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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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>>3664379
etiolated echinopsis maybe
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>>3665961
Shit, what do I do then?
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>>3665973
ok thx fren
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>>3665975
it won't die unless you give it a full sun hot as fuck 2 month drought, but it will probably be a tiny stunted potato. Especially if it's growing in typical texan clay
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>>3665978
Do you think I should keep going with it or just give up?

The best bird is the American woodcock. Not only is its name great, but it also looks like a tennis ball and has dance moves.
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>>3663021
WHAT?!
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What the fuck bros, last night I dreamed that somebody gave me a bird, it was weird since I don't even like birds in the first place, so fast forward when I woke up and did a morning stroll, and what do you know, I saw a bird sitting on the ground, looked injured and it doesn't even move when I pick it up, I took it home and it just stays there pls id
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>>3665330
Damn bro nice slug

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485.4 million years too late...
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>>3659582
earh is not that old.
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>>3665852
>pongos
>intellectuals
in real life they are among the dumbest of the great apes
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>>3660882
At your service!
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Make that 525 million years too late, pleb.
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>>3660492
>bug as a synonym for hexapods instead of just arthropods in general
AcTUALLY it's only the HEMIPtERANS THAT are the real bugs!!!onions. Is there anything more Reddit/middle aged housewife than pretending this makes you sound intelligent?

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Do they make good pets?
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yes indeed of course though they do like to explode
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>>3665945
how are they different from hamsters and rats?
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>gets wet
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>dies

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I read they are very low maintenance and are dog-tier intelligent. I've read several profiles and the consensus was, that they need a warm house because of their lack of hair, they are sociable and you need to shower them at least once a week, but that seemed to be all when it comes to effort. They don't leave cat hair everywhere, scratch up your stuff and they sleep 15 hours a day and all websites say that they bond with their owner like greeting them at the door and wanting to be close. I want to get an animal for loneliness reasons but dogs are too high effort, I don't have the energy to go out for long walks and pick up his shit 3x a day after a 9 hour wageslave shift but cats just chill at home. I have a 1 room flat and it's just me, plus I can buy him a very comfy, warm bed and toys for when I am gone so he can just chill and sleep and then I am back I can play or hang around with him when I am back.
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>>3665711
They tend to have the cat version of IBS, which will give them super nasty smelling shits. That can be mitigated by finding a diet that doesn’t irritate its gut, but that might end up needing to be something homemade depending on what’s available to you locally. Even if you’re lucky and your’s doesn’t have a sensitive gut, you still want to scoop out the box at least twice a day like you would for any cat. They’ll also still scratch shit just like normal cats and will leave oils and butthole prints instead of hair. Cats just aren’t low maintenance at all, even when you take out the shedding.
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>>3665755
I'm sure you, presumably an adult in 2021 posting on animals and nature, found out about them by just googling cat with no hair and oh what's this a sphinx cat cool beans
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>>3665922
But this was my first post ever here, I just lurk /lit/ otherwise.
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>>3665711
those niggas ugly as hell
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>>3665914
>depending on what’s available to you locally.
I live in Germany if it helps in any way and I live by myself, so even with a wageslave wage I would be open to buying top-shelf stuff, but I guess I gotta read more about that first.
>you still want to scoop out the box at least twice a day like you would for any cat.
I mean, that's hardly any work though is it? Old cat litter flushed down my toilet->new cat litter in her toilet.
>They’ll also still scratch shit just like normal cats and will leave oils and butthole prints instead of hair.
I guess you could combat the oils somewhat with showers but I never even thought about the butthole prints to be honest. Of course they don't wipe their asses, so having those all over the place would really be a problem, I mean it's literal shit. I gotta read into that more, I don't think cat/dog owners just ignore/accept shit stains, they can't.
Of course I'm not gonna rush off and buy a cat tomorrow, but there really is a lot to think about.

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Post and discuss Birds of Prey.
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>>3665797
Based owl image condenser
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Where do these things exists besides in houses, apartments, and human structures? I'm trying to write an essay and I need to say at least one positive role they have on humans or an ecosystem . . .

I can't seem to find any information about their behaviour outside of human settlements
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>>3665800
How have you managed to be a helpful person on this site?
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>>3665817
A large portion of the essay is about the negative aspects of the species I select, and the different effects on humans. There is just this one point about finding a single good thing about them.

Those are good suggestions for an alternative species though. I'd like to do bed bugs mostly to write about their psychological effects on people, social stigma involved, the difficulty of eradicating them, etc.
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>>3665829
It's basic tech literacy/short cuts you learn in during school.

Also there are a lot of helpful people on the website, you just gotta not start a thread with bait and ignore the hate/coom posting.

>>3665845
Bed bugs do have a very negative stigma, so much so that "don't let the bed bugs bite" is a very popular phrase.

Honestly I would recommend keeping bed bugs as your bug, and write about either how they brought more attention to cleaning your house, or how they provide a neccesary food source for spiders and other small insects/critters, which in turn provides benefit to the rest of the ecosystem.

Honestly I don't think you have to worry about the positive aspect being as fleshed out as the negative aspect if your essay is focused on the negative stigma. Just put big emphasis on how the only thing they provide for ecosystem is food. "Although they provide food for spiders and other arachnids and/or insects, thats really all they give to the ecosystem."
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>>3665865
Thank you, I think I will take your advice and continue with the bed bug species I selected.

Hopefully the professor will have mercy on me
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>>3665902
Best of luck Anon. The professor should be fine with it as long as you show that you researched it thuroughly and found no positive evidence of bed bugs. They want you to analyze the data given to you, not make up your own to prove a point.

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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:
>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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Who was in the wrong here?
https://youtu.be/dYtzNm0nb4I
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>>3665490
The frog was asking for it, but also there's a very odd amount of "snake eat frog" videos on youtube
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>>3665299
For most reptiles it really doesn't make sense to distinguish between scent and taste as senses, other than to note that you can't smell certain compounds such as sugar.
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>>3665097
Some snakes die, that's just the way life is. I'd wait and see what the vet thinks of the ultrasound. If the care seems to intense for you to keep up with, but she seems able to be nursed back to health, giving up to a rescue may not be a bad idea. If her issues are not solvable, euthanization may be the most humane option, otherwise she's just going to suffer. I would be more careful when selecting your next boa, this is definitely a highly unusual case.
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>>3665912
As long as I can afford it I'll try. But yeah no fucking idea whats up. If the worst case does happen I'm definitely going to look into the breeder more for the next snake I get.

Unbelievably unlucky for a first snake lmao

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Dog thread: coursing edition.
For all things dog.
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help me bros my dog had something happen to him and now he's very jumpy, scared and depressed. I found him in July last year so he must be like 8 months old now. I don't know what happened exactly, but he was missing for a few minutes and came back with a few wounds on his legs - not very serious, they'll heal.
But the mental wounds are very severe. He was a very happy go lucky dog, made friends with all the mutts in my area and was generally a shameless fag who did whatever he wanted to. Loved humans. Now he just sits in a place looking around and looking sad. Something really bad happened. He is not his jolly self that he was before the incident. Scared to leave the house, he shits pisses and comes right back in. He is not as interested in food as before, but he still eats. It is as though he has lost the will to live or something.
How can I cheer him up? How do I make him happy again? I am taking him to the vet tomorrow. I waited 2 days hoping that the wounds will heal (I put on antiseptic cream and powder). My theory is that the wounds cause him pain which is why he is so inactive. That's just my theory though, and I'm a retard. So yeah please tell me how to cheer the fag up
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Just showered my lab again today. It's such a fucking nightmare every time. He goes mental for towels and water.
Not in a bad way, but he gets way too excited. I knew he would and so this time I took him on an extra long walk in the morning, then we did some intense play and then I showed him and still he gets fucking crazy. Actually hurt my jaw he was jumping around so much he head-butted me.
Anyone have some tips.

Also maybe some life hacks you guys have for showering and drying a dog in a place without a bathtub? Right now I use the whole bathroom to do it and shower him in there, then move out when he's like 90% dry and finish him off outside but everything outside will ends up wet cos he will lay on the wet bathroom floor before we go out.
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>>3665683
Have him jump in a pond or creek
Then if he's still stinky, wash him with a wet, warm towel
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>>3665683
Do you use a hair dryer on him? My dog loves it, as long as I use the cold air setting. Does a great job of blowing them mostly dry if you also brush them while doing it.
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>>3665666
Hire a behaviorist as soon as possible.

Which animals dont like to get petted but still tolerate it?
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>>3665756
African bull frogs. Mine puffs up and grunts a bit but is so big and fat he can't be bothered to turn around and take my finger off.
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Every pet except for dogs, cats, rats and maybe some big parrots.

Fluffy Edition
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>>3665549
>his
thought the artist is female
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Even though a surprisingly huge number of hentai artists are in fact female (female) I kinda have my doubts about this one. The stuff they draw for literal decades by now is just too overboard. The only female scenario I could image working would be if the artist was some middleaged lady who is having a big laff and giggles throughout the whole drawing process.
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>>3665871
Why is it so hard to assume a woman wants to watch mares (having fun).
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Anon all I want to say is that I kinda find it hard to believe that it is likely that some woman is really this dedicated and into drawing massive squishy prolapses and ponuts for most of her life.
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Tori shiri
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How snakes mate? Is it true what fem snake eats male?
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Hi, it's me again.

I just want to appologize for being rude. Sorry, you guys are ok in my book. Keep snaking.
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>>3663776
so rod of asclepius is based on mating snakes?
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>>3665540
thiccque
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>>3665281
if he pursued her to mate was he following her for a long time ignoring his need to feed?
realizing she wasn't viable to mate would his feeding instinct kick in?
that makes much more sense to me than what the dramatic voice over and music is saying.
'is it possible he senses the rival's offspring?'

why would a male kill and eat a pregnant female, rather than leave her alone, if he has other survival resources? he is killing a potential mate.

(i don't know much about snakes if you couldn't tell)
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>>3665703
I just had a quick search and found out what you think is the staff of Asclepius is actually the staff of Hermes. It's just been mislabeled often. The actual staff of Asclepius is one snake around a stick, whereas the staff of Hermes can indeed be interpreted as a fertility symbol, two snakes mating around a (winged) phallic symbol.

THE MOST UNDERRATED ANIMAL IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yip yip yip
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>>3662046
Drive safe, pupper
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>>3663391
YA GODDAMN RIGHT THIS IS THE BEST THREAD ON 4CHAN
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>This thread
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>>3661370
Cool pic. When did you get to meet David Spade?

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>Mr. Anon... I don't feel so good...




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