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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Aresen » 13 Apr 2016, 11:41

Hugh Akston wrote:Inky the octopus makes a break for it

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Staff believe that in the middle of the night, while the aquarium was deserted, Inky clambered to the top of his cage, down the side of the tank and travelled across the floor of the aquarium.
One theory is that Inky slid across the aquarium floor – a journey of three or four metres – and then, sensing freedom was at hand, into a drainpipe that lead directly to the sea. Another possible escape route could have involved Inky squeezing into an open pipe at the top of his tank, which led under the floor to the drain.
“When we came in the next morning and his tank was empty, I was really surprised,” said Yarrell, who has not launched a search for Inky.

“The staff and I have been pretty sad. But then, this is Inky, and he’s always been a bit of a surprise octopus.”
Of course, Inky could just be on the menu at a nearby seafood restaurant.... :shock:
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by lunchstealer » 13 Apr 2016, 12:19

surprise octopus is Not Okay.

we really need enthusiastic consent octopus
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 13 Apr 2016, 13:11

#CephalopodLivesMatter

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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Warren » 13 Apr 2016, 13:13

D.A. Ridgely wrote:#CephalopodLivesMatter
It's dead now.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Hugh Akston » 13 Apr 2016, 13:16

Warren wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:#CephalopodLivesMatter
It's dead now.
Are you talking about the meme or the octopus? Because the octopus survived scrapping with reef fish for food, and broke out of prison. By now he's probably clinging to the bottom of a boat in Zihuatanejo.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Kolohe » 13 Apr 2016, 17:20

With eight legs, it was even harder to notice he swapped shoes with the aquarium director.
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Post by Warren » 13 Apr 2016, 18:33

Kolohe wrote:With eight legs, it was even harder to notice he swapped shoes with the aquarium director.
Did he have a big damn poster in his tank?
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Post by Kolohe » 13 Apr 2016, 18:45

Yep, Raykrill Welch.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Andrew » 13 Apr 2016, 20:25

lunchstealer wrote:surprise octopus is Not Okay.

we really need enthusiastic consent octopus
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Post by Hugh Akston » 05 Oct 2016, 23:04

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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by lunchstealer » 06 Oct 2016, 10:32

Cape buffalo fucking dares you to say something.

Yeah, that's what cape buffalo thought, pussy.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 23 Jan 2017, 14:56

Pandas are the worst: Part XVII
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Post by lunchstealer » 25 Jan 2017, 13:11

You have to do this with infant cats, too.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Hugh Akston » 06 Feb 2017, 17:00

Obamacare Death Panel, Anti-immigrant discrimination, or just another victim of Chicago violence?
Granddad, the Shedd Aquarium Australian lungfish that was the oldest zoo animal in Chicago and the longest lived aquarium fish in the world, died Sunday, the aquarium announced Monday.

He began losing interest in his food in the past couple of weeks, aquarium collections manager Michelle Sattler said, and on Saturday took a turn for the worse, exhibiting signs of a “shutting down” of vital systems. Shedd health specialists made the decision to euthanize him for humane reasons.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Jason » 06 Feb 2017, 18:42

Nah, blame Trump and Republican obstructionism.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Warren » 06 Feb 2017, 19:39

Damn millennials. In my day we cherished the elderly. Young punks got no respect for us what have seen a thing or two. I expect they'll be coming with the needle for me in a couple years.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Hugh Akston » 06 Feb 2017, 20:49

The weird coincidence is that he lost the will to live just a week after signing his new will bequeathing all his assets to the Shedd Aquarium.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Ellie » 06 Feb 2017, 20:54

:lol: :lol: :lol:
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Mo » 06 Feb 2017, 21:15

How could he resist the charms of that sexy nurse shark?
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Hugh Akston » 02 Mar 2017, 01:46

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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by dbcooper » 06 Mar 2017, 01:28

This Tasmanian Devil is definitely a zero.

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Hugh Akston » 15 Mar 2017, 11:27

Spiders eat an estimated 400-800 million tons of insects every year.
The researchers used two calculation methods based on different models, which consistently showed that the global spider population (with a weight of around 25 million tons) wipes out an estimated 400-800 million tons of prey every year. More than 90% of that prey is insects and springtails (Collembola). Furthermore, large tropical spiders occasionally prey on small vertebrates (frogs, lizards, snakes, fish, birds, and bats) or feed on plants. The large range of the global prey kill estimate is due to the fact that rates of prey kill can vary widely within specific ecosystems, and these variations must be taken into account for ecological projections.
Compare this to the fact that, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the worldwide human population consumes around 400 million tons of meat and fish every year. The spider's eating habits can even be compared to those of the whales (Cetacea) in the world's oceans, which eat an estimated 280-500 million tons of prey a year.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Ellie » 15 Mar 2017, 11:31

Ugh, why do there have to be so many tons of insects to start with? This is why I like spiders even though they look scary to me. Insects are gross and I appreciate the work spiders do in ridding us of these creepy crawly nuisances.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by nicole » 15 Mar 2017, 11:32

Ellie wrote:Ugh, why do there have to be so many tons of insects to start with? This is why I like spiders even though they look scary to me. Insects are gross and I appreciate the work spiders do in ridding us of these creepy crawly nuisances.
This.
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Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Post by Aresen » 15 Mar 2017, 16:01

nicole wrote:
Ellie wrote:Ugh, why do there have to be so many tons of insects to start with? This is why I like spiders even though they look scary to me. Insects are gross and I appreciate the work spiders do in ridding us of these creepy crawly nuisances.
This.
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