What invasive species would you put in what ecosystem for shits and giggles?

What invasive species would you put in what ecosystem for shits and giggles?

I put some goldfish in an abandoned pool next door that I want to eventually do something with

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would introduce Javan Rhinos into the Everglades. Nothing to eat them there, and then once they have a big enough population they can be harvested and sent to Java to boost the population there.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    did you guys know that there's kangaroos in UK?lol

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You in the mouth of an active volcano

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    gypsy moths around the globe

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Freshwater shrimps and crabs in Europe

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wombats, echidnas and bandicoots into Europe

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What invasive species would you put in what ecosystem for shits and giggles?

    Not for shits & giggles, but I have always held an interest in introducing alien species to foreign environments just to see what would happen. Mostly out of a fascination for rewilding, terraforming, etc.
    My roster includes:

    >Mountain Lions in New Zealand
    At one point I noticed two separate facts: New Zealand spends time and money dropping poison baits to cull their excess deer population because their island nation lacks an appropriate predator for them. The diet of a Mountain Lion is composed of over 76% deer. Often times an island is ruined through the introduction of small, or generalist, predators like rats, cats, boars. I'm curious if a large, specialized, predator would rectify this issue.

    >Coarse Fish across Canada (mostly Alberta and British Columbia).
    Many of Alberta Canada's freshwater habitats, namely their 'standing' bodies of water' are weirdly lacking a meaningful variety of fish. You look into a lake or pond in Alberta and they might have Perch, Pike, Suckers, and Fathead Minnows, and if it's a particularly large body of water Burbot or Walleye, or it won't have anything at all (Vancouver Island for instance has no native freshwater fish that aren't Salmonids). I'd be curious to see how introducing a broad spectrum of cold climate minnows and carp would change that situation.

    >Komodo Dragons into Australia
    At one point Australia was home to the Megalania, an ancient giant relative of the Komodo Dragon, and Komodo Dragon fossils have been unearthed dating back 50,000 years ago. I think Komodos would make an interesting addition to Australia and help manage the introduce herbivore populations of Water Buffalo, Goats, Donkeys, Camels, etc.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why do retards from this board think that rewinding means bringing foreign species from one part of the globe to another?
      Rewilding is always done with native species of the local phenotype.
      >but pleistocene park
      That's not a rewilding project, just a rich guy's ranch.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fish across Canada
      I would expand this and do an entire exchange between North America and Eurasia. We'll give Europe our Centrachids (sunfish and bass) and catfish (bullheads, channel, flathead) while they can give us their coarse fish (roach, rudd, chub, bitterling) and also wels catfish. Maybe throw in some of those weird Siberian fish like Siniperca and taimen too.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Introduce a komodo dragon into OP's house

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      based, those neighborhood cats won't know what hit 'em

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        look Mom, i'm a retard just like dad

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw acclimatisation societies dont exist anymore
    I just want European lizards in my yard

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kudzu on Mars.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Introduce every species everywhere.
    Turn earth into a thunderdome. Every species competes agianst every other species in every environment.
    May the fittest survive.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Transport more muskoxe from canada to scandianvia, also introduce snow leopards and siberian tigers to northern scandinavia later on.
    If mammoths are ever cloned they should be let loose there too

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think dumping american alligators in southern europe would be funny. They already live in Naples, Florida so why not Naples, Italy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They wouldn't make it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reintroduce lions in europe

      There aren't any good swamplands for them in europe

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldn't wish having to live around neapolitans (from the Italy) on my worst enemy, much less to alligators. That's basically animal abuse

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >visit Wauf to share my love for nature with fellow anons
    >"which invasive species would you shit up the environment with"
    >"this is why bullfighting is actually good"
    >"I want to fuck animal"
    >"I want to fuck animal 2"
    >"pitbull thread #95750926591441085"
    Enough Wauf for today

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot
      >What animal should I shove up my ass next

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no, that's old /b/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, /gif/ and 4chan invaded and it hasn't been the same since.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I put some goldfish in an abandoned pool next door that I want to eventually do something with
    Drown yourself in it

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Something alien to Earth's.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd rather bring something from Earth to Europa. It has a vast ocean just aching to have some fish put in there lol

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is literally what I day dream about. I don't know if I would do it but its fun to think about how I would.
    >northern snakeheads in more major rivers and lakes, including the great lakes (Lake Erie would have highest chance of success)
    >wels catfish also in the great lakes, harder as they're federally banned in the USA but would be epic to somehow do it
    >chinese sleepers and topmouth morokos, also federally banned
    Honestly, the main reason to do it is because the government banned these species because of "muh potential invasiveness!" and it'd be hilarious for them to somehow become invasive anyways

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How do they do in the cold?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        All of them are cold tolerant being native to northern Europe and Asia. That's why they're singled out in particular as they have the potential to be invasive in every state, rather than just Florida like tropical fish.

        https://www.fws.gov/node/266035
        Here's a list of all the species currently federally banned by the USA. Once something's on there it's probably never getting taken off. Some interesting ones too, like brushtail possums, raccoon dogs, and fruit bats.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There aren't nearly as many fish on that list as I thought there'd be

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://www.fws.gov/node/266036

          Is a private page

          Hmm

          I want to see

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            65 species of Fruit Bat, Dholes, Raccoon Dogs, 19 species of Mongoose and Meerkat, Brushtail Opposum, European Rabbit, 8 species of Rat and Mouse, Red Whiskered Bulbul, Dioch, Java Sparrow, the Pink Starling, Bighead Carp, Black Carp, Crucian Carp, both the normal and Largescale Silver Carp, Prussian Carp, 118 species of Walking Catfish, Wels Catfish, Eurasian Minnow, Stone Moroko, European Perch, Nile Perch, Roach, 242 species of salmon due to pathogenic risk, Amur Sleeper, 57 species of Snake Snakehead, Zander, 5 species of Mitten Crab, Quagga Mussel, Zebra Mussel, Common Yabby, 236 species of Salamander thanks to a deadly fungus, the Yellow, Green Beni, and DeSchauensee’s Anacondas, the Burmese, Indian, Reticulated, North African, and South African Pythons, and the Brown Tree Snake.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You are the Reason I cant keep fish like snake heads, Fuck you moron I could kill your ass with 20lb bass.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't blame me moron, blame the retarded government who prefered to listen to retarded sensational news rather than actual science. Only one species of snakehead is able to survive a temperate climate yet the entire family was banned because of the giant chimp-out about evil fish that will walk on land to eat your dog. The species that's "invasive" can't even walk properly due to its body shape, only the small tropical ones can because they're flat on their stomachs.

        Even fucking National Geographic fell for the fear mongering. And the federal government is retarded so it overextended its power (big surprise!) to ban the entire Channidae family. Of course now 20 years later we realize snakeheads are practically harmless after studies by FWS, but nobody in congress cares enough to change the law so now snakeheads are banned for the rest of the future.

        Same thing with Clariidae (walking catfish family). Why ban 100+ species when only three of those have an actual potential to become invasive? We're actually shooting ourselves in the foot with this ban because farming these catfish is starting to become a big industry in Europe.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Why ban 100+ species when only three of those have an actual potential to become invasive?
          Because tropical species' potential to become invasive will only increase over the next years.

          https://i.imgur.com/rp6pEPj.jpg

          Fish across Canada
          I would expand this and do an entire exchange between North America and Eurasia. We'll give Europe our Centrachids (sunfish and bass) and catfish (bullheads, channel, flathead) while they can give us their coarse fish (roach, rudd, chub, bitterling) and also wels catfish. Maybe throw in some of those weird Siberian fish like Siniperca and taimen too.

          >We'll give Europe our Centrachids (sunfish and bass) and catfish (bullheads, channel, flathead)
          We already have them in every lake. Please take back your shitpests.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >le climate change!
            Good. We'll be growing oranges in Alaska.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              And we'll keep banning exotic pet ownership.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Yes daddy government restrict me more!
                Thanks for letting us know what kind of person you are

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                When it comes to protection of natural or culturral heritage totalitarianism is the only reasonable option.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nta but our entire world is based on invasive species, Cats coming over during the last ice age killed all the Hyenas and Wolfs in the America's.
                Marsupials began in America and then migrated to Australia.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Migration that occurs over the course of thousands of years in tandem with shifting habitats and climates isn't comparable to an entire species being brought from one side of the planet to another in less than a week.
                Also claims like
                >Cats coming over during the last ice age killed all the Hyenas and Wolfs in the America's
                are extremely simplistic. Natural extinctions are determined by many factors.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >In 1 week
                moron Pythons have been in the everglades for 60 years and cane toads to Australia almost 100 years ago and they're still doing mostly okay, In fact musk rats are evolving to eat them.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                60, 100 or 500 years are nothing, and the amount of time they spent there doesn't change the fact that those species would have never reached those habitats by their own devices and represent a threat for their integrity and biodiversity.
                Species that have been introduced by ancient Romans in my country are still considered allochthonous today, but Streptopelia decaocto, a species that naturally colonized this area over the course of the last three centuries is considered native because the habitat was always within its reach.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >allochthonous
                Oh it's this retard. I'm still going to release wall lizards onto my property when it heats up again.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sorry, sometimes I forget I'm talking to middle schoolers. Pretend I said "non-native" instead of the big bad word.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Iguanas, Anoles, Snapping turtles, Gars and more are a literal tornado throw away from where they're considered invasive. Sure I agree snake heads, Burmese pythons, Tegus and other animals wouldn't end up here naturally but I'd say anything within like a few hundred mile radius can. I get mad when Shit like Arizona bans snappers when they're literally in the colorado River which runs through a quarter of our state.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Migration that occurs over the course of thousands of years in tandem with shifting habitats and climates isn't comparable to an entire species being brought from one side of the planet to another in less than a week.
                Who cares
                Nature doesn't even exist, it is just a bunch of competing species. Always has, always will be. I embrace the New Wild. It will diversify and prosper.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Who cares
                People who actually spend time in nature and study it.
                >it is just a bunch of competing species
                When those competing species coexist for millions of years they form a beautiful and intricate balance. Look at a natural beech forest - the trees and undergrowth are inhabited by unique, specialized animals, plants and fungi that exist nowhere else, orobanchaceae grow from the roots of the trees, beech midges form galls on their leaves, micorhyzal mushrooms cover the ground, yew and holly slowly grow under the canopy. Compare it to a woodland of invasive Ailanthus altissima; all there is is one crowded species of tree that smells like shit, no diversity at all, just a living dumpster. People who care about nature seek to preserve the first type of habitat.
                >It will diversify
                It does the exact opposite. Unspoiler environments get more and more diverse, invaded environments degrade and progressively lose their niches.
                >but everything will fix itself in a few million years!
                I don't care about what happens then, I care about now. I enjoy nature in first person, not through a computer screen like people in this board.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >People who actually spend time in nature and study it.
                You think I don't?
                >Look at a natural beech forest
                Beech forest suck, at least go with linden forest. Beech tree litter and shade smother most plants. Nature is not perfect - far from it.
                >It does the exact opposite. Unspoiler environments get more and more diverse, invaded environments degrade and progressively lose their niches.
                Untrue. This is known as the rich get richer hypothesis.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >You think I don't?
                Yes. If you spent a lot of time outside the thought of a habitat with lots of invasive plants would make your stomach turn. Places like that are like an extention of the city.
                >Beech tree litter and shade smother most plants
                That's part of what makes them great. The deep shade stops brambles and invasive garbage from colonizing the soil. Many rare and unique herbaceous species on the other hand are able to thrive in those harsh conditions, becoming part of a special and exclusive ecosystem.
                >This is known as the rich get richer hypothesis
                It's not a hypothesis, it's a well documented fact.
                Unspoiled and uninvaded habitats have a larger amount of species ecological niches than Alianthus stands and rivers with Gambusia, Procambarus clarkii and all that other filth. A habitat with lots of niches allows specialists to fit in, and their presence welcomes their predators, pests etc, creating an ever-expanding ecosystem.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You, in the Antarctic.

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