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Re: Nature

Postby Keyser » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:44 pm

Two examples of highly intelligent animals unfairly maligned for a lack of it in the public consciousness - for example some fish outperform primates in their cognitive abilities.

Three second memory my arse! :laughing:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170418 ... ess-either

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170426 ... getfulness
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Re: Nature

Postby Keyser » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:39 pm

Some lovely images showing the vast size of large female specimen of the Goliath Birdeater (unfortunately she was dead when they were taken). :cool:

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Re: Nature

Postby Keyser » Wed May 17, 2017 6:37 pm

Juvenile male Giant squid (Architeuthis) caught in Irish waters for only the sixth time - this specimen was 5.8 metres in total length.

https://www.earthtouchnews.com/oceans/d ... sh-waters/
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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Canucklehead » Thu May 18, 2017 4:12 pm

Keyser wrote:How to harmlessly deter a bear from raiding your bins.

But frankly that clown would scare the living shit out of anything - including me! :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... rCoqDWY_3k


:gigglesnshit: :gigglesnshit:

If it's very late at night, I don't imagine the neighbours are impresssed either. :mrgreen:

They could always pop one of those hideous behemoth coconut crabs on their bin. No one in their right mind would go near that!

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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Keyser » Thu May 18, 2017 4:25 pm

Canucklehead wrote:
Keyser wrote:How to harmlessly deter a bear from raiding your bins.

But frankly that clown would scare the living shit out of anything - including me! :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... rCoqDWY_3k


:gigglesnshit: :gigglesnshit:

If it's very late at night, I don't imagine the neighbours are impresssed either. :mrgreen:

They could always pop one of those hideous behemoth coconut crabs on their bin. No one in their right mind would go near that!

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I love coconut crabs! :laughing:

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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Canucklehead » Thu May 18, 2017 4:27 pm

Keyser wrote:
Canucklehead wrote:
Keyser wrote:How to harmlessly deter a bear from raiding your bins.

But frankly that clown would scare the living shit out of anything - including me! :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... rCoqDWY_3k


:gigglesnshit: :gigglesnshit:

If it's very late at night, I don't imagine the neighbours are impresssed either. :mrgreen:

They could always pop one of those hideous behemoth coconut crabs on their bin. No one in their right mind would go near that!

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:thud:


I love coconut crabs! :laughing:

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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Vam » Thu May 18, 2017 5:08 pm

Canucklehead wrote:


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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Keyser » Thu May 18, 2017 5:15 pm

Canucklehead wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Canucklehead wrote:
Keyser wrote:How to harmlessly deter a bear from raiding your bins.

But frankly that clown would scare the living shit out of anything - including me! :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... rCoqDWY_3k


:gigglesnshit: :gigglesnshit:

If it's very late at night, I don't imagine the neighbours are impresssed either. :mrgreen:

They could always pop one of those hideous behemoth coconut crabs on their bin. No one in their right mind would go near that!

Image

:thud:


I love coconut crabs! :laughing:

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Get yourself a Giant Isopod! Bathynomus giganteus is great fun! :laughing:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/56278/18 ... nt-isopods

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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Keyser » Thu May 18, 2017 5:29 pm

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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Canucklehead » Thu May 18, 2017 5:44 pm

Keyser wrote::trollface:

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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby Keyser » Thu May 18, 2017 5:49 pm

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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:
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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby 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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Re: Random Stuff Part Seventeen.

Postby 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
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Re: Nature

Postby 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: Nature

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