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Hello /an/ this is my first thread here, I wanted to ask to the experts if such thing like a "non allergic cat" does exist, i really love cats and I would absolutely love to have two or three but I'm allergic to them. So a friend told me Siberian cats does not give allergy and I have been researching but there are opinions of every kind, so I decided to come here. Could I have your opinion about this?
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>>3248966
Depwnds on what your allergy is.

Is it just to their fur? A super short haired cat or hairless cat might work for you.

Is it their saliva? There is a protein in their saliva called Fel d1. Every cat produces this protein and spreads it around themselves when they groom. It gets into the air and lands on surfaces the cat touches. If you are allergic to this then cats may not be the best pet for you.

I would not subject your body to chronic inflammation through immune response to allergens if you can avoid it. In the long run it can damage your health. If you get welts or hives (which arr torturous and very very itchy) you will damage your skin. If your allergies cause respiratory inflammation you can give yourself asthma. If you have asthma already, getting an animal that will shed fur in your home is not advised.

Idk, I have pet allergies. Saliva, dander, and fur. Even when people put their pets in another room when I visit I feel a tightness in my throat and start to itch all over. Dog or cat. The relief I feel when I get back to my own pet free home is tremendous. Personally I don't suggest getting a pet if you have a known allergy to it. Especially not multiple.
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>>3249482
This is an old study (1998 I think) I found on HEPA filters, as well as some other percautions, such as mattress and pillow covers, washing bedding bi-weekly, and keeping the cat out of the bedroom space, to remove the allergen in the air.

It's a bit of a dry read but they do summarize their findings at the bottom.

https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/ajrccm.158.1.9712110
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>>3249482
>>3249486
It's tough being an animal lover with allergies. Idk, I'm thinking if you really want a cat I would definitely start with just one and see how you feel.

Follow certain percautions as well, to help keep any possible reactions down.

Be sure to keep your place tidy, clean daily, and don't let pet fur build up.

Wash your hands after petting.

Try to keep them off your bed/out of your bedroom at all times. Or get a mattress cover, and wash your sheets and the mattress cover every 2 weeks at least.

And keep antihistamines around in case of any reactions. Eyedrops and nasal spray might help too.
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>>3249106
That's definitly on a cat by cat basis though. Some are demons, some are chill. If the cat they get is too crazy and too much to handle there is nothing wrong with finding it a new home. As long as they honestly disclose the cat personality.
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>>3249504
Shit meant to respond to
>>3249448

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why are gibbons so based
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>>3248241
Funny :)
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>why yes, I am based. How could you tell?
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dreaming

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

Old thread : >>3173632
/se/ Discord Server: https://discord.gg/dUmF4g5

>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.

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

Reccomended Projects:
https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/
>A world colonized by Canaries, Sunflowers and others

http://s1.zetaboards.com/Conceptual_Evolution/topic/5694942/1/

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>>3249162
But up until the Permian terrestrial tetrapods and arthropods had similar sizes, it wasn't until then that tetrapods exploded in size and arthropods became restricted to their miniature forms.
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>>3249155
What if they were ornamental? Could sexual selection work in favor of extra limbs?
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>>3249167
I'm not going to argue the point with you, but that's not even close to true.
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>>3249172
sexual selection usually either enhances useful traits or produces useless ones.

so yeah, that's totally possible. The extra limbs won't work though.
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>>3249177
Yes it is, we has giant arthropods into the permian.
>>3249155
>we evolved from fish with 5 limb fins
I don't even know what you're saying here, do you think we evolved from fish with 5 paired fins (10 altogether)? This isn't even remotely true. Or are you counting the anal fin as limb? The anal fin is not a limb and considering it's unpaired it's not surprising that it was lost. Regardless the fish we evolved from didn't have the anal fin anyway.

The reason there are no terrestrial vertebrates with 6 or more limbs is because the only vertebrates to ever crawl up on land have 4 or fewer limbs. Thats it. There were no extra limbs to lose.

You resemble piss

What say ye?
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>>3249342
maybe, but so do you

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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
Classifieds for finding breeders and products:
>kingsnake.com
>faunaclassifieds.com
>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)
>caudata.org
Most forums will have a "for sale" section on them, so look for that, especially if you have a specific herp you want. Craigslist can also be a good source for cheap aquariums, and make sure to check for any reptile expos that occur in your area.

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

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>>3249186
Shit son you could've just popped over to /v/ and looked at a MH thread if you wanted it. I've got a barioth and hunter version of that pic with the taxidermized leopard chomping down on an ape's head if you want that too.
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>>3248768
Oh. Never mind then.
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>>3248910
Thought that was only rabbits.
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>>3249245
Who the fuck is going around injecting animals with urine? Why are we just casually glossing over this fact?
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New thread when we finish here
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What's this giant lump on my dogs side?
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>>3246050
If you don't have the cash then maybe try a vet school. All you're wanting is an initial diagnosis to know if you can put it off or take out a loan.
Your regular vet may be willing to take a free look. Just ask
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>>3246050
>>3246058
Vets often do free examinations if the nurses (or whatever the vet equivilant is) do it.
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>>3245957
Takeitis toaveticus
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>>3245957
brown recluse
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>>3245957
You're in luck, OP. That's valuable ambergris

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What are the best resources for actually learning about animals and nature?

For instance, does anyone have any website, books, podcast or documentary recommendations? Thank you so much
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>>3246937
I mostly just follow a bunch of animal posting accounts on Twitter and do my own research from there, but if you don't want to go through all that hassle you can read online magazines about animals and nature like the Smithsonian magazine and reef builders.
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>>3246937
What do you want to learn in particular? The best resource is a good university or online course if you are not an independent learner. Even with just one type of animal, there are too many topics. And why do you want to learn about them? For fun? then you can stick to silly things like youtube videos.
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Free online courses. Zoology, ecology, biology, etc.
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Zoobooks
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I get textbooks from the thrift shop, and books.

I have an Ecology, Biology Text book
Mind of the Raven Bernd Heinrich.

and Plant ID books that I take with my on walks, or I bring home samples and crossreference to ID them

Some rando left a small dog in a carrier at the end of the driveway. I guess this is now my problem? What breed is this and what do I do with it?
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Que paso?
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And now this dogs healing begins. Nevermind the questions. You see questions bore me. I only ask one question but I don’t ask the question until I know for certain that you’re ready.
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>>3248169
You are a creepy fuck who is probably skinning them alive or something.
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>>3248332
If you're absolutely certain about that, please point out the source where the images originate from so that whoever's taking the photos can be reported and investigated by law enforcement. Some of chihuahua anon's threads are confirmed youtube screenshot threads where he's just coming up with bullshit fake backstories for someone else's videos, and he's making selectively chosen screenshots look worse than they actually are. But the majority of his threads show the same house, which can be identified from the furniture that reappears in his threads. For example, this picture shows the infamous brickwall with a fireplace and a rug >>3249053

Nearly every thread that has photos from this house starts with a dog that looks normal; sometimes a bit nervous, but otherwise like a pretty good dog. By the end, the animal will have a crazed look, it'll usually be lying down on the floor lethargically, it's shitting without any control, its eyes have turned red and bulging, and it's gasping for breath (as a result of either poisoning, strangulation, and/or drowning?).

Look at these threads in particular, which can both be identified as chihuahua anon due to the same kitchen sink:
https://desuarchive.org/an/thread/2371858/
https://desuarchive.org/an/thread/2492870/
Tell me these are just misleadingly cropped pictures, and that these dogs were not tortured or killed.

Also, several threads show that there are very young children's toys in the same room where dogs are frequently shitting. This could be a child endangerment issue along with an animal abuse issue.
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>>3249063
Not so. I am the true subject of /an/, and I pray for you and all the realm. I do none harm. I say none harm. I think none harm. And if this be not enough to keep a man stalwart, then in good faith, I long not to be here. Nevertheless, it is not for the Supremacy that you have sought my attention, but because I would not bend to the sheer truth of the world!!

Cute pig thread
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>>3248178
pige
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>>3248180
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>>3249214
Mlem

Name ONE animal who makes more kino noises
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>>3247376
glad to see another man of culture
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Any sound you'd like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSB71jNq-yQ
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>>3242629
Kino is the German word for cinema
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WHEET
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>>3248339
>Guinea Pig
>Nah, American Pig

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Please post pongos
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>>3248802
>No explicit cunt shots
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>>3248757
that's a female though
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>>3242340
>varying degrees of concern
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>>3248947
>Not using the limitless imagination that our lord and saviour, Jesus Christ, blessed you with
Uh oh, stinky
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>>3248644
>being so much of a coomer that’s you’d literally stick your dick in anything just as long as it gave you stimulation
Imagine

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are viridae alive ?
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>>3248468
only when they infect your cell and is reproducing their RNA. Outside of that Viruses are basically little sperm machines
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Nope
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Look at a bacteriophage and tell me someone didn't make that. They're little fucking robots goddammit.
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>>3248643
Fuck you.
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Self reproduction? If no, it's never been alive.

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tl;dr Guy takes in stray pitbull, month later it attacks his daughter, pit gets shot.

Pitbulls - Not even once
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Jesus Christ dogfags are retarded.
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(X) Doubt
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>>3248744
cheemsburbger
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>>3248754
Why would jews give a fuck about getting rid of a dog that kills white children? /pol/
supposedly hates them because they relate them to black people. Get your shit straight /pol/tards.
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>letting a stray dog sleep in your daughter's room

I'm practicing dynamic poses and references of any animal would be appreciated. No humans obviously.

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>get in bro, what are you a fag?
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>>3248046
>frozen is somehow better than fresh
This is what consooomerism does to your brain
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>>3248046
I don't eat at restaurants ever. I'm a very clean person and a great cook who is meticulous about never touching items & ingredients in the wrong order and causing some kind of cross-contamination. Imagine going to a restaurant and eating some petri dish's shit and snot while paying premium price plus tip. Restaurants are cesspools. No thanks.
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>>3248698
If you had at all bothered to read the reply chain or even had a high school level reading comprehension, you'd see that I never said that. There is a difference, but that difference is negligible in the very best freezing methods, which, as you are unaware, are very expensive and not what you get in the supermarket.
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>>3248869
>very expensive
Why the fuck would someone use that on carp?
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>>3249005
The equipment is expensive, you're not a carp repackager, so it drops down to small margins on the consumer side. It also explains why it's not mainstream.


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