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How smart are penguins?
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>>2529142
That's something he'll never forget.
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oh yeah
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DELET
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>>2529071
You mean this one?
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>>2529721
I just went feeding giraffes last week and they were licking the shit out of the wood fence there too

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>tfw you catch a mouse in a glue trap and have to figure out what to do with it
These traps are fucking stupid, a few months ago one got caught and I had to drown it. The whole body was stuck in glue so I put it out of its misery. Just caught another a few minutes ago but it was only on the tail so I released it outside (into the blistering cold but I don't have any other options, will probably just find its way back in). Don't know why my landlord insisted on these shitty traps.

Anyway, thanks for reading my blog. How do you deal with mice if/when the problem arises?
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>>2528422
Just use one of these.

>reusable
>does not kill the mouse
>easy to remove the mouse
>100% catch rate, one bait - one mouse at least in my experience.
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>>2528422
Get some vegetable oil. Heat it up to just a little hotter than lukewarm. Think shower hot. It will melt the glue and leave the animal unharmed
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Vegetable oil.

Don't drown them. Smash it if you have too but drowning is a horrible, painful way to die. I can speak from experience it's not fun. Don't do that if you want to kill something to put it out of its misery.
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>>2529473
This is genius. Unless you're a sociopath these things are 100% better than snap or glue traps
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>>2529473
I use traps like these, and they work great. The best bait are these peanut cakes/cookies I get from Chinatown - they were also the first and only things the mice went for in our pantry.

Emptied the traps into an empty terrarium, until the traps stopped getting anything, and then I released the mice into the woods near the landfill. I ended up getting like, 12 mice though one of them ended up giving birth in the terrarium,so in the end I released like 20+ mice.

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Hey /an/, I don't know if posting this here breaks any rules. Anyway, my dog has a wound on her back which she can reach with her hind legs to scratch. how do you prevent this? should I cover the wound with bandage?

the wound is a lump that was already drained by the way, but she scratched it to the point which the skin is opened.
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>>2529037
Thanks for the advice anon. My vet gave me ointment. I recon its a disinfectant since its povidone-iodine.

I used gauze dressing to cover her wound and then wrapped her torso with cloth since I didn't have bandages with me atm.

How frequent should I open the bandages to disinfect the wound? My vet told me to apply ointment twice a day or as necessary. But I don't really know when it's necessary.
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>>2529069
It depends. Probably twice a day is fine. However, if you’re finding that undoing and redoing the bandage “reminds” your dog about the wound, once a day will be okay until it’s healed more.

When my dog gets a granuloma/hot spot and I start fucking around with it trying to heal it, he usually is okay until I “remind” him it’s there and then he starts licking. The most dangerous times are always right after I apply ointment or a bandage.
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>>2528536
Frequently changing the bandage will promote healing, especially with a topical anti-biotic/steroidal compound. The bandage is absorbing all of the gunk the ointment is lifting/removing from the wound, and then you take all of that away when you change it
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>>2529222
Okay. I observed my dog after putting on the bandages. She acted like she had no wound. She was quite active and would sometime go outside on her own volition now.

>>2529234
Is once a day enough?
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>>2529699
I would suggest at least 2 times a day. If it is a spot that gravity pulls fluid to, like the bottom of the chest/abdomen maybe 3 times a day

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My roommate fucked off to be a thot and has left her betta fish here for almost two weeks solid. I've fed them a little (after some research) but the water's gone to shit and out and there's a film of slime, the water's green and the tank smells.

I've been trying to get ahold of her but she's been acting like they didn't need to eat, it's no deal, she's just leaving them, etc. I'd thought she might've been coming over to care for them but nope, busy partying, out with friends, and otherwise throwing blame about the fish situation and disregarding her neglect and abuse.

I've been doing research to care for them and just finding she fucked up on them pretty bad. The tanks for each are barely 2 gallons, no thermometer, using natural light instead of artificial.

Is there any saving them? What can I do? I really was not prepared to adopt fish at all.
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OP here, after checking around there's a petshop nearby that'll take 'em. One of the employees took the fish.
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>>2529462
>pic
I think putting them into a coffee maker is a bad idea.
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>>2529650
It’s one of those betta water falls things. Can hold 2-3 bettas ler thing
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>>2529462
>>2529606
post pics of your roommate I'll decide what to do with her
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I'm not fucking around OP post those pics or else

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The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed for ABC News today.

Even though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, a provision in the act allows the government to give permits to import such trophies if there is evidence that the hunting benefits conservation for that species. The official said the administration has new information from officials in Zimbabwe and Zambia to support reversing the ban.

"Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can benefit the conservation of certain species by providing incentives to local communities to conserve the species and by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation," a Fish and Wildlife spokesperson said in a statement.

This change applies only to elephants in those two countries. It prompted questions about using game hunting to generate money for conservation efforts, and similar questions arose after the controversial killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe in 2015.

The government has not officially announced this policy change yet, but it was reportedly raised at a wildlife forum in South Africa this week, according to Safari Club International, which filed a lawsuit to block the 2014 ban.

It's unclear how the current political situation in Zimbabwe could affect this decision, but a blog post from the president of the Humane Society of the United States points out that poaching has been a problem in Zimbabwe over the years and that the hunting industry there faces corruption issues.

A notice regarding this reversal will be posted in the Federal Register on Friday with specifics on the new information justifying the change.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/trump-admin-reverse-ban-elephant-trophies-africa/story?id=51178663
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>>2529629
>we're doing the exact same thing as chinks except without even the bullshit medical pretense
>we're still superior!
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>>2529252
some stupid fags think replenishing the population of game animals that are heavily hunted using proceeds from tags is "breeding for hunting"

let me guess you also think that stocking game fish is "breeding for fishing" you backwards fucking nigger enabler
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>>2529551
I'm contextualizing your post, not trying to contradict you
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>>2529712
game animals tend to have much faster breeding rates than elephants
stocking of game also implies that you have game wardens or someone who is actually in charge of using tag money for conservation
neither of which apply here
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>>2529715
I apologize then. My mistake.

I got attacked by pic related as a child in Kenya
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>>2522944
chinese came to the US dirt poor and were heavily discriminated against.
then why is it that Chinese have a higher median income than whites nowadays?
(hint: it’s related to iq)
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>>2529567
>(hint: it’s related to iq)
More like it's related to rich chinese sending their kids over here to attend universities. Also why Africans in America are so much smarter than their American counterparts.
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>>2520374
its vagina
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>>2522535
i used to be scared of this gif back in like 2012/2013
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>>2524932
idk if those people are uneducated on what those things can do but they are retarded as fuck for letting that thing get that close to them

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I'm dumping some bonsai pictures I've taken over the past couple months. We'll start with the Milwaukee Bonsai Society's annual show for this year.
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>>2529210
I absolutely love this one, the idea of a tiny grove of trees that look as if they're something massive like a redwood (- the lack of branches for almost half the tree) is my idea kind of plant. I'm not into bonsai myself but my father used to compete decently. Seeing this image really makes me want to enlist his help and start in this hobby
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>>2529210
Incredible
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I have a red lace-leaf Japanese maple in the front yard of the house I grew up in. I'd really like to take a cutting and grow it into a bonsai eventually but every cutting I take ends up rotting.

I try to get all of my cuttings from the older 2 year old+ growth and use a rooting hormone as well. One cutting produced over 4 sets of little leaves but never produced any roots before rotting over 2 months after I started it.

Now I've just collected the seeds from this season and have them in the fridge for the winter and will try my luck with them in the spring. At least that way if I get a sprout I'll know it has roots.

I've heard Japanese maples are notoriously difficult to make root that's why they're almost always grafted but I figured if it's going to be a bonsai then it's not going to need a diverse root system anyways and I didn't want to wait out growing root stock.

I guess there's always next season though, if anyone has any experience I'd appreciate your input. I think it's such a beautiful art and would really like my first tree to be one that's so sedimental to me.
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>>2529250
Instead of a cutting, do an air layer.
http://www.bonsaiexperience.com/StartingTechniques3.html

>>2529511
Sorry, but I'm a good little wageslave during the week. ;_;

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What is your favorite animal?
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>>2529638
African Gray parrots are among the most intelligent of all the bid species and capable of learning the most words.
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I like turtles, and my favorite is the grandest of them all.
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>>2528292
They're cute and badass. The fact that the white spots on their heads aren't their eyes pisses me off though.
>>2528165
Weird choice. They're pretty cute but besides that, what's there to like about them?
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these cute fluffos
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Regular dogs, ducks, and the capybara has a growing a place in my heart

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succ volume II 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
Links:
Tank Cycling:
https://www.petcha.com/freshwater-aquarium-cycling/
https://www.petcha.com/fishless-aquarium-cycling-method/
Care Guides:

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>>2528752
Smaller ones are more affected by water fluctuations. Bigger ones are more stable, plus you can keep more fish.
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>>2529433
Are you a China man?
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>>2529433
I can't imagine having an uncovered pond too much god damn snow and too many deciduous trees around my house

I'll have to build a pergola or half-assed greenhouse or something
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>>2529585
Tannin season is beautiful though
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Can we start an ant love thread?

>post anything related to ants or any questions
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>>2526780
I love street fighter
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reboot when?
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>>2529685
Check out Empires of the Undergrowth.

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So like, why aren't rats everywhere in the suburbs and big cities anymore? I've literally never seen a mouse or rat in my home but it's such a meme from the past
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>>2529599
>which most people think are rats.
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>>2526774
Basically this. The only places with "rat problems" these days are bad parts of extremely poor cities. The only reason it was more common back in the day was because we were less sanitary overall.
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>>2529684
>because we were less sanitary overall
the main reason was because we hated cats back then.

once the hatred for cats went away so did the rats and their diseases.
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>>2529687
Definately a factory considering the vast amount of stray cats nowadays. My city particularly has a bad stray cat problem after a flood that occured a number of years back. Can't say we have a rat "problem", though we still do get rats, especially in restaraunts,
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>>2529687
Where do you find these cats that willingly go up against fully grown rats? Stray cats have always been the loser in any interaction I’ve seen.

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post the most scary and alien-looking animals on earth

i'll start: whip spider
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>>2525256
I saw one of these in a pet shop once

are they easy pets
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>>2529524
yes they're pretty easy

it's not an animal that you're going to see though, they only come out in the dark

also they're very shy and hate being handled

and don't buy invertebrates in pet shops
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>>2526371
Lobsters can live up to 50 years old in the wild and don't tend to ever stop growing so they just keep getting bigger until they die.
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>>2529526
I accidentally set mine up to be visible 24/7. Shes got a nice hide, and a lateral branch to also hide under. But the cork panel hot glued to the terrarium wall as means to traverse the whole enclosure...its apparently just the right depth for her to feel secure. Shes been hiding in plain sight for two years now with her isopods always beside her. Pic related
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>>2528875
The romanians of birds

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"Having a pet is cruel, here, take this instead"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgaO45SyaO4
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>>2526972
My friend is obsessed with these. They’re so fucking stupid. They don’t fucking work. A “robot”? That’s not a fucking robot, just a $1500 piece of shit fisher price dog toy.
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>>2527055
We’re never gonna see anything this cool in our life. Probably the first orca president or some degenerate shit.
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>>2527309
>cyborgs marching through the jungle like terminators hunting shitskins and slopes poaching gorillas
let’s do it
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>>2527931
Creepy
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>>2526948
I have never even considered this.
All memes aside that's not a real possibility is it?

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What would you name this cat?
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Cain
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>>2526463
MC Ride
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>>2526463
DarkLord666
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Mortmier
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>>2526463
Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor

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Tl;dr how do I maintenance the water in one of these and do his fins look fucked up?

>got pet fish
>kept him in a fish bowl
>changed his water every week
>old cat got along with him
>cat died
>get new cat for mice control
>after a few months new cat tries to kill the fish when I wasn't home
>fish was out of water for hours
>he survived after a few rough days
>got him a proper tank
>no idea how often to change the water or filters
>no idea if his shriveled up fins were like that before his near death experience


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>>2528790
>For OP, look on craigslist for tanks. I picked up a 150 gal for $20.
A lot of people here say this, but it really depends on where you live. Where I'm at all CraigsList tanks are no less than 2/3 of their retail price unless they're broken. It's worth looking, though.

>Either Petsmart or Petco has doller per gallon sales sometimes but a ten gallon isn't expensive to begin with.
Not a great deal by the time you buy a lid, lights, a filter, heater, net, thermometer, etc.
PetSmart has a basic 10 gallon kit (tank/light/filter) for $30, or a more elaborate kit (with a heater and other extras) that's always on sale for about $50. There's also a 5 gallon kit (no heater) that's always on sale for about $30.
Petco will have all of their Aqueon kits half off for Black Friday, so I think that brings them down to around the same price bracket.
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>>2528663
unironically one of the best fish related webm's I've ever seen. Ty for posting it I lost it after accidentally wiping my HDD. I put a betta I didn't want to care for in my 65g expecting it to be fish food for either my firemouth or three tiger oscars, but somehow that fucker is still alive after months. Some sort of sorcery.
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>>2528790
>Not OP but I've never been able to keep snails alive with bettas.
Some bettas just want to watch the world burn.

>>2528938
>I put a betta I didn't want to care for in my 65g expecting it to be fish food for either my firemouth or three tiger oscars, but somehow that fucker is still alive after months. Some sort of sorcery.
See above.

>>2528505
>As far as overfeeding, he seems to only eat his blood worm treats 2x a day. I got betta bits which are little food balls but he doesn't really eat them, just spits em out. Do bettas eat flakes? Should I feed him something else?
As far as feeding, they always seem to prefer things like live blood worms but just due to convenience this is something most of us do not do, at least not regularly.

Flakes, yes. One anon mentioned bloating but I haven't really come across that. I wouldn't rule out the possibility though. However I concur that very small pellets are the way to go. I assume you are using freeze dried blood worm treats. Those also have a chance of bloating as well as they start super dry and soak up a lot of water, leading to indigestion. So definitely don't use it as a primary source of food if you can help it. Some fish are pickier than others, and bettas have a pretty wide personality range. E.g. some like above murder everything. Some are much more chill (I keep mine with amano and neocaridina davidi shrimp). Some more readily accept flakes/pellets, others don't.

I personally use New Life Spectrum flakes and pellets for all my fish. The betta, once he got used to the pellets, won't even touch flakes anymore.

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https://www.chewy.com/omega

If you have dry blood worms, soakthe blood worms in a drop of his water before feeding. Same with any pellets you give him.

If he gets constipated, cook a lean and cut like...a quarter of it off, mash it up, and feed it to him.
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Thanks everyone for the advice, it's very helpful

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>>2528748
Thank you based fish bro- cashing in on black Friday is a great idea. I did a full tank clean today and halved the marbles. He seems pretty content for now, though it'll be nice to see him thriving.

>>2528960
Thanks for the info! I'm gonna try to remember to break his pellets before feeding, and soak them like >>2529484
suggested. Maybe I'll skip his food tonight. How many times a day should you feed them? I've been feeding him twice a day plus treats.



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