Questions tagged [scatology]

The biologically oriented study of excrement. Tag should be used for questions related solely to feces without the question expressly asking about vertebrate digestion or pathological conditions related to the gastrointestinal system. Questions of such nature should not be tagged as human-physiology, physiology, human-biology, etc.

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What are these flies, and what are they doing? [Warning: Kinda gross]

I live in the countryside in coastal Denmark, and I have a few cats. One of them is "selectively housebroken" and sometimes poops beside the litterbox, rather than in it. He did so recently. This year,...
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What determines excrement's caliber?

Often, pieces of feces have a clearly-defined shape and size — both length and width (that is, cross-sectional diameter, or caliber). But that width seems to vary quite a bit, even among pieces ...
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Why do feces vary so little in color?

Why do feces vary in color so much less than the food they are results of? E.g. you may eat food of all kinds of different colors but the resulting feces will almost always be some shade of brown.
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What happens to fecal matter if it's continually re-eaten?

After class today, the topic of eating one's one fecal matter came up. There was a sharp divide as to how people thought the defecations would change. I realize this is a bit of an odd question but ...