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No. The article linked to is a hoax, and was debunked by Snopes. The website is known for its hoaxes and satirical articles, and it states itself that its articles are faked. WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this ...


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Constrictors doesn't have uniform body circumference from head to tail. They coil around the prey accordingly. In your example, if the prey is very small, it just swallows. If its little big, it coils a little bit (check some videos like this) say two turn coil. This will only cover top half feet of constrictor's length which is of lesser diameter than the ...


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I think it's a common wolf spider, which closely resemble funnel weavers. It's almost a toss-up. I can't tell from the resolution of your photograph, but funnel weavers have spiny legs whereas the wolf spider has smooth legs and has a bit more of a difference in the comparative size of the abdomen to thorax. Wolf spider (coloration varies) vs. funnel weaver ...


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Although I am afraid I don't know much about fire salamanders specifically, it is certainly possible for ingested fly larvae (or larvae hatching from ingested eggs) to survive ingestion and subsequently cause intestinal damage. Parasitic infestation by fly larvae that grow inside the host while feeding on its tissue is called myiasis. Enteric myiasis (also ...


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According to Wikipedia the Crab-eating frog is the only amphibian that can survive in sea water. However Wikipedia also suggests that it can only survive brief excursions into the sea. There are no such things as sea frogs. Even the Crab-eating frog doesn't live in the sea though. Its natural habitat is mangrove swamps. The crab-eating frog (Fejervarya ...


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I disagree with GForce's explanation; the meaning is not that growth of prey populations causes instability in predator species. The sentence is merely saying that without predation, prey population growth is more likely to be at a level which leads to ecosystem instability. The term "but for predation" means "if it wasn't for the effects of predation". In ...


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As I understand the main purpose of the gallbladder is to ensure the full digestion fatty or otherwise difficult or complex foods to digest in support of the liver. Both rats and mice breastfeed for about the same amount of time 4-5 weeks. Rats typically have a longer life cycle than mice. But there are more specific reasons why some mammals don't have or ...



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