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The official dove thread.
why are dove calls the same volume no matter where you are?

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hi /an/, got a question to hivemind
my pupper is only 7 weeks old and today completely lost appetite
drinks goats milk and tries to nibble on food but gives up for some reason
what to check first?
teeth and gums I suppose?
no pic but I screen capped something with cat ears for you
situation resolved itself after a poo
happy pupper again
your puppy should be with it's mom
Sounds like you have a goat, not a dog.

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Hermit Crabs deserve better
this is kinda weird to look at. it looks like it was designed 20 years ago and never updated.
Im not one of those PeTAfags, im a exotic pet keeper myself but i think keeping Land Hermit Crabs as pets should be fucking illegal, worldwide.

You cant breed them (actually you can, but its highly complicated, only a few people worldwide managed to do it) and they are shitty pets who suffer nonstop. I would even say they are the worst invert pets imaginable, but greedy jews like the one who runs this cringey shop here still market them as "easy" pets towards kids. They are not "easy" in any circumstances, im guilty myself because i had way to much of them and not a single one made it past three years- and i actually gave them a huge heated rainforest habitat tank, fresh and saltwater and tried to feed them as many different stuff as possible so they dont get malnutrition or some shit, and they seemed fine but still kicked the bucket sooner or later.

They look robust and hardy with their exoskeleton and shell and shit, but they just need a longer time to die in captivity.
Ill try to initiate a petition to ban them at least in germany, but iit probably wont work. Yo still find them at most reptile expos in germany for 5 fucking Euro.
I haven't been able to stop laughing at this site wtf

I've been looking into adopting a pet from a shelter and I've become really dissapointed that the standard procedure is to neuter them before giving them away for adoption.
They justify it by it being counter-productive to the labour of shelters of protecting them from abandon and cruelty but is it any better to cripple animals and strip them off their reproductive rights? The strife to spread one's genes is the universal driving force of all life and you're taking that away from a creature who can't even argue against it.
This strikes me as really odd because the people working at these places are often these left-leaning hippie vegan types, yet they don't seem to question this kind of cruel behaviour that is normally associated with far right extremism which seems pretty hypocritical. On top of that, this also guarantees that you will continue to support the shelter financially if you want another pet in the future instead of being able to responsibly breed your own, which makes me question whether they are really based on goodwill and love of animals or they are just another form of business like NGOs. Not trying to turn this into /pol/ bait thread but if the moderation feels it belongs there feel free to move it.

What's /an/ stance on these topics? Am I just too skeptical about shelters?
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Some women are proactively removing their breasts because of the fear of breast cancer.
In some countries it literally is.
This is comparable to neutering animals, male or female, yes.
You can tell me a single country, and I still won't care. You don't neuter dogs so they can't have a litter, they live in your fucking house or yard so it's completely within your control whether or not they impregnate/get pregnant. Shelters and shelterfags are the only people that advocate neutering for birth control.
Why are you fucking stupid
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>Why are you fucking stupid

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>Very intelligent, excellent problem solves
>Multiple limbs if needed to comandeer bridge functions
>Can go down with the ship and be okay anyway
this, it just seems natural
fits better as pirate in my opinion
Birds. They don't even need a compass.
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it doesn't matter the situation, the best idea will aways be a fortification

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what is the superior strategy and why?
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lmao. when you think you're trying to beat subversion but you're so subverted you're arguing from a subverted perspective.
gender referred to words originally, then a tranny enabler decided we needed a new word for the way you feel and stole it from the field of linguistics(like he said it refers to whether a word is feminine or masculine like gato, cat, being a masculine word) to make it sound more legitimate.
trannies already infected your mind lmao
still, a distinction without a difference

I'm not sure why you're arguing with me if we agree men are men and women are women, and that's determined genetically and can't be changed
It was the best show on AP about 15 years ago.
Aliens probably have tools like on star trek.
One wave at an arm and it says "human, male, DNA normal, BP 73 oxygen levels excellent...
>still, a distinction without a difference
>trannies already infected your mind lmao

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What is this? Found it on my back porch.
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I hope these bones don't belong to the mouse I rescued the other day.
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Are caecilians the most alien looking herps?
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Virgin mammals producing milk to feed young vs CHAD CAECILIANS GROWING EXTRA LAYERS OF SKIN FOR YOUNG TO PEEL OFF
this is my fetish
>tfw you eat the skin
What if they are not penis snakes, but instead, we have snake penises

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Post underrated animals.
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Is the current sixth mass extinction a tragedy or a chance for even more biodiversity once the biosphere recovers?
Spoiler alert: Earth is going to end up like mars
For our planet it's probably a chance, for us a tragedy. But this is just how things are and how they're supposed to happen.
a tragedy
It is only a tragedy for human emotions.
Many species will sadly die out, but their niches will be occupied again in a few million years.

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hey /an/ what do spiders taste like?
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depends on spider
>that shadow
better when its not obviously photoshopped
Is this real???
Some amazon tribes and jungle gooks eat Tarantulas. They say its like crab/lobster

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>biologically immortal
>largest living terrestrial arthropod
>the only arthropod that's an apex predator
>killed and ate amelia earhart
>has the best grip strength out of any terrestrial animal, only outdone by semi-aquatic or aquatic hypercarnivores
>isn't even endangered, federally protected throughout most of its range anyways
>can't be kept as a pet because it'll kill and eat any other pets and small children
>can kill chink poachers from beyond the grave by eating poisonous fruit
For me, it's the coconut crab. The Chaddest invertebrate.
>>killed and ate amelia earhart
I thought she got captured, raped and then murdered by the Japanese
>eats small children
How small are we talking becuase that sounds like bullshit
I wouldn't keep one as a pet but I like them.

Vultures r kewl :)
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is the fuzz on these vulture's heads considered feathers, or hair?
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fuzz, birds have no hair
The thumbnail looks like a bat.

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Everything's kill. Let's cry about it.
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Don't cry because its over, smile because as soon as all these fucking hairless apes kill eachother, new bizarre animals will take up the empty niches and create new life that we can never harm
>that we can never harm
Except for all the radioactive waste that will eventually get released, and the dams that will someday fail.
the dams aren't gonna stop them either, and nature around chernobyl is thriving despite the radiation
human biodiversity exists, sorry anon
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does anyone know if this mystery snail is male or female? I see a little orb near the entrance of the shell but idk if it’s a penis or not
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Do you have a photo of the other side of the shell? If a female is ready for eggs and a light color, the shell gets noticeably more translucent compared to a male or non-breeding female.
Otherwise, try peeking up into the shell a bit more around the snails right side. You see how the orb hole on the left is open with nothing in the way? The orb hole on the right is more kinda blocked off looking in comparison if male.
Aren't snails hermaphrodites?
I think it's most land snails.
Imagine if someone said this about you
A long time ago, being a student, I had noticed a feature that may be a key in recognizing of snail sex. In top part of snail shell a liver is located. It is visible through thin shell wall of young snail as a darker zone in the first (inner) whorls of its shell. By the way, even the beating heart is also visible in young snail. So, I had noticed at one snail inside the darker liver zone there was a lighter stripe near the edge of liver. In other snails this feature was absent. As I remember, it was a female. Just try to check it. Make a photo of snail from the side of top of its shell, please.

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