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File: 6cdd87a2619efee⋯.png (728.32 KB, 513x565, 513:565, chameleons.png)

 No.832[Reply]

Hi! Glad to have you! /an/ is a board dedicated to the discussion of the natural world and its wonderful phenomena. All topics pertaining to Biology and Geoscience are welcome here. We have a few rules which are detailed below.

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Rules

1. Bestiality and animal cruelty will not be tolerated in any form.

2. All off-topic NSFW images will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be banned. Graphic depictions of predatory behavior or animal disease are allowed but must be hidden behind spoilers.

3. Please do not spam or flood the board. Advertising here is also discouraged.

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As long as you can abide by those rules I'm sure you'll have a great time. Thanks for coming!

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 No.792[Reply]

Ferrets aside, are there any mustelids that are remotely suitable as pets?

 No.799

Fuck off petfag. They belong in the wild, not caged up in your tiny little home.


 No.824

Skunks.

I'm not kidding, a lot of people own ferrets and skunks together.

Pet Skunks have their scent glands removed so they can't squirt you. They're basically bigger, fatter ferrets that are more work but at least you can hug them in your arms.

>>799

Domestic ferrets would die in the wild.


 No.830

>>824

>Domestic ferrets would die in the wild.

OP said "Ferrets aside".




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 No.774[Reply]

>Never grew up with pets.

>Been in apartment for the past year of college.

>Lease ends p soon.

>Taking out the garbage

>See this adorable little thing.

LOL NIGGAS! I have a cat nao.

My brother is deathly allergic to cats, so I won't be able to bring it with me when I move back in with my parents.

I'll ask around for whoever the owner might be, tomorrow, but for tonight, do I need to worry about this cat shitting anywhere?

I fed him ONE can of tuna. Will that be enough to hold him over the night?

Dog owners like to feed their dogs chocolate and cheese even though it's poison for them. Is tuna poison to cats? I saw the cat eating grass outside, I didn't know cats did that.

 No.777

If it's a stray you might want to get it checked for any diseases e.g rabies, asap.


 No.791

“It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is more important to be right.”

“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”


 No.829

File: 1736c21a6fbc156⋯.jpg (63.94 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, 18627413-0.jpg)

>Never grew up with pets.

>Been in apartment for the past year of college.

>Lease ends p soon.

>Taking out the garbage

>See this adorable little thing.

LOL NIGGAS! I have a cat nao.

My brother is deathly allergic to cats, so I won't be able to bring it with me when I move back in with my parents.

I'll ask around for whoever the owner might be, tomorrow, but for tonight, do I need to worry about this cat shitting anywhere?

I fed him ONE can of tuna. Will that be enough to hold him over the night?

Dog owners like to feed their dogs chocolate and cheese even though it's poison for them. Is tuna poison to cats? I saw my new cat eating grass outside, I didn't know cats did that.




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 No.52[Reply]

This is a thread for the discussion and appreciation of birds.
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 No.120

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I've never had a bird. I wish I had a green cheek conure. Maybe one day.

pic related, it's just some random green cheek conure.

 No.817

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 No.818

File: b1ff82f5606f7bc⋯.webm (894.29 KB, 480x360, 4:3, Chatot used Stomp.webm)

birb is best birb


 No.826

>>120

I had one in high school named Charley. I went out one day with some friends and he was out of the cage chilling in my birbproofed room and when I came home my mum had gone into my room, left the door open, and my sister's cat had gotten to him.

Best pet I've ever had. It's been years and I still miss the little guy. If I'd put him away he'd be chilling on my head right now.


 No.827

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File: d3bd25ee8b31870⋯.jpg (56.1 KB, 1051x760, 1051:760, speculative_evolution___mo….jpg)

 No.825[Reply]

Discuss speculative evolution/biology stuff here

Definition of spec evo: Speculative evolution, also called speculative biology and speculative zoology, is a genre of speculative fiction and an artistic movement, focused on hypothetical scenarios in the evolution of life.

Thread Question : favorite spec evo genre?

READ:

https://sites.google.com/site/worldofserina/

>A world colonized by Canaries, Sunflowers and others

http://s1.zetaboards.com/Conceptual_Evolution/topic/5694942/1/

>A Chinese cave with very strange inhabitants

http://s1.zetaboards.com/Conceptual_Evolution/topic/8050626/1/

>An Antarctic island home to strange lovecraftian creatures

https://specevo.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=67

>The Seychelles are a collection of miraculous islands, carrying a precious cargo of life from vanished world. But what if the Granitic Seychelles were merely the mountain peaks of a much larger island? What strange life might call such an island home?

https://www.deviantart.com/biofauna25/gallery/39451145/Epimethius

>The concept of life unlike that of Earth has always been fascinating to mankind, and we can now see what life elsewhere in the universe can be in Project Epimethius.

>Several hundred lightyears from Earth, the planet Epimethius Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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 No.539[Reply]

Do reptiles dream?

 No.540

There's evidence that other mammals dream, but a reptile's brain is a fair bit more primitive. Wait, do reptiles even sleep?


 No.541

>>540

They do sleep. And cognitively speaking, monitors are on par with some birds. They can understand basic lever-prey systems.


 No.820

>>539

Maybe they dream to one day be a dragon and fly?


 No.821

Hope they don't for their own good




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 No.441[Reply]

Ok, I know these niggers can "talk" But is it anything past mimicry?

Can they communicate ideas with language? "Like fuck you go away" or "hey im hungry" or like "i wanna get out" "pet me" whatever

 No.449

They can possibly remember something like "feed me" will get them food.

Maybe.

 No.450

Alex the Parrot could identify objects with specific features, but sometimes identified every single object other than the ones he was supposed to. So that shows flexibility of thinking, if not language.

 No.462

>>441

I've seen a few of them communicate simple stuff that didn't appear to be mimicry, but I'm not sure if they can learn more than that.


 No.815

>Can they communicate ideas with language?

I've seen them shit on people being assholes to them at bird sanctuaries. Does that count?




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 No.431[Reply]

>mother buys a sea sponge
>to use it as a sponge while showering
>that sounds sick
>rubbing a corpse all over yourself to be clean, what the fuck
>she reminds me that we live off thousands of dead animals and sponges are more primitive even than plants anyway

 No.814

>mother buys eggs

>to eat it for breakfast

>that sounds sick

>using an unborn chicken fetus as sustenance, what the fuck

>she reminds me that we live off of thousands of dead animals more primitive than we are anyway




File: 9501ab23b2ec7de⋯.jpg (950.4 KB, 1920x1280, 3:2, guns.jpg)

 No.753[Reply]

>being born with shitty claws

>not being born with thumbs to make superior tools

Animalfags btfo, pic related it's my fangs and claws.

 No.807

Did you make those yourself?




File: 78a9e3adbf5fc78⋯.jpg (37.8 KB, 600x399, 200:133, şoqi_nepī.jpg)

 No.773[Reply]

Tell me, anon, what do you think is the best insect?

This little guy is the Cataglyphis Bombycina, better known as the Saharan Silver Ant. How would you feel if I told you that an insect like this can tolerate more than 54°C and you don't? And look at his colours! Isn't that cute?

 No.796

File: 23806e6a9b0034d⋯.jpg (5.07 KB, 283x178, 283:178, index.jpg)

I like bumblebees. They have cute butts.


 No.797

>>796

Bumbles are pretty fucking cute, will have to agree with that.

I like a good variety of bugs. I've got an assassin bug in my room, I consider him my free roaming insect pet. He kills the little gnats that get in.


 No.803

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>>773

wasps


 No.805

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>>773

>Tell me, anon, what do you think is the best insect?

The ones that emit light and the ones that are colorful or shiny.


 No.806

File: eb7111d9037dbce⋯.jpg (208.73 KB, 1018x460, 509:230, rainbow scarabs.jpg)

>>805

>you can only upload one file at a time

what is this faggotry




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 No.35[Reply]

Post your favorite animal
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 No.491

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 No.750

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 No.766

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 No.790

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 No.761[Reply]

>have budgie

>call it nigger when it does something I don't want to do

>whenever it eats off the ground

>flies into my room

>flies into my bathroom

>he never really thinks doing above is bad and keeps doing it

>end up calling it nigger more often than its real name

>he responds to nigger

>he thinks his name is nigger

At least he doesn't talk.

How do I explain this to a vet?

Pic is not him, but similar color.

 No.769

lie to the vet obviously, in both of your hearts it will eternally be nigger; there's nothing you can do but embrace nigger


 No.775

File: 0d92dd7c9561713⋯.jpg (85.11 KB, 600x600, 1:1, topkeks galore.jpg)

I'm planning on getting a bird and didn't know how to name it. Now I know. Thanks, OP!




File: 71dab06b91ef7fb⋯.jpg (72.07 KB, 510x509, 510:509, boss theme starts.jpg)

 No.745[Reply]

Boss fight edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SapYObP6o3w

Reptile classifieds for finding breeders of various scaled and sundry creatures

>kingsnake.com

>faunaclassifieds.com

>reptilescanada.com (Canadian breeders)

>caudata.org for newts, salamanders and lots more amphibians

>Also check to see if there are any annual reptile shows/expos in your area as these are good places to find good animals from good breeders at partial discount

/herp/ officially official all purpose care sheet of wonder and magic

>sand a shit

>use a thermostat

>read all the caresheets

>set up your tank before you get your herp

>regulate temps & humidity levels prior to herp arrival

>do not fuck with (handle) your herp for at least 7 days after bringing it home and ideally wait until herp has eaten at least one meal (for snakes), two meals for lizards, frogs, etc.

>PVC tanks are way better for most applications and worth the extra money

>it is best to avoid chain pet stores when looking to purchase live animals as mass breeder suppliers are not especially careful about health and sound genetics… it often saves you money long term to spend a little extra up front to get a healthy animal

>Jump Start (formerly Hydrofarm) thermostat is a good basic and inexpensive thermostat for regulating ceramic heat emitters and under tank heaters (Amazon sells it)

>if you want something more advanced for temperature control, look at Herpstat products

 No.770

File: 53ac4724e1af14f⋯.jpg (199.42 KB, 944x960, 59:60, bandedimport.jpg)

I'm really surprised no one posted in this thread yet, I was going to reply a few months ago but spaced off about making a detailed post; I'm just going to post anyway

what kind of ball python morphs do people out there have? double recessives or crazy shit the better

I'm thinking about picking up a pastel calico double het hypo clown but only if my butter pastel het Gstripe sells

>super pastel huffman het hypo

>fire spotnose

>banded import i lucked out on from africa


 No.771

File: 748ac8e60e223d9⋯.jpg (70.93 KB, 540x720, 3:4, shenron2.jpg)

whoops I guess multiple image posts don't work here or something, here is the super pastel huffman het hypo produced by the late Ben Renick himself




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 No.767[Reply]

Are the any books on animal training and how to start your business in that direction?

I have experience in training doggos and puppers but only basic



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 No.655[Reply]

Hi /an/. I just inherited a plant from an aunt. It originally belonged to my grandmother who knew what it was but has long since been forgotten. It has a climbing habit & puts out aerial roots that cling to brick apparently. It also roots easily. Does anyone here know what it is? I want to research what it likes so that I do t kill it. Thanks in advance.

 No.656

File: 1456099339504.jpg (2.57 MB, 4128x2322, 16:9, 20160124_142104.jpg)


 No.765

>>655

all year/seasonal?




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