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Fennec family edition
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>>4775565
I hate no animal, only human
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I want to kiss a fox.
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>>4775565
I like dogs
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>>4775936
Sure.
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I want to be a fox.

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Anyone else do this braindead hobby? Found 48/55 herp species in my state and am autistically obsessed with finding all of them in the wild. Herping finds + questions + methods welcome
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>>4773983
IRL Pokemon Go.

I've only ever been able to go herping properly once, when I was a teen and someone in the local group took pity on me and took me road herping. I can't remember the exact road. I could hunt out my own locations but I'd feel safer out in the desert with one or two other people, since animals aren't the only things out there. But here in AZ people are ridiculously paranoid about sharing any spots at all to look at anything - with good reason, but I feel like after someone has been in the hobby for years you can cough up one fucking hiking trail. It's too hot and lonely out there by myself.
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Bump, found this last year crossing a road.
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>>4774013
10/10 pic anon well done
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>>4776205
i had this as a 'pet'
not recommend
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>>4776223
agreed

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Why did they do it?
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>>4776150
it's a psy-op by the jews to make us into braindead cattle
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>>4776150
>>4776159
The RBYG redesigned logos are better and I condone them
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>>4776044
I'd rather just bully you than write some ten paragraph long perfect argument because I'll always be "wrong" either way.
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>>4776043
you are a massive cum gargling faggot who can’t engage with any actual points and thus will be laughed at for embarrassing yourself with this brain dead assblasted post
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>>4776191
If you write a 10 paragraph long perfect argument then I would look foolish trying to refute it because it’s arguments would stand for themselves
I think you can only write rebuttals to claims that you create yourself then attribute to your ‘opponent’ and so I doubt you are able to write a single, certainly not ten, perfect paragraphs
Point out any falsehood in >>4776007 or be quiet

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I have a large wildlife pond and by this time of the year it's usually brimming with tadpoles, I can hear them singing at night but there's no eggs. It's been an extremely dry winter/spring here in southern europe, does it affect their life cycle? Or did they become gay? Is it fucking over?
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>>4773878
there's some godfish but I routinely cull them with nets, last year had far more fish and still it was full of tadpoles
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>>4773683
So THIS why /v/ and /a/ are unusable.
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thought this was the toadline thread for a second there
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had a couple of rainy days, maybe the toads will finally start having sex

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Hello frens
Today we discuss plants ITT with fun and mysterious properties, with a focus on cultivating plants and other vegetative species, and on their medicinal properties.

>Echinopsis Pachanoi
>Syrian Rue
>Salvia Divinorum
>Psilocybe
>Cannabis
>Amanita Muscaria
>Tabernanthe Iboga
and more

Sorry I can't add much more right now I'm on a hike, if theres interest in the topic I will write a better OP and maybe make a template with links and such when I am home
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>>4775950
I mean yeah but discussion isn’t *limited* to that either though yes the cannabis inclusion makes this a little on the nose
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>>4776164
That was first suggested by Albert Hofmann(the LSD chemist) and Gordon Wasson(the guy who "rediscovered" psilocybin mushrooms in mexico), looking into possible psychedelic use in european history. They said that it was most likely a beer like brew made with grain containing ergot. You can read their arguments in "Road to Eleusis". The mysteries were connected to Demeter, who is often depicted holding poppies(opium) and grain, which the ergot mushroom grows on. More recently there have been archeochemical studies on some of the vessels used for drinking the kykeon, that found ergot alkaloids, so that substantiates these theories. I can find one of them a bit later.
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>>4774277
>Salvia Divinorum
you got my attention
>Cannabis
and now its gone
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>>4775912
>the shit i get high on is superior to yours
pottery
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>>4776066
someone with reason.. very sus
>>4776069
straw manning intellectual midget
that's better

Europeans if our American red squirrels invaded your Eurasian red squirrel territories would you be less upset?
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>>4776090
Nigga we'd bust your nuts
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>>4776090
upset about what
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>>4776090
I think they would be more upset with the noise

Dog hate thread?
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When dogs chew up video games and knock over bongs I just like them even more

If you weren't a complete child you'd at least be able to put your toys up lmfao faggot
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>>4776119
As if /v/ wasn't obviously a cesspool.
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>>4776114
>Is it a dog?
Yes
>Stocky build?
Yes
>Compact snout?
Yes
>Did it do something naughty?
Yes
>It's a shitbull
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>>4776110
What the fuck even is that
That dog looks retarded so it’s the owners fault
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I don't like my neighbors dog because it always barks at me and nips my legs if I go on the property. But it lets me pet it if I go in their house so idk.

Why are the dick sizes of animals all over the place? It should just scale based on size of the animal
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>>4776060
big dicks making a pussy loose is a myth. its mostly genetics
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>>4776163
yeah thats what your mother said before she met me
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>>4769903
I'm 6'9 tall irrelevant of you interpreting the graph wrong, there's no reason to discount outliers.
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>>4770904
I'm like this too, but I'm neither Italian nor Greek.
Maybe my fantasies about being descended from the ancient Greeks are real after all... I mean it could explain why I love sodomy so much
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>>4776183
Jej

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Was it autism?
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>>4774694
4 kids is nothing, most mormons have more
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>>4774351

t. Rat
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>>4774930
All night and all day with this tiny woman
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>>4774930
>dotards on /an/
One world is much like another.
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>>4774312
she's a fucking lesbian, death to this bitch

Now that the dust has settled, what was its problem?
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>>4772783
Look man, you get bored sitting and doing nothing. You need to spice things up a bit, like inventing the concept of predation.
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>>4772783
>attenboroughii
Direct ancestor of Attenborough?
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>>4772783
Wtf is up with the knock off disney logo in the bottom right?
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>>4772956
Well. Maybe? It could also be a close cousin to the direct ancestor.
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This is where it all went wrong for life on Earth

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It sat in the sun for like six hours...
I think it's a monstera. Please tell me I can revive it somehow...
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>>4775537
Not OP but monstera are actually pretty sensitive to cold
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>>4775676
>What kind of worthless plant will turn to ash if it sees a quarter day's worth of sunlight?

Oh I remember the first time I found out about some jungle plants, I reacted the same

Apparently these plants grow at the very bottom of massive jungle trees so they barely get any direct sunlight, that's their natural habitad
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I say cut the burned leaf and keep it away from direct sunlight and it should be fine

Maybe prepare some natural fertilizer specifically for that plant, you can find some recipes on youtube
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>>4775691
>>4776063
>Some plants have evolved to only be exposed to certain intensities of sunlight
>they barely get any direct sunlight, that's their natural habitad
Then only expose them to certain intensities of sunlight..?
Why juggle them between full sunlight and no sunlight instead of just putting a film or sheet between them and the sun, giving them the correct amount of sunlight?

Is OP stupid?
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>>4775393
These things are actually called MONSTERA?? lol
>>4775676
Good post

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this is still my 2nd favorite corvid webm
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>>4714261
I like this map stuff
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An alien has appeared and my flock has chosen me as their ambassador
First contact is made in small steps.
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>>4776170
the alien have lowered the ramp to their ship and invited me
That's one small step for crow, one giant leap for corvidea
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>>4775616
there is more:
https://desuarchive.org/an/thread/4578078/#q4664561
currently i have been to ashamed to draw a new map
when nesting season starts, all friendships are temporarily paused and everyone is an enemy

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Introspection edition
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got baby chicks recently and tried to get a brooding hen to take care of them, but the chicken is just pecking them and making the chicks feel unsafe
Should I just give up and put the chicken back outside or can I get her to take care of them? any advice?
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>>4775966
You can try slipping a few under her while it is dark and she’s sleepy to see if that helps and add the rest the next night if it does. If that’s what you already tried, I’d probably just give up.
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>>4775966
Holy chiggen
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>>4775966
Damn that thing looks like a pillow
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>>4776030
>>4776155
I have 3 of them

used to be 4, but one was killed by something that snuck into the fence :(

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Post bugs if ya like bugs.

Just a little update on that terrarium I made for an isopod that was trying to yeet itself into my sink-it's going pretty well.

I added some stuff, got a low level heat bulb for the light system so that the tank isn't freezing ass cold at night while I'm at work, and I got myself a hissing cockroach. He's pretty cool; named him Prince because he acts like a little spoiled princess.

The isopod population basically exploded in the tank and went from about six or seven that i added in myself, to easily over forty now, which is pretty cool. I got some springtails when I picked up the roach, so those are in there as well, and I plan on getting some worms.

It's a fun little ecosystem and it's been keeping me on the straight a bit better. I've been eating healthier because I feed the scraps to the hisser, and i don't want to feed him anything that could hurt him, so fresh foods are in my fridge now. Also been keeping a more consistent schedule because I have to manually turn the lights on for them and give the tank a good misting.
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>>4773947
Bee hero
>>4774066
Yeah it’s neat, that’s why I call it shirts and pants. The algae wafers were a success and a bunch took their clothes off together the next day
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anyone know what this cool guy is
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Anybody ever keep these guys? Was wondering if they are fun to keep?
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>>4776105
>colorful
>hardy
>active hunter
>pretty big
>potentially diurnal or crepuscular
They're basically like keeping a tarantula, give them a bit more space and you'll see them move around more than a T, and they eat more frequently.
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>>4776105
They are notoriously good escape artists so make sure you have a trustworthy enclosure or they’ll crawl into your bed and sleep with you

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Okay, retard question here most probably, but still.
I have this tiny chihuahua-mix(i think?) dog. Technically, it was my mom's, but im taking care of her after she passed away. Shes getting old, I think she just turned 12 this month, but shes still pretty energetic and seems quite healthy.
Anyway, shes been eating pretty much only kibble her whole life. Purina Pro-plan, mostly, since thats what her vet recomments, but im trying to mix it up with other brands so she doesnt get bored. But I just feel sad for her, eating the same fucking dried meme food your whole life, even for a dog, this shit must be depressing... I tried making her food myself a few times, both chicken legs, boiled them, boiled some rice, and some veggies that are okay for dogs to eat(mostly tried with green beans) and she absolutely loved it.
But then, every time I go to the vet, she seethes at me and tells me to never feed her "human" food...
I dont get it, is she actually right or is it some shill trick to make me keep buying expensive dog food from her?
I mean on one hand, I can see it, there are probably plenty of vitamins, minerals and whatever nutrition that the dogs needs that I would probably not incorporate in her homemade food properly, but on the other, dogs existed for millions of years, its not like they were doing bad before kibble was invented, surely.. And its not like I trust all those meme brands to really be "THE BEST FOR THE DOG" as their advertise, they literally put the cheapest garbage meat and veggie leftovers in their production.
I feel the dog knows better what she needs, I can see the difference in the enjoynment she gobbles the homemade slop I make her, or even begs me to give her a bite of whatever Im eating compared to the same boring kibble she eats every day, but i might be just wrong, i dont know
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>>4775001
/an/ is a smart board!
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>>4774630
Clickbait aside, watch this for some history background about how kibble came to be, it will help your decision.
https://youtu.be/WpMc6-dMd_A?si=fQFcJtw0wo4Zxh-Z
Also your dog is 12 years old. Give it a hearty meal, even if it is going to give her some problems 3 years down the line, I think she'd say it was totally worth it. Make sure to moderate it, so that she doesn't grow fat and to not use spices. My aunt's dog got eye infection from homemade meals supposedly. It's a small york, around 16 years old.
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>>4774630
The oldest dog on earth only ever ate homemade food and scraps.
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>>4776015
bobi was a literal scam though
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>>4774630
Anon my parents have been feeding their dog homemade food for the past 17 years
Its fine, hes had better values than me for the longest time until he got old and frail, just be warned
1. Dogs are pretty alergic/cant handle certain foods
2. Dogs cant handle the same percentage of fat, carbs etc humans do
So basically, you can feed them stuff you make at home, you cant feed them what youre eating


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