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>get in fight with rival deer
>rip its fucking head off in combat
>wear the decapitated head of your rival as a trophy and a warning to other beta deer who dare challenge you
This is the pinnacle of alpha you retard
Uh, nah.

In pretty much every case of this, the head came from an already dead male. The live one happens upon the corpse, charges because it's retarded from rut and will fight anything with antlers, gets stuck, and thrashes to free itself until the head rips off the corpse. Not so alpha.
I wonder how much more this boy has to eat, considering that just growing typical antlers is already a drain on nutritional resources.

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Anyone have any recommendations for a good vegan cat food? Is pic related any good? Would really like to get my cats on a vegan diet.
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or fish
That shit has more additives than regular nasty human food.
I'm sure your cat will be fine with a no meat diet.
They do, cats are obligate carnivores, and forcing a cat to be vegan should be classed as animal abuse

>IMPORTANT: To avoid digestive disturbances, mix with the present diet beginning at about 10% and then gradually increase proportions.
LMAO, this shit is literal poison
pick two you fucking retard
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>fish, a living animal
>not meat

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Pocket pets thread
Why are birds so vulnerable right after they are weaned?
I'm sorry OP, I didn't mean to kill the thread. I was just sad last night. Lost our little girl, didn't have her for three days but we got so attached.
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old : >>2870727
discord : https://discord.gg/gUCfbeh

discuss speculative evolution shit here
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The tallest trees like redwoods use air roots to pull moisture out of the air and collect dew and rain
Wouldn't a tree evolving something similar to buckets to catch and store rain help? Would be a cool ecosystem if the buckets were large enough.
That would be really cool. Imagine gigantic trees with pond sized buckets that had flying fish that could actually fly short distances moving between them
what is your idea about the future evolution of eusocial insects anon?
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Why are mustelids so reckless and messed in the head?

The Plant General - Botanical Art 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.

Throughout history, people have used plants as the subject for artistic expression, but some of the most fascinating works are those that portray plants with botanical accuracy, yet still hold aesthetic qualities.
From early medieval herbals, to enlightenment plant-hunters, countless beautiful works have been created for this end.
So in this edition, we celebrate the invaluable and wondrous work of botanical artists.
Share your favourite artists and illustrations. Or, for extra points, show us your own artwork!

>A History of Botanical Illustration
>Famous Botanical Artists

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nice, I'm trying this with D. capensis for its super fast seed -> maturity time
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My exact responses, in that exact order. Why they didn't just get a plastic one and paint it, chances are anyone that much of a moron to buy one wouldn't even notice the difference.

>better still paint a pinecone and stick it in a pot
>painted succulents
I went to the garden centre the other day and had the misfortune of spotting some of these. It seemed like there was a deliberate attempt to obscure their true nature, as well. They were being advertised as "Rose Succulent" or some shit and only carried the word "painted" in small print on the label.
The eastern prickly pear native to the us has a native range as far north as Maine which gets colder than the uk in the winter but I have feeling you would have to get one actually from the northern limits of the range because those are more adapted to cold and damp

This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia families. Topics include, but are not limited to: geckos, snakes of all kinds, frogs, salamanders, newts, turtles, tortoises, and much more. Before asking a question, do a search on the internet to see if it has been answered already.

When asking a question, make sure to include these details:
>Type and size of animal
>Enclosure dimensions
>Humidity and temperature
>Type of substrate
>The decor you use
>How often you feed
>The type of food you use
>If your animal is wild caught or captive bred
>How often you handle
>Who you bought the animal from

Helpful websites include:

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I know nothing about snakes but these are all wild caught. That means parasites roulette
Water snakes and garter snakes could be another option. Aquatic, pretty small, active, and will take worms and insects, but you should still give it occasional pinky mice.
So are mercury lamps any good?
And what one would you recommend since i hear about zoo med and exoterra? I have a Bearded
if you want a great UV bulb, the Lucky Reptile Bright Sun series is really good. Also the Solar Raptor HID bulbs.

They also put out quite some heat. You need a ballast unit for these ones
>eat insects

Okay, these are going to be a problem. Garter snakes eat earth worms, small fish, and pinky mice. Not green though. Most green snakes commonly kept as pets are arboreal and not beginner friendly.

All snakes commonly kept as pets should be fed frozen/thawed rodents. That includes garters (in addition to the other things they eat).

Humans are destroying this world, and I don't see it stopping any time soon. Zoomers are all edgy anti-environmentalists. Capitalists are trying to wreck the environment, socialists are trying to wreck the environment. The human population won't stop growing. The people doing the most damage (Western countries) are all becoming fascist and blaming the people doing the LEAST damage to the environment (third world), while completely ignoring the damage they're doing themselves. Everyone is lying about what is happening. Conservatives are just denying anything bad is occuring, while the mainstream scientists are trying to blame literally everything wrong witht the planet on one fucking chemical (CO2), totally ignoring things like the insane amount of soil erosion or freshwater pollution modern agricultural practices are causing. Now there's even a deceitful, cancerous "study" going around that tries to claim that Przewalski's Horses shouldn't be protected because they're "just a breed of horse", which is 100% false (Tarpans are still a wild horse, somehow, inspite of literally just being a breed of horse).

And the worst part is, the solutions humans are proposing only do more damage. How is making luxury cars for rich people supposed to solve fossil fuel dependence? The majority can hardly afford USED cars NOW. How the fuck is introducing tigers and hippos to North America supposed to make up for all the animals humans have exterminated? I'm pretty sure Earth, Toilet World is right on schedule. Humans are dangerously insane, and I see no way to stop this fucking madness.
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> every major corporation sided with the Democratic Party
you're an actual retard
>within our borders where we can ensure that environmentally sound practices are occurring
guess who supported they keystone pipeline, doesnt beleive in global warming and blamed the california wildfires on raking leaves, it wasnt dems

I do because I live in reality where we already produce more than enough food

you mean people pretend to feed it despite causing it themselves, you actually beleive people are helping africa and not just maintaining their cheap labour force and raw material sources. Actual help would benefit the world but wouldnt make as much money
Yes every major corporation sided with democrats you shit eating moron.

>muh pipeline

A drop in the bucket compared to the environmental rape caused by globalism.

You have no actual rebuttals, all you can do is list naughty things the other side has done as well (I'm not even a republican). You're the perfect class of sheeple who has blind faith in their elected officials who will lead this planet to doom; the most dangerous people for the world aren't boomer conservatives who are dying out - it's psuedointellectual retards like you who will kill us all so you can have cheap funkopop from China.

>I do because I live in reality where we already produce more than enough food

Imagine thinking FOOD is the only resource an exponentially growing global population needs.

Never reproduce or vote.
>you actually beleive people are helping africa
That's what the do-gooders who keep the NGO-industrial complex going believe, yes. Obviously, I disagree. Otherwise I wouldn't be calling it feeding the cancer. I don't think that it's a sustainable thing at all and will eventually collapse in on itself, but not after the continent's wildlife is wiped out by people who don't care what conservation is because they can't eat it.

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what do you mean, 6 legs and two anten- oh
*eats these like cereal*
Ancient curse
is its eyeball coming out its mouth

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Ahem, BARK BARK ruff BARK BARK. *schlop* *schlop* *schlop* *schlop* *schlop* *schlop* *schlop* *schlop* *schlop*
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camel spider
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i'm sorry it just really looks like a n-word
Noble doggo?
naughty boi?

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Why are there so many people deathly afraid of spiders? It's understandable in an area where deadly spiders can be found, but this fear of spiders extend to countries where none of the spiders pose any threat.

If this is some sort of universal human instinct, how come I always loved spiders, even as a kid?
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I'm not really afraid of spiders, I just like to keep most wild animals in a position where I could do something about it if they tried biting me. For spiders, that's anywhere that's not on me, unless they're jumping spiders
Learned fear. When children grow up around people that freak out around certain animal, they usually develop a fear of it.
In survival terms, it's better to be afraid of a spider that turns out to be harmless than to be complacent and get bitten and die.
It's similar to how we see faces where there aren't any.
It's better to think you saw something, and react, than to get surprised by that tiger in the bushes.
>this thread is so fucking full of pseuds

Anyway, OP, as someone who used to love spiders, then became phobic, then loved them again, here's my conjecture:

I loved all manner of creepy crawlies as a kid, but after an incident where a particularly large wolf spider cornered my sister I became phobic. I guess seeing adults (my sister was in her twenties and my father entered the room) screaming at this thing taught me it was worth being afraid of. Little kids are dumb, they trust the reactions of their parents and superiors.
>Plus, wolf spiders are pretty ugly motherfuckers with respect to their more neotenous, jumping peers

Another factor was that I was frequently bullied as a kid for being a girl that liked creepy animals. I may have associated the negative feelings of being bullied as the "worm girl" with the animals themselves. Sort of like how, when I got bullied for like Pokemon, I stopped playing the games even though they were still perfectly entertaining.

As for the origin of human fear of spiders in general, that's out of my hands.

>muh evolutionary psychology argument
I could easily fucking say that a better hunter is one that can remain quiet and not throw a shit fit and get mauled because one of thousands of animals in the brush toppled into his hair. Unless you empirically prove it, there are just as many arguments from selection that justify or penalize arachnophobia.

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>Fears, by their very nature, are irrational
You're thinking of phobias.

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Are they based?
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why the mandril mask tho
based and blemphpilled
>makes spaceship noises
Is there a more ideal animal?
Its really obvious that its a tropical country just from the first 5 seconds
That is fucking crazy

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I'll use this thread to post one shitty drawing per day the whole month of December so keep it alive please, the other one died. This is Veronica, the cockatiel.
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This is William, the rooster. He's the middle brother between Gabriele and Veronica. He's kind of a mix of Grinch, Squidward, and Gordon Ramsay, but as an ornithologist and paleontologist. He's not a villain tho and there's no true villain actually.

I mean, everybody has their sins, yeah, we're humans, after all. But i really don't like porn, much less furry one.

Jiu jitsu and karate

Sure, i just won't be doing itt because i already have a list of the characters i'll draw each day, but i can do it after i finish this.

I'm not a furry, bro


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This is good /an/ Advent calendar so cute.
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Thaísa, the eagle. Eagle. Eagle.

Thank you man

See you guys Sunday!
So are there both anthropomorphic and normal animals in this world?
Natália, the hummingbird. I know the name is very similar to >>2887983, but the joke is that Nathalia is all motherly (even though she's single and very young) and caring, while Natália is kinda rude. I also have nothing against Arabs, Hindis, or any of the Old World brownish people (and nothing against any other ethnicity, really), i just thought a hummingbird would be cool as one.

Yeah, it's kind of like a Disney situation. Like, we have Pluto who's just a regular dog (Canis lupus familiaris), and Goofy who's a dog man funny animal (non-Canis lupus familiaris). I don't know if the anthropomorphic Disney animals are all the same species (they might be since Goofy had a son with Clarabelle, but i dunno), but these are one whole species with different races/breeds, Animale sapiens, which is a play on Homo sapiens.

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>More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas
Without pollinators, our food supply will collapse. Is this the end?
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>I mean, how many fucking times has Germany destroyed the world alone?
I'm no fan of Germany, but literally zero?
As usual, the libshit sperg whining about le /pol/ boogeyman is 20 times worse than any of the actual /pol/ posters.
Nah, /pol/ is the worst of the worst and always will be.
>I practice what I preach.
No you don't. The internet and casual use of computers and computer-like technologies and devices are both giant power hogs. Your screeching in this thread, done most likely from an unoptimized device, is part of a patter of behavior that leads to the consumption of finite resources purely to sate your ego.

I won't say you're just like the Hollywood faggots like DiCaprio and the like, who go on and on about the environment while still flying on private planes to their oversized, energy-hog homes, but you're still consuming for the sake of consuming. The only difference between you and the average NPC is that your script is set to print misanthropic eco nonsense as opposed to post 3rd wave feminist nonsense.

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I'm so sorry, anon. I hope things improve.
White is looking at you with less judgment for putting a sex toy in front of it.
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Rate my kot. He actually realizes that he's called Kot.
Cat is hyper and aggressively playful ever since I gave him catnip last night. He goes insane over the laser pointer and with the stuffed bird toy, which barely used to catch his interest. He's also trying to bite me more, and not letting me pet him as much. Any way to calm him down? liked it when he had his chill
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