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Why are humans the only animals to evolve to be intelligent?
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>>3758671
Launching anything into the sun is extremely difficult, the solar system is spinning...
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>>3752526
It could be an extremely rare occurence.

We don't have other biospheres to compare.
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>>3752526
Because extra brain power requires a ton of energy. It's simply not worth it and there's no evolutionary pressure if you're doing fine just grazing on grass or whatever.
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>>3752526
Strictly speaking, an individual's brain power doesn't make a species dominant. Elephants, whales, and great apes all have comparable smarts to ours and all can outperform us in some metrics. There were other human species, Neanderthals, for example, which had larger brains than Sapians (us). The keys to human domination seems to have a lot more to do with our adaptability and linguistic capabilities, than general intelligence.
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>>3752526
Because excessive intelligence does NOT promote reproductive success. Think of the very intelligent people you know in your own life. Think of the people with lots of kids. They’re not the same people, are they? Same for other species; they’re mostly as intelligent as they need to be and no more.

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Welcome to /MG/! Mushroom General #2

>Mushroom identification list
http://www.mushroom.world/mushrooms/list

>Mushroom health benefits and nutritional value
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278858

>Essential equipment list with tips
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NqBWBK3ON-fPW1Lm_QRbfoVYWFYm-oT79O2wI8gG4MY/edit#gid=0

>Previous thread
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>>3757109
I understand what digestion is, hehe. Yeah even though im a native english speaker, I jumble words around in my head and whatever I try to type generally isnt what I meant to type. Ill come back to you once I got everything lined up thought wise. Thanks for the tidbits of info. In the meantime Im trying to grow winecapes
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>>3757109
>>3758475
Oops, just realized I forgot to link the study

https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1517-83822004000300014&script=sci_arttext
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So is there anything wrong with me using soiled pet bedding as a growing medium? Specifically for oyster mushrooms. Im trying to use buckets to grow them but I also dont want to use unsoiled pet bedding if I dont have to. Its aspen chips but id imagine the piss and crap from the guinea pigs would have an adverse somehow.
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>>3759861
You'd need to compost it first. High urea concentrations are poorly absorbed and tend to kill off mushrooms, fresh soiled material tends to be way too "hot", and guinea pigs have especially concentrated waste. The process of composting offgasses much of the excess urea via conversion to gaseous ammonia, as well as converting much of the simple nitrogen to bacterial biomass that mushrooms can better use. Ideally this is a hot-compost process performed by turning a large pile that can create its own humidity and ideal conditions, but for smaller quantities perhaps a bucket would work, turned once a day and wrapped in a towel to stay warm. Firefang (Actinomycete) growth should be visible within a few days after starting the process, if it isn't, then your conditions likely aren't ideal.

That composting process also renders the compost much more foodsafe. And for cubensis, you likely won't be able to use the compost as the sole substrate. Combining it with a carbon source like straw, sawdust, or coconut coir at a ratio of around 1/3-1/5 weight/weight would be best. And to be safe, I'd pasteurize it all to prevent coprinoid contamination.
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>>3759905
Dur, I just realized you mentioned oysters after all that.

Oysters don't utilize manure, even composted, very well. It is just secondary decomposers like Psilocybe cubensis, Agaricus species, and Stropharia rugoso-annulata that really do well with it.

Hey guys I’m
>23m
>renting house with big backyard. House is 1500 sq ft
>personally athletic and I have nothing but free time because I am an e commerce owner
>dog will never be alone if for short periods. If I travel my parents will watch over it.
They’re old though so I can’t get a dog that can knock them over, the last thing I wanna hear is my step dad, or grandma got knocked over and got a concussion or broken hip from the dog. Grandma is 4’8ft and 93 and my step dad is a Vietnam vet with Parkinson’s who’s 72.

I like cute dogs who are affectionate.
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>>3758342
>I like cute dogs who are affectionate.

that's great. question is, do they like you?
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>>3758391
Yup, cats too. But I’m allergic to cats.
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good suggestions so far itt
consider a miniature pinscher they check all your boxes and they're clever and hilarious (and i'll admit, a little cheeky)
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>>3758672
Hmm, little too ratty looking for my taste. I’d need to google image search one tho to get a better idea. I’d be moving to upstate NY too and I don’t want him to get too cold
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Vizsla

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>See that one of these fuckers is living under my storage shed
What am I in for?
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>>3758279
nice
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>>3757553
Yucatecan Mayas domesticated them
Maybe you can too. My aunt had on growing up it would always bite my finger gently
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>>3758886
>domesticated them
sadly it didn't last it seems
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>>3758304
I was gonna say "too gay" but then it makes no sense for them to be in Texas.

Sup bois, don´t know if this is the right place to ask but can you recomend some nice halucinogenic/psychoactive plants? Want to start a gardening project
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>>3759687
You need to have lophophora Williamsy on your project
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>>3759687
And San pedro

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>>3759704
don't forget the feeling like your whole frame of reference is constantly turning to one side
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dude weed lmao
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>>3759704
I once turned into a potato that was featured in a claymation early 90s Primus video. It was fairly unpleasant, I will never forget the combination of colors and how sickly it felt.

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>shopping for a house
>pick some nice clean looking ones that meet my criteria
>go for a tour
>that fucking smell

why are cat owners like this?
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filthy people + animals = even more filth.

just wait til you walk past the yard of a filthy person who owns a dog
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>>3759788
these aren't obviously filthy houses

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>How border collies "play"

Fucking bullies.
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>>3757799
So these dogs can’t play they can only herd? Would having a different owner and upbringing change this?
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>>3757801
"Play" is an imitation of normal working behavior in all animals. If collies instinctively herd animals, they will imitate that behavior when playing.
More generally, when dogs play they are imitating hunting behaviors (loosely).
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>>3757463
>Fucking bullies.

where do you see bullying here exactly?

>>3757832
this, all "play" is rehearsal of grown up functional behaviours
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the pitbull meme exists but people blatantly ignore border collies being THE most schizophrenic and aggressive breed because they aren't used by niggers in dogfighting
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>>3757463
my hound/pointer loves this shit, best game ever
all he does at the dog park is try to bait dogs into chasing him
collies are frequent playmates

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OH N-
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>>3757762
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>>3757762
lol Rex could have destroyed spino irl. Rex could kill Carch who ate spinosaurus. No bigger meme than Spino.
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>>3759603
E
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>>3759669
n-nice feet
nice butt too
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>>3759688
R

Post tigs being cute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mORPhlPJtuk
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>>3749929
Pet meeeeee
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>>3744440
meow

Are they deemed to become like the Siberian tiger, with a few hundreds of individuals in the wild, relying on conservationists to look after them? I recently found out lions, hyenas are driving them to extinction with the cub killing.

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I'm worried I need to put my cat down.
She's not doing well. Her fur is very unhealthy, she's having trouble walking or moving around the stairs, she can't get on the couch as easy as she used to, and she keeps going to the bathroom far away from her litterbox all over the house. I think she's close to the end and I'm not sure if it's humane to keep her alive.
She's diabetic and I've been trying my best with her twice daily injections but I think that was just delaying an inevitable decline. I'm sad. I want her to get better but I don't think it's gonna get any better for her. I love her so much.
I wanna give her a big plate of grilled chicken the night before it happens. She always wants mine.
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>>3758638
Im sorry anon, be happy you gave your little buddy a good life, I'll pray for her
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I had to delete my cat last year. She was old and developed a muscle tumor on her hind leg, so she could hardly walk. Then she stopped eating much at all, and barely drank. She started pissing and shitting all over the house. I loved her to death but I couldn't see her like that any more. Her last day, I sat there for hours before the appointment just petting her softly and listening to her purrs. She would always purr when I was near her, never left my side when I was home and would always cry and miss me when I left town for extended periods for work.

They had to gas her to put her under in order to administer the shot. I still remember her looking at me all confused from the tank before she fell asleep for the last time. RIP in pieces.
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>>3758689
It sounds like you had a true companion. I'm sorry for your loss.
>>3758638
These things are hard. I hope you make the right call my friend, and do what is right. Just always be there for your animal in the way they need.
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>>3758638
If I may offer some advice, may I recommend getting another cat so that if the other cat passes away, you will still have a cat companion and won't feel the loss/emptiness as much.

You'll be able to grieve but without the added lonliness or hyper-awareness of the space the older cat left.

Best wishes.

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tell me again who would miss this fucker if mankind killed every last one of them
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you people are really really stupid, we killed and made extinct most human myasic flies here in Europe and nothing happened except being able to walk outside without worrying about annoying cunts that can put eggs and larvae in our fucking brains
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>>3755436
Mosquito holocaust when?
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Ur mom
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>>3755787
Same here.
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Not I,
said the snake

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What would you do if these lads moved into your backyard?
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>>3754455
Be very happy
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>>3754455
Rape
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>>3756581
Looks like brisket
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>>3756581
hate to say it but it does look good
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>>3754455
Eat the big one, fatten up the little ones for later.

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Do you think the cane corso is too heavy for exercices like skateboarding and walking for 1/2 hours straight? I am looking at a Dogo Argentino/Cane Corso mix. I want a fit looking dog like the dogo, but i am not into white dogs desu. So i was wondering how this mix would be.
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These dogs are extremely dangerous and will maul you in your sleep
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>>3759055
only degenerates sleep with their dogs so good riddance
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>>3759055
Out of my thread, furfag.
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>>3758620
Adult male dogo pure breed. Happened over a single piece of dog food picked up off the floor that spilled during a feeding. After the bite the dog continued to be aggressive as the victim attempted to escape to another room. Guy put 15 rds of .45 into em before the dog stopped moving. Pic is after the surgery
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>>3759652

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A possum broke into an Australian bakery and ate so many pastries it couldn't move. This is how they found him.
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>>3756053
I read the OP his voice too lmao
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This possum is long dead. As are all it's Irish opossum relatives.
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Link?
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>>3757891
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203960/Greedy-possum-overwhelmed-pastries-sneaking-bakery.html
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>Do what you must. I have already won




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