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Yellow-eyed penguins make shallow, bowl-shaped nests of twigs, leaves, and grass and lay up to two eggs in them in early autumn.  The eggs take from 39 to 51 days to hatch, which is the most variable hatch time of any penguin.  Both parents take turns incubating the eggs, and later brooding the chicks, while the other goes out to sea to feed and bring home food for the young.  Come February, the chicks will be completely independent.

rm2  asked:

How do I "discover" if I'm actually gay or something?

Well first you know when you know, then after that you lay a gay egg, and bury it deep in the ground. If it comes up and sees it shadow that means your gay! Hope I could help

Whenever ppl are like “hurr u didn’t read the book because it’s canon that Pennywise is FEMALE because his true form is a PREGNANT spider that lays eggs!!!” but jokes on u because that spider is only considered the “true form” by the kids because it’s the closest the human mind can comprehend to what his true form actually is, which is a derivation of the deadlights, and it’s never seen because well…the humans can’t comprehend it.

The pregnant female spider is just the form it’s able to take in the plane of existence we live on. It doesn’t sexually reproduce. It’s a manifestation of the deadlights, it doesn’t need offspring, just like how it doesn’t require meat for sustenance (it feeds on the fear, the meat is just an extra). Also the macroverse doesn’t have a fucking gender binary ffs it’s an extradimensional being why the fuck would they have male and female sexes come on use your brain for once.

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chicken….eeveelution pokemon

proposed ability: signature move where it lays an egg like a substitute, and if within the few moves it takes to hatch your chicken was KOd, the egg hatches as a new one. but depending on the item it held, it will come back as a different typing.

The Problem with Modern Clown Breeding

Alright, this may be out of line, but there’s an elephant in the comically-undersized room and it’s high time we addressed it. Simply put, breed standards have become stringent to the point where inbreeding, and all the health issues that come with it, is rampant in the clown-showing circuit. Confused? Let me show you an example.

This is what a Belgian Spurthigh looked like in the late 1800s. Like most breeds in the Japing group, it was bred for function over form - those distinctive bony spurs on its hips, for example, protected the pelvis during particularly intense pratfalls. But over the last 100 years, we’ve exaggerated these features to a grotesque degree - take a look at the modern Belgian Spurthigh.

A single-minded focus on aesthetics has turned the breed into a warped caricature of its past self, and a veritable time bomb of health issues. Cataracts and hip dysplasia are so common that newly-hatched chucklets have to be tested for them, and the hip spurs are so pronounced in utero that they run the risk of puncturing the egg sac. Let me emphasize that again: in their current state, they cannot lay eggs naturally - to prevent the eggs from puncturing themselves, you have to give the mother a C-section and pull the strings of egg sacs out like a bunch of handkerchiefs tied together. This is not a state any living thing should exist in.

But how did it get this bad, you ask? Blame clown-showing authorities like the American Kook Club. The breed standards they set defining “ideal” clowns have gradually called for more and more pronounced features. When individuals win big events like Jokesminster, every breeder of that breed wants to to have the winner sire a litter with one of their clowns. When everyone is focused on a single, homogeneous ideal, inbreeding runs rampant and the breed’s gene pool shrinks dramatically.

So what do we do now? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy solution. Preserving high-risk breeds may require crossing over with related breeds (in the case of the Belgian Spurthigh, we’ve seen some success with Andalusian Fool mixes). Clown breeders must continue to put pressure on the AKC and other authorities to prioritize health when defining breed standards. The clown breeds we know and love are in danger, but I believe that if we work together, we can continue to have happy and healthy clowns for generations to come.

not really splatoon related but i jus think u guys need to know a Cool Salmon Fact

this is what salmon look like in the ocean!! but they migrate to rivers to lay their eggs, and when they go to the river, the males turn into

this!!! which is closer to what the salmon in salmon run look like!!

so maybe when salmonids arent in their breeding season, they look a lot nicer? o:

but yea, i jus thought that was an interesting fact!!

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Now that I’m confident he’s settling in nicely, I can finally share my newest pickup! This is Truffle, a captive-hatched Calabar burrowing boa. He’s only just a month old, but he’s already shed for me and is eating FT pinks (four at a whack, these guys have an intense appetite)! He’s very sweet, and much more relaxed than I expected a fossorial species to be.

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Tuatara

Tuatara are reptiles endemic to New Zealand. Although resembling most lizards, they are part of a distinct lineage, the order Rhynchocephalia. The single species of tuatara is the only surviving member of its order, which flourished around 200 million years ago. Their name derives from the Māori language, and means “peaks on the back”. Their most recent common ancestor with any other extant group is with the squamates (lizards and snakes). The average lifespan is about 60 years, but they can live to be well over 100 years old. Some experts believe that captive tuatara could live as long as 200 years.

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