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Which kinds of microfauna or small invertebrate life, if any, can survive in a completely airtight terrarium like this stock photo?

I can get isopods and springtails easily, but earthworms and centipedes I'd literally have to dig for.

(Not talking about a vivarium or something with large space and some ventilation.)
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>>3651251
I've had a spider in one or my terrariums for 4 or 5 months now. I make terrariums with shit from around the neighborhood so I don't put anything non-plant in on purpose, but they inevitably get in anyways. There's probably some very small inverts hanging out in the moss. The spider stays up in the cap of the terrarium so I can say hi to him every time I open it up to check. It's just a garden variety spider, very small.
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Ok so jars are not enough.
How big should I go to create a nice, viable ecosystem?
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>>3655036
jars are enough
just scoop up some lake sand and water, like that guy does on youtube
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>>3655036
Square footage is probably your biggest concern for a terrestrial ecosphere. It'll always be nice to have a fair bit of depth too, maybe even depth variance in how you landscaped or designed it. I would say just keep that in mind.
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>>3653439
Well if you're going for tropical stuff in an ecosphere then humidity is the best thing that you can get -- Or at least I would imagine. Any kind of substrate(with the inorganic component) that allows for moisture to escape readily as humidity should help out a ton.

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Why poodles are the best breed:

> Highly intelligent (ranked #2 after Border Collie out of all the breeds)
> Human-like features
> Does not shed any hair
> Hypoallergenic
> Can give them different haircuts, to almost completely change their looks
> Aims to please
> Great swimmer
> Can retrieve
> Comes in 4-5 different sizes and 3 colors

Unless you need a dog for a specific purpose (like certain types of hunting, or as a livestock guard or for herding), I don't think there is any breed that can match the Poodle!

So why don't you own one?
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>>3654382
>hwo would that even be possible?
Because they have hair rather than fur. It doesn't shed like fur does, rather it sometimes breaks or falls out like human hair whilst continuously growing.
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>>3654384
but doesn't tat just mean they don't have a MASSIVE shed twice a year like breeds with a dedicated winter coat? they still have to lose hair at some rate.
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>>3654387
Nope. No shedding at all!
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no dog is truly hypoallergenic.......I do appreciate the small to almost none that they shed tho. God, the medical problems tho....

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What is the most terrifying animal?
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>>3654121
>i get them almost nightly crawling on the wall next to my bed
I had one crawl into my ear once and needed to go to the hospital to get it out
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>>3648305
I was going to say viruses but they aren't animals. I suppose the next would animals that are very efficient vectors of viruses. The more instant primal fears though are from large predators, like large aggressive sharks or large aggressive bears. Being surrounded by a pride of lions in the dark would be pretty terrifying as well.
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>>3648305
I know this is a meme answer but, human predators of other humans. E.g. serial killers. Imagine walking into your bedroom in the middle of the night, the window is open for some reason while the curtain flickers in the wind. You try to flick on the light but it isn't working. Suddenly you see a silhouette appear in front of the faint light of the moon, and the silhouette looks to be holding a weapon.
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>>3654551
Orcas are based though
Extremely smart social apex predators who don't hunt humans
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Previous Thread Here >>3609473

Thread for all kinds of macacas. This is a love thread, dedicated to talking about behavior and ecology in the wild, unique aspects of their anatomy and physiology, legit research on macaques, macaque rescue by professional organizations, religious depictions of macaques (such as Hanuman), and fictional depictions of macaques.

No baby monkey torture/baby monkey "pets." That shit is tired. Find somewhere else to talk about it. I am learning things from macaque love that stale torture threads will not provide.

To start, I have made another "Guess That Macaque" image. This one is pretty difficult! But they are all identifiable by the characteristics I provided, I promise. Can you guess them all?

Here's a hint: With the exception of A, all macs have been discussed in the previous thread.

First one to guess them all gets some nice, perky titis!
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>>3653414
You are loony as a tune
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>>3652566

Have you seen him happy in any sort of way? What fulfills a monkey that is like that?
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bros i want to hang out with an old monkey that just doesn't have the will to live anymore. give it snacks, let it sleep somewhere comfortable, make sure he's not fucked with by other monkeys for being in a lower dominance hierarchy.. they sound so pitiful
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Caque enthusiasts, I have a video to share with you. I think it is of interest because this thread is concerned with the habits of wild macaques. This is very related to the current Sweetpea debacle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fjo6Ojbqyw

Summary: Cambodian VO's are now essentially organized crime, and we can't be sure what in these videos is and isn't staged. Because these monkeys have been abused so badly and so much, and locals have even complained about the VO's, VO's turning a profit off of the Angkor monkeys on YT is a crime as of 2019. Every Angkor monkey channel that is monetized is committing a crime.

Some notes:

1. It's extremely regrettable that what could have been an opportunity to understand how these animals behave both in their natural habitat and in Angkor temple has been perverted like this. This is tainting of information that could have been scientifically and culturally valuable. Every time we see a video of macs at Angkor, we cannot be sure how "real" their behavior is. This is very sad, because I want to understand these animals, the "good, bad, and ugly" of them, even in the context of their relationships with tourists and locals who visit the temple.

2. It really does seem that early VO work of Angkor monkeys was an innocent venture. I wish it could have stayed that way. But now, you hardly ever see people who are not fucking with the monkeys. Where did the good VO's go? There is speculation that the current group of VO's are mafia-like and do not take kindly to anybody not in their group encroaching on their territory.

3. Speaking of mafia-like behavior, watch these videos. This person didn't even include the most damning of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xl4tRsG7n8

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>>3655015

The macs of Angkor are worth understanding, including their unique historical relationship with humans, but I do not think we will have a place to truly study these monkeys as things are now.

On a more positive note, I do watch mac videos from locations other than Angkor. I found something interesting that goes back to this conversation: >>3642838 on macaques sharing food.

Remember when it was mentioned that most mother macaques, even the most caring and nurturing ones, will not share food with their babies?

I have found a video depicting a mother rhesus sharing food with a baby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyVjV7KgrP0

Watch this video about three minutes in. She seems reluctant, but she does eventually give food to her baby.

Something to note that this is Ameia, the mother mentioned in previous threads. She is already a strange one, as she is a low-ranking female who has adopted an orphan in addition to her own baby.

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Why do wolves manage to be so perpetually majestic?
Like, even when they're being derpy or afraid or mangy or they're pups, they're looking suave as fuck 24/7.
Horses, big cats, crocs etc can be pretty cool but even they don't hold a candle to how wolves always manage to stay sexy as fuck (not that kinda sexy).
Look at this fucker, he wasn't even posed for this photo, he probably just got up and hasn't even had time to groom, but never look this dashing. Neither will you. What give? What is the gene we're missing that wolf has that does this?
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>>3654702
Nuh, I'm a filthy pajeet
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>>3634454
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>>3654732
wow two threads about the same animal? how will this dead board ever recover
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Looks like a dumb beta desu
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>>3654696
Extremely popular animal. In communities where people pretend to be animals or think they are really animal spirits trapped in human bodies, wolves always dominate. Maybe wolves are the worst animals because they appeal to humans (double worst animal) so fucking much.

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facts
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>>3650128
>Doesn't get seal kisses
Big cope
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>>3649847
Seals are for clubbing
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>>3650147
Made me smile.
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>>3652537

Fluffy Edition
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>>3654347
Oh ok
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apy
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It's nearly that time of year again
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>>3653976
based chadruber
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Also known as the hobbit, they lived in Flores and survived until around 50,000 years ago when humans arrived.

How smart do you think they would have been?
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>>3654876
chinlets actually have chins (mental protuberance), but their entire lower jaw is recessed so it's hidden. this is caused by poor diet or untreated allergies and mouth breathing. genetic cases of being a chinlet are extreme and considered a disability. if you actually had no chin your speech would be limited.
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>>3654879
Yeah, whatever, chinlet
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>>3654886
i have a big lower jaw from eating overcooked steak and raw veggies my whole life, but my parents have weak chins from eating my grandparents cooking

>dad cant cook at all
>mom cant cook for shit
>become chad
thank you parents im sorry i ever insulted your cooking
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>>3653483
>no brow ridge
hmmm
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>>3654098
I only wish we did a better job wiping out those neanderthals

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ahaha look at his fucking ears holy shit
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Bats?
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>>3654275
Bats!
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>>3647610
All the better to hear you with
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>>3647610
*ahem*
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>3647610
Found a pic of OP.

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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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>>3654531
Spoopy
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>>3650242
>>3650584
Christ almighty if it gets changed to classes rather than families will that settle you down?
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>>3654536
if it's up to me herpetology shouldn't be a field anymore
ah yes, the study of weird lizardy looking things that don't have anything to do with each other
yet somehow birbs get their own field but reps and amphs are stuck together
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>>3648022
To anyone interested, the snake I found days ago and asked for its species has been finally been released back. This is a bit of a tangent but I just wish people in this country had more respect towards nature because of pic I don't go to green areas anymore. Never litter please.

Eagles are the master race after humans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re644qgnCtw&t=308s
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>>3654549
Ravens and crows are by far the smartest birds. And they're predators
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>>3654643
They are generalists
Big difference
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>>3654549
>muh intelligence
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>>3654549
They don't seem like complete retards tho. (eagles, owls are indeed fucking retards).
I'd say they are more intelligent than your avg cat. Which is not the hardest thing to beat.
>>3654643
Caracaras, gulls, some hawks aren't dumb at all.
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>>3654643
out at 29 palms there are desert ravens
>a marine I know goes out there for training
>feeds ravens MRE snacks
>a couple years later he goes back for more training
>ravens immediately follow him aroun
>another marine went to the palms for training as a lance corporal
>throws rocks at the ravens
>years later, he goes back as a sergeant
>ravens steal his night vision goggles and throw them in a trash pile
they remember

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What makes anatidae such Chads of the animal kingdom?
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>>3653663
This is correct. The many replies are false.
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>>3654811
Wrong, bullying is just social construct to get people to conform to a group to help a group succeed better. Bullying has nothing to do with being insecure you dumb fucks.
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>dog owners are expected to pick up their animal's shit
>horsefags don't bat an eye when their animal leaves huge mounds of shit everywhere
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>>3654787
Yeah lol.

Stilll waiting on that solution, by the way...
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>>3654865
It was posted earlier. if you have problems finding it ask help from a responsible adult like your tardwrangler or mother
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>>3654711
>NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT THE HECKIN BANANA PEELERINO YOU'RE GOING TO HECKIN RUIN THE ENVIRONMENT BY LEAVING IT ON THE FLOOR
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>>3653597
1) They aren't legally obliged to pick up in most places
2) Horse shit is not nearly as bad as dog shit, smell-wise and cleaning wise
3) How many people own horses? Idk, 2,5 dudes in entire town at best. How many people own dogs? Every fucking second.
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>>3654051
>dogshit negative:attracts worms
>horseshit positive: attracts worms
What did he mean by this?

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>>3654530
If you really like her then why should her tits matter to you?
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HE FAST
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I have probably watched OP's webm 40 times since this thread was posted.
What is wrong with me? I find it hypnotic.
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>>3654850
they come out of fucking nowhere, just like in that gameboy zelda game

Prove me wrong: cats are not obligate carnivores in the context of modern civilization

Yes, they need taurine and B12 but those can be supplemented. I've been feeding my cat meat alternatives and dissolving taurine and B12 supplements into onions milk for nearly a year now and my cat is completely healthy and normal. She also gets inpatient when it's close to feeding time so I know she likes it.
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>>3653392
Not that anon, but I've been here for years and haven't had an occasion to use the word "s o y" because I'm not a /pol/tard faggot and had no need to discuss s o y in other contexts either.

How about you stop posting instead?
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>>3653109
Sure, you can theoretically synthetically produce everything an obligate carbnivore needs but I doubt we know that yet. They only found out about taurine some decades ago and there is still plenty of cat food available that is criminally low on it.

If you want to make sure you get your cat the best possible chances at a good health I'd feed as close to their natural prey as possible.
If you want to make your cat a guinea pig for future progress keep writing down what you're feeding, how her health develops and what her cause of death is. There should be a pool for data like this, otherwise we might never get long term studies to fix possible issues with artificial feeding.
One year isn't much though, a taurine deficiancy sometimes takes 10 years until the cat gets blind or dies of heart failure.
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>>3654171
but vegans have a lower BMI then average
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>>3654916
Cuz their bodies have to eat themselves lolz
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>>3654916
>why are malnourished people skinnier
idk




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