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What if before eating an animal it was mandatory to defeat it in duel

https://www.huffingtonpost.fr/2018/03/19/cette-video-virale-dun-crabe-qui-se-bat-avec-un-couteau-montre-en-realite-tout-autre-chose_a_23389738/
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>>3031144
HONHONHON
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why would anyone be in favor of that when you can just eat mass produced livestock or hunt them easily with modern technology?
huh, really makes you think

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I want to wank one of these dogs off and use it's cum to impregnate my sister's golden retriever
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>>3030864
Madman
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>>3030864
if their fresh and frozen semen weren't retarded expensive i'd try to crossbreed it with a borzoi
their extreme disparity would create either an abomination that begs for annihilation along with the world that could be so cruel as to thrust it into existence, or the most profoundly genetically perfect creature to ever grace the earth
i imagine it'd have borzoi proportions but stanced up, something like the mcdonald's M
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>>3025524
Rolling

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/gardening-for-wildlife/animal-deterrents/cats-and-garden-birds/are-cats-causing-bird-declines/

>Despite the large numbers of birds killed by cats in gardens, there is no clear scientific evidence that such mortality is causing bird populations to decline.
>Research shows that these declines are usually caused by habitat change or loss, particularly on farmland.
>Populations of species that are most abundant in gardens tend to be increasing, despite the presence of cats.

Perhaps we should base our assumptions on empirical evidence (or lack thereof) of cats destroying bird populations in the US and UK, rather than always harp on about how outdoor cats are a menace to ecosystems in those places.
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>>3031153
They count the prey of a lot of outdoor cats and multiply the average prey a year with the estimated number of outdoor cats, strays and ferals in the area I guess.

The main problem with those studies aren't the numbers though, but that they don't tell you anything about the species and how the predatory pet affects their populations.
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>>3029622
>why fix the gaping hole in the boat, lets focus on drying the droplets off that spilled over the railing
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>>3029608
Yeah but the cats are occasional sweets in this comparison, habitat loss the brushing.
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>>3029627
I would say about tree fiddy
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>>3031153
This is the study that is usually cited
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n1/full/ncomms2380.html

It looks solid to me as someone who always frowns when media reports science (they pick a single study that might attract clicks and report that science now says this or that). One study is just a start not a conclusion. But this one used data from many previous studies.

The Plant General - Pontederia 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.

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>>3031184
i was talking about the planting, and it was a joke anyway
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>>3031190
>people who use trees as border plants

what do they mean by this?


>how to treat aphids

1) use weeds that attract aphids

2) deadhead

3) wait until they collect at the base

4) set it on fire

there's a disgusting chink animal abuser in vietnam, all we have rn is his youtube channels

basically he hurts animals and puts them in bear traps just to film them

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd3Hx-DRR1e2a68sKoYbBMg

help be appreciated, fuck chinks
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What would be the point in tracking Asians in countries where animal abuse isn't taken seriously? They all look the same anyway so it's a long shot.
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Only way to prevent chinks from animal abuse would be to kill all chinks.. An impossible task, cause just as sand niggers they multiply like fucking cockroaches.

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>>3031110
big oof.
that mane is wayyy too dirty and greasy.
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>>3031114
Yeah, but it looks silly.
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>Yeah, but it looks silly.

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If your pet grew to be as big as an average adult human, would you fear for your safety?
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>>3030836
id rather not
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>>3030853
Just look at those talons.
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>>3030860
They're very attractive talons. Could probably do some serious damage, but why would she full bore attack someone she likes? The most I'd expect are some cute love nips.
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>>3030860
imagine a human sized harpy eagle
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>>3031133
2 times bigger.
You better not make it angry...

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>>3028580
I think they would only say the most retarded things imaginable.
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>>3028529
i would like to tuch it
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thankss
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>>3030355
based and snakepilled

Why are they such ugly niggers?
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>>3031165
She cute

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What does /an/ think about instant life pets? Brine shrimp/triops/fairy shrimp and such
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>>3001817
Is that a spider? If so, which kind is it?
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>>3002924

Do they need to have a tank for them alone?
Could they live along a plecostomus?
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>>3031027
it is a kind of arachnid Tailless whip scorpions
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>>3031027
oh wait no, looks like a weird species of harvestman. also an arachnid
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>>3030950
A bowl can work, but Triops prefer more ground space than height. Thermometer depends on species. T. cancriformis won't need one, T. longicaudatus also work if your room temperature is 22°C or above, other species do prefer it even warmer and would likely need one. You could get by without a filter, but your water will end up looking like diarrhea, even with frequent water changes. At least a small sponge filter is definitely worth it.

>>3031031
You could keep adults together with animals that can't hurt them, but the short lifespan of Triops makes it impractical. Most fish would nip on their constantly moving legs, and injuries to them are fatal since they breathe through them. I guess a pleco would be harmless enough for an adult Triops. Problem is that you'd still need to raise the Triops in a separate tank until they are big enough to not get eaten. And after their 1-3 month lifespan is over you need to dry the substrate in order to hatch all the eggs laid in there.

Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.
Before asking questions in this thread, do a bit of searching online to see if it has been answered already.
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 and all inhabitants + how long you've had them
>Pictures are always helpful

Tank Cycling:
>http://www.firsttankguide.net/cycle.php
>https://modestfish.com/how-to-cycle-your-aquarium/

Articles and Care Guides:
>http://seriouslyfish.com/

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>>3027982
The most forbidden dog
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>>3029825
The tank seems rather open. I but you'll run into a lot of trouble with this attempt.
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>>3027982
I know you want platypoo real bad, we all do, but stop injecting duck eggs with fish sperm.
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>>3031161
It was fish eggs with duck sperm
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>>3031161
>tfw Australian
>tfw still can't get a poison knife duck

General thread for all content relating to birds, wild or pet. Feel free to ask questions, discuss, or blogpost about the birds in your life.

>clicker training, highly recommended.
https://hari.ca/avian-care/behavior-training/clicker-training-parrot-modify-behavior/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z-yiDIjn2s [Embed] [Open] [Embed] [Embed]
>bird chop, healthy bird food
https://www.thesprucepets.com/chop-concept-revolutionary-way-feed-birds-390189
>DIY bird cages
https://www.beautyofbirds.com/buildingacage.html
>Bird ID
https://www.allaboutbirds.org

oh yeah and some more info about serina : "Serina is an ongoing, chronological world-building exercise and speculative evolution project that explores the natural history of a fictional terraformed moon, two thirds the size of Earth and orbiting a large gas giant in the habitable zone of an alternate solar system, populated by only a handful of organisms including grasses, sunflowers, ants, crickets, guppies, and - most notably of all - a single land vertebrate: the domestic canary. Our journey to this strange world will take us from the very beginning and then progress steadily along though the eons as the world's newly introduced life adapts to and evolves to suit its strange, new and ever-changing environment.
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>>3030636
Yeah, but it's a baby. Like 10 weeks. She probably doesn't have any favorite flockmate by then?
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>>3030892
Cockatiel
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>>3030955
Can I ask what makes them easier for beginners than finches? Is it have to do with numbers of them?
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>>3030582
be gay
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>>3030968
Because there is no beginner bird. You just can't take a bird for a few months "oh this is just a beginner bird!"
Birds are usually almost for life. Tiny finches live 10 years. Cockatiels 15-30. Bigger cockatoos 30-70

So get a nice bird in the beginning. Get something you want, not something you want as a training.
Cockatiels have characteristics of a bigger parrot but are easier to maintain and aren't loud and eat only a little and mostly seeds and pellets

my dog seems to be having trouble breathing. I think it’s allergiess. Any advice on what to do here? He looks like he’s gasping
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>>3031087
Yes, he Is probably under a lot of pain
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I prefer chihuahua anon to daily winston desu. At least chihuahua anon puts in some effort, though sometimes it's really obnoxious.
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Cheers
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>>3031129
I do too. Winston's owner was an insufferable faggot.
Chihuahuanon is a troll, but damn did they trigger Winston fag.
Chihuahuanon posts these stupid threads asking for help, and newfags respond. The fact that you can post proof that he is full of shit, and newfags continue to "help" just shows people don't read the thread, and that's on them.

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Hi /an/

Can anyone give a complete noob any advice on my first time trying to grow bonsai from seed? I've got some Chinese elm seeds in a fridge right now, and I've just put some acacia seeds out after soaking them over night. How often would I water acacia seeds? Cheers.
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>>3027829
Can I just dig out a tree that's already a few years old and is pretty thick on it's base but has been cut back almost to the ground every year?
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>>3027876
Yeah, you can. In fact, thats a pretty common thing in bonsai called yamadori. Comes with its own set of challenges though, namely that you'll want to choose a tree that has good bonsai characteristics from the get-go. This usually means good trunk "movement" and no inverse taper (i.e. at no point does the trunk get thicker as you move from the ground to the apex). Given that you're dealing with a tree that's already been chopped repeatedly, you might be good. A trunk chop is one of the most common techniques for achieving good taper and movement.
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>>3026193
I am in the process of doing a silver maple bonsai from seed. To give you an idea of what I'm doing in the process, I have 12 of them growing outside, and 3-4 years into growth I'll pick the best one or two for bonsai purposes depending on which exhibit the best potential. As others said you're better off finding other material to start with, even urban yamadori is quite interesting, regardless starting form seed is not where you should start in the hobby. I'll possibly do a grove from seed next which will also take many years to even get started as bonsai.
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>>3028347
Nice, I'll try it. It doesn't even have to look good, I just want to play around a bit to see if I like it and to learn some basics. I wouldn't want to fuck up good ones and my neighbours try to get rid of said tree for years.

What would be a good time of the year to dig that boy out?

>>3029488
Feel free to post pictures for total noobs.


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