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Got cheated twice, and I'm tired of women and relationships. But I can't let go of my need for companionship. I know Tesla fell in love with pigeon. What animals do you think are best for companionship?
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sex is a side mission, not the main quest. stop building sandcastles
Something small and fragile, birds are good for this purpose. It sucks when something goes wrong with them but it’s more rewarding when they recover.

It’s not a sexual thing. However you were the first to bring zoophilia up so you should kys
OP here, I never said anything about sex and mentioned Tesla's case to give you an idea. Ehy would even say that, when I am clearly talking about companionship.
based Tesla realizing women can be replaced by a fuckin pigeon
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A jar of leeches would be the closest option

It's been a while since we had a good monkey thread. Post monkeys, talk about monkeys
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Looks like a fucking corpse
We need to move these little niggas out of densely populated areas. It’ll take generations for them to forget all those weird little asian men torturing them
How can this thing look like a baby and an old man at the same time?
i don't wanna hurt it, i just wanna give it some food
and then take it away
and where‘s that faggot who would call you for that a ‚diaper diddler‘?

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Information Edition

QOTT: How did your dog end up in your life?

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>Food & Nutrition
https://wsava.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Selecting-a-pet-food-for-your-pet-updated-2021_WSAVA-Global-Nutrition-Toolkit.pdf (Kibble)

https://www.rawdogfoodcalculator.com/ (Raw)

>Vaccination Guidelines
https://issuu.com/wsava/docs/wsava-vaccination-guidelines (pg. 7)


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Raw meaty bones. I hear enzymatic toothpaste does things as well.

They sell whole dead rabbits. I bet a dog thst eats a whole dead rabbit will have clean teeth by the end of their meal.
Never mind, I just checked their teeth again and they’re clean. Just some recent food is all I can see. I use chicken legs and feet.
Nice. My dog loves those as well.
>sugar gel
Huh I winder why it doesn't work

Just moved into a new apartment. What should I do with them?
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I have never been harmed by one of these so they're fine by me.
house centipedes are a blessing OP and you are very fortunate to have spotted one
kill yourself and make it painful
go for an OD by tylenol or something
using glue traps should be a bannable offence on this board
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I return to BTFO your sorry ass


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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)
>Unusual Parameters (nitrate, pH, GH, KH)
>Any inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Age of the tank
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:

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i just thought about getting a work bench to use as a stand. pic related is just an example, but benches like that claim to hold up to 2000 lbs, much more than the ~800 lb 75 gallon tank.

and it's basically what my 40 gallon is on. a basic metal stand.

it's also because the nate+Jeremiah stand in my previous post only claims to have been tested to hold up to 900 lbs and it's water resistant, not water proof. I don't want the "engineered particle board" to fail on me.
eh, people handwring over that shit. I regularly do 50-70% water changes with no ill effect. In fact it stimulates some natural behaviors, namely breeding in a lot of species when the water rapidly gets much softer (simulating rainy season). pH and minerality both fluctuate quite a bit in many natural freshwater systems. You're highly unlikely to kill a fish through that kind of stress from my experience.

You do need to worry about

1. temperature - if your tap is cold (or way too hot) you can temperature shock fish depending on the species and the temperature shift. I've had neon tetras survive going from 70 to 55 degree water that took a day to get back up to 70 and go on to live a full life though. And I regularly swing my livebearers 15+ degrees in a tank that I change with an outdoor hose, but I do moderate my changes on that tank to avoid shifting the temp more than that. But I have bred my stock for 4-5 generations and they seem more cold tolerant than the new ones I buy from the fish store.

2. chlorine/chloramines - doing larger changes means you may be introducing more especially if your water system is doing a pulse. A 30% change with your standard dose of dechlorinator is much safer for your fish than a 70% change.

3. other trace contaminants in tap water - depending on your local system or well you can end up introducing ammonia or nitrates and similar to chlorine, a smaller change will be less shocking. Really IMO ammonia is the only thing you need to worry about but I suppose you could see water profile shifts that lead to trace elements getting to unhealthy levels.

All of this can be avoided by using remineralized RO water, at that point you can do 100% changes with no worries. But it's too nerdy for me.
I use a thermometer and a water dechlorinator on each bucket of water I put in, I wait until its the same temp to put it in. The water here is hard as fuck, like 400ppm but low in chlorine.
Based aquatic smooch enjoyer.
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My gf wants to get a cat but for some reason is willing to die on the hill that the cat is going to be an outside cat that free roams the neighbourhood and also is not going to wear a bell collar and we can't put a leash on it or put make an enclosure.

I'm very passionate about conservation of native wildlife and am wholly opposed to people who let their cats free roam since they're responsible for absolutely devastating wildlife in their local area because of it. They only hunt for sport and are fed routinely by their owners. My gf really wants to get a cat but is adamant we can't have any control over it. How the fuck do I get over this hurdle? I sent her articles and videos specific to cat invasiveness in our countries and she just responded "those are just theories."

I don't mind cats, I think they're cute, but I swore if I ever owned one I wouldn't be one of the people who lets their cats contribute to the destruction of native wildlife. How the fuck do I get over this hurdle without breaking up with my gf. She won't take "we don't get a cat" as an option.
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It's doable but mostly pretends where you live. Be prepared for your outdoor cat not showing up for a couple days sometimes and be prepared to deal with fleas and ticks and it throwing up on your carpet after eating some strange animal
>twist her into realising she is going to kill our cat quicker
Be careful in how you approach that, may backfire if her old cats had reasonably long and healthy lifespans. Personal experience is usually going to justify her opinions despite any facts to the contrary.

Dunno if it’ll help, but it might be worthwhile to bring up the prevalence of what’s basically cat AIDs (FIV). Pretty much the only reason it’s so common now is because fuckers let their cats roam around fighting and/or support a large feral population. Can then blame those types of people for ruining “free spirit cats” for everyone else, which might help direct her to a frame of mind where she feels you agree with and validate her retarded opinions but realize that cat ownership just doesn’t work like her childhood anymore.

Other topics that might be relevant include stuff like T. gondii killing off cute seals because of cat shit being washed/dumped into the ocean or that even washed raw plants aren’t safe to eat because of cat shit contaminating the fields.
Get a new girlfriend. This one is both stupid and mentally ill. Think about her genetic contribution toward your children and you'll understand you need to act sooner rather than later.
Unless you are from New Zeeland or Australia get an outside cat you faggot

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

>Hardiness zones

>Plant ID Sites

>Pests and Diseases

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I think if you just Google "physiology of superior plants" you can find a lot of very interesting things. Everything I know is because I study plants for a living.
And yes, as I said before. Because far ted radiation is emitted by plants when photosynthesicing, and far red radiation stimulates growing in height, then being surrounded by other plants ends up signaling other plants, telling them to grow taller, but also to have less branches.
If that's what you are looking for, then go ahead, try it!
For me, the most interesting things about plant evolution is just how much we know about it compared to animals.
For example, the Rosaceae family, we have clear ancestors for all the subfamilies, and genus, and it's so cool to be able to see just how amazing the transitions were from one ancestor to different subfamilies.
Also, that palm that has the most primitive flower, wheres the ovaries and anthers still look like weird, brown, thick leaves, it's amazing how far flowers have come.
>look into the sex
Anon, this is a blue board.
That's actually where I was and why I was so disappointed. Its a huge greenhouse that ships all over.
>Also, anyone have any recommendations on cactus that grow relatively quick
Basically anything in the Opuntioideae, Pereskioideae or Rhipsalideae subfamilies, or in the Hylocereeae tribe. The larger Hylocereeae can easily gain several meters in all directions in only a year.

Chinese trap door edition
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
>Or anything without a backbone

Feel free to post questions, enclosures, ID requests, or whatever else as long as it's related to an invertebrate. Shrimp and aquatic crustaceans can go here, but you may have quicker response on /aqg/ Aquarium General

Resources/help and information
>ID/General Info

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Weird. First time I've seen it. The face shape looks like a wasp, but the body looks like a bee.
A little more research lead my to this, which fits the description and alpine environment.

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giant birch sawfly, Trichiosoma triangulum
Neat. Don't have those where I live.

Update: Found an empty shell tuesday night in the water. without claws. it seems the crab´s molt was succesful, but inspecting the exuvia revealed it was a fucking MALE all the time.
So this explains everything. Fuck the breeder where i bought them, he was sure they were a pair. Didnt see the molted one, i hope the claws came back. Monday i give them away to another breeder (with many females to fuck in a huge tank) in exchange for three of his small captive bred "Disco" Geosesarma (G.tiomanicum) so i can start a new colony with them.

Mini tuxie edition.

>Food & Nutrition
>Outside Enrichment
>Behavioral problems
>Kitten care
>Cat Food Database:
Does a bell also help mice or is it only for birbs?
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woah this is new

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Anybody notice a major decline of annoying bugs this last few years?

I went camping 5 times and never had to use bug spray.
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Pretty much all insect populations have been declining rapidly over the past 20-30 years. Local pest populations fluctuate each year depending on weather, food availability, etc. so now low-pest years feel even more barren.

Bats would probably be okay but migratory birds would suffer as mosquitoes are one of the few available food sources in arctic latitudes. There's also lot of fish and larval stage insects that feed on mosquitoes or their eggs. And of course when one link of the food chain suffers it will radiate down the chain. Some creatures would adapt but that takes time they might not have; for those that go extinct their niches will be filled, but again that could take decades.
Also I forgot to add that out of the few thousand mosquito species only a couple hundred bite humans so we don't need to eradicate the entire genus. However some of the other species could likely adapt to fill the human-shaped niche.
This anon has it, I have nothing to add except to say this.
yup, been happening everywhere. pesticides have killed off a lot of them. i vividly remember fireflies being everywhere in the 90s. i haven't seen one in like 5 years.
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No five years ago I'd have lacewings and stinkbugs (including this one I found in late winter so I kept him until spring) trying to invade nonstop, this year I've seen two small lacewings and 0 stinkers.

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why do people hate nature for the fuck of it?
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And how are the people in Northumberland supposed to fix an issue that the London government caused to itself?
I'll do it for the quads
it's been an honor
The person apparently responsible is Nathan Palmer from Haltwhistle, he got fired from the National Trust so he cut it down in revenge
Prove it
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My source is is that I live in the area and it's what everyone's saying so yeah I understand why you wouldn't believe me
Everyone does know each other here so I'm pretty confident its him

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Monster Manual edition

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Speculative evolution is the exploration and imagining of how life might evolve in the future or could have evolved in alternate pasts. It's a multimedia sci-fi genre that harnesses scientific principles to create detailed and plausible hypothetical creatures, ecosystems, and evolutionary histories.

>One-stop shop for relevant background information for starting a project

>Fantastic blog covering all sorts of spec evo topics in-depth


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30 million years and we're probably getting super bottlenecked into one species again.
What would happen if we launched a giant plastic ball into orbit that was filled with salt water, tardigrades, cyanobacteria, haloarchaea, and bacteriophages?
how much plastic?
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Let's say about this big but see-through.
They'd die because it's fucking cold in space. Even saltwater will freeze at just above absolute zero.

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>vore pov
you fags are disgusting
Siphonophores are hydrozoans, sorta like a jellyfish except they're colonial organisms. So like how coral is technically a bunch of different things working together? So is this guy
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Not that anon, but it seems to be in Rome, though "magnare" is present in many other dialects.
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threadfin snailfish
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Little bastard
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Cute! I wish that was my hand
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a single small lizard is more important to the planet than all cats combined (and your life)
If men were as much men,
As lizards are lizards,
They’d be worth looking at.

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Can anyone tell what type of spider this is in UK?

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