petting a tarantula is brave, stupid and cool. i wouldn't ever dare to pet my Ts, don't wanna risk getting hurt or hurting them...but the thought crossed my mind...ngl
>>4466588First time I saw one of the birds on my back lawn do that I thought it was injured, but I guess she was just enjoying the nice weather.
>>4466580Won't that stress out the spider.
>>4466584>gatorThat's a Cuban (Pete).
>>4466614This is the future furries want.
>>4466614man that's freaky. the facial proportions are on point. is this a special breed or just a cat that happens to look like that
>>4466614>Khajit has wares, if you have coins
>>4466743Some stupid "werecat" meme breed
>>4466614this can't be real
>>4466743this just proves how ugly humans can be
>>4466580>>4466594petting arachnids with big fangs is obviously never recommended, but if they're in a good relationship with the human they seem to like a nice massage don't theyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJRorBS5hsAmaybe it's like affection is something they can feel, but normally never have any opportunity to experience, and once they do it's like mindblowing to them
>>4466614Science is going too far.
>>4466947>maybe it's like affection is something they can feel, but normally never have any opportunity to experience, and once they do it's like mindblowing to themThat's sad as fuck
>>4466947I will never believe spiders can feel affection. I've seen videos from those scolopendra lovers. It's not affection with them, it's about predicting the state of fight or flight its in at the moment
>>4467141wow hes just like me
>>4467138Didn't know apes also kiss as a sign of affection. Now that I think of it, is it a universal thing for humans in every society and tribe and shit?
>>4466613Depends on the spider and the relationship. Spiders learn and remember people, and some spiders are quick to learn when they aren't in danger. Some don't mind being handled, some seem to enjoy it, and some just rather be left alone.
>>4467134It's incredible how much larger worms were back when oxygen levels were higher and gravity was lower.
>>4467134Where are the air sacks?
>>4467176Deflated while in combatBut internal airsacs are also present with in both birds and dinosaur
>>4466614Is this not a Maine Coon?
>>4467136>I've seen videos...>....of centipedes You are aware that you can't really compare myriapods to arachnids just because they are both arthropods.But it is true affection is almost certainly the wrong word for whatever the bond is that a spider can form with a person. There is still something there though, whatever it actually is. Keep a few spiders and you'll see what I mean eventually
>>4467134>my last two braincells discussing my latest fetish (stinky feet)
>>4466947Spiders don't have even brains, just a nerve-ganglion. They're basically glorified mouse-traps. I very much doubt they can really 'feel' anything at all, it's just stimulus = response. they're not really adapted to being having their tummies tickled, so they don't have a pre-prepared reaction to it and therefore just do nothing, like a vidya N.P.C. when you do something they're not programmed for.
>>4467245little mouse hands wrote this post.
>>4466580I get petting a tarantula that likes you, but fondling it's belly right under its fangs is the animal equivalent to caressing the trigger in a bear trap
>>4467162She isn't "kissing" it like humans do, she is cleaning it's face with her tongue/lips, which is still a sign of affection for most animals anyway.It's probably what eventually evolved into the act of "kissing" for humans.
>>4467245What about jumping spiders that show clear signs of advanced cognition, such as planning/executing, and mating rituals?https://youtu.be/G1BEWN3mgBk
>>4467325A scrimbly scrumbler!
>>4467375That anon is just wrong, spiders do have sizeable brains. Jumping spiders, from what I remember too, are considered some of the smartest arthropods to exist.
>>4467245i very much doubt you can feel anything at all
>>4467397they are just npcs they cant feel anything tee hee squash squash
>>4467425These're some impressive NPCs then, anon.>"All members of Portia have instinctive hunting tactics for their most common prey, but can improvise by trial and error against unfamiliar prey or in unfamiliar situations, and then remember the new approach.">"They are capable of trying out a behavior to obtain feedback regarding success or failure, and they can plan ahead (as it seems from their detouring behavior).">"Such detours may take up to an hour, and a Portia usually picks the best route even if it needs to walk past an incorrect route."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portia_(spider)
>>4467397Why is this diagram making me hard...?
>>4467447Uooh!! spider sucking stomach erotic...!!!
>>4467447I guess you're just into spider guro or something, anon. I'm sorry to hear about your terminal autism.
>>4467098>don't worry about my past anon my future is with you
>>4467433I know about portia I was being facetious sorrythey are really damn cool though
>>4467456I figured you were, I'm just adding onto the points with spider intelligence while bantering back. No need to apologize and I agree.
>>4467461you have good taste in spooders :)
>>4467471Thank you, anon. I wish I had some stuff in webm form(I should probably just make my own at some point). Have another one.
>>4467474I get lots of jumping spiders in my room and sometimes they chase my cursor around when they get on my laptop, it's super cuteshould take a vid some time ehe
>>4467481That'd be some good stuff if you can get video of it. I know they love to chase laser pointers just like cats do.
>>4467482oh that's awesome I didn't know they did that tooI'd be afraid of accidentally blinding em though
>>4467485Well if their eyes are anything like ogre-faced spiders' then they should be able to regenerate any damaged cells in their eyes. Which reminds me, ogre-faced spiders are(as far as I know) the only spiders who use their webs as an active means of capturing prey and could be argued as a form of tool-use(although webs in general could be argued as tool-use).
>>4467488oh yeah that net dropping is really interestingit's really interesting seeing how some species adapt to use their webs in interesting ways, like with the diving bell spider building air pockets underwater to live in
>>4467492We need to genetically engineer chickens with snouts, teeth and tails already. I want dinosaurs to make a return if we all die.>>4467493Yup, all sorts of wonderful things out in nature. Zefrank has a nice, memey video on ogre-faced spiders too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNrF0JbDVc8 . Webspinners are also something you might find neat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_JP3RbJ8zk they make water-proof homes using a similar mechanism to diving spiders to keep them dry.
>>4467495zefrank is great lol I love those videosalso that sounds fascinating, I'm gonna spend today reading about em :D
>>4467496Have fun, fren. You might like this thread too then if you're up for reading stuff >>4465309
>>4467478>bridbro can't last more than a few seconds
>>4467506Yup, that's a pretty neat trait the arachnids have from their chelicerate ancestors(who had book gills https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_lung#Book_gills ) and another chelicerate relative of theirs, the eurypterids(sea scorpions) and horseshoe crabs are known to have, and in the case of the latter, still do make brief trips on land. Hibbertopterus is a particularly neat sea scorpion too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibbertopterus
>>4466614could pass for a russian author
>>4467447porn has destroyed your brain
>>4467492Wonder if they could try something like this with an ostrich. I know they're already big enough to carry a grown adult on their back and wonder if they'd naturally take to a therapod like gate like this as well.
>>4467509Can anyone when you're overlooking such beautiful scenery
>>4467646Not surprisingly these can bite through fingers.
>>4467152Who's making these?
>>4467661Pops back up ready to fuckin peace out, just looks around and feels like it's far enough away. What a boss.
>>4467104Dotsom mocoroni pongon?
I need a webm of thesehttps://twitter.com/TarielJuliette/status/1618441956258099202?t=ulD05jmX_q4e-3_fQ5TYYw&s=19https://twitter.com/wapplehouse/status/1383545345934729216?t=DvtUejaF831cW8uFPh9Pzg&s=19
>>4467481>I get lots of jumping spiders in my room and sometimes they chase my cursor around when they get on my laptop, it's super cuteSame, I could play forever like this with them, but I don't want to tire them too much. I love those fuckers.
>>4467699That's incredibly cute. That was probably the highlight of everyone who was involved for that whole week.
>>4467702That's one cute rhino iguana. I've heard that they're far less hostile/flighty than green iguanas too.
>>4467325Is this what happens when girls flush their used maxipads down the toilet?
>>4467749No, this is what happens when the sea snails get exposed to the hormones from people's birth control meds. They're putting chemicals into the water that're turning the damn mollusks gay.
Does anyone have any cow webms? I could really go for some cows
>>4467793I got'cha covered.
>>4467475I wonder if there are any women who are into being drowned while they're fucked like that
>>4467646Swim swim hungry
Doggo living his best life
>>4467855>The snack that bites back
>>4467248Damn it, he's on to us! Cheese it!
>>4466947>but if they're in a good relationship with the humanThere is no relationship with Tarantulas. They are literally incapable of bonding. I keep 3, and everytime i refill the water dish or do some maintenance, i am a dangerous predator to them and get threat poses or they hush inside their hides. You cannot bond with a spider. So, petting them is incredible stupid. Puts you and your Ts in danger.
>>4467730There's people who'd pay good money for that.
>>4466614this is just a Sphinx without his funky hat
>>4468094>tfw when he's not even wrongAmericans unironically will use black basketball players as a height comparison for anything tall.
>>4468113Never seen this before and I'm American.
>>4468128You've never heard someone saying "[X] would be taller than LeBron James" or "[Y] would be taller than Magic Johnson"?
>>4468113>when russian shills try to talk about what murricans do
>>4468132>>>/pol/ is that way, buddy.
>>4467397>when you venom gland is bigger than your sucking stomach
>>4468147You're welcome, faggot.>>4468150I mean it does do a great deal of the digestion itself. The venom is both to kill their prey and to break it down like our saliva, stomach and livers do.
>>4468149>shhhhh, no tears now, just sleep...
>>4467646>long-nose stealing at the endPottery.
>>4467705Green Iguanas are fucking mean, that's not a high bar.
>>4468172why are kids so shit at using forks?
>>4468141>Tusks in his arms so it doesn't get bitten off in revenge
>>4466614Is he the guy from the CATS movie?
>>4467798Thanks my man
>>4468173that kid is at best 2-3 years old, normally it takes kids around 5-6 years to completely master fine motor skills
>>4468172>>4468173Meanwhile in north korea: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DeGdJgWXJ6Q
>>4468149DaBaby during his first battle rap contest. Nobody told him that insults were part of the show.
>>4467870RUNNING AROUND AT THE SPEED OF SOUND
>>4467397this nigga has broccolis in his guts
>>4467162Kissing for humans is definitely universal, it's almost instinct.I think petting may be universal among primates, looking at the way chimps/gorillas groom each other/other animals.
>>4467461Normally smash spiders in my home with extreme prejudice, but had a jumping spider on the window by my study desk, lil nigga was my study partner and I actually felt bad when he left. Ate the fungus gnats on my plants and was very cute
>>4468438>Kitten trader service
>>4468438How dirty is it in that vase!?
>>4468436what's he smiling about bros?
>>4468476Thats grandma's ashes
>>4467245Spiders feel fear
>>4467488that gif is insane, man thats smart as fuck
>>4466583I thought that was a trash can first
>>4467683>fish using a rock to open a shellhuh neat, didn't think they were that smart
>>4467433>>4467456>>4467461>>4467474Is intelligence specific to portia or are all jumping spiders intelligent?
>>4468631Portia seems especially intelligent(likely because they specialize in hunting other spiders) but jumping spiders in general are quite intelligent. It's what you expect from any active predator.
>>4466607Based toe fetishist
>>4467240Kek based foot lover
>>4468438The Netflix jar
>>4468744kek thanks for the new filename
>>4468760Meet the autistic version.
>>4466607hmm free beans
>>4468631...and not just jumping spiders. Jumpers make their intelligence the most obvious because of their extroverted behaviors and personality, but as we observe and study other spiders more closely we are realizing that spiders in general are pretty intelligent for inverts
>>4468688i wish that were me
>>4469147I wish the mold under my banana leaves were this cute
>>4467798Holy cow, he's moosive
>>4469154Put him back in. He's making a mistake
>>4468443>Kissing for humans is definitely universal, it's almost instinct.haha yeah...
>>4467102C'mon, rotate your owl.
>>4469147Leptospirosis was never this cute!
>>4467169>>4467152>>4467134Hello, Didney shill. This thread is for animals, not clips of fake CGI cartoons designed to attract users to your subscription service. Thank you for understanding.
>>4468443Japan didn't know what kissing was until white traders arrived, or so I've heard
>>4468761haha that looks fun imagine if you were a snake and you could just give yourself a run ride on demand
>>4469347Reject society.Become fidget spinner.
>>4469340you sound butt hurt
>>4467144Was it autism?
>>4467509I mean, he quite literally doesn't have a penis.
>>4469596Living the dream.
>>4469643i find it annoying that the people who make these think its authentic to have the cameraman continue to record the approaching danger
>>4469652Does it also annoy you how unauthentically the monke is rolling down the hill in this obvious spoof?
>>4468173Parents not teaching them to grip the fork like a pencil.
>>4469343That's not true actually, the Japanese just considered kissing to be something very intimate saved for the bedroom, similar to sex. So when Europeans first came and never saw any Japanese people kissing they just kinda assumed they didn't know what it was.
>>4469671Understandable have a rrrrrotten day.
>>4468172>lil dude isn't scared and even feeds the lynx some of his foodBased kid
>>4469683Makes sense. Most hookers see kissing as a step further than fucking
>>4467245>Simplification and generalization because it's easier to deal withYep, it's the flawed human rationalization time.>Inb4 U r anthromophizing them!Another generalization.
>>4467142That's a cat you retardWhy tf would a dog look at fish?
>>4469789Why haven't I seen this wtfisthisreal gif before?
>>4469791is that the one where the parents of the other elephants won't take him in and he gets eaten by hyenas that night. That was brutal to watch.
>>4469597Well, if it's stupid but it works, I guess....
>>4469652I think you are wildly underestimating just how stupid the average terminally online phone-jockey is.
>>4467809There are plenty of women with a choking fetish, so a drowning fetish isn't really out of the realm of possibility
>>4469814dunno, these look like asian elephants anyhow
>>4469892>can't beat the coBLPBLPBLPPBPLPB
>>4469898I vaguely remember that. What was it, Walking with the Dinosaurs? Which episode?
>>4469791>Just hug its hind legs where it can't re-ACK!
>>4470032Not WWD, Dinosaur Planet Episode 2: "Pod's Travels." The first depiction of Pyroraptor in pop-culture.
>>4470066Thanks, I recall it ended with Pod meeting pygmy version of his species and general exploration of Jurassic(?) Island pygmyism and gigantism, or something like that.
>>4469814No.But fuck you for reminding me of this video.
>>4467498Why does Owen Wilson have a spider inside his mouth?
>>4467098who took that video?
>>4470220Wow mark smith no doxing
>>4467098>Mark Smith Photography>its a video
>>4470261its a slideshow of 30 photographs per second
>>4468688If only rats lived longer than a few years, they'd be the perfect pals. Just can't handle having such a smart lil animals that last such a short time. Seems cruel.
>>4467092This would be something really cool to display in a bar or shoe store
>>4467162Here is fighting and yelling
>>4470210That eagle doesn't skip leg day
>>4470396I would trust a leopard to not bite or scratch me more than I trust regular house cats
>>4467798>i lift zing ahp and put zem down
>>4469683That's funny, I've seen it repeated by actual Japs. But I guess those Japs wouldn't have been alive back then either so they wouldn't know any better.
>>4470341this fox is stupidthat is a dumb fox
>>4467734what the fuck
>>4469416I wonder how that kitten is doing now that hes probably all grown up.
>>4467092>the Overseer's eyes and ears
>>4470493Why are cats braver than bears?
>>4470496Well, they are cats.
>>4470510>batpiss1How many do you have?
>>4470482Bitch got a face full of bird ass
>>4466614So that's what played baby grinch
>>4470525all animals are insects from afar
>>4468172If this was a pitbull you guys would be freaking out, but since it's an wild animal you like it's fine lolThat cat could kill that kid in less than a pitbull would.
>>4470593Let's be honest, pit bulls are probably worse than the majority of wild animals
>>4470593>That cat could kill that kid in less than a pitbull would.And the chance of it snapping for no reason is ten thousand times lower than your cute little rescue lab mix doing it. Cope pitshitter.
>>4470593Nah, pitbull would be more dangerous. It would destroy that lynx
>>4470495>>4470525if you leave sheep dogs to their own devices will they just do this all day even without commands?
>>4470639Yes. working dog instincts except for pulling are modified wolf survival instincts so they do them obsessively. Pulling is the opposition reflex and all dogs and wolves have it.Pointing, retrieving, herding, flushing, barking, eating toddlers, all as automatic as cats swatting at bugs
>>4470495God this is so cute. This is like the thing you'd expect to see in a Disney movie with a mother dog watching over her little ducklings.
>>4470299Shoe store? What the hell?
>>4470451Deer, elk and moose tend to shed their antlers when the mating season is over
>>4467095What is that leather thing tied to his talons? Is he some kinda assassin bird that uses a garrote instead of his talons?
>>4467798Why aren't we making all meat cows like her.
>>4470773Says in the webm; too big for the abattoir.A few years back somebody managed to breed a variety of giant potato, but nobody wanted it because it was too big for all the industrial equipment used to process potatoes in fast-food restaurants, snack manufacturing factories and so-on.It casts money to re-tool such things. If you wanted to breed a super-useful kind of cow what the industry would prefer is a breed which reproduces prolifically, reaches maturity very quickly and grows to a nice, standarised size.
>>4467726goofy lil guy
>>4470743theyre called jesseshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jess_(falconry)
>>4466590What is this I want one
>>4470891that is a sandfish, I think they live in the Sahara
>>4470805>It casts money to re-tool such thingsFor our yuro friends, this is also why the US does not use metric. The nation industrialized before metric was a thing and now it'd be completely insane to try and rework everything.
>>4470593No one is trying to bring those cats into the public you smooth brained fucking retard. Lots of animals attack humans and there's a reason shitbulls are hated. Just because you're a fucking idiot, doesn't mean the rest of us are idiotic like you
>>4468436That negro ape looks just like an African!!! Hahaha
>>4471245shit man it's almost like he realizes at the end that it isn't a bug and that it's something controlled by the guy filmingJumping spiders are scarily smart.
>>4468518he hid his clone in a chest and some hapless knight is just about to walk right in front of it
>>4471245I love when they do the lil wiggles with their palps omg it's so cute aaaaaaaaaaaaa
>be pet jumping spooder>get brought out of terrarium(?) to play>have golden opportunity to flee>nope.avi>receive head pets >>4467461>dispatch intruder >>4467474>chase laser around >>4467482>take mirror test >>4467500>stalk mouse cursor >>4471245>don't escape>don't wander off to explore>return to enclosure after playtimehow?
>>4471376>how?They're active predators, also I'd say that they didn't actually pass the mirror test. That video shows them doing what I assume is a mating dance -- I personally don't think it wanted to fuck itself and just thought it was looking at another spider to fug.
>>4471394bro was clearly mirin' and checking his form, making sure he was up to snuff for teh lady spooders. on a serious note, what i meant was: why don't they end up running off? are they only pets, and interactive ones at that, mostly because they're basically choosing to be? is that typical?
>>4470496because cats are fucking retarded. see smart animals do not like start fights over stupid shit, they dont really like fighting at all, because you only need to get fucked up once and you lose everything, so its better to just posture, only desperate or retarded animals start fights, most domesticated animals are like this, but we didnt finish domestication of cats and just made them retarded, and not useful retarded like dogs
>>4471077the we do use the metric system for science and engineering, because its been standardized and can easily do conversions for certain things, however, the imperial system is just better for everyday use, a kilo is much too heavy for most purposes, a meter is much too long for most purposes and nobody uses decimeters, a liter is too little for most fluid jugs
>>4471245Imagine human sized jumping spiders
>>4470482>the seagulls>they attack
>>4470482HaHa dumb bitch got assfaced with sea gull poop. Fucking whore, hope she ded. Absolute useless cunt, fuck you.
>>4471412sorry you still cant fuck your dog homie
>>4466614YO LIL DONNIE
>>4466652you can tell by the way he's going chick-chicky-boom, chick-chicky boom
>>4471443>Good eyesight>Crazy fast>Intelligent>Very oppertunistic>Strong venom for theirs sizeImagine walking around at night, seeing the reflection of their eight eyes off a streetlight and in less than a second getting slammed onto the pavement with two kitchen knifef sized fangs in your neck, going numb while your insides are being liquified and slurped up. You'd be totally aware of what is going on for a couple of minutes while being digested alive and the only thing left of you would be a dehydrated sack of skin and a few bones.Spiders, mantids, scorpions heck even frogs are cool as humans are a hundred times their size. But if we were at a size they coould hunt it'd be absolutely terrifying.
>>4467114get a video of these where the framerate is synched to the step speed of the plover, so that it looks like its legs never move and it's just levitating