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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 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

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.

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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>my cooking isn't that bad, is it?
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I have a roommate that kept his cat's food up near the stove. Insisted it was fine, considering he never cooks for himself. I threatened to move out or he won't have a cat in the near future. Now the bowl stays on the floor. Why are people so fucking gross?
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>>3248944
>I threatened to move out or he won't have a cat in the near future.

I don't comprehend.
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>>3248944
just move out
living with a disgusting catfag is no different than being a disgusting catfag
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>>3248300
too late he ate it

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Isn't beautiful?
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>>3248970
Should be put in a small water tank in sea world.
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inb4 that photo got taken on a japanese ship
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Orcas are assholes

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Hey /an/, I have a few pictures of animals I come across at work or home and I figured you all do as well. Share them here.

Starting with my clown fish that I had in a 20 gallon tank but have moved/upgraded to a 75.
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>>3248006
Deer thing
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>>3248009
Tort
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This queen ant I found on my bet one time.
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>>3248956
My lizard after a check up at the vet.
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>>3248960
Wörm

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What ever happened to the budgie puncher?
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>>3246963
Got human punched
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>>3247057
Bingo. It's the best way to reward a bird.
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What ever happened to the budgie FUCKER?
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>>3247207
kek
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>Someone punching small birds.
What’s the story here?

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Im going through my first proper loss in my life.
I lost my dad when i was 9 but I didnt see him that much and i was too young/autistic to realize what was going on.

Im 21 now and my dog was (kind of unexpectedly, i expected her to live atleast 2 more years) put down 36 hours ago.
I was attached to her for the 13 years we had her and she was my little sister to me.
I have severe doubts in how I will get over this and I dont know how to adjust my life, since all comfortable memories that kept me happy had her be part of it or in the background.


I also constantly blame myself on shit. I shouldnt have fucking left my house to see my gf, when i saw something was up with her (her odd breathing seemed like part of her oldish age to me). im disgusted by myself.
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>>3244752
You shouldn't blame yourself. You couldn't have known what was going to happen, dogs get sick all the time and 99% of the time it's nothing.

The most important thing is you gave her a great life, and that's all a dog can ask for. From the way you talk about her, it's clear you loved her and she was happy.

I know how you feel though. My dog passed away while I was upstairs, he died in my dad's arms and I never got to say goodbye. This ate me up for years until I realised that he was always happy, and he lived a good fulfilling life. I can tell your dog is the same. This will hurt for a while, grieving always does, however death is natural and what happened is not your fault. Don't be like me and spend all your time regretting what could have been, you loved your dog and she loved you, that's all that matters.
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Just found out that the younger of my two dogs has lymphoma and I have nowhere near the money needed for chemo. He should still have six years left, but I'll be putting him down on Monday. I hate this. I've had to put pets down before, but they were far older. It sucked each time, but this one hurts so much more. Why does this shit have to happen?

Sorry for venting, but this seemed like a fitting thread and I was going to start screaming if I didn't do something.
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>>3248520
I'm sorry anon. I'm really really sorry. Shit like this happens, as unfair and fucked up as it is, sadly that's just how things are. Even though it hurts like, it is completely out of your control. I can't begin to imagine how frustrating it must be, but remember, as long as he has lived a happy life so far, you did a good job looking after him. That's the best you can do as his owner.
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>>3244752
I lost my dog that I grew up with in 2017,i had to put him down as well. I can tell you man it fucking sucked and it'll suck for quite a while. Its a hard change to get used to but in time it doesn't hurt as bad. You couldn't have expected it to happen, one day my old boy was happy and cheerful and the next he couldn't walk and wouldnt eat and old age set in. Don't blame yourself over it as it won't help you heal and I'm sure you dog wouldn't blame you.
Amor fati brother, be safe.
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>>3244766
I lol'd

Sorry about your dog, OP. Its okay to be fucked up about it for a while. Just remember the good times and that you gave her the best life you could. She wouldnt want you to be a sad sack for too long.

I found this big spider on my celling. Can anyone tell me what species of spider it is? I am located somewhere on the coast of the Adriatic sea in Europe.
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>>3248873
Look at the palps. If they are bulbous then it's a male. Usually this only applies to adults but some spiders develop early, like my little schizocosa buddy.

Yours looks female, yes
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>>3248879
I see, thanks for all the info. So I caught her this morning, how long do you reckon I have to feed her? For reasons, the soonest I can go to a pet shop is in 4 days. Will she survive until then?
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>>3248889
She's nice and fat so she's probably good for food. I don't know specifically about her genus but some can so extraordinarily long without food or water like certain Tegenaria species.
Speaking of which I bet your spider is thirsty. Put a few drops of water on the bottom with her or spritz a bit in.
She will also be more comfortable in a surface she can grip so consider rehousing her sooner than later.
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>>3248896
I sprinkled some water on the bottom of the jar and when she felt the water she moved and now chilla on top of the jar.
But then she started “licking” her legs or something. Is that how she drinks? Pic related.
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>>3248904
Spiders drink by sucking directly so aheay not have been thirsty oe manages to get a drop without you noticing.

The licking is actually called preening just like a bird. It's how they clean themselves. I've only noticed they will preen when they are feeling comfortable, so that's good


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