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I found a website that sells illegal snakes. If i buy one and have it shipped to me what is the likelihood of getting caught with it?
No I don't plan on buying a spitting cobra, but I'm curious as to how that works lol.
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no you didn't
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>>2528856
Atleast in my state anyways. More or less I'm just curious how its regulated if anyone can buy them online
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>>2528847
To add to that, it's legal to own cobras in Texas but it is not legal in the city of Houston. But in Montgomery, you just need a $20 permit.

Most states only require a permit but may also include requirements like having proof and documents to prove that you've worked with venomous snakes for a fixed amount of hours at the minimum. Some states may only allow native or non-native venomous snakes or require said snakes to be vet-certified as venomoids.

Underground Reptiles I assume would refuse to ship to you if it were illegal where you live. Even if they did fuck that up, they only ship venomous reptiles by air. You'd be caught and probably fined to high hell.
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>>2528880
Gotcha thats what I was curious about. On that note have you heard of or went through underground reptiles before? I was possibly going to buy a pair of water dragons from them.
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>>2528885
Never ordered, but I've read some bad reviews I unintentionally came across a few years ago. They weren't great but it was years ago so maybe they were just few in between or shaped up. Ask our herp general or Google around for reviews.
I get my reptiles from reptile expos after I look them up online since I've never been a huge fan of shipping live animals.

It's time
Post some big cats
Talk about big cats
E n j o y t h e b i g c a t s
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https://www.youtube.com/user/oomyfok

>tfw you don't own 2 gorgeous tiggles and make videos about them all day
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>>2489814
S W O L E B O I
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>/an/ is leaking
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[Slow saxophone solo in the background]
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>>2528397
Is that that artist who made those HAES comics that get posted on /fit/ all the time?
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>>2528397
longboi isn't /an/ lol i see it everywhere

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I wanna set up a rat/mouse/small animal feeder in the woods near my house. I've always loved the little guys and it bothers me how little people care about them.


Does anyone have any ideas of what I can fill them with, or any design ideas?

(a major problem my friend brought up is that eventually it'll just become a predator feeding station. What can i do to prevent that?)

Inb4 "you'll have a rat infestation "
Itll be well away from my house
Inb4 "b-but plague"
I don't care
Inb4 "anything"
I just like rodents.

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>>2528448
oh I didn't notice the thread name
I just saw the gif and posted something similar

Why would anyone buy purebreed dogs?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_syndrome#Other_breeds_in_which_cases_have_been_reported
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>>2527039
>German Shepherd
>Border Collie

Well shit, those are my favorite breeds, next to Blue Heelers.
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>>2527039
Because you'll never find a rhodesian ridgeback in a shelter. Ill spend my money where i want, fuck you!
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>>2527163
But you can find them on craigslist :^)
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>have Airedale Terrier
>healthy and aesthetic
Truly the chosen dogs
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>>2528816
Retarded me forgot pic

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So i have a question for vegans... I am a vegetarian transitioning to a cruelty free lifestyle as a vegan. This includes ethical and dietary practices. I have a leather jacket and a wool cap that cannot be donated without promoting animal cruelty. Am I to wear them until they are worn out as a reminder and testament to the animal that was sacrificed? The cat has seen me through some of the hardest times of my life but the leather jacket could be given away if only I weren't promoting cruelty. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Here's an idea, stop taking yourself so seriously.
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>>2528693
I was bein serious, ms. Not serioys
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>>2528700
Are you stupid? This doesn't matter. No one cares. Throw your clothes in the trash, wear them all day, you're not helping anyone. Stop focusing so much on yourself and what you think your super important values and ideals are. They literally only concern you. This is not your blog, this is not some ethical crisis, this is a board about brown recluses, feathered dinosaurs, and veterinarians.
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Fellow vegan here.
I had the same questions when I first started. Personally, I donated my animal-product clothes. You may want to keep your wool hat if it brings you good memories. Maybe keep it at home and don't wear it around. Otherwise, keep wearing it. Who's gonna know you're wearing wool? Only you!
The way I see it, veganism means something different to everyone. Find what makes you comfortable and do that.
On another note, a big sacrifice I made when becoming vegan was stopping horse-riding. I had spent most of my life riding horses and put a lot of money into it. What finally pushed it for me was seeing my instructor hit one of the horses on the face really hard with a metal buckle... just for pulling her head away for not wanting to be bridled.
Straying away from horse-riding was a big decision for me, but I feel so much better having done so now.
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If you just throw it away or let it rot in your closet and never wear them, then those animals truly died for nothing and you're wasting something perfectly fine someone else could use.
By donating them or even selling them yourself, the company that made them already profited off of it. That's done and over with on your leather jacket and wool cap. Whatever you do with them won't benefit them. Donate them or give them to a friend.

You could always convert to some wiccan neopagan shit and purify or consecrate it, I guess. It's what vegans in the taxidermy community do to help them sleep at night.

>>2528793
Interesting. Did you own your own horse? Would you have kept riding if you did? I've met quite a few 'vegans' and vegetarians through the taxidermy community. Ones that will only take roadkill or 'natural deaths'(stllborns, age related illnesses, injuries/sickness that it was more humane for them to be euthanized when nothing else worked), etc. Plus a lot of ex-vegans that instead just decided to raise their own food like chickens and rabbits so they knew they were taken care of humanely.

For horseback riding, I would assume there's a similar mindset.

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What plant is this? And does anyone know if i can cut a piece from the top and replant it? Will it grow another plant? Thanks!
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stacked recluse, you probably dont wanna cut it open for obvious reasons
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Macrocystis pyrifera

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>>2528785
>go to local aquarium with gf
>group of tourists crowding around this thing
>tourist loudly yells "I WONDER WHAT THE NAME OF THIS FISH IS?"
>tell them it's a cuttlefish, fair enough because there's no sign for some reason
>they all start laughing because there's two of them in the tank and think they cuddle each other so it's an adorable nickname or something
On the plus side, my gf never forgets what they're called now
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Could we make a genetically modified bee whose poison causes a high or an anesthetic effect? It could still be lethal to small predators and competitors, but make them less of a menace to humans.
Please keep the fantasy that bees are harmless out of this thread, it's very unproductive
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>>2528416
I'll treat your rhinitis, fag
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Friendly reminder that bee stings aren't nearly as bad as you think they are - if they really are as bad as you claim, either you have thin skin (which is a genetic/dietary problem on your end), or are allergic. Either way, this magical solution proposed in the OP would not fix this problem, and would only serve to harm them in the long run.
/an/ is full of pussies.
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>>2528063
If it causes a high or an anesthetic effect how would it be lethal to predators or competitors?
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You do realize they have a purpose, right? Destroying hives does nothing but fck up your eco-system..
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>>2528781
Highs and anaesthetics don't mean not lethal. There are super lethal opioids out there

I have a spare 5.5 gallon tank, and I want to try something besides betta fish. Any recommendations? I was thinking an amphibian or crustacean.
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>>2526899
I remember when an anon from Malaysia posted one of those sniles on /an/ asking for an ID.
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What about an invert? Snails or maybe millipedes would be cool. Maybe even a tarantula if you're into spiders.
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>>2526883
most vampire crabs can drown and don't need or want a semi-aquatic setup
panther crabs get huge, 5g is way too small for one
5g is definitely NOT enough for dart frogs

other than that, good list
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>>2525261
Make a nice planted tank with shrimp
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>>2525261
Leech

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He's so preciously evil
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>>2526505
holy shit go back to plebbit
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>>2526505
>getting dominated by a 10 pound creature

Catfags everyone.
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>>2528109
>Getting triggered over a joke
Dogfags everyone.
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>>2528283
I'm not triggered; it's just a perplexing relationship
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I work at one of THE cat clinics in the US, with one of the pioneers of cat science.

Ask me your cat questions and by god I will tell you the answers to the best of my ability (barring I'll need bloodwork to tell me the truth)

Well damn. I can at least tell you the kind of work they would call for at a cat-only clinic if your cat was with us.
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>>2528507

My cat doesn't eat wet food at all. He actively refuses it and gets mad and bites/swats if I take away kibble. So I give him a decent brand of kitty food and have plenty of water available. He's fine.

>bites and swats

He was a bottle baby (found him alone when he was a day or two old) and I wasn't a good mom apparently. He has his nice moments and he cuddles at night but mostly he just wants to be left alone.
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>>2528208
>pioneers of cat science
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>>2528651
If he's fine, why are you considering changing diets?
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>>2528635
It's normal for cats to have bad breath to some degree. But if it smells like something crawled in there and died, they probably have rotting teeth and need a vet visiit asap. Not only are they in pain, but they probably have some kind of oral infection.
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>>2528493
Thank you for bullying enter-fags, truly they are the new smileyfags who were the new capslockfags, but this one anon bothered with images so it's not for attention whore reasons, so stop being angry for no real reason.

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How do we go about exploiting algae more efficiently? It grows absurdly fast with just water and co2, so why haven't we gmo'd the shit out of them to make them more useful?
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damn ducks are on the itnernet again
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>>2528475
quek
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Because it tastes gross. No one wants to eat algae.

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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:
>http://seriouslyfish.com/
Plants and Animals for sale:

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>>2528703
It passed as a common name because no one else who talks about it uses any other name
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So I stopped by the Pet store today to get sand for my tank, turned out nice. While I was in there I noticed the most gorgeous guppy I have ever seen. I nabbed that cocksucka for a smooth 2.99 and am actually considering breeding him if that would mean more like him. I have no idea if that's how fish breeding works tho. I'm also considering studding him out to my friend that breeds fish.
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>>2528867
how to breed guppies

>put male guppy in tank
>add female guppies
>????
>PROFIT
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>>2528572
>Are those orange Glofish?
Yes, but I call them yellow, because they're "kraft cheese" orange at best.
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>>2528867
>to get sand for my tank

please dont do this. You can get a 50 pound bag of pool filter sand at Lowes/HomeDepot for $5



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