>people that buy insects as pets

>people that buy insects as pets

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    And? You don’t have a rock collection?

    The word pet is overused. Pet is a derisive term, a “mere pet”. A pet is like a houseplant. Anything truly sentient like a larger non pitbull dog or a parrot is a companion.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >"Buro" is a demeaning name! Technically, it's called a wild ass."

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Is it okay to release my pet rock into the wild?

    • 1 year ago
      thefuckingcrowguy

      no, that would be cruel

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This tbh. People who make these threads just out themselves as creepy narcissists.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      based

      my spiders will never bond with me and i still love these creepy crawlers
      t. tarantula keeper

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Insects are just as cool as rocks bro, but I'll be honest, why buy a pet rock when you can find a wild one yourself and glue googly eyes to It, sure It's not an official pet rock but in my opinion It's just about as cute! I used to find a lot of smooth stones as a kid, idk why new ones I find are mostly too angular and sharp to be held confortably for stupid periods of time. That being said, insects can be pretty cute too, kinda like lizards, birds and amphibians It's not for everyone and It depends on what bug you're going to call your little fella, like I don't think you get the same dynamics between a fly, an ant and a spider or mantis.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like we need different words for animals you keep as a companion versus animals you keep because they're interesting to look at and create the right conditions for.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >see a gif of a fly cleaning his face like a bunny
    man I wish insects were bigger... A fly looks so fluffy and cuddly

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Insects are small because of how their respiratory systems work. They don't have lungs, but rather they breathe by taking air through various holes in their body. Back in the paleozoic era, insects were much bigger (a dragonfly 300 million years ago was estimated to be the size of an average adult human's arm) because they was a lot more oxygen in the air than there is in current day. Less oxygen means they evolved to be smaller so that their internal system can still run while needing less oxygen.

      Want bigger insects back? Start planting trees.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        They also lived longer back then, but your timeline and creation myth is flawed, scientifically impossible, and logically unsound.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        No, insects are most likely the size they are due to competition with vertebrates and the stresses that come with shedding. If you think their respiratory system is too inefficient then you should just look at some of the largest land arthropods alive today, coconut crabs.

        We already know that large insects still existed in the upper Permian(when oxygen levels were significantly lower than in the Carboniferous) whilst the large land insects/arthropods were basically all gone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meganisoptera
        >"A general problem with all oxygen related explanations of giant griffinflies is the circumstance that very large Meganeuridae with a wingspan of 45 cm also occurred in the Upper Permian of Lodève in France, when the oxygen content of the atmosphere was already much lower than in the Carboniferous and Lower Permian.[7]"

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          cool

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          since this idea is out, why don't we start a breeding program to create bigger bugs?
          big bugs are fricking cool, it's worth the money for the cool factor alone.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          coco crabs dont have spiracles

          https://ask.metafilter.com/82381/Why-dont-we-see-coconut-crab-sized-insects

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >still parroting this outdated meme
        Next you'll be telling me dinosaurs grew big because there was more oxygen in the Mesozoic.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          No it was because they were all semi aquatic

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          So, they weren't any gaint insects?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Most of the oxygen in the air comes from plankton and bacteria in the ocean

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOOOO IT DOESN'T DO THE TAIL WAGGLIN AND THE PURRING THE HECKIN DOGGERINO AND CATTERINO DO IT DOES NOT INTEREST ME

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >people that buy cats as pets

      If you’re subhuman just say that

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I think the joke is that you can just go outside and grab them instead of BUYING them.

  8. 1 year ago
    Dream Island Obsessional Park

    Insects are actually pretty interesting, although obviously their entertainment level depends on the species. I have had pet wienerroaches, crickets, and ants, all of which are cool.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      They are interesting because they remind you of yourself. A brainless drone, on a whim of a collective having zero autonomous thinking of his own, living at the mercy of his neurological stimulants.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >they're not interesting to me because I'm a massive fricking creeper who constantly sees myself as better than others and if something can't give me praise then it shouldn't exist! >:CCC
        fify you colossal homosexual.

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