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Hello 4chan! Need some advice on if I need to make any changes or any tips for raising lizards. My husband brought home 4 reptiles (two 5 lined lizards, 1 eastern fence lizard, and a mole salamander? Not sure about the species of the salamander, but he’s the one pictured) and I want to keep them as pets. I have a good sized terrarium for now (about 10 gal) and have some simple decor. (Fake plant, a hollow rock, and two water dishes.) the salamander (Dave) stays under one of the dishes and I mist his area of the tank 3 times a day. The 5 liners (I call them queso/quesa) stay hidden under the dirt constantly whilst the fence lizard (Gojira) is happy to aimlessly wander around the terrarium. I want to ensure that these lizards are happy if I can living as pets, and would like advice on feedings and anything I’d need to make sure I do. (Im too broke to afford actual pet reptiles, and I’ve never actually kept any before. Don’t know if I can keep them as pets since they’re wild.) I keep them in eco earth dirt substrate (the big bag from petco or petsmart) along with a mixed section around the rock being excavating clay.
I think I’m doing alright so far, but could use a few pointers if possible. Any help is appreciated! :)
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>>2756290
you failed at absolutely everything

let them go
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>>2756291
I really hope there’s someone else here with actual comments instead of you being a jerk. T-T thanks for your time, have a great day.
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Wait, you aren't saying these are all in the same terrarium right?
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They are wild animals. Even if you gave then the fucking Taj Mahal of reptile and amphibian enclosures, they still will not live long. Return them to where they were and never do something so .... sub-urban again.
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What do you gain from creating a bait thread like this. In the offchance it's not bait, let them go. If you're not going to do that then get them each their own individual 20 gal tank with supplies. If you're not going to do that squish them with hammer or something to save them the stress of dying slowly in a tiny glass box. It's honestly the ethical thing to do at this point.

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Anyone else get really fucking depressed about land clearing / suburban sprawl/ habitat loss? The woods behind my house are being turned into a strip mall and car wash, which will drain into the nearby stream
I told the builders they were leeches and pimps at town hall meetings but it still breaks my heart
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>>2739561
Don't blame us, blame the corrupt boomer faggots and their trustfund babies making backroom deals with their neighbors while blatantly rigging elections to stay in power. American local government is more corrupt than China's even.
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>>2753864
That's not how genetic modification works, you can't just turn on a gene/add one associated with intelligence and have a 500 IQ ubermensch who can prove fermant's last theorem in his sleep. It's a process of enabling and disabling genes to create slight changes in an organism's protein production.
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>>2748727
>are against our interests
Your institutions are also part of the problem.
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>>2754848
How about giving people with homes new homes?
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>>2736615
People still make strip malls?
what a fucking waste brick and mortar stores are desu

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I'm taking one of my cats to the vet today for the last time. He's only 2 and 1/2 years old but suddenly came down with FIP. This sucks. As much as I want to spend every possible moment with him until the end, it breaks my heart to see him suffering. He's gotten to the point where he can't jump onto my bed (which is only a couple feet off the ground) without a big struggle. But he still cuddles with me despite the pain and discomfort he's in. Three weeks ago everything was fine and he got a routine checkup at the vet and all signs showed he was healthy.

This is the only good picture I have of him.
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>>2753452
>cat-hell
imagine the stench
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>>2753692
The ammonia probably burns your eyes worse than the sulfuric acid steam from the lava lake.

Satan is probably a life size toxoplasmosis protist whipping you with anal beads.
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I'm sorry for your loss. I know how you feel, I lost one of my cats to FIP last year.
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>>2755377
Good
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>>2755484
Begone, edgelord

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you never really know how much youve got bottled up and repressed until you suddenly remember while in the shower
>2013
>couple days before birthday
>on field mission in korea
>dad calls
>anon im so sorry...your dog died...

F Buster,
you were the best friend i ever had, i can only hope you passed peacefully with a full belly in a comfy dog bed.
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>>2755746

Oh i thought this was gunna be a flashback to the time your daddy touched you
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>>2755746
>had this dog since 2006
>one day she got really sick, which we blamed on the cold weather so we brought her inside 24/7
>she's still sick but we have no money so we can't even afford to have her examined at the vet
>parents sell the living room couch to pay for it
>all she can do it lay in one spot on the floor and breathe heavily
>one day I walk past her and notice she's not breathing

RIP Jessie

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HOW STOP CAT KILL BUNNIES
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>>2752019
rabbits are killing your cats what the fuck?
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>>2752019
Kill the cat.
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>>2752019
the bunnies have already repopulated let kitty hunt
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>>2752019
Whenever I see a rabbit I'll send my cattle dog after them. She's fast enough to reach them but immediately gets confused and distracted so they escape. She has no killing instinct which is interesting. She's even caught squirrels in her mouth but will just let them go unharmed.
My cats are terrified of wildlife and stick to their barn. Occasionally the barn swallows will swoop at them and scare them. Funny shit
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Buy a counter cat

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Sup /an/, found this shit in my appartment, was wondering if any of you could tell me what exactly that bug is.
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>>2755548
>>2755639
And here’s a picture.
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It isn't anything that's been posted here. My guess is likely a beetle larvae
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larder beetle


You are pretty fucked
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>>2755548
>>2755549
Some kind of larvae of sorts.
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>>2755642
>>2756111
Are you blind?

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If all mammals suddenly gained human intelligence, how fucked would humanity be as a species?
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>>2744743
It disappoints me that you can get this many replies
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>>2744644
unless they also developed hands to use tools we will be fine
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>>2744743
it seems we get more retarded people in here everyday
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>>2744644
Not very fucked considering humans have like 60 times the biomass of all other mammals combined and a few hundred thousand year head start.
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>>2744743
*gets shot in the head*
HAHA jokes on you i am still conscious!

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Are there any recent or credible sources of information that detail or at least try to make sense of inter-species bonds? Not the mutualism like between alligators and birds who eat the parasites between the jaws of the beast, but how species that somehow through unusual circumstance bond with each other.
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>>2755205
dogs and cheetahs bond. the dogs supposedly offer confidence to nervous cheetah cubs
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>>2755223
Literally this

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What is he? Looks like a carolina Dog or a dingo to me. But hes too heavy at 114lbs and is quite tall.
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>>2755776
>My dog would never be a mutt, he's probably a fucking dingo

You sound insufferable.
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>>2755776
Mutt. A domesticated mutt. He's not a dingo, you dingus.
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>>2755776
The feet are a dead giveaway that there's some sort of bull breed in the mix. Could be some Great Dane but it's hard to tell. You could always get that cheek swab DNA test done.
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>>2755776
56%
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Looks like a rott, shepherd, pitbll and lab mix. Hes the purest form of mutt

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Why humans look all different even between races and genders, but animals almost look all the same?
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>>2750150
animals do not all look the same.
black people originate from africa, asian people from asia, etc. thats why they all look different.
Now tell me - do animals from asia look the same as animals from africa? no, they dont.
Even among species like dogs, there are many different races of dogs. They all look different.
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>>2750150
I had two Doberman pincher and they had wildly different faces.
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>>2750150
humans are animals you dumb dip, asians, whites and blacks are all different sub species, do you think brown bears are the same to polar bears, nig nog
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>>2751563
I'm not advocating for "every human with a different hair color is another species" here but the fertile offspring=species principle is kind of dead.
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>>2756157
>different subspecies
I love it when poltards pretend to know anything about scientific classifications. Not that even the bait OP was any less retarded than anything else.

>>2755751
We've been over this. Dog breeds are not subspecies and it is not comparable because this is thousands of years of selective breeding by another species. It is how you get those "cute and funny" looking genetic abominations like pugs and French bulldogs.

Also if something can produce viable offspring it is generally considered the same species. Just saying, this is one of those important details I often see missing.

Alright what spider is this. I looked all over spider id sites and couldn't find it. East coast US.
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>>2756089
Pic related
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>>2756089
Why would you raise spiders? Keeping insects away?
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>>2756095
Spiders are cool and cute.
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>>2756095
>>2756105
Not me, but yeah. Spiders are cool and cute.
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>>2756067
It's a Jolly Jumper-do!

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If I was armed with an aluminum bat, will I be able to beat a gorilla or grizzly?
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>>2752717
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>>2752779
Am I right in thinking this is fucking retarded and there's far too much solid mass between the tiger's brain and the bat to just be able to knock it clean out with one swing?
These fuckers are built to take swipes to the head that would kill us.
Seems like typical too much TV shit to me.
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>>2752720
>>2752720
>>2752728
what if I had TWO bats?
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Do you think you could outrun a gorilla? Despite their size they seem pretty damn quick and agile.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dssrq-osOvI
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>>2752717
I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be able to beat a squirrel with a bat. Especially those fucking commando red squirrels I saw on the Sacramento State campus last year.

STOP FEEDING THEM.

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>Some solitary [parasitoid] wasps nest in small groups alongside others of their species, but each is involved in caring for its own offspring

Are we witnessing the early stages of the evolution of hymenopteran eusociality in real time? What a time to be alive!
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>>2756016
Wikipedia lol
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>>2755872
I'm sure the human evolution was something like this. Different species of hominids competing simultaneously.
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>>2756032
Parasitoid wasps are very specific to species of insect to avoid inter species competition. Also humans arent even eusocial
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Evolution is always happening, stop thinking in pokemon terms.
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>>2756057
Puncuated equilibrium retard.

Also the early stages of eusociality is not always happening

Why don't we eradicate ticks from the planet? These little fuckers carry deadly viruses, bacteria, and toxins.

https://youtu.be/tXSGK0bc7-Y
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>>2754052
I don't think ticks have a significant impact on their populations. Only thing that really eats them is wild turkeys and possums which are both assholes and have plenty of other food sources
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>>2754040
It's not easy mate. Fuck your ignorance.
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>>2754009
We need to convince the ticks that it is cool and ethical to purchase onions products wrapped in estrogen filled plastic materials.
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>>2755717
All birds eat ticks.
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>>2754009
NANOMACHINES

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My cat is little over a year old and is puking up almost everything she eats. The food puked is nearly whole, and beyond this she seems fine with a high activity level.

I don't know what to do, i've tried wet food, smaller kibble, breaking the kibble into small pieces and feeding it small throughout the day (this does work but is annoying and she's always hungry this way). Any suggestions?
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>>2753068
An x ray should not be more than 200 bucks
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>>2753068
Waiting for the update my negro
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Long story short they're not sure. gonna try looking into some different food for food allergies, she possibly has a deformed esophagus but that's incurable and i guess not life threatening, just means puke city. I'll see what I can do for her diet and helping her puke less
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>>2754533
Just kill it and get a new cat that doesn't suck
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