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Chimps can't evolve into humans, but can they evolve into something similar to us if we teach them fire and how to use certain tools?
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>>2989944
They still need larger brains which are a huge energy drain and way to communicate complex information. Large brains AND shittons of muscle are realistically too much of a energy sink unless you already have farming and cooking. They lack some crucial adaptions, but then again, they can effortlessly rip off your arm and beat you to death with it so thats what they specialized into
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>>2996364
>>2996505
If only we could slowly and gradually turn all Africa’s jungle into arid Savannah through deforestation to create a similar environment for chimps to force-adapt...
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Bro everyone knows humans evolved because of artificial mutations caused by aliens in some of our ancestors.
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Sweetie, no.
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>>2989944
You need an alien to fuck them and create earth master race.

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Does anybody know what kind of insect this is? Seen it today on my daily walk. It was around 10 centimeters long and moved kind of fast.
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Want to see this boy so bad. As kid i saw it in my insect book and thought it was the coolest shit ive seen. Where are they hanging out at most?
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>>2995465
it's not exactly easy since they live underground and are nocturnal

They like moist ground, so they're often close to bodies of water
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>>2995369
"stabbed"
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>>2995296
and fuck your shit up
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>>2996724
>using quotation marks instead of greentexting

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Why are killer whale/orca attacks so rare in the wild? Looking through the internet they seem to attack pretty much anything else, so what's with their tolerance towards humans?

Are they bros?
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>>2976627
Seriously if that lil shit thinks he's safe... I want to be safer.
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>>2979145
>Be European circa 10.000 years ago
>Get mauled by cave lions or wolves
>Be abbo also 10.000 ago
>Get devoured by giant lizards or assaulted by marsupial lions
>Be aztec 600 years ago
>Get killed by a jaguar because you wandered too far into the jungle
>Be Pajeet or Nmbubu today
>Get hunted down by tigers, leopards or lions only losing your scalp if you are lucky enough
We had (and some still have) that fear, we were just lucky enough we could forget about it
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>>2979145
So why did we invent dragons? It’s a combination of all the critters that can eat us.
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>>2996237
I thought it was literally dinosaur bones; ipso facto, why they look like dinosaurs.
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>be me
>hear bird chirping
>sounds very nice
>good day to you mr bird
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ed
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>>2994612
This but unironically
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>step outside in the morning with my coffee
>big cute cardinal singing his song
>hear some little black kid yell "SHUT UP BIRD" while all his friends laugh
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>>2994612
I don't like cats you retard. In fact I fucking hate them. But your retarded posts belong on /b/ or even better, Reddit.
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>>2994566
>>2994598
...said anon
His third bag of doritos on his lap, almost finished.
As he finally gets up to wipe the scum off his taint, mom calls from upstairs, his pizza rolls and tendies ding in the oven.

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Froge
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>>2997275
I'll keep that in mind!
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>>2997347
kek love the butthurt everytime he does shit like this
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>>2997347
>>2997350
can i see?
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>>2997357
ma nama chef
https://youtu.be/xChZ1VFLoI0

I wonder if anyone can identify what exactly this is. I assume they're the eggs of some insect but am not entirely sure or sure which one. Quite tiny, this whole structure is only about 2mm long.


I am in southern Ontario There's no eggs in there now, they appear to be from last year I took this in the winter.

I have found half a dozen of them, always on a common type of elm around here most likely Chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia
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>>2996956
Interesting, thanks!!
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>>2996956
how do they taste?
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>>2996927
Brown Recluse eggs.
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>>2996927
looks like a spooky hornet nest
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>>2997016
Mmmmm tree caviar

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How long will it take for the fruit flies trapped in my house to undergo allopatric speciation
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Longer than you have. Good luck completely sealing your house from outside fruit flies and their genetics as well.
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>>2997173
Eagle

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SOMEONEJUSTGAVEMEALITTLEBABYKITTENWHATDOIDO?
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Spread its toxoplasmosis
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>>2992256
Where do mother cats get towels from?
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>>2996216
They use their tongue. You could do the same but that's your call.
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Good news my kitten took a poop. I was doing it wrong by rubbing its butt with a warm cloth.

Instead I made light pinching of that whole area (lower belly to butt) with my thumb and index finger replicating the action of the mothers mouth.
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>>2991399
Congrats on the new buddy!

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This parakeet (pic related) randomly flew to the shoulders of one of the guys at work. We don't know where it came from but suspect it's a dumped pet. We want to help but we don't even know what kind of parakeet it is. Do /an/y anons here what kind of parakeet it is?

We are in south korea by the way. Not sure if it helps.
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>>2996466
green cheek conures are top birbos. Keep him and play with him a lot, and look into cage sizes and toys. Have fun
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>>2996466
>suspect it's a dumped pet.

could have just flown out of a window and got lost
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Post an ad on your local craigslist or a poster on street where you found it with a picture, if no one claims it then you can keep it. Since Asians treat their animals like shit I’d just keep it. They’re nice pets/ not as bad as bigger parrots
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>>2996556
I'm not sure about kimchis but chicks do.
Japs treat pets like Aryans.
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So that's where Jacques went

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>>2997205
>>2997216
>>2996981
Obvious bait is obvious
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>>2997413
milk
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>>2997210
I don't know about the rest, but pea puffer recommended minimum is 10g
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>>2997413
pH is 7.4
TAN is 0-.5
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
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Hi, sorry, today bought some "green barbs" but im not sure if they are natural or something i think i dun goofed

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Hey do i need to buy a cat carrier before i go to the adoption place or can i take him home by hand
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>>2997026
Depending on the place, you should get a carrier. Sometimes they sell them at cost and proceeds go to help other kitties. Safe room is not really necessary unless you have lots of animals.
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>>2997115
Thanks a lot
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>>2997128
If the cat is feeling especially nervous or scared, maybe set up a box in a corner that is well-covered/secluded ( i.e. behind or next to furniture) for them to retreat to. Make sure that the box has a 'roof' and only one entrance, as the cat wants to feel like its the only one who can reach that space. Overall, just give it time to acclimate to all of the new surroundings without crowding it. Good luck, and give the kitty a pet for me! (once its comfortable, of course)
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>>2997090
I’m poor and keeping my old cat alive is draining me. Keep in mind that pets get old and sick and unless you pay up they suffer and die. Are you prepared for your finances to unnecessarily kill something that you love?

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>Be me
>NEET, but help dad on farm so he lets me live with him
>He buys 5 calves for me to raise
>They're all skinny as shit, but don't show any signs of illness or disease
>They all take bottles just fine
>Next morning
>Entire barn is covered in shit
>This repeats for 3 days
>Now current day, 3 of them have died
>Mfw
What the fuck is going on? They have good bedding and are in a warm area. The milk I'm giving them is the same shit I give all my bottle calves, did this dickhead we bought them off of never feed these poor things?
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If the guy sold you parasite infested cattle, you may be able to sue for cost.
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>>2997138
My Dad is a retard, I try to tell him this shit but he never listens. He's currently passed out on the couch with a bottle of whiskey. You're totally right anon, sadly I just can't get anyone to listen to me and I have to hope my shitty remedies will work.
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>>2997165
>I try to tell him this shit but he never listens.

There is legit nothing worse than trying to be the reasonable one in the family, and you not being listened to in any capacity. Especially when the older adults, who go in their "I know about this shit since I was a young boy/I'm no weak pussy who needs computers/experts because my grandfather was a farmer" spiel and can't listen to reason. Just try and call the vets you do know and see if they can help you over the phone or something, but the guy your dad brought these calves from is probably selling shitty cattle for quick cash and possibly gave you some with intestinal worms or some sort of virus.

I would do your best to keep them alive, but also try and minimize any contact they have with the rest of your animals and clean as much as possible around the stalls and surrounding building. They've got massive diarrhea, were thin when your dad brought them and three are dead. This is not good. Keep the dead ones, put them far away from everything else and keep any documentation of the seller, such as phone numbers, addresses etc. This guy might be selling diseased cattle to other places.

https://www.drovers.com/article/treating-enteric-intestinal-diseases

https://www.reformationacres.com/2014/06/how-to-naturally-treat-scours-in-livestock.html

I don't know what your calves got, but keeping them hydrated with electrolytes is the best thing you can do. You're doing the best you can, so don't get depressed about this too bad. At least you're doing something than getting drunk like your dad.
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>>2997182
Thanks anon, for once again proving to me that this is the best board. May you have a long and prosperous life for you kindness.
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>>2997203
Thank you anon, just try and get some rest if you can.

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Hey guys. A few days ago I went to Oxnard to see the Moon Jellyfish anomaly, it was pretty great, I swam and played with them for a few hours. I made y'all a video with my friends music and I hope you enjoy it. https://youtu.be/asnZgvIpz6A
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>>2996024
Cool.
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>>2996024
OP what do they feel like and were some of them super big or generally the same size

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Who was in the wrong here /an/?

https://youtu.be/AY_AJDBvNnY
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>>2996808
is there any video of this kot? he cute
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Turkey... Mmmm
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I don't understand why he didn't let the turkey out on the other side.
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Looking at the video closely, I don't see how his explanation of the turkey coming through the windshield could make any sense. There isn't broken glass anywhere, and how would a turkey be able to be propelled hard enough to break a truck's windshield and still be perfectly fine?

I think he just wanted to throw the turkey in the road for a viral video desu.
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>>2997140
this

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>one chance at life
>born human


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