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I'm going to post a platypus in this thread every day until all of /an/ wants to snuggle a puggle.

Previous thread>>>2885601 archived

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus
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Oh my...
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>>3054870
I try anon.
>>3053417
They actually refer to it as water dancing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYuUUZ5l_04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhduYlzOcvU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNquD8O3X3A

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>>3055720
No step on snek. Or else.

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>>3055964
That’s really interesting, thanks! It’s cool how he latches onto her tail lol
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>>3057040
There're cool animals.

This is your daily reminder to want a platypus.

Didn’t see one in the catalog, pig, gerbils and small animals welcome too
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>>3052911
Ears!
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So, correct me if I'm wrong, but carrots aren't as bad for rabbits as some might say, right?
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>>3057053
They are considered as treats for them, like chocolate for humans. I give carrots to my rabbits quite rarely.
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>>3051916
You better take that comment back.

Do giant isopods make good pets?
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>>3054271
who hurt u
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>>3054271
Go play with your goldendoodle then you suburban nobody.
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>>3054224
If you somehow created a terrarium with a higher oxygen content in it, could you theoretically breed large terrestrial isopods??

I want a giant isobro
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>>3055859
A on was saying surface pressure kills them. They live miles down
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>>3055861
>>3056375

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Think there's any of these bad boys in New England?

If so, do you think it's strictly ones that wandered east, or is it possible there are breeding populations?

I believe this is a matter of debate, but I'm wondering what /an/ thinks.

>t. lives in northern NH and sometimes I spook myself thinking I'm being stalked
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>>3058098
Yes they've been spotted by people.
But the Gov won't do anything about it
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>>3058098
They are literally harmless unless you are a small child or a midge

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Are seals just dogs who live in water?
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>>3057494
>pet the cute sea lion?
Yes! They are quite comfortable being touched, although they’re usually zipping around too fast for a good opportunity. I’m always careful not to push things with them though; they’re much bigger than I am with impressive carnivoran teeth to match, and absolutely wild animals even if they’re friendly. Grabbing on to them would be unwise.
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>>3057922
>stink?
Yup. Imagine wet dog, rotting fish, low tide, plus something else. It’s not extremely horrible, but you know when they’re upwind.
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>>3058054
Too cute! I would smooch the seal.
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>>3058046
They smell actually horrible.
We have a place, where seals (sea lions, I don't fucking know) hang out, and it smells absolutely horrible there. And it is like 20 meters away, or further.

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>your dog's name (m/f)
>his / her age
>is (s)he a good dog?

Also tell some stories, personality traits, etc
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Atlas
10 years old

He's a little bit of a chubster, even though we don't overfeed him. He can do a 14-mile hike with no issue, but is also fine with sitting around the house, as long as he gets plenty of cuddles. He mostly just sleeps while we're at work, and follows us around the house when we get back.

I trust him around our house while we're away...as long as we don't leave any food/paper within his reach .
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Ollie, 13, the goodest boy

He's the most unique dog I've ever met. I'm sure every owner feels that way, but he's got more personality than any other dog my parents or I have owned.
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>>3057326
He also does stuff like this just to amuse himself
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Kitty (akita inu)
4 years old
Hates to be inside, but will wait all day at a door for me.
She didn't see you for 2 minutes? Well she will be happy to see you like she didn't see you for years.
Don't like any toys for some reason
She likes to be petted sooo much, and acts like a cat sometimes. Don't trust any stranger except kids
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JACK!

Anyone here with any ant keeping experience?
Captured myself a Carpenter queen, and have her in the standard test tube setup, but she keeps pulling at the cotton stopper to get out. Seems like she's not quite happy in there.
Thoughts?
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>>3055784
>>3055834
Five days and no eggs? If so, she's probably not mated. I'd say after a week release and try again with a new queen
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>>3055847
See, I was wondering about that, but when I found her, she only had one wing, then had shed the other after I had captured her. I figured she'd mated so I tubed her, but she just keeps pulling at the cotton barrier.
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>>3055784
>Carpenter queen
Pest kill it
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>>3055784
I had a queen that didn't lay for close to 3 weeks, so whether or not to let her go is on you. She was also kept at a constant 80 degrees. Something you can do is put a drop of honey on the cotton when you closer her in, it will give her the sugar she needs and if she's acting restless because of low energy reserves, should calm her down.

Another note; unfertilized queens can still lay eggs but they will either not develop or become male drones. Sometimes they will lay eggs as a sort of "ration". They will eat the eggs when they need protein.
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>>3057798
>They will eat the eggs when they need protein.
how does that even work? they waste protein to make eggs and then eat the protein? can she eat the cotton?

What animal does /an/ hate the most?
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>>3058044
Dumb deuterostomes.
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I honestly dont know how anyone could hate any living creature.
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Nobody:

Absolutely nobody:

Not a single soul:

OP: wHaT AniMaL do U haAte tHe MoSt???
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>>3058068
>these are the type of people that use this website nowadays
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>>3058068
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

>>3058071
t.incel

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I wish mowing just now and all of a sudden a baby bunny flew out and was squeaking and flopping all over. I thought I chopped it up for sure but eventually it stopped and let me pick it up. I dont see any damage to it. There's a tiny little pit of blood on its mouth but thats all I can see.

What do I do friends?
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>>3057024
Birds got to eat too, you know?
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>>3053788
>>3053793
I’m sorry, OP. We have bunnies here all over the place, I understand. You should just go ahead and American History X that bunny, though, if he doesn't get better within a couple hours.
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>>3057632
He has literally 100 pounds on me. I'm not going to win that fight.
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>>3055096
I tried
RIP bunny
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>>3055096
I’m sorry, OP. If it makes you feel any better, I saw a babby bunnle on my run earlier

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I want to help a Mallard duck couple have their babies.

This same couple tried nesting in my backyard last year, but there are raccoons around so they lost all their eggs.

Now they are nesting again and yesterday I found an egg, I brought it home and replaced it with a chicken egg.

This morning there was another another egg (chicken egg was still there), so again I swapped it.

From my research she may lay a dozen eggs, one per day, I intend to swap them all and incubate them here and when they are about to hatch I put them all back.

Do you think that will work?
Also my incubator will arrive today, but I improvised pic related and kept it at around 99F.
But since she may lay 10 more eggs, should I turn the heat off until I have all of them? Or once it starts, I cannot stop?

Please help the little ducks.
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>>3055054
This is some toxic reality TV level relationship.

How're the eggs/golfballs OP?
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How long till the eggs hatch OP?
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>>3039794
>Can ducks tell the difference between an egg and a golf ball.
Rofl
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>>3057299
I believe Thursday next week.
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>>3058048
So uh, whatcha gonna do?
Like if they hatch at night are you gonna take them to the ducks at night?
Like aren’t the ducks gonna fly off of they see you coming? What’s your plan here?

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The Plant General - Water Meadow Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

Old Thread
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>>3057931
I also found mole number six that my dog has dispatched. Both Dalmatians I've owned have been incredibly efficient mole hunters.
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>>3057934
These guys are starting as well. This year I'll be keeping them cut back better
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>>3057511
That's called included bark, and be a huge point of weakness down the line.
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>>3055745
>>3055744
>>3055742
You’ve got yourself some gnome mushrooms, m8. Go ahead and eat it and you’ll grow to be 5’.

Hey there 4chaners.
I tried finding the story of this cat, since it always bothered me and i wanted to know if there is a story behind the pic. Tried to find it and failed, so yeah where could be a better place to get infos than 4chan.
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Try asking on >>>/b/ or >>>/pol/ they are very helpful with this sort of request
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>>3057876
>>3057897
dumb phoneposter
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>>3057992
Blow me
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>>3057989
Thanks
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>>3058038
*wraps my plump red lips around your throbbing member and sucks your length while bobbing up and down until you cum down my throat*
Ok, now what?

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Do animals orgasm? Like has any research gone into what animals enjoy banging been done? There's a ton of mammals that masturbate and I'm guessing it's a similar deal for most mammals but what's the deal there?
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>>3057434
Do you think it varies among species? Do bonobos have a stronger climax to say a giraffe?
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They do if /k/ is to be believed
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>>3057421
Don't pigs orgasm for like an hour or so?
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>>3057461
MRI scans of human brains during climax show that its basically all about a shutdown of higher decision making process, especially the amygdala region. So its more about being on or off rather than a variable effect, euphoria would be a lesser version where such activities are merely suppressed instead of inactive.
The duration of climax is certainly variable, i think rabbits are near instant and horses are just 1 or 2 seconds, humans are about 10 seconds and yes >>3057514
apparently male pigs orgasm over the course of about 30 minutes. ive seen dogs do it for around 5 minutes i think.

but getting back to 'stronger' orgasms, i think animals with more stress have more incentive for climax since it helps relieve them of it, so prey animals like rabbits may feel like they're going to heaven while the pigs just feel like they're taking an unusually nice and long piss
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>>3057502
/k/ should repeat that experiment but monitor brain activity and hormone levels.

This thread is for the discussion of Speculative Evolution and Biology.

Old thread : >>2982326

>Definition of spec evo: Speculative evolution, also called speculative biology and speculative zoology, is a genre of speculative fiction and an artistic movement, focused on hypothetical scenarios in the evolution of life.

>project featured is https://www.deviantart.com/biofauna25/gallery/61723105/Xeno-Minecraft

Resources :
https://speculativeevolution.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Tutorial

Reccomended Projects:
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>A world colonized by Canaries, Sunflowers and others


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>>3056108
Anything with multiple things that are not legs sticking out of it could fit. Those monsters were likely inspired by scorpions.
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I need help remembering where these things came from. It was a show I saw on TV when I was like 12 or 13, on National Geographic or something similar. I hardly remember anything about it at all, just that it was some sort of speculative evolution show talking about life on an alien planet. The one on the bottom is the one I remember most, it was a herbivore and used the big sucker on its face to glue itself to surfaces so that it could climb up a sheer cliff face. The yellow one was its predator, they hunted in packs and used their stingers to paralyze the creatures and knock them off of cliffs. The drawing probably isn't accurate, since I can hardly remember how they looked. I just know they had wings and two scorpion-like tails.

I thought these might've been from the Blue Moon episode of the show Extraterrestrial, but apparently not. I hope somebody else at least knows what I'm talking about, I want to prove to myself I didn't just imagine this.
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>>3057852
I’m pretty sure they were from a segment of “Into the Universe with Steven Hawking”.
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>>3057979
God why was this show even a thing
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>>3057979
So that's where they're from. Too bad it was only a single segment, I was hoping for another spec bio tv series.

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Which do you prefer, inside cat or "normal" (goes outside at will) cat?
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>>3055473
More like a sea rat
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>>3055582
Nah.
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>>3055444
>>3055318
This. There’s not even an argument anymore about what’s better. People who let their cat roam are bad, neglectful, lazy pet owners.
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>>3055318
It just goes to show how utterly worthless cats really are
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>>3055434
This.

Cats are independent animals. They should be allowed to act with some independence.

For that matter, even human children need to be allowed to roam a little bit as soon as they're old enough. Even a human being ends up becoming all mentally fucked up if its locked away and observed nonstop, a cat would be even moreso depressed and messed up.


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