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what kind of spider is this?
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>>2996652
This is projecting if I ever saw it. I would be embarrassed too if my effeminate son had a fetish for spiders. Enjoy them crawling into your ear at night.
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>>2996649
Don't you threaten him with a good time.
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>>2994444
Nice quads.
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>>2996663
Well I do enjoy a spot of ear play.
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>>2994443
Pitbull Spider.

How do I get my cat to loose weight? He’s got a big ol belly
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what's loose weight? where is it located? who else has been to loose weight?
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>>2996971
Feed him a bit less and play with him more. The way I found is to buy grain-free dry food that he hates (Pure Harmony), and I just fill up the feeder with it, giving him unlimited access. He gets one 42 calorie portion of wet food that he loves (Sheba Perfect Portions) or sardines for breakfast and after I get home from work, so 84 calories from wet food total. After that, he just has to choke down some dry food for the next 14 hours. He went from 14lbs to a healthy 9.5lbs in about a year. I also bought him a cat tree, dozens of more and different toys, several large paper bags, etc. My living room is full of stuff to take his mind off eating out of boredom.
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>>2997047
Forgot to specify that my cat should eat about 180-200 calories per day for his size. No idea about your cat, you'll have to do some Google searches and figure out an estimate of calories based on the size of him.
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>>2997010
Belly
>>2996998
Cringe
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>>2997010
When you shake around enough you can make the fat loose. That's why they call it losing weight. Dumbass.

Fat.
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>>2996070
wtf is this low quality garbage?
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>>2996070
Not fat
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>>2996410
>>2996427
I agree that it is not /round/ enough. It is cursed, however.
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>>2996051
man I'd be smug if I was all warm with my blobby body too. I don't blame this guy. He looks like a slime from Dragon Quest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijLDXDm0NP0

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What are some good office plants that can survive without natural light and only fluorescent office lights? I wanna fill my desk with plants and turn it into a jungle.
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>>2996177
What these indoor spaces with lots of plants don't tell you is the amount of fungus gnats that will be flying in your face

Also zz plant
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>>2996779
West facing
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>>2996177
i have plants on my desk - peace lilies and spider plants are good for offices and pretty low maintenance.

Good for cleaning the air too.
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>>2996798
Pants don't "clean" air.
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>>2996799
Pants don't clean anything, they just cover up your legs

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Plant General - Iridaceae 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.

This edition celebrates a stalwart of high Spring; the Iris family (Iridaceae). With marvellous blooms rising from statuesque foliage, these marvellous plants come in almost every colour and truly brings an end to the dullness of Winter serving in the garden as the vanguard to Summer’s chromatic riot.

LINKS
>Royal Horticultural Society
https://www.rhs.org.uk/
>Dave's Gardening Tips
https://davesgarden.com/
>Cacti and Succulents
https://cactiguide.com/
https://worldofsucculents.com/

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>>2997403
if you think Fargesia doesn't run you just haven't worked with it enough.

shit will creep against your hardscape and spread eventually, bamboo is general is also a pain to replant so unless you're going to stick to the same garden style for the rest of your life it's not a good idea.
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>>2997564
I don't have my own and no plans to get any bamboo in general, but know of one in the neighbourhood which has been there for easily 20 years. The growth type fits the "Horst" habit (German word with no good translation I could find, basically meaning it expands slowly radially, the "shrub" becomes broader, kind of similar to how pampas grass behaves, in contrast to spreading via rhizome like Japanese knotweed does)
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>>2997601
>The growth type fits the "Horst" habit (German word with no good translation
The english word is 'clump'.
So you would say they are clump-forming bamboos.
The spreading ones are called 'running' bamboos.
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>>2997644
Ah thanks yeah that's what I was looking for
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>>2997424
Real thread is at >>>/trash/22576551 for non-discord anons

Why do mammals have tails? I'm not asking what for, I'm asking why.
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mammals evolved from reptiles
reptiles evolved from amphibians
amphibians evolved from fish
fish evolved from tunicates

all of these animals have tails.

they were for swimming. They stuck around because they're useful for running.
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>>2996380
Tunicates have tails? Also: are they the first animal of History and all the others come from them? BTW, where do insects come from?
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>>2996416
Yes, they have tails in the initial stage in their life cycle.
As for insects, it is thought they evolved from crustaceans, which came from worms.
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>>2996422
Where did worms came from?
So all the animals on hearth come from tunicates and worms?
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>>2996422
>post-anal

Sounds like the title of Sasha Grey's thesis paper.

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How does one attain expressive pictures of his cat like these?
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Anyone has that pic of the cat sitting behind a table looking forward with a weird smile?
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can u kill a cat with catnip
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>>2994319
is this a Jewish cat?

Why isn't this the standard everywhere? Seems reasonable 2bh
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>>2995179
I saw a video on here a while ago with a bull terrier mauling the absolute shit out of an intruder. They are tough dogs.
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>>2987953
rules are for gringos
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>>2987953
Mexicans are better than you think
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>>2987965
the weak should fear the strong
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Is this Vipera ammodytes for certain? Location Montenegro, rocky terrain, their general habitat. One of the longest I've seen, it's around 1m.
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op here. Sadly, I couldn't see its nose clearly, so I'm not positive.
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>>2996734
Looks like a V. ammodytes imo. The head looks quite pointy with the big "cheeks" that narrow at the neck. A pattern with such huge black spots also doesn't seem to appear on the other Vipera species.

I've been cutting down all the deciduous trees in my backyard, leaving only the biggest and thickest ones (wider than 7-12 inches), and am going to plant evergreens in their place cause I think deciduous trees are ugly and just make extra work. What I'm thinking of doing is going to the local forests/parks in autumn, and collecting several dozen (or even hundreds) of pine cones that haven't opened yet, putting them on a stove so they open up, and throwing the seeds on the ground so when snow falls and melts, they'll sink underground and germinate. What do you think? I know it'll take a lot of years but i think it'll be worth it.
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>>2995828
This is really fucking dumb. Why not start out with actual pine saplings so you save yourself some of the thousand years it will take to get to tree size.

When you think about it you are destroying the history of your property, those trees had grown for hundreds of years before you got there. Now you’re gonna destroy them because waah it gets icky in the fall and winter? Be a man and sweep it up
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>>2995828
WTF OP? Don't plant spruce/pine forests! It's bad for wildlife and humans (tame life). It ruins the place very much, because the ecosystem there will get fucked. Don't fuck up nature around your own home, man.
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>>2996620
There's nothing wrong with planting a few spruce or pine trees, the problem comes when you plant 100 acres of nothing but spruce which then don't let anything else grow. But the problem isn't the spruce, it's the monoculture. Any monoculture is bad.
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>>2996620
>>2996613
Only a few of the trees are more than a decade old. A majority of trees I cut down were saplings only an inch or two in diameter. And there's still plenty of trees left that are too big for me to cut by hand so I didn't bother. I'm only going to plant a few dozen pines while having some other ones (such as mulberry)
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That reminds me, does anybody have any subtle ways of killing pines? My neighbour decided to plant them 30 cm away from the fence along its whole length and now they're 15 metres tall and blocking sun from 11am til dusk. Can't grow anything in my yard anymore.

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If spiders were all suddenly made completely aware of just how massive us humans were to them and that they were made more generally aware of our overall existence how scared would they be?
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>>2993896
This. If anything they'd force a nerf to the stealth bonus.
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>>2992560
Aren't spiders already aware of size differences? I thought that the reason they stopped moving across the wall whenever I turned the lights on was because they became afraid that I knew were they were.
But, to answer your question: spiders would not choose to live in human spaces due to the tremendously high chance of humans killing them on mere sight.
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>>2992560
i'd probably have spiders constantly looking for me to hand them food, there's a guilty pleasure of mine to capture moths that manage to get into my house and throw them onto spiderwebs to watch the carnage
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>>2996387
I like moths too much to throw them to the spiders. I have no qualms however about throwing ants to them. I hate them and their stupid hivemind.
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What if they realized just how many people were scared of them?

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Sweet little baby

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This is the invertebrate general. If you have any questions about invertebrates, want to look into owning one or more, or want to simply discuss them, this is the thread to do so, whether it's
>Tarantulas and other spiders
>Myriapods
>Mollusks
>Crustaceans
>Insects
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post it.

Resources/help and information
>Tarantulas
https://tomsbigspiders.wordpress.com/beginner-guides/
http://www.theraphosidae.be/en
>Mantids

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>>2996632
Yeah, I could never keep being subscribed with that cringe shit going on. He also has terrible animal care on top of that. Literally the invert TND.
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>>2979585
They are methodic in nature.
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>>2996631
thanks anon
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>>2996636
True, but it's still kinda funny how they'll sort of pause as if they're seriously contemplating where to put their next load of dirt.
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>>2996634
I get why people hate his click bait content but how exactly is he bad at caring for his animals? Never have seen something suspicious in his Vids.

/an/ I am wonder about doing a small shrimp tank.

I am thinking 1-2 (maybe 2.5) gallons, since I don't have a lot of space. What is the least amount of stuff I need?

How many shrimp could I stock even?
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>>2992614
Check /aq/ >>2984330
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>>2994022
No don't do this, they don't know what the fuck they are talking about.

Op just Google like Rachel O'Leary or aquarium co-op, some YouTube who keeps a lot of fish. And/or look for shrimp breeders
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Shrimp will keep breeding until they reach the maximum "capacity". You're limited more by water quality than space. I have a 12L, in 2 months I went from 3 RCs to around 20. No filter, just a heater. You really need that one. Or a lot of patience. A big lot
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>>2996137

To contrary I keep my shrimps with a filter but without a heater. I really think heaters are fully optional unless you live in Greenland.
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>>2996535
They survive just fine but they grow so slow. Like, 1 generation per year.


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