If venom is so good at deterring predators then why aren't all plants and insects venomous

If venom is so good at deterring predators then why aren't all plants and insects venomous

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    You're mixing up poison and venom.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mushroomchads keep winning.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      What do you mean? That mushrooms are poisonous?

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wait until you learn they are, that almost all have antinutrients that kill a wide range of insects.

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone knowledgeable explain why Spiders seems to be an exception for this? As far as I know most Spiders venomous, even capable of killing humans. Why is that?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      because their venom is necrotic or neurotoxin for the most part, so its killing your blood cells or its fricking up your muscles, and even then its not "that" deadly for the most part

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Plants are toxic

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    True fact most morons don't know (because hunters, farmers and corporations have poisoned ecology education for generations): plants don't actually have THAT much of an issue with being eaten. Vegetative propagation and growth are literally designed to combat this. Some plants go overboard on self-defense, but most plants WANT herbivores to have interactions with them because they fertilize them, spread their seeds and serve all sorts of other important roles to the plants.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >plants don't actually have THAT much of an issue with being eaten.
      >just let the beetles burrow into the tree
      >just let aphids and leafhoppers drink the sap
      >just let weevil eat roots
      >just let locusts free
      the amount of creatures that harmfully eat planets vastly outweighs the ones that dont, which is very few, and even then its only the flowers and seed that want interactions and said interactions with specific animals, like peppers only want birds to eat their fruits and avocados only wanted to be eaten by megafauna

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's a difference between being browsed and killed.

        >the amount of creatures that harmfully eat planets vastly outweighs the ones that dont
        This is totally wrong and shows you don't know anything about ecology. The removal of large herbivores specifically from the wild by humans has had such drastic effects on ecosystems that we can see the difference in the fossil record.

        Literally: read a book. This book.

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I learned to spew venom to repel semen-sucking predators (women)

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      You'll never be loved

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Women are incapable of loving anyway :^)

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sure that your looks can do the job just fine, venom is overkill

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's not the ONLY good way to deter predators and diversity is a good strategy.

    Sometimes just being hairy is enough to not get eaten

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just ask my wife

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe they are but everything has evolved immunity to nearly all the venoms?

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only reasonable conclusion is intelligent design

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just read a dictionary and what OP describes is an example of unintelligent design
      This is concludes us with God being a moronic creator
      Sorry for the confusion

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Venom is costly to create, you need nutrients for it, there's no such thing as a free lunch as the saying goes. Also if every plant and insect was venomous, then anti-venemous defences would ramp up. There are many lifeforms who don't have a lot of predators or who have different forms of defence.

    The world is full of lifeforms with all kinds of different survival and reproductive strategies, sometimes living in harmony with each other and sometimes in conflict. The idea of "superior" or "inferior" based on features is a purely human and flawed concept, whether applied to animals, crops or humans ourselves. Usually their place in nature is the ideal.

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because I'm an apex predator. nobody predates me so I don't need venom.

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    because too many plants require animals to pollinate and eat their fruits in order to reproduce, we saw this in first year of school. think anon, THINK!

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      What about insects then?

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        for insects producing poison requires a specific ability, usually related with the things they consume, for example if you go to south america you find an incredible amount of poisonous insects because they eat plants that helps them produce that poison, but if you go to places like the sahara desert you mostly find non poisonous insect because of the lack of plants they can eat to produce that poison, so they came out with other ways to protect themselves like breeding in great numbers to create swarms

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ZBvWbUu.jpg

      for insects producing poison requires a specific ability, usually related with the things they consume, for example if you go to south america you find an incredible amount of poisonous insects because they eat plants that helps them produce that poison, but if you go to places like the sahara desert you mostly find non poisonous insect because of the lack of plants they can eat to produce that poison, so they came out with other ways to protect themselves like breeding in great numbers to create swarms

      https://i.imgur.com/ZBvWbUu.jpg

      for insects producing poison requires a specific ability, usually related with the things they consume, for example if you go to south america you find an incredible amount of poisonous insects because they eat plants that helps them produce that poison, but if you go to places like the sahara desert you mostly find non poisonous insect because of the lack of plants they can eat to produce that poison, so they came out with other ways to protect themselves like breeding in great numbers to create swarms

      Wauf is a far more enlightened and well spoken board than I thought

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        hello anon, are you from a different board?

  14. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Well for the plants, it would probably screw with germination. Similar concern for the insects I’d think.

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