>people that buy insects as pets Posted on April 13, 2023 by Anonymous >people that buy insects as pets
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.
>"Buro" is a demeaning name! Technically, it's called a wild ass."
Is it okay to release my pet rock into the wild?
no, that would be cruel
This tbh. People who make these threads just out themselves as creepy narcissists.
my spiders will never bond with me and i still love these creepy crawlers
t. tarantula keeper
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.
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.
>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
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.
They also lived longer back then, but your timeline and creation myth is flawed, scientifically impossible, and logically unsound.
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."
since this idea is out, why don't we start a breeding program to create bigger bugs?
big bugs are fucking cool, it's worth the money for the cool factor alone.
coco crabs dont have spiracles
>still parroting this outdated meme
Next you'll be telling me dinosaurs grew big because there was more oxygen in the Mesozoic.
No it was because they were all semi aquatic
So, they weren't any gaint insects?
Most of the oxygen in the air comes from plankton and bacteria in the ocean
>NOOOOOO IT DOESN'T DO THE TAIL WAGGLIN AND THE PURRING THE HECKIN DOGGERINO AND CATTERINO DO IT DOES NOT INTEREST ME
>people that buy cats as pets
If you’re subhuman just say that
I think the joke is that you can just go outside and grab them instead of BUYING them.
Insects are actually pretty interesting, although obviously their entertainment level depends on the species. I have had pet cockroaches, crickets, and ants, all of which are cool.
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.
>they're not interesting to me because I'm a massive fucking 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 gay.