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Re: Animal storieS

September 23rd, 2018, 1:40 am

Asking for a little help again. A cat I know has been kidnapped and his human, Izabela, is completely depressed. He has been taken by this man from the front of Izabela's house to Canonbury overground station, from where they probably travelled towards Richmond.
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If you recognise this man or the cat (new neighbours' furry or stray in the area?), please contact Izabela or me here. Please share this poster to help us. We are ready to pay ransom, quick swap - no police involved (only our family protectors). We just want Mr Muk back.

More information at http://findingmrmuk.co.uk/

Thank you <3
 
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Re: Animal storieS

September 26th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Mr Muk back home with Izabela. The thief arrested. Freaks on furry life support, like I, rejoice :-)
 
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Re: Animal storieS

October 3rd, 2018, 12:00 am

Undestructible tardigrates
They are so shweet, aren't they :-D
 
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Re: Animal storieS

October 3rd, 2018, 5:10 pm

BTW, the Taiz animals are rooting, scrabbling, wallowing, digging, etc. in dollars at the moment :-D If someone donated, big thank you.
 
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Re: Animal storieS

October 4th, 2018, 4:56 pm

Prenatal acoustic communication programs offspring for high posthatching temperatures in a songbird
Cuteness overload :-)

In many species, embryos can perceive and learn external sounds. Yet, the possibility that parents may use these embryonic capacities to alter their offspring’s developmental trajectories has not been considered. Here, we demonstrate that zebra finch parents acoustically signal high ambient temperatures (above 26°C) to their embryos. We show that exposure of embryos to these acoustic cues alone adaptively alters subsequent nestling begging and growth in response to nest temperature and influences individuals’ reproductive success and thermal preferences as adults. These findings have implications for our understanding of maternal effects, phenotypic plasticity, developmental programming, and the adaptation of endothermic species to a warming world.
[...] by acoustically signaling high ambient temperatures to their embryos before hatching, zebra finch parents can program the developmental trajectories of their offspring in response to this key environmental variable. Our findings therefore provide both an adaptive function for prenatal communication and a type of maternal effect where parental control over signal production can be unambiguously tested. By uncovering a mechanism for a transgenerational effect of temperature on development in endotherms, our study also advances our understanding of the acclimatization capacities of organisms to rising temperatures.
 
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Re: Animal storieS

October 11th, 2018, 11:55 am

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Re: Animal storieS

October 11th, 2018, 11:57 am

katastrofa wrote:
Maybe his wife was a psychopath.

"You should never call a psychopath a psychopath. It upsets them." 
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