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Finally watched this. Probably the most incredible thing I've ever seen.

That picture

> this is what globies really believe
Yeah its probably the best nature series out there

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Sup /an/, I just got a gerbil a few days ago. Let's have a gerbil care thread
>best treats/fresh vegetables?
>best bedding?
>how long until you can take them out of the cage?
>how necessary is a second gerbil?
>best things for them to chew?
>MFW gerbils are banned in my state.

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Found you Mohammad. Don't you have a 7 year old to rape and murder.

So edgy. Don't you have some food to cook and get dog hair in?
Can you stop being stupid first? It was put down because it was an invasive species the owner didn't have the proper permit to own. If authorities had become aware of the turtle in any other way, it would have still been killed.
The police fucking euthanasized the turtle too. Lose lose situation.

Healthy animals cannot be "euthanized". I know the term is used that way, but it's a form of euphemistic deception. They exterminated it. Call it what it is.

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I just saw this little guy peeping in and out of its cacoon on my bathrooms wall, what is it? And what will it become?
Reminds me of a caddisfly but it’s on land.

Make /an/ cringe.
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My local pet store has a fish in one of these setups. An actual fucking pet store.

I go there monthly to buy hay for my rabbits and every time there's a new fish in that thing. I wonder how many they've gone through already.
do you know anything about bonsai kitty?
Americans cry about this and then proceed to do this >>2624650 even though these two things are literally the same.
you are lterally using that word wrong, my man

Stop supporting such a terrible store, and tell them why.

You can probably buy better, fresher hay online for cheaper anyway.


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Coon edition

Last thread pushing on its 9 lives. Here's some shit that I have to copy and paste:

Join the cat conversation at #mammal

Food & Nutrition

Outside Enrichment
Behavioral problems

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is there any way to designate certain shelves that the cat cant jump on?
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Why does my cat always attack me when I'm doing push-ups and sit-ups
Does he think I'm an injured animal or something
It's not playful either
Idk what /kot/ thinks of this but I use Kitty Diggins litter from walmart. It's cheap but natural and fragrance free. It doesn't clump which i like because I think it's easier to clean. The litter box doesn't smell with this too. I hate the ones with fragrance because it just smells like flower/urine anyway. This one smells like nothing if you keep the box clean. My can loves it. https://www.amazon.com/Kitty-Diggins-Fragrance-Free-Litter/dp/B071Z2TJMC
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Had to say goodbye today. He had inoperable cancer. He was a talker and a cuddler. He ate paper and never covered his shit. He'd eat too fast and throw up at least once a week. He would pull your hand to his face so you would pet him.

His name was Alex. I wasn't ready.

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I feel as if /an/ is a precursor board to /out/ (obviously ignoring any hunting threads). Or does /an/ only exist to argue about wildlife and compare each other's common housepets? Surely if you truly love animals you would want to go /out/side and see them.
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No one gives a flip what you think. This is why /out/ is superior.
> (obviously ignoring any hunting threads)

Wait, why?
You mean when they single-handedly fund conservation efforts in a war-torn hellhole of a continent?

Yeah that's some evil shit
White people shooting a few animals a year = evil

Kangs slaughtering native fauna for the Chinese = ok
/out/tan is the daughter of /k/ and /an/

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animals being autistic thread
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when the loud starts kicking in
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He bleps a lot.
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nice quads

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What dose /an/ think of my little set up? Has a little overhead striplight to help with the gloomy British weather. Also we post and rate eachothers cacti/succulents
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Suggestions duely noted, the lighting in here is shit so it looks yellower then it is to be fair. I may take the stones out and use them in pots when I do a repot of my others.

10/10 lovely anon, very lovely

Big boy indeed
Thought the light would shine nicely through them but they don't work as well as I'd intended


Nice, where do you live? Doubt they'd do well in the climate here
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>Nice, where do you live? Doubt they'd do well in the climate here
Thanks. Southeastern IN, climate zone 6A. The semps tolerate the winter as long as I don't let the snow sit on them too long. The others are winter hardy as well.
un-variegated Hostas are really underrated imho, and they look great with those irises.
imho, some orange Hemerocallis would look great in there.
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I feel heavy emotional attachment to my Edithcolea grandis. Hard to believe it's still alive sometimes. I wish to see its putrid flower.

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itt only biology students and graduates are allowed to post
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You'll be fine. Enjoy your studies and work hard. Keep your career goals in mind the entire time and use them to guide you. Network. Volunteer for research. Do what you can to gain experience that gets you closer to your goals.
what is your main area of interest?
>tfw gonna start bio uni in just a couple of weeks
What should I expect?
Intro courses, a good amount of reading, and lots of students discovering they aren't as passionate about biology as they believed themselves to be.
I study medicine. Can I post?

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I'm a schizoholic alcophrenic. Location: New Zealand. Season: end of summer, moving into autumn. Look at this pregnant praying mantis!
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I was watching one day horrified as a wasp returned to the nest and about 5 or 6 wasps swarmed on it. It looked like it was being attacked. I was wondering if they were upset by my presence after my last encounter and had gone psycho attacking the wasp who had just arrived and were ripping it to pieces. I was on the verge of walking away but just watched, and they gradually left him alone. I saw another wasp return to the nest and this behaviour was repeated... about 5-6 wasps jumped on him straight away and stuck to him for about 20 seconds. I went out to take a picture of them and luckily a wasp returned to the nest while I was photographing them, so I tried to take a picture of this behaviour... if you can see the clump of wasps.
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I realised that the behaviour I thought was psychopathic was just huge friendliness. I think paper wasps may be the coolest insect ever.
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These are youtube videos, not mine.
A cute video about their social behaviour:
The part where one wasp is sort of biting the other wasp is like what the wasp on my finger was doing

More feeding (if you're addicted to watching humans feeding paper wasps):
Unrelated but a nice vid - dragonfly sitting on a lawn eating (part of) a wasp
>wasps face when
>paper wasps may be the coolest insect ever

I'd agree -- at least they're one of the most underrated / overfeared. Maybe in about 20 years people'll start to realize they're pretty safe to be around, especially if you think of them more as human-brained (they're brighter than you think). But even nowadays lots of people are still scared of spiders and snakes etc -- popular myths and phobias never seem to die.

The hens got some lawn clippings today! Hows everyones chicken doing? Mine dont know it yet but theyve got a nice summer ahead of them :)
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That's a big guy.
Sounds like you're doing good. If the fox is a real problem you can buy wolf piss and sprinkle it around. Or if you have a dog just bring them out to the coop to do their business. Foxes are afraid of nearly all other canids.
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Can someone post their set up? I have something like pic related but with a remodeled play house and a 8x4m enclosure.

Where can I buy urine within the EU?
I took in 2 chickens, a hen and a rooster because at their old home they would be attacked constantly by the rest of the flock. They get along well with my original 5 chickens, but they hate me. It's been 3 months and they still hide in the corner of the coop when I go to check on them. I've tried treats and everything.

How do I get them to stop fearing me so much?
Giving them their favorite seeds, showing they come out of your have?
Being calm around them, talking to them.
It'll take time if anything. But maybe it's too late and they are too old to learn

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So, is this the right board to talk about rocks and minerals on? If not, point me where to go. If it is, post your best collected specimens.

This ain't fantastic, but I collected this the other day and the pictures don't do it justice. It's Magnetite and Diopside on Quartz Monzonite.
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yeah that's bismuth, made the crystals myself from melted down raw stuff in a chem lab

If you have access to a bunsen burner, melting bowl, and some forceps you can do it yourself, raw bismuth (the plain grey block) is pretty cheap
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OP here. Here's some Bertrandite, also known as Tiffany Stone. It's opalized flourite. This is cut from a larger nodule. I've got a ton of this stuff.
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And I've also got a ton of these dendrites. Way too many.
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Ive got dozens.

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>have to deal with mosquitoes every summer
>bites get really fucking itchy so i start to kill them as soon as i see one
>catch them inside my hand and crush them so they don't stain my walls
>one year later
>they are as hard to kill as a coked-up house fly
What the fuck. Are they evolving? Jesus Christ I hate these things.
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*Lands on your girlfriend's butt*
Where are you from? If they got hard to kill it is probably another species.

For example aedes aegipty is a fucking ninja that cannot be killed.
Anopheles in the other hand... Are fucking mongotards.

Aren’t we more sinilar to reptiles due to basically no fur than the furfucks?
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You are.
Dracaena guianensis kinda?
Maybe old tegus?
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Featherless biped.

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