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The Plant General - Destruction Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

In this edition, we lament those plants which we have lost to nature, and swear vengeance against the beasts that did it.
So, if gophers have eaten your Lilies, the waifu dropped your favourite Cotyledon, or a landslide wiped out your Walnut grove, come inside and vent with us.

>Royal Horticultural Society
>Dave's Gardening Tips
>Cacti and Succulents

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also, there are larvae that imitate them like Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
idk mango
So far this year I've only got beeflies on my balcony, visiting my dwarf snapdragons. Hoping for bumblebees in September.

Pic, one of them from last year:
I bought an aloe vera a while ago. I've been giving it water once a week. One of the smaller leaves was cut, and its not just a flat dark calloused area. How long with it take to start growing again? Some of the other leaves were bent or squshed, how long will these take to heal?
two parts soil, one part sand, and one part sphagnum moss to make a bog-base substrate, right?

Bumblebees are superior to honeybees
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>wasps stung 6 out of 10 family members. Massive dicks that only do harm
>bees stung 2 family members, but its fine cause they died for their stupidity
>Bumblebros all my life just fumble and bumble onto my table, grab some food and fuck off
Clear winner

the giant black and white ones are scary motherfuckers.
Bumble bee butt is best butt
>Massive dicks that only do harm
Enjoy all your garden crops being destroyed by caterpillars, asshole.

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Reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures

>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>caudata.org for newts, salamanders and lots more amphibians
>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

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He might be constipated.
We gotta save the environment by not letting people keep and breed animals!
>We gotta save the environment by not letting people breed

In general I would say no, however a dedicated and responsible adult could manage the standard boa care requirements without issue.

R U a dedicated and responsible adult?
>R U a dedicated and responsible adult?
I'm definitely an adult

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Why do people shit on each other for liking certain animals or having certain animals as pets? I mean, if you're not weeping something that can kill you (eg: chimp, gator, big cat, kangaroo) or something that makes a huge mess and is just a shitty animal to keep in a house (eg: eagle, owl, bat, sugar glider) as a pet, i see no problem.
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you literally just shat on people for liking certain animals or having them as pets
because dogs are too big to be as dumb as they are
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Cats are a big problem anon
because its funny
fuck your

How can Tigers even compete?
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This is an urban legend.
Tosh Raka?
Most male lions aren't in prides and if they are still spend a lot of time fight other males to defend them

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I need every and any shibe picture you can throw at me
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>what's poppin, you meme loving fuck?
I miss having a dog so much. I can't wait until I get my house so I can get my own.

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Whats wrong with my cat?
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Idk but it looks cute
Cats have a lifespan of 15 years you ignorant faggot
Why do niggers like you only fucking care about themselves?
Low IQ and high testosterone

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Legs to die for edition

This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether its

>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information

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After molt
That's a big change.

B. albiceps?
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Do you guys know what kind of jumping spider this is? I've seen this guy at least 6 times in my kitchen over a couple of weeks and is super chill. Occasionally likes to rest on my arm.
About a centimeter long, has a shiny gold-like abdomen.

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Mexican mole lizard
peepee with leg :D
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Pink fairy armadillo


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>leave room
>come back to see my dog ate my whole box of chocolate covered raisins
>little bastard is just conked out on my pillow now
I was gonna scold him but seeing him asleep on my pillow just makes my heart skip
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I dont even like dogs
I love cats
Fuck you imposters my dog is dead now, fuck am gonna hand myself!!
Hey guys its me OP
dont belive this imposter, my dog is okay but she threw up
This is why moot abandoned us.
Its me OP
My dog is dying and im too poor to pay a vet
I’d let her die then I’m going to get a cat
An animal that is so much better than a dog

So have any of you made friends through your animals? I'm thinking of getting a doggo, and hope to make friends while being more sociable.
Don't get a fucking pet to make friends you fucking autistic.
:/ don't listen to this on a hole anon, he just has no friends.
Dogs are great for socializing, but in the end you'll find the dog is your greatest friend :3
Even as somebody with crippling social anxiety who’s actually on the spectrum, this is the most depressingly autistic post i’ve ever read. Just leave your fucking house you dweeb, don’t get a dog just to advance your social standing. If you’re really willing to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to keep an animal for the sake of making friends, you’re not on track to being a caring, sociable person anyway. A dog isn’t going to make you cooler, more confident, or a better friend. Even if you have the best dog ever, nobody is going to want to be your friend just because you have a dog.
They’re also a massive commitment both money and time wise. Do you have thousands of dollars sitting around for when Fido breaks his leg? How about ten thousand for when the dog you bought from a shitty breeder gets cancer? Can you give your dog the exercise and mental stimulation it needs? Are you knowledgeable enough about dogs to pick a good breeder, or will you end up with a poorly tempered BYB puppy with bad hips? Will you be able to train a dog beyond the level of a cesar milan enthusiast?
ignore this samefag.
you will meet people when you have a dog but it’s up to you to make that connection into a friendship. training classes would be a good opportunity to talk with other new owners.
i don’t want to be friends with them, but my dog park has a group of regulars so we all chat while the dogs play. that might be an option for you?
OP here. I have friends, but I don't go out much lately, and think it would be nice to meet new people. I planned on getting a dog regardless. I already have a rabbit, but I've never had a pet I actually needed to take outside the house. So I was wondering if there were any activities people did with their pets while connecting with other people.

Thanks anons. I planned to go to a dog park, but never thought of training classes. That sounds like it would be fun.

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>cat keeps biting her hair out
>Has small red sores around hairless area
Anyone encounter this before? Her entire back and tail are near hairless. It's not my cat, regardless, I'm taking her to the vet monday to see what's wrong. Obviously, cats biting significant chunks of hair out is quite odd, but this cat had multiple seizures as a kitten. She never grew past 8 pounds, her eyes are fully dilated regardless of light level, to be frank, she has a decent amount of braindamage. The owner still should've noticed years of hairless cat, I suppose.
3: poor schmitten. I can't help but I'm wishing you and the cat luck Mr
My cat licked his belly raw after his tail amputation and I had to constantly put a cone on him for over a year to stop his over grooming. I'm also 99% sure he licked a nipple off. He's good now, tho'. Just use an e-cone for your cat.
Do you feed and water her out of plastic bowls?
If so, toss 'em. Growing up all our cats had skin problems and it went away with switching to glass or metal. Not before one of them licked all the fur off her tail and it fell off.

Either that or it's diet sucks.
Either he got scalped or his toupee just flew

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rank my cats from best to bestest cat
Upper left is clearly the best, bottom right is alright, the rest are trash.
Each cat is unique in their own way and should be loved the same.
In a way, they are all best cat.
Stop lying op
They’re all number 1 in your heart

If every animal was made the size/mass of a horse, which would be the strongest in a 1v1 fight? My top choice is pic related, as it could easily crush bone and has incredible armor. Would anything be able to stop it?

Each animal is the mass of a horse (1,600 lbs)
Poison, toxins, and venom are banned
Ignore any physiological restrictions that would cause an animal to die due to its size (like bugs not getting enough oxygen)
Winner is declared when other animal dies
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Wonder how far this thing could fling an opponent
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Not immediately recognizing the Rhino Beetle. I actually spent the time to calculate its size and put a bus and a 747 in there for scale. 315m long Goliath. Come at me
Carrying bug armor comes with a MASSIVE speed nerf. Even a limber insect like a mantis or a daddylonglegs is going to be literally dragging its ass when scaled up to a horse's size. Vertebrates will have a stupidly high speed advantage, as well as flight. Very few insects, if any, will have the correct proportions to fly at the size OP proposes.

I'm also unsure of just how effective insect armor would be at that size. A claw cracker is more than sufficient to break even a large crab's shell. Would a ladybug's or moth's shell really be able to endure the hooves of a horse or an angry bear's claw?
Read the rules its mass not dimensions & Nothing physics based hinders it
You'd get immediately fucked by almost any bug

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