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🐌. Native speaker of American English. Linux user. Familiar with several programming languages in the procedural, OO, and functional paradigms.

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asked Why was polyploidy not lethal in certain octodontid rodents?
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accepted What is this crow eating, and is it a common part of the corvid diet?
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comment What is this crow eating, and is it a common part of the corvid diet?
Also, do you think the crow killed the woodpecker (rather than scavenging it)?
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revised Have proteins been observed to come into existence through mutations and natural selection?
remove excessive capitalization; tags
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revised How do members of cryptic species know who to mate with?
more tags; conciseness
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revised How do porcupines keep from pricking each other while mating?
more tags.
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revised Species with reproduction barriers that can both reproduce with a third species
add some tags
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revised How does sex differentiation work in Paracerceis sculpta, the sexually tetramorphic isopod?
edited tags
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suggested suggested edit on How do porcupines keep from pricking each other while mating?
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comment Have proteins been observed to come into existence through mutations and natural selection?
Mutation of a (duplicated) existing protein is the usual way a new protein evolves.
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suggested suggested edit on How do members of cryptic species know who to mate with?
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suggested suggested edit on Species with reproduction barriers that can both reproduce with a third species
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suggested suggested edit on Have proteins been observed to come into existence through mutations and natural selection?