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Discuss speculative evolution/biology stuff here

Old thread : >>2916679
Discord : https://discord.gg/UXaUKCS

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.

Thread Question :
>what is your favorite spec evo genre?

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

Read:
https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/

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>>2973411
Piss off ya wanker.
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>>2972746
Cryptos and mythological animals belong in /x/

Anything with a supernatural origin does not relate to /an/. Spec bio is fine as long as it remains grounded in biology and natural history.

This is a blurry line granted, a lot of Dixon's After Man stuff is pure sci-fi and does go right off the deep end with telekinesis and cyborgs, but still frequently pops up in these threads.

But honestly I think its fair to ask that high fantasy and anything that fundamentally defies a naturalistic explanation stays off the board.

>You do know that got turned into a shithole that's nearly full of schizos and christfags

True. This is not /an/'s issue though. We have enough shit of our own to deal with, we don't want /x/'s bullshit migrating over here too.
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>>2973586
Cryptids are animals. Some have even been eventually found: https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Most_Recently_Discovered_Cryptids

Take your snobbery elsewhere. /an/ is for all animal lovers you been hose not well know to science or even mere thought exercise.
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>>2973586
>we don't want /x/'s bullshit migrating over here too.
Fuck off with your jingoistic bullshit. 4Channel is for all users, boards are not nor should ever be islands unto themselves.
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>>2973595
Oh boy. If it's a real animal that's been discovered, or rediscovered then fair enough. That's a fair topic for discussion. I'm talking about your Mothmen or your Chupacabras that have alleged supernatural origins. Cool, if a cryptozoologist rediscovers thylacines or something then fair play. That's related to the natural world regardless of what title the person doing the work goes under. However if we're specifically talking about creatures that exist by nature outside of the natural order, then that's /x/. Sorry.

>>2973598
By all means feel free to discuss this topic on /mu/ or /asp/ or any other unrelated board. I'm sure they'd be just as interested.

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Post your chickens, discuss chicken related things.
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>>2972134
Get well soon, beauty girl.
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>>2956260
>>2956261
Where do you think the phrase "pecking order" comes from, genius?
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>>2973066
See >>2972504
Twice a year is fine if you're just flat against getting a $20 fecal analysis done every few months. Also just watch for weird behavior and poops, of course. You'll get an idea of what normal poops look like if you pay attention for a while.
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>>2972944
Man I always used snek, but based off a childhood tescher’s awful accent that only allowed him to pronounce it like that. Sad!
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>>2972944
>being autistic enough to care

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>>2973392
>more pregnant women interacting with cat shit and therefore more people unknowingly having toxoplasmosis?
The other way around, this might result in more people knowing since they'll get themselves tested.
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>>2973405
Sounds true, but the parasite requires felines to reproduce sexually. Keeping cats is a contributing factor.
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>>2973269
>>2973326
>>2973328
Anything that directly fucks with your brain is something to worry about.

It may not have dramatic effects, but there are studies that suggest it does change the way you behave. Tests show there are differences in infected vs clean humans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2526142/
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>>2973405
>having an outdoor cat

Seems like it's almost a certainty that the cat would be a carrier.
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Is the medical sphere just not trying to fix this issue or is it actually not an issue, maybe just something to be aware of? Like why aren't we trying to immunize ourselves per-se to them

Here on /an/ it's just a way for people who dislike cats to act snobby imo

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>>2973096
even big hed is smarter than that guy
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The father, the son and the holy spirit
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>>2973106
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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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>>2963931
I think these things are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Whales and dolphins are absolutely self aware, sentient, conscious creatures. They have languages. The only real difference is that they live in an entirely different world than we do. I am sure they have similar thoughts to us to a degree like daydreaming about ocean shit out of boredom. The only ones who have killed humans are the ones in captivity. I personally believe they are aware they’re basically slaves and so these few are lashing out

Comparing them to chimps, they’re definitely more intelligent. Chimps are like humans in some similarities. We’re both apes, they have strong social communities and communicate with noises as well as body language and facial expressions (on a deeper level than just a dog wagging its tail, shit like ignoring lesser males to show dominance). Yet chimps are so prone to violence towards anything that it hasn’t built a strong social bond with. Whales and dolphins seem to completely understand that we’re intelligent beings like they are. The only interest they have in us is curiosity. I think they know of us but just don’t care as long as we don’t fuck with them. They go as far as to save people from sharks too. This could just be a tactic to starve the sharks so they don’t become more dominant over whales/dolphins since certain whale species in specific regions will keep sharks from getting prey.

And that’s another thing, different pods from different areas around the world have different languages and LEARNED behaviors. Some dolphins put sponges on their face so they can search for food without hurting themselves on sea urchins and shit in the sand. But others of the same species in different pods do not do this. Whales do the same. The different pods even have more preferred food types, not because that food is only found in the area just that they seem to legitimately have different diets.

Wild shit man, they’re intelligent
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>>2965834
>just roaming around raping and murdering whatever the fuck I want.
>you're thinking of dolphins buddy.
Somebody post the WebM
You know the one
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>>2963931
Mainly because the two species don't really get much of an opportunity to directly interact in the wild, but also possibly because we don't look like or behave like any of their regular prey. Although considering they'll eat anything from fish to baleen whales, honestly idk.

My guess is that if people interacted with them in the wild with the same closeness and frequency that trainers do with captive animals, you'd see higher death and injury rates.

I do also think frustration plays a part. The more stressed an animal is, and the less opportunity they have to express natural behaviors, the more likely they will be to direct that stress and frustration in to aggression. Especially a highly intelligent predator.

Lastly, captive animals are kept in a limited amount of space. It's not surprising that accidents tend to happen when working with a large, powerful, understimulated animal in small enclosure.
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>>2965831
Wish granted but you'll be captured as a calf and live the rest of your days in an aquatic theme park
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>>2973560

Orcas interact frequently with fisherman

Orcas are also known to eat shit like moose

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I'm so sick of this. As a pitbull owner I have to watch my back and front for these damn aggressive animals whenever I step outside with my precious dog Toots. I used to be able to let her run around the neighborhood off leash all day but certain types of people have started to move into my neighborhood and they seem to all have these damn garden shitters. At first they complained my little girl was exploring thier yard (as she always had, was never a problem I mean the Gonzalez's who use to live across the street never minded since they had a sweetie named Puto that played with my little girl). I ignored them at first but then they started letting their cats out of the house (something NO cat owner ever should do) and my little Toots keeps coming back scrached and upset. I called the cops but they said I need to see it happening.

What is going on? Why do people own these vicious things? Anyone know of any cities with laws against cat ownership? I would like to get something passed here where I live so my little girl can romp and stomp like she needs.
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>>2973495
Stupidest post of the year award goes to..
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>>2973502
>>2973495
Do children count as small mammals?
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>>2973502
Yes come stand next to me so I can violently attack you!

See doesn't make sense. If an animal is that aggressive it doesn't belong where it can EVER hurt someone or their babys

>>2973504
Well of course technically they do but a well raised kid won't do no harm to birds or little critters. Nowadays I think kids get cited for brandishing sling shots and BB guns what with all the school problems these days.
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Frankly no one should be able to own any animal.

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In the same vein we find colorful animals pretty or small mammals with button eyes adorable?
Can animals enjoy the sound of humans talking and singing, like we enjoy hearing birds trilling?
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there's been multiple examples of animals in zoos falling in love with zookeepers, but i don't know if they find humans "beautiful"
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>>2972705
Not sure how true it is, but cats see humans as big weird hairless cats. If I were a cat I would think that humans are ugly.
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>>2973448
Is this is thinly veiled bestiality?
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>>2972705
I know my horse and dog find me beautiful. They can't resist me!

Mmmmm nummers ;-P
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>>2973606
See >>2973612

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The Plant General - Boraginaceae 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.

The Borage family is one of the stars of Spring, with beautiful borage, fancy forget-me-nots, lovely lungworts and the comfy comfrey all coming into flower, providing much needed food for emerging bees, and giving us some long-missed colour in the garden.

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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Boraginaceae > Rosa

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The Plant General - Rosa 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.

LINKS
>Official /plant/ Discord Server
https://discord.gg/WGwqw4X
>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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>>2973559
>Succs are fine for places like Arizona
>not realising that succulents don't just grow in hot climates
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went outside, took more pictures.
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>>2973588
nvm they're shit quality because it's cloudy as fuck and my front yard barely gets any sun anyway

fucking narcissus are still blooming in it, they've finished flowering in the backyard weeks ago.
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>>2973575
Not going to lie, I thought it was just that simple at first. There's just the way they're advertised literally everywhere. The "negligible plants" hobby seemed pretty cool to me because they're pretty, I'm lazy, it works about. But it's a little more effort than your local big box gardening place like Home Depot or even popular succulent websites will tell you, for sure.
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>>2973559
what's wrong with liking plants because they're weird looking?

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I don't know what they are though. Reptiles maybe.
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>>2973014
Of course they're fucking birds. They fly, they nest, they're feathered, they lay eggs. Just because they hunt at night doesn't mean we're not birds.
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>>2973526
Hmmm who could be behind this post
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>>2973526
Next you’re going to tell me that capybaras aren’t fish
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>>2973540
Whoever says they aren't is a heretic.
>t. Vatican
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>>2973346
Retard, that nigger is shitposting, /b/ post their dicc all the time. That is what they were expecting in the first place, people roasting them

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How his cats are so well-behaved? What makes Japanese approach on cats so superior?
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They know that if they act up they'll end up in the pot
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>>2973393
>le magic energy
nice toxoplasmosis-induced-schizophrenia mate
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>>2973324
Editing out the footage where cats are fucking around.
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Jun and his wife have a video discussing how hard it is to adopt cats in Japan and how most people don't seem to know how to handle them... in the video they talk about how they were trying to adopt a cat from a lady who brought it to an animal swapmeet??? and the people handling them were holding them awkwardly and forcing them to cuddle whilst the cat struggled and gave the cat to someone equally retarded instead of Jun and his wife.

vid related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5rUnI7_Aas
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>>2973551
What is TL;DR of video?

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Dog General - Miniature Eskimo Edition

Old Thread: >>2954868

Dog food review site - https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com

Puppy guide - http://drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?articleid=1449

Discord link goes to /an/cord's dog hub:
https://discord.gg/3xGbBG2

>What should I feed my dog?
>What breed of dog should I get?
>How do I train my dog?
>Rate my dog!

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>>2973085
>Pitbulls were specifically bred to be fighting dogs
True

>Yes, it is true that these dogs were once known as "nanny dogs,"
Completely false. The concept and myth of "nanny dogs" is ridiculous and does more harm than good to the dogs and their reputation. No dog should be left unsupervised with children, especially not one prone to act-on-prey-drive first, think later.
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how do i get my dogs to stop going crazy when i play the guitar?
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>>2973363
stop playing shit tunes
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>>2973366

i pluck the string once and they start chimping out
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>>2973085
>>2973295

God just shut up. I don't even care what side of the "debate" you're on I just don't ever want to see another pitbull mentioned ever again. Its gotten to the point that you can't even have a general thread about dogs without it being brought up and the entire thread derailing.

I don't care if they eat babies

I don't care if they're misunderstood

I don't care if they're fucking Jesus or Satan rebourn.

I just don't care. Full stop. There's nothing even much to be said on them. Oh no they bite, oh no they're ugly, oh no they're choking up shelters because they're bred by the dozen by complete trash. If they're such trash dogs then who fucking cares.

Don't fucking get one, and don't fucking spend your life obsessively talking about how shit they are.


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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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>>2973592
It looks like juveniles are available for under 400.
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>>2973590
they're not exactly hard to keep.

this is mine.
>>2973592
only if you're american, they're like 500-1k in europe for an adult female.
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>>2973596
Where at?
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>>2973599
https://www.backwaterreptiles.com/geckos/new-caledonian-giant-gecko-for-sale.html
I think i heard this vendor sucks, but Im not sure what context, or if it was this vendor.
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>>2973602
>think i heard this vendor sucks
Yea same. They're sold out, but worth checking into if you could get them that cheap

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no webm thread? we can fix that.
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>>2973200
fucking males man...
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>>2973292
his front right paw is fucked up, and possibly the front left. he prob died shortly after that vid was taken.
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>>2973336
yeah, the cross cows with wildebeest. its called a Mule
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>>2973202
>when the fat chick at the bar gets hungry or horny
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>>2973546
iirc the video went viral aond some "hunter" went out to bag the poor burr as a trophy. similar shit happaned to pic related wold ROMEO who was hanging out with dogs. let that be a lesson to you.

Since Pitbulls are so shit, who is the best boy for protection? My house was ransacked for the second time last month.
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>>2972040
>t. Pablo Smith
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>>2973271
This. Snibby snappy boi best boi.
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>>2971789
Goose
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>>2973271
>crocodile
>not crocodiles
its like you want to get raped and killed
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>>2971789
So many dogs go missing because of break ins or are killed. I would rather lose my electronics than have someone kill or injure my dog.


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