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    • Mother Nature thread

      Notice: Not to be confused with RULES OF NATURE V1. This is a completely different thread.

      hello, i would like to make this thread so we could share videos, pictures, interesting facts.. etc or just have a small chat in general about mother nature. this could be anything that is considered "nature" as in animals, plants, from the bottom of the oceans and up until the skies and anything in between.

      i'll start us off by something i find a bit funny. (inspired by a recent post jekyll made so thanks for reminding me about it!).

      Dolphins use puffer fish toxin to get high


      and here are some "boring" (i personally find it interesting) facts about puffer fish:
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      Common Name: Pufferfish
      Scientific Name: Tetraodontidae
      Type: Fish
      Diet: Carnivore
      Group Name: School
      Size: Up to 3 feet
      Size relative to a teacup:


      About Pufferfish
      Biologists think pufferfish, also known as blowfish, developed their famous “inflatability” because their slow, somewhat clumsy swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators. In lieu of escape, pufferfish use their highly elastic stomachs and the ability to quickly ingest huge amounts of water (and even air when necessary) to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size. Some species also have spines on their skin to make them even less palatable.


      Toxicity
      A predator that manages to snag a puffer before it inflates won’t feel lucky for long. Almost all pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish. To humans, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.


      As Food
      Amazingly, the meat of some pufferfish is considered a delicacy. Called fugu in Japan, it is extremely expensive and only prepared by trained, licensed chefs who know that one bad cut means almost certain death for a customer. In fact, many such deaths occur annually.


      Population
      There are more than 120 species of pufferfish worldwide. Most are found in tropical and subtropical ocean waters, but some species live in brackish and even fresh water. They have long, tapered bodies with bulbous heads. Some wear wild markings and colors to advertise their toxicity, while others have more muted or cryptic coloring to blend in with their environment.

      They range in size from the 1-inch-long dwarf or pygmy puffer to the freshwater giant puffer, which can grow to more than 2 feet in length. They are scaleless fish and usually have rough to spiky skin. All have four teeth that are fused together into a beak-like form.


      Diet
      The diet of the pufferfish includes mostly invertebrates and algae. Large specimens will even crack open and eat clams, mussels, and shellfish with their hard beaks. Poisonous puffers are believed to synthesize their deadly toxin from the bacteria in the animals they eat.


      Theats to Survival
      Some species of pufferfish are considered vulnerable due to pollution, habitat loss, and overfishing, but most populations are considered stable.
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra

      The post was edited 2 times, last by Gandalof ().

    • Morgoth wrote:

      Gandalof wrote:

      Notice: Not to be confused with RULES OF NATURE V1. This is a completely different thread.
      I think otherwise so thread closed.
      Reported for Mod abuse, now I can no longer post nature vids on this thread ! Shame on you !
      Anyway , Nat Geo Wild had made a documentary about the life cycle of an very interesting animal ! Check this out !

      ''my naem is furret
      my body longg
      i hav cute face
      and lil tongue
      when i sad
      and no-one wans to talk
      i set of
      i hav a walk


      somtimes it go verry long
      i do not care
      i walk an walk
      i see the world
      i see it all
      becos i walk
      and then i gon
      big boom roket
      took me up
      bacc to planet
      of the starsz''
      Isnt Mother Nature amazing ?
      ~All the things she said ~
      ~All the things she said~
      ~Running through my head~
      ~Running through my head~
    • sadly, seems like there is no interest in mother nature :(

      well anyway, here's a pic of some bugs escaping a flood

      WARNING: MIGHT BE "DISGUSTING" TO SOME PEOPLE
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra
    • right. anyway, here's a black panther drinking water



      health tip: stay hydrated frens
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra
    • Striated Caracara eating a Skua's face
      WARNING: CONTAINS BLOOD
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra
    • Pinkamena wrote:

      You are testing the rules boi !!!!!!
      testing rules of what?

      Pinkamena wrote:

      Anyways here is one of Mother Nature's more extravagant child.
      youtube.com/watch?v=Lbg-tQ6FJgQ
      that was oddly satisfying to watch
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra
    • chaos is a prefect example of how natural selection works.

      anyway, here's Seal waving goodbye as an Orca grabs lunch

      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra
    • This is a Nile Crocodile, the 2nd biggest reptile in the world, only being smaller than the Saltwater Croc.

      WARNING: IMAGE CONTAINS LOTS OF BLOOD AND AN ANIMAL BEING EATEN YOUR DISCRETION IS ADVISED
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra
    • before RexXxoR bans me, i am legally allowed to double post in spam board if more than 24 hours passed. read:

      hallucin0gen wrote:

      *No double posting within the time period of 24 hours.

      moving on..

      Baby impala gets discovered while attempting to hide from a group of cheetahs

      edit: a link to the img cus it doesn't appear to me on here.
      i.imgur.com/RkBVnUQ.mp4

      Interesting fact: Cheetahs have some of the smallest canines out of the big cats, as a consequence they don't actually break the spine or bleed the animal out from the jugular when biting down but cut off its air supply until it's dead.
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Gandalof ().

    • When you think about all the interesting animals that were blessed by mother nature but despise them trying hard to survive, the human greed for fur,ivory and all that sit bested them into extinction.
      And then you have animals like Koala and Panda bears that serve no importance in the nature cycle and literally eat and sit all day and probably would had been wiped out by the natural selection but nope, they cute af , so we protect them.
      Sad ?
      Idk , its just a thought it came in my mind one night when i was trying to sleep, you know, like why Charizard isn't a dragon type and why doduo is a flying type thing.
      Anyways here a cute vid of dogge ;
      youtube.com/watch?v=3Ji4oVKDIDM
      ~All the things she said ~
      ~All the things she said~
      ~Running through my head~
      ~Running through my head~
    • Naerys wrote:


      falcon can reach speed 389 km per hour while diving...
      He might be even faster than Morgoth spotting chaos
      but not faster than RexXxoR issuing a warning

      Pinkamena wrote:

      When you think about all the interesting animals that were blessed by mother nature but despise them trying hard to survive, the human greed for fur,ivory and all that sit bested them into extinction.
      yeah, it's really sad and disappointing. we're supposed to be the most intelligent creatures on this planet, yet we allow for such things to happen.

      Pinkamena wrote:

      And then you have animals like Koala and Panda bears that serve no importance in the nature cycle and literally eat and sit all day
      i mean.. if you really boil it down to what every animal "goal" is to survive and breed. if eat and sit strat is working, i don't see a problem. also "serve no importance" is certainly not true. every creature has an effect on the environment. there is a lot more details that goes into what the effect is, how good or bad it is, how significant it is ...etc but there is no creature that "serve no importance".

      Pinkamena wrote:

      and probably would had been wiped out by the natural selection
      you don't know that. i mean sloths sill exist, so i don't see how it would be impossible for koalas and pandas to survive on their own.

      Pinkamena wrote:

      but nope, they cute af , so we protect them.
      Sad ?
      not sad. i hope we protecc even more life instead of just destroying every natural habitat and driving creatures to extinction.

      Pinkamena wrote:

      Idk , its just a thought it came in my mind one night when i was trying to sleep, you know, like why Charizard isn't a dragon type
      because they didn't make it so. it should've been, but they didn't. at least they "fixed" it with mega evolution.. although not really cus they are taking that away so.. idk. freak GF (game freak) i guess?

      Pinkamena wrote:

      and why doduo is a flying type thing.
      cus flying type is in their head a synonym to bird. i don't agree with it but whatever.

      Pinkamena wrote:

      Anyways here a cute vid of dogge ;
      youtube.com/watch?v=3Ji4oVKDIDM
      mfw 16 views only

      this is why dogs > cats
      English Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

      Chinese 破壞龍 鋼多拉

      French Gandora le Dragon de la Destruction

      German Gandora der Drache der Zerstörung

      Italian Gandora, il Drago della Distruzione

      Korean 파괴룡 간드라

      Portuguese Gandora o Dragão da Destruição

      Spanish Gandora el Dragón de la Destrucción

      Japanese (kana) はかいりゅうガンドラ

      Japanese (base) 破壊竜ガンドラ

      Other names Crush D. Gandra
    • Gandalof wrote:



      Pinkamena wrote:

      And then you have animals like Koala and Panda bears that serve no importance in the nature cycle and literally eat and sit all day
      i mean.. if you really boil it down to what every animal "goal" is to survive and breed. if eat and sit strat is working, i don't see a problem. also "serve no importance" is certainly not true. every creature has an effect on the environment. there is a lot more details that goes into what the effect is, how good or bad it is, how significant it is ...etc but there is no creature that "serve no importance".
      Except Wasps.

      Gandalof wrote:


      Pinkamena wrote:

      but nope, they cute af , so we protect them.
      Sad ?
      not sad. i hope we protecc even more life instead of just destroying every natural habitat and driving creatures to extinction.
      I meant Sad as, its sad how much big of a factor charisma is for animals so they can deal with the humans.
      I mean , people could as well kill and eat cats,dogs,pandas,koalas and all that cute animals we consider too 'cute' to be harmed.
      But these animals that went extinct lacked this attribute.
      (I don't know how accurate is what im about to say so don't throw your tomatoes yet) , but New Zeeland used to be a free predator land, where species like dodo's thrive until british settlers came with their carnivore pets and hunted the crap out of them till they went extinct, surely if they were something more eye-candy for humans perhaps they would had tried atleast not to wipe them all from the face of the earth.

      Gandalof wrote:


      Pinkamena wrote:

      Idk , its just a thought it came in my mind one night when i was trying to sleep, you know, like why Charizard isn't a dragon type
      because they didn't make it so. it should've been, but they didn't. at least they "fixed" it with mega evolution.. although not really cus they are taking that away so.. idk. freak GF (game freak) i guess?
      Was that hard to change charizard flying to dragon just like they added fairy type to jigglypuff line when the Fairy type was introduced ?
      Dragon was even one of the original types tho.

      Gandalof wrote:



      Pinkamena wrote:

      and why doduo is a flying type thing.
      cus flying type is in their head a synonym to bird. i don't agree with it but whatever.
      They could had rename it to bird so we would have 2 animal branches in the game lul.
      ~All the things she said ~
      ~All the things she said~
      ~Running through my head~
      ~Running through my head~