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by Gannet
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?
Replies: 3
Views: 10993

Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

I have an Acuba (Aucuba japonica Thunb.) bush m and last year I trimmed it and put the cuttings in my compose pile. The cuttings from the Acuba still look the same as the day I cut them, which got me wondering that maybe evergreens, because of their slow decay have a smaller carbon footprint then de...
by Gannet
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: animal behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 4843

Re: animal behavior

Songbirds sing intricate songs for mate attraction and territorial defense, which they learn early in life


Source:http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-development-of-birdsong-16133266
by Gannet
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Ecological Niche
Replies: 6
Views: 33906

Re: Ecological Niche

The definition I like is from http://www.nps.gov/glba/forteachers/marine-environment-instructional-resources.htm Ecological Niche - The way a species 'makes its living;' where it lives, what it consumes, and how it avoids consumption by predators or displacement by other species. ; however, for comp...
by Gannet
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 20489

Re: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

From Maniguet, Xavier; SURVIVAL, HOW TO PREVAIL IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS; BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS; NEW YORK, NY; 1994; p031 Man may be considered a tropical animal because when he is naked and unprotected, the temperature of his surroundings must be 82.4°F (28°C) for his metabolism to be maintained ...
by Gannet
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 4085

Re: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

I just had a thought that maybe instinctive behavior could be simply a series of stimulus and responses where the response of one is the stimulus for the next and so on until the last response is reached.

Could this be a viable model for instinctive (innate) behavior?
by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 4085

Instinctive Behavior and Innate Ideas

Good Day Everyone When searching this Forum I got three hits for Instinctive Behaviors and one them I used the term. My current position on this subject as I stated before is that I do not reject it, that I am just challenging the concept. I concur with taxes and reflexes being innate, and that evol...
by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 15
Views: 35258

Re:

Gannet, your concept doesn't agree with the facts. One can frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle rejecting Plato's notion of th...
by Gannet
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 15
Views: 35258

Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Thanks piscilactovegetarian for replying. It is great to have someone to discuss this subject My thoughts about instinctive knowledge the "jury is still out". Currently, my hypothesis is that self-preservation induces fear of everything in which the experience, if they survived, determines...
by Gannet
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 15
Views: 35258

Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

Yesterday while I was further researching this question found this website which explains prey survival strategies from becoming dinner http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/behavior-under-risk-how-animals-avoid-becoming-23646978 My only issue with this article is the statement, I made bo...
by Gannet
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 15
Views: 35258

Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

My opinion it is not a matter of which is more intelligent, the knowledge each have is learned by experience and some prey and predator coevolve such as Ringed Seals and Polar Bears.
Also, usually when the predator(s) hunt it seeks out the weakest or slowest: young, old, sick .