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Can paleontologists just please fucking STOP making dinosaurs gayer and gayer all the fucking time?

Like I get it, discovering stuff helps you get those credits so you can keep teaching in uni and not lose your miserable fucking nerd job, but if this shit keeps up, in a decade the entire cretaceous period will be retconned into Barney and Friends.
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>>2487379
>coprighted content belongs to their respected owners
>coprighted
>their
>respected

the dude is a fucking retard.
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>>2481846
!, this is just a dumb article
2, If this is true, you are aware that the "'''''''''''''''''''Scientists "''''''''''''''''''' Are just doing there jobs, they ain't doing this to "Make Dinosaurs gayer."
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>>2484813
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>>2484322
I live in an area with plenty of lyrebirds, awesome to sit and listen to when you come across one, you hear all kinds of crazy shit.
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>>2482122
Is that a dodo bird?
Thats kinda coool.

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Hey guy I'm doing an /an/ style comic in which the characters have human bodies but vegetable, fruit, spice or herb heads.

Apart from that I just think they look neat.

Can we get a thread of nice pics/art of veggies and fruit?
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>>2486621
Both
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I haven't got a picture but I think someone with a kohlrabi head would look great.
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>>2484837
Are they going to have gay sex?
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>>2486825
Whats a kohlrabi?
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>>2486825
A cool rabbi!

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>attack with little provocation
>tear wood apart to build shitty mud huts
>one stings you and it lets out a pheromone to call their friends to fuck your shit up
>don't pollinate
>actually kill the pollinators
These guys are the niggers of the bug world, what purpose do they serve besides causing trouble?
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>>2486048
this xD
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>>2481651
No. I have a wasp problem in my kitchen but they never touch any foods. Somehow they can't fly, they just crawl everywhere, I finally found the entry point. I hope there won't be any crawling wasps anymore.
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>>2483229
The debate was always there as your claim was "purpose doesn't exist in nature"
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>>2483267
T. Insane pooploop shitter
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>>2482852
>tfw there are birds that have higher level reasoning than this retard.

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Just keep swimming 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
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information


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>>2487494
>How do you know
You don't. It's up to you to make the decision. No one can help you with that, sorry.

>>2487695
First off, congrats! Secondly: That's a really, really nice one. There's a few different breeding stocks in the hobby and most of them have nowhere near that contrast. You scored a really nice one.


No name suggestions from me because I don't name my inverts.
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>>2487695
Gorgeous curlyhair, dude.

Rapunzel
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>>2487695
The plastic plant really brings the room together.
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>>2487695
Beautiful plumage
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>>2487705
>>2487718
>>2487780
>>2487788
>>2487945
Thanks for the names and compliments, I went with rapunzel. She's a real beauty, and I'm looking forward to getting into the invert hobby

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Extreme Horse General

The early horse gets the ball
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>>2487845
i think it's more of a monthly/when the horse starts showing visible discomfort thing, not bi-weekly
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Are Gypsy Vanners the chads of the horse world?
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I don't know where else to post, but my cat suddenly stopped eating what do i do?
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>>2485938
act like a moron on a Vietnamese cartoon posting board
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>>2485949
You gonna pay the bill?
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>>2487759
Is this a new meme? It's dumb as fuck.
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>>2487759
if you can't pay the bill when your cat is sick you shouldn't have a cat.
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>>2487759
>>2488062
I hope not it makes me REEEE as fuck. Perfect bait.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKyn6dEMHKA

Something unknown ate a 9 ft great white. Was it eaten by an even bigger cannibalistic great white? What are people's theories on this?
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>>2481384
with SMASHED genes
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>>2484546
The shark was known to be healthy as it was recently tagged, any predator large enough to kill it but not eat it whole wouldn't dive this deep, if it had died by some other means, they would have noticed a dip in temperature.
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>>2481398
Most likely this. Sperm whales are intense.
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>>2486536
Please continue, I'm curios as fuck
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>>2481311
I remember this. The answer was something boring. It was just another massive great white or something. I can't remember the details but it had something to do with the geography down there, there was a particular sloping shelf, ideal growth temps, high shark concentration and the area is known for leaping great whites, where they swim deep and lunge upwards to take prey from below. I remember being dissapointed in whatever it was.

My friend’s cat got pregnant (the cat waltzed into her life while pregnant, got spayed afterwards) and recently gave birth to six kittens. They’re only 5 weeks old, so I’ll be getting one in two months.

Name ideas?
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>>2487704
Estela
Serafina
Arya
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>>2487820
I've been wanting to get a friend for my cat, but he goes absolutely ballistic whenever my mom brings her cat to stay with me, or when i pick up a stray before finding it a new home. I know i can't expect him to immediately like some strange cat, but i just don't see how his attitude can change overtime, since his first and only reaction is to attack whatever feline intruding on his territory. That said he's obviously bored when i'm at work, since he never leaves my side when im home, and meets me at the door, mewing and purring, when i return. What can be done to make him less of a faggot towards other cats?
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>>2488043
It's best to introduce a new cat gradually.

https://www.petfinder.com/cats/bringing-a-cat-home/cat-to-cat-introductions/
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>>2488043
He's territorial. He does not want a cat friend, isn't lonely, and would probably only, at best, learn to tolerate another cat.
DIY some interactive toys, figure out what he likes.
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>>2487704
Scunt

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can i go to phd studies to study herptiles if i have a degree in environmental protection?
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>>2487800
that's not accurate, you can also get accepted if you're an asset to their sports team
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>>2487911
or if you have a vagina or are a nigger
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>>2487800
>paying for a PhD

Never heard of it in bio. Maybe some weird internationals have to do it, but usually the department will pay for the tuition through research and/or teaching assistanships. You even get a tiny stipend to survive off every month and subsidized graduate housing if it's not a shit university.

Take the GRE and get a good quant score, look into specific labs that interest you, contact and try to meet professors to discuss their research, then apply. Networking is key. I've been offered a PhD with a venom lab as a molecular bio BS just by collaborating and showing interest in their research (refused though). Also, remember that there's limited funding for the field you're interested in. You may be disappointed in employment opportunities unless you're satisfied with post-docs and adjunct positions in universities or you shit out quality papers.

Have you volunteered in a lab yet? The more research experience you have, the better.
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>>2488069
What kinda snek is that
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>>2488073
Leucistic king cobra

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>cats are noble animals
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>>2487292
Thanks for the input, bizzaro /an/ poster.
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>>2487292
>4chan HATES cats
what newfags actually believe

toxoplasmosis/outdoor cats is a forced meme on /an/. It was started by the notorious tripfag, Bugguy who later choked on a bag of dicks and died.

4chan has never hated cats. On the contrary they dedicate an entire day of each week to appreciating them. And it's not some lame ass weekday either, it's the best day. Caturday.
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>>2487408
>he thinks /b/ tier maymays from 2008 are still applicable

You have to go back
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>>2487429
>You have to go back
to 2008 before you were born? would if I could.
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Most cat owners are cool with dogs. Why is it that dog owners lose their shit over cats and want them dead?

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Sisters dog killed one of my chickens

Should I cave it's skull or try to cope with my anger somehow.

First time this happened. Farmanons, how do you deal with this?
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>>2486541
I found the behaviorist you guys
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>the steel
>pic features a glock
You should stick that "steel" in your mouth and squeeze
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>>2486524

/thread
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>>2486513
https://youtu.be/YFfK1Zla1b8
Tell your sister she shouldn't own a dog.
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>>2486513
If you even lay a finger on that doggo I will gas you and your chickens

Can I get a quick rundown on cavalier king spaniels?
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>>2487823
Not the easiest of dog breeds, but it mostly comes down to proper socializing when they are a puppy. They are prone to heart problems, so get one from a reputable breeder and be aware that it could be a big bill down the road.
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>>2487823
Sometimes their brains grow too big for their skulls so they fit & die
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>>2487989
>tfw to intelligent too live
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Chill doggers, keen sense of smell, prone to all sorts of medical problems. Ridiculously friendly. Great for kids. And they get pussies dripping when you take them for a walk.
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>>2488024
Awesome, sweet dogs who will adapt to your activity leve. Cute and very soft too.

But they come with exploding hearts so that's unfortunate.

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My dog have but is too for can do? Try to meat but is for
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>>2487849
They live with people though, that would ban everyone
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>>2487953
Wild animals could still post.
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>>2487777
Lol and checked.
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>>2487953
Just like every AT&T mobile.
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Not sure but what you did when in fact there might like have deserve meat for yes no?

How do you feel about buying from a backyard breeder (byb)

I've been trying to contact reputable breeders (AKC Breeders of Merit, etc) but they either don't respond or have nothing available.

I'm looking for a specific breed (won't name) and there are some puppies from a backyard breeder that look the same and cost about the same and I'd probably be able to pick them up when they're ready.

Would this be a bad decision? I just don't feel like waiting for getting drilled by an elitist dog breeder.
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>>2486552
>no health tests, no hip/knee/elbow/eye tests
> I think she does a good job and is probably a rare example of a good backyard breeder

No
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>>2483502
the ops picture is an aussie
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>>2480758
This. Your GAMBLE with going with a backyard breeder (assuming you can't vet him adequately) is 1. Poor genetic line so less healthy than standard (maybe)

2. Bad inherited temperment. It used to be that a dog that didn't hunt or bit the hand that fed it was put down or abandoned. Certainly not bred. Now everyone just want a cute looking companion and they can come from an agressive line whose hormones/neurological responses are heritable. If you don't believe this is a thing, read this article on the Russian Fox study. Basically some russian scientists bred good foxes and evil foxes and each generation bred true. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/monday-pets-the-russian-fox-study/

3. Poor living conditions/improperly injected DiY shots which can get expensive if they end up having heartworms or getting something else you thought they should have been vaccinated for.

With those things in mind, follow your conscience.
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>>2482826
>or pay the fee for surrendering an animal.

Where do they do that at? Surrendering animals is free here.
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>>2485728
I hate puggles. Obnoxious little shits. I want to shoot the idiots that breed them.

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How much would it cost me to travel around the world and go gene-spreading?
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>>2487941
>>>/pol/
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>>2487941
>>>/trv/
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>>2487941
>>>/int/
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>>2487941
>>>/r9k/



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