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Postby ajs » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:27 am

I need an explanation for this....

Predators generally hunt lizards in early morning

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Postby Raika » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:42 am

Lizards are cold blooded creatures, they sunbathe on rocks at around midday to warm up and speed up their metabolism. They are sluggish in the morning (isnt everyone? :lol: ) and therefore easy prey for an opportunistic predator
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Postby opuntia » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:41 am

Is that how it actually is? ( don't worry i'm always this curious!:wink:) Interesting
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Postby Poison » Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:19 pm

Yes, that's right.
The same thing for Insects. If you want to collect them, especially the ones that are fast, you should do it early in the morning.
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Postby scottyiu » Tue May 16, 2006 1:50 pm

So why are humans sluggish in the morning? That has nothing to do with their metabolism right?
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Postby LilKim » Tue May 16, 2006 4:05 pm

wow.. that's really interesting! I would have never made the connection!! (between cold blooded insects being sluggish in the morning ... and predators hunting in the morning)....

thanks for the "lesson"
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Postby Poison » Tue May 16, 2006 4:54 pm

scottyiu wrote:So why are humans sluggish in the morning? That has nothing to do with their metabolism right?


It is about the metabolism. When you sleep your metabolism slows down and when you wake up you can not reach the normal speed immidiately.
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Postby Doc44 » Fri May 26, 2006 3:23 am

Poison wrote:
scottyiu wrote:So why are humans sluggish in the morning? That has nothing to do with their metabolism right?


It is about the metabolism. When you sleep your metabolism slows down and when you wake up you can not reach the normal speed immidiately.


Unless your bed is on fire. Then you reach and pass normal speed immediately.

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Postby baikuza » Fri May 26, 2006 9:58 am

no, i think(even i never wake up when my bed is on fire). even our house is on fire, we cannot immediately get our normal speed. well, if it is could be that you nerve force it as hard as possible to make us get faster. you know in danger...fear will stimuly us so that the heart beat is faster.
if we get the normal-not when we are sleep-it is because of our nerve. but it is not good for our health.. too fast changing too much give bad effect

okay i will tell my experience. today, in the morning, i woke up to read my book. just about less than 1 minute i woke up, there was earthquake. thanks God, the ancestor is far from my room.(you know it was 5.9 richter scale in the center point of the earthquake...but maybe only 2 in my room) and i ran out from my room. i think it was not my "fast-move"/my normal speed. maybe i can not because of my wrong body position when i slept. and after that my body feel not so good. not a good experience for my breakfast. haha... :(

i hope the patient in hospital is alright, the injured people and people who lost their property because of this. all of them...
Yes. lets pray for them. it is an irony.
hope they will be alright and can make it. and can come back to their normal activity, a good activity. Amin.

thanks for praying with me


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Postby AstusAleator » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:09 am

baikuza, when you said "ancestor" I think you meant "epicenter"
Anyway, adrenaline, epinepherine, and other chemicals allow you to instantly boost your metabolisms, dumping large amounts of glucose into your blood, increasing your heart rate, breathing, blood diffusion, etc. So yes, if your bed was on fire, and you didn't want to burn and die... you'd probably wake up pretty damn fast. Later on when the adrenaline wore off you might get a bit groggy again, but while that stuff is pumping through your body, you're awake.
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Postby baikuza » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:35 am

i mean the ancestor was that... the epicenter.

am ancestor can not be used to refer the "cause"?
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Postby AstusAleator » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:14 pm

Not really. ancestor means someone you are descended from, such as your grandparents, great grandparents etc.

Here's dictionary.com's take

an·ces·tor ( P ) Pronunciation Key (nsstr)
n.
A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
A forerunner or predecessor.
Law. The person from whom an estate has been inherited.
Biology. The actual or hypothetical organism or stock from which later kinds evolved.
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