins, but those look okay. Some silk plants may be more comfortable for him to rest on.
You might want to get a few more danios to make a better sized school, but keep an eye on them around the betta, since sometimes danios nip at fish with long fins.
Unless hatchlings are different, mealworms have a lot of chitin that could build up in the betta's gut. Bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia are all good whole frozen foods for them if you want to avoid dried prepared foods.
Like others said, the substrate only need to be about an inch or an inch and a half. For your purposes, just enough to cover the weights on the bottoms of the plants.

What exactly did your friend do to "cycle" the tank?
Did you use water conditioner when you filled the tank?

Also your camera is weird as fuck.
No. It's in a 60 that's 24 inches tall. It's next to my crinum calamistratum and its doing well. When it gets too many pads I just snip em. It's already making a new bulb. I had it in a 16 inch tall tank and it still didn't outcompete anything or outgrow it.
Good to know. I'd be interested in getting one for my 40 breeder, but it's fairly low light.
Amano shrimp turned opaque, infection or molt?

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animu edition

previous >>2330013

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

>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

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Brazilian rainbow boa. They're very popular because it. Little bit trickier care requirements than most other snakes as they need very high humidity.
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Most snakes have iridescence, the intensity really depends on the species, but even my keel-scaled garter has some iridescence.

That's a reticulated python. Pic related is a rainbow boa.
I used mod podge to seal a homemade cave for my reptile and let it dry completely clear for 2.5 days before I put it in the tank. Everything was fine for the first day but I just noticed that the mod podge turned white and damp again somehow? Freaked me out so I took it out of the tank and now I don't really know what to do about it so it will properly seal.
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How am I supposed to bond with him then?
I feel lucky, my male and female are confortable together they even sleep together..

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This thread is for the discussion of tarantulas and other invertebrates.

Come here with your questions, your invert buddies, your hopes, and your dreams

previous thread:
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That site is owned by a man named craig baker. He is in my mantis group on facebook. Well known for obnoxious prices and shipping wrong or dead specimens and not offering a refund. Euro mantis collectors should also shy away from his cousin Bartek who runs exo factory insects. Known scammer as well
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Yeah its terrible. I had a beautiful male membranacea I wanted to father an ooth but by the time the female was ready he was just too old. I also have this very pretty lineola that I never found a male for. Breeding them is way easier in theory than in practice.
>everyone says B. smithi is easily available
>can't find them anywhere
Where do you guys buy your T's?
Also, anyone have experience with Acanthoscurria brocklehursti? Are they fast growers?
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Is there any place where you can get Metallyticus in the US then?

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I was walking back to my apartment last night when I saw several bats fly overhead. They reminded me of how much I love bats, and how they don't get enough love
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He has excellent dental hygene
That sounds funny to have seen
I like bats because they aren't bland and boring like most mammals
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>Be me
>Go to cotage in the middle of nowhere
>See rat lying on the fucking floor of my room
>Go to take a closer look
>It's a fucking bat
>Never seen one in the open
>Poke it once
>Let it there to get my camera
>Poke it and thinking it's dead
>It hisses at me out of nowhere
>Cry like a little bitch
>Return back to room after an hour
>No one entered it yet bat is missing
>Didn't sleep that night
Bats are CUTE


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Extinct animals you're glad are all dead
i'll start
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Yeah. The whole "whitey be keeping me down" is a pretty shit excuse for people to use.
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Glad their dead
Theres actually a pokemon that looks almost the same as that
Regarding land animals, there was a period with very high oxygen atmosphere which allowed bigger animals to exist. Especially the giant insects who take in oxygen passively without lungs.

In more recent times the last ice age killed off a lot of big mammals.
That is simply not true. The largest flying insect existed at a time when oxygen was lower than today, the largest ever land living arthropod existed at a time when oxygen was the same as today.

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