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Re: Nature

Post by Holly » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:36 am

Keyser wrote:The mysterious Olm - a little cave dragon. :cool:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/c ... 180963797/

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Just wondering, what gets you so excited about those ugly creatures? I'm sure it's interesting to know and learn about them, but you seem to be in love with them like others are with little puppies and kittens :paranoid:

Re: Nature

Post by Victoria » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:29 pm

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Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:51 pm

The mysterious Olm - a little cave dragon. :cool:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/c ... 180963797/

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Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:42 pm

Few people realise what a monster the endangered Black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) really is.

This enormous animal turned up on a GreenTracks herp trip in the Peruvian Amazon. The body was found floating in a river. With some of the tail missing it still measured 5.3 meters (17.38 feet).

Here is the skull (it measured 31 inches in length).

I like the idea that somewhere out in the Amazon, massive fully mature Black Caiman still prowl the waterways and haven't all been exterminated. :smilin:

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Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:15 pm

Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:31 pm

Jumping spiders, those colourful little dancers (and cognitive geniuses) can actually see the Moon. :cool:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017 ... astronomy/

Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:14 am

triggerhappy wrote:

Fascinating as always, Keyser. :smilin:

The Ghost Shark has evolved into a species whereby they know that mating is rare, so therefore any contact they do have they 'store' the sperm until they're ready to mate. Evolution is wonderful and something that only non humans seem to have?

Puntang, how sad she died - but at least it wasn't at the hands of poachers. Unbelievable how there are only 100 Sumatran Rhinos left in the world.

Man is so evil!


Thanks TH - yes Homo sapiens is truly a scourge on the planet. :shake head:

Re: Nature

Post by charlie » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:28 pm


Fascinating as always, Keyser. :smilin:

The Ghost Shark has evolved into a species whereby they know that mating is rare, so therefore any contact they do have they 'store' the sperm until they're ready to mate. Evolution is wonderful and something that only non humans seem to have?

Puntang, how sad she died - but at least it wasn't at the hands of poachers. Unbelievable how there are only 100 Sumatran Rhinos left in the world.

Man is so evil!

Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:19 am

Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:29 pm

Immature female Colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni).

Caught by Soviet trawler 'Eureka' and photographed by Alexander Remeslo in 1981. :cool:

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Cecil The Lion Part Three.

Post by Keyser » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:21 pm

The Rainbow Stag beetle (Phalacrognathus muelleri). :wubbers:

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Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:09 pm

Re: Nature

Post by Keyser » Sun May 21, 2017 5:13 pm

The Terrible Leaf Walker - poison dart frog Phyllobates terribilis - a highly intelligent and social little beauty but so utterly lethal it is virtually immune from predation. :cool:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/te ... lker-frog/

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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Post by Keyser » Thu May 18, 2017 6:56 pm

Canucklehead wrote:
Keyser wrote:The humble woodlouse is an Isopod - just like his big, bad brother. :cuppaT:

On a different note if anyone on Dogs wants to watch some real quality documentaries (with no crap CGI - just the excellent Richard Fortey) then the enthralling Fossil Wonderlands (2014) is starting a repeat run on BBC4 tonight at 20.00.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03y6tg6

All of his programmes have been superb - some of the best BBC4 has ever done.

Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures (2012).

The Secret Life of Rock Pools (2013).

The Magic of Mushrooms (2014).

Nature’s Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution (2016).

Enjoy. :thumbsup:


Years ago I saw a program about giant creepy crawlies with Nigel Marven. Earth worms, centipedes and millipedes were among the more memorable creatures, but as much as I find them fascinating, there is no way I'd ever want one of them to touch me. Okay, maybe the earth worm, but I wouldn't like it. :ooer: Snakes are no problem for me, maybe it's the legs that I find so creepy.


A few DS threads I began ages ago that you might enjoy.

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussio ... n-china/p1

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussio ... -garden/p1

Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Post by Canucklehead » Thu May 18, 2017 6:36 pm

Keyser wrote:The humble woodlouse is an Isopod - just like his big, bad brother. :cuppaT:

On a different note if anyone on Dogs wants to watch some real quality documentaries (with no crap CGI - just the excellent Richard Fortey) then the enthralling Fossil Wonderlands (2014) is starting a repeat run on BBC4 tonight at 20.00.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03y6tg6

All of his programmes have been superb - some of the best BBC4 has ever done.

Survivors: Nature's Indestructible Creatures (2012).

The Secret Life of Rock Pools (2013).

The Magic of Mushrooms (2014).

Nature’s Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution (2016).

Enjoy. :thumbsup:


Years ago I saw a program about giant creepy crawlies with Nigel Marven. Earth worms, centipedes and millipedes were among the more memorable creatures, but as much as I find them fascinating, there is no way I'd ever want one of them to touch me. Okay, maybe the earth worm, but I wouldn't like it. :ooer: Snakes are no problem for me, maybe it's the legs that I find so creepy.

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