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ITT: Heroic Feats
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>>4179687
they're giant pussies
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>>4179687
Why would they?
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>>4179745
idk it just seems like theyd at least swipe at it or roar to get the dog to fuck off
are they not annoyed by it?
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>>4174427
Pwned
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>>4174930
Did lizard bro live

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What's the largest snake you've ever seen?
. In real life
. in captivity
. on the internet
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>>4176327
Tsuchinoko if he real.
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>>4178455
what ?
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IRL handled a 6-ft boa constrictor, a co-worker's pet. Very gentle, owner was there in case it accidentally tried to throttle me. I think it was the first time I ever handled a snake, but I wasn't put off. Feels totally amazing and very cute.

I still can't relate to how anyone would be afraid of snakes in general.
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Just my guy Hank. 5 ft long, about as wide as my finger
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>>4176350
that timing

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Frog thread
Post frogs
Love frogs
Feed many flies to frogs
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Frodgsh
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>>4179653
Fog
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This frog is a proud parent.

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>Rats need friends
>Rats need free roam time
>Rats need and deserve all the love they can get

>other rodent friends also welcome
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>>4179422
what kind of bite? i feel like rats have different kinds. one is a bite that's more social, that hurts like hell but isn't meant to actually harm you. the other is like straight up ATTACK bite.
if it was the first one, they probably understood how upset it and painful it was for you and won't do it again.
one of my most recent rats I have did this maybe two months ago for example. pretty sure she was trying to signal with me to get more playful, she was horny, or something ratty like that.
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>>4179431
Oh I have never been bit, I was just wondering if this was rat behaviour.
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>>4179434
Yeah biting is a fairly natural behavior for rats which they'll typically do to try and get the attention of others (not like they have much better ways of physically interacting with each other or their surroundings). Rats don't mean harm when they bite like that though so if you make it obvious to them that you don't like it they very quickly figure out not to do that to you.

Some of the pushier or less social rats might nip to try and get you to back off from them or scare you away if you put your hands near them, which is basically the common form of problem biting in rats. It's not that difficult to get them to stop this either, you just have to show them that nipping won't get them what they want and they'll stop, which you do by not reacting to being nipped, which I suppose can be easier said than done since the natural reflex would be to pull your hand away.

It's kind of funny, the solution to "give me attention bites" is to act like they hurt you, while the solution for "go away" bites is to pretend like they didn't hurt.

I wouldn't ever really expect a rat to straight up attack bite, i.e. clamp down and don't let go, unprovoked however. If that ever happens you either missed some kind of sign that the rat was angry, or there's something wrong with the rat to make it lash out for no reason.
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>>4179319
you best watch yo'self 'round 'dese parts
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>>4161855
Honestly can be a perk depending on what you're looking for. If you're a young person living in an apartment that has to move from time to time the short life span of rats makes them fairly convenient animals to keep.

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Did sauropods really have those weird neck things? I'm intrigued.
We going to watch this together next week or what?
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quak
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>>4179524
......uhhhh, because size effects the animal's physiology?
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>>4178310
I agree, its so lazy and feels wrong.
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>>4178310
Designs in nature repeat time and time again. Time is a flat circle.
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So apparently there is already a torrent out there, but I'll only know if it's the real thing in 30min or so. Since I don't come here at all normally, is there any specific place you get your natural documentaries or it's just out there on the torrents and such?

Why does this board hate pitbulls?
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Pic Related
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>>4179756
>totally untrained and unsocialized examples of most breeds: snappy and intolerant of dogs, somewhat rude with people or just avoidant
>totally untrained and unsocialized amstaff/apbt: rips your wives bicep off because she sneezed. "its prey drive bro"
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>>4177062
>Idiots who don't know how genetics work think dogs can simply be bred to be more violent

I know this is bait, but this is what women actually believe.
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>>4179782
genetics isn't real
it wasnt a real pitbull because the AKC standard says thats an invalid coat color and its not traced to any stud books
it wasnt a pitbull it was just 49% american staffordshire gigabully
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Design a predator species that could outcompete humans. It has to follow the evolutionary ruleset and physics ruleset (i.e. if it breeds fast, it can't live long; must abide the square-cube law
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>>4179766
Wait really? I'll have to look that thread up. I swear this was an original thought (that I had after watching Summertime Render)
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>>4179759
angels
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>>4179773
>bipedal
Slows you down (not good when hunting)
>coyote
Carnivore instead of omnivorous, less feeding options
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>>4179776
>Slows you down (not good when hunting)
Sufficient speed and agility for traversing most terrain. Frees up hands for building traps.
>Carnivore instead of omnivorous, less feeding options
Coyotes are not obligate carnivores. Meat is the ubiquitous food, anywhere there are plants to eat there are suckers that thought they could get by just eating plants turning them into more easily digestible and nutrient rich biomass.
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>>4179774
Yeah we had one extremally similar to this one, I can't find it though. I remember someone wanting to give a wasp lungs so it could grow massive.

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This thread is dedicated to all animals of the reptilia and amphibia classes. 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:
>morphmarket.com
>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

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When I had a leopard gecko I use to just tong feed.
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>>4179618
given:
>britannica.com/place/Australia/Soils
and
>youtube.com/watch?v=uMfljPsJ7H4
If I had to make the perfect, naturalistic terrarium for a beardie, the substrate would bo moist soil mixed with a pretty fair amount of clay, australian red sand and a fair number of smaller somewhat jagged rocks, packed down hard as fuck and baked under about 150 degree lights until it was completely arid. add more rocks to create little crevices and climbing opportunities, maybe a water dish made out of stone with a depression in the top, a little dune of red sand in an area, and some dead, sun bleached branches to tie the whole thing together. If we're talking planted bioactive I would go with scrubby little brush plants and little clusters of drought resistant grass.
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>>4179626
>concerned Karens of reptile keeping
Sure are a fucking lot of these. It seems like there's nothing the average herp keeper on the internet likes more than indignation about things they don't really understand.
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Well more like they are just repeating the same things their favorite reptile influencers are saying.
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>>4179783
>Cortex engaged
>Engaging Mulatto Youtuber protocol
>New programming uploading...
>YOU HATE SPIDER BALL PYTHONS
>THEY SHOULD BE BANNED

I hate spiders! Breeding them is so cruel! No I've never seen one.

attack edition

Please post pictures and talk about your chickens. What's happening with your flocks, anons? Questions welcome.
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I got these out of the bantam bin anyone know what they are?
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>>4179654
Sounds like your buying scratch.
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How's Cackle? They have both of the breeds I want.
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A couple of my sweet babes. I put them up their and they seem to enjoy larping as adult chickens.
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>>4179699
I've never had any chickens like those, but I'm guessing "Selfblue" from the tuft of hair under the eyes/neck? Just a guess though

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>>4179719
>>4179728
I'd literally be screaming for it to shut the fuck up. Can't do it. I know for a fact even with the energy it needs it'll find a reason to mouth off.
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>>4179637
>The black needy GSD

you should bring him along with the deaf Colliebro/10

>>4179643
crazy eyes/10

>>4179658
lol what, that's as generic a street dog as it gets - and that'sa good thing/10
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>>4179736
>>4179728
owner error. people let them scream, entice them to even, when they are puppies because it's cute and makes for great YT/IG/TT content but the dogs learn to just bark and talk for the sake of talking and barking. and when you pair that up with physical and mental under-stimulation, you get vid related and shieeet...
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>>4179740
Yes they entice them. Most huskies I know are really quiet and calm.
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>>4179727
Do I sleep with her? Yes. In bed? No, she leaves before I can doze off.

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>>4179666
nigga that's nuts
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>>4177670
Put... put your dick in it.
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>>4177262
why do you choose to be so negative? lighten up.

Marine Betta edition

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Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor, and issues. Before asking questions in this thread, make sure you give us at least some details when asking a question, such as:

>Tank size (include dimensions, not just volume)
>Parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, GH, KH)
>Any inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:
>www.modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/

Stocking and Water Change Calculator:

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>>4179608
im planning a similar tank (have x2 powerheads that will be 420 total gph going into an undergravel) except I will have plants, probably an amazon sword and some crypts plus some java moss for the water column. My plan is
20ish platinum medaka (black background so they should look amazing)
1 male swordtail
5 female swordtails (each a different morph)
3 hillstream loaches
shitload of rilli shrimp (may or may not be beaten up by swordtails idc it's a pretty mediocre colony that hasnt been culled in a year)

I might add another school but honestly i'm in the school of thought that less is more, bigger schools of a smaller number of species look better. I'd consider adding a single angel as a centerpiece but i think the flow will be too rough for one and i also plan to keep it low tech, so if i dont have an angel i dont need a heater.
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have an old jar I kept some snails in before and want to clean it out but I notice flatworm/platyhelminths on the glass. Can these things kills me or are they in my brain already?

My own body aside, is there anything cool I can do with them, how big can they get? These are like 1cm at the largest
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>>4179623
Right now my lean is as follows:
6 agassiz, 6 Sterbas corys
8-12 medaka - mixed, with the hope they reproduce before long and get a nice mutt colony with various morphs
8 African banded barbs OR 8 peacock gudgeons
6 emerald dwarf, 6 celestial pearl danios - these should school together
3-6 stiphodon gobys, once the tank has matured a bit
Some sort of pleco or false catfish or other singleton
Some ghost shrimp, pest snails, and assassin snails

That's a top and bottom school, and a couple that go wherever, in a 36" with plenty of line of sight breaks I'd think that would work, and similarly I wouldn't need a heater. Might even throw some mixed livebearers in there at some point if it feels too empty.
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Went to some little farm creek and caught some scuds today. There aren't much, but I hope they reproduce or something cool like that.
SCUUUUUUUUUDD GAAAAAAAAAAAAANG
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I'm trying to use this old dimming lamp for my low-tech 10 gal betta tank, but it's kind of hard to find good bulbs because everybody just uses warm incandescents with these things (it's a t10 socket). So I have to choose between the best that I could find, which is to my question: should I get the 4000k bulb with 850 lumens or the 5000k with only 600 lumens? I have only some small crypts I separated from another tank and some nymphaea bulbs that haven't sprouted yet in there.

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I need help choosing a dog.

I just bought a house with an acre of land and want to get a dog, but I'm having a hard time choosing a breed I like. My family has had dogs but not very trainable breeds, so I want something I can train to do tricks and fetch, can put up with a decent amount of exercise since I walk a few miles every day, long lived/inherently decent health for the breed, decently responsible off leash, can chill out at the end of the day and cuddle up on the couch, preferably short or low maintenance coat and prick ears are the only really aesthetics I care about.

Also I live alone for now, work 8hrs a day but only 2 miles from home so I come home for lunch, but otherwise the dog wont be supervised during that time, I am going to fence in the whole yard shortly so the dog won't be locked in the house all day.

I've had friends recommend gsd's since they hit a lot of those points, but they are one of the worst shedders and don't have the longest life spans, not to mention the horrible sloped spines and hip issues. Another friend has three huskies and, could hook me up with his breeder, they are supper cuddly but aren't into fetching or any of that and are terrible off leash.

I'm kind of lost as to which direction to go so I could use all of your 2 cents.
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>>4179662
Oh yes, malamutes and huskies really do not take well to meeting strange adult dogs and need very slow and careful introductions. It would be called dog aggression but it's a very conditional and slowly escalating behavior instead of reactivity going into an attack the same minute. At first they really try to maintain their distance and warn the other dogs off. At dog parks, huskies appear awkward and antisocial, not interested in really engaging with most dogs. They might play half assedly and then leave and hide away from all the action. And if the other dog doesn't take the hint they snarl and snap to try and get them to "fuck off right now", but won't go further than that, and as the days drag on, with the two dogs trapped together because their owner hopes they'll be best friends, the sled dog gets sicker and sicker of this strange faggot trying to muscle its way into their pack and remembers that they have one of the strongest bites of all dogs. A lot of other breeds also don't seem to "get" huskies and malamutes. The sled dogs have more adult body language and manners, most dogs are more playful and in your face, which really pisses off the malamute or whatever and confuses the lab or whatever.

Sometimes they run into another husky or a dog that "gets it" (usually another serious business working breed that's more wolflike) and they play fight while making the most horrifying noises and acting like they are actively trying to kill each other, and then they're best friends.

If you ever get on with another dog, make sure at least one is a puppy, or another sled dog.
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>>4179690
Every time you see someone with a spitz and non-spitz it's a herding dog.

But hey, a collie is just a wolf with a college degree.
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>>4179627
>Most of them were ruined by attack/protection dog breeding, just GSDs on crack now

the BS, kek, is 4 breeds. the Malinois may be at times problematic but if you can handle a well bred hunting dog like a Weimaraner, Viszla, BGSH, Cur etc. you can handle a regular Malinois. as with all dogs, you need to research the parents and breeder and see what's what. but no, the average Mal will not kill you... t's a great dog for the dedicated dog fancier and you will not be getting a crazy Mondioring IPSC dog by accident without looking for one anyway...

but ofc there a psychopath breeders, as always. jsut recently I canme across a breeder's description of what he does that said, literally, he does not care for "good nerves" because that usually gets in the way of drive and drive was his foremost drive. kek. his dogs are optimized tools and supposed to function then and there, not accessories for polite society. sounded to me like a major COPE as his line was just not healthy to function so he came up with a walltext to console himself...

>>4179662
>also the belgian would be nice if they weren't so bitey.

they like to bite but that is a feature allowing you to train them better. any dog with drive, of whatever sort, can be mre easily trained to be bomb proof using that exact drive compared to a dog that really can not reliably be channeled.
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>>4179627
>I don't in any way condone the ownership of collies.
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>>4179734
They are severely overbred and their health is suffering. FYI there are no genetic tests for epilepsy, you simply neuter the dog, ALL its siblings, and its parents. Few collie breeders are willing. Once a bloodlibe is overbred this shit shows up more and more - sooner or later the only cure is the immediate termination of the entire bloodline. Imagine that, nearly every single australian shepherd sterilized, the breed considered over for being in violation of "torture breeding" laws. Collie collapse disorder is itself a form of epilepsy.

I do not in any way condone the ownership and breeding of collies. And going off your ever recognizable typing style and reused images - aren't you that "dead aussie fgt" who "ofc..." bred his own dysgenic "UNTERHUND" dog "..." and got it killed?

Does /an/ love them or hate them?
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>>4168460
I feel an instinctual disgust when I see them move just like I'm looking g at a rat or a cockroach
Would never go as far actually touring em though most I'd do is stab it to death on reflex
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>>4168907
He got balls bigger than some of the men in the thread wtf
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>>4174671
Only based macaque
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>>4179732
*most
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>>4179721
well it was either here or one of the two gif boards. It wasn't even a video that would get a person banned (though it was one of those million pity types). It was literally the old man chopping some bamboo, making a little floating raft and putting the monkey on it. The monkey looked terrified but the old man was always there.

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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.

>Flora of the World
http://www.worldfloraonline.org/

>Hardiness zones
https://www.plantmaps.com/

>Plant ID Sites
https://identify.plantnet.org/
https://wildflowersearch.org/

>Pests and Diseases
https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/plant-health-in-gardens

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>>4179340
wow, it's so pretty
what kind of catctus is it?
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>>4179456
nice! I wonder if I should save the seeds after flowering. not sure if the vigour will be passed on desu
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>>4176898
That thing is in dire need of repotting
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>>4179340
Hell yeah biiiiih. Cactus flowers are awesome. Check it. Look who decided to bloom today. Unfortunately the others decided to abort prematurely, but at least this one survived! Woo!

I love Opuntias so much. Kind of hit or miss in terms of overall health, but damnit, they WILL survive somehow.
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>>4179755
Closer angle.




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