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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unidentified Animal Bone
Replies: 5
Views: 10097

Looks like a rear grinding molar of some sort of herbivorous animal, hard to tell with the images.
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify
Replies: 5
Views: 7301

I think Grisner is right, serious deformation, probably the reason it died as there is no way it could macerate its prey with the teeth laying horizontally to the jawbone. It died young whatever it was as the teeth are in good condition, I don't think it is a fox I done some quick googling and a fox...
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help with Spider Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 3958

Re: Help with Spider Identification

It is a Subadult male tropical Orb weaver, (Eriophora ravilla) I am not to clued up on American species, I focus my attention on the AU species although a few get a mention on one of my websites http://www.waystogetridofspiders.com (I just had to sneak that link in for Google SERPS ) anyway pretty s...
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: A bone question from Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 3522

Well after about 10 minutes of research I pretty sure I know what this bone is. When I first seen it I thought straight away it was an avian bone I then searched for birds endemic to Sweden. By the size it is a big bird, I thought Swan. Then I found it!!! What you have there is a Swan furcula bone! ...
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which animal does this tooth belong to?
Replies: 2
Views: 3913

Yes it looks like a shark tooth, a ripping/ tearing tooth, not a tooth of a herbivorous animal. It is not from the ancient megalodon I don't think as no serrations . It does not look as though it has completely fossilized. It could be a semi fossilized tooth of an ancient now extinct Mako shark, I t...
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Red lichen on most rocks but not some
Replies: 4
Views: 14630

Maybe because of its exposure to sunlight? or being a dam I am sure they have catchment maintenance and one of the jobs would be to keep noxious weeds at bay. So the target species of weeds they may have sprayed at the bottom of the lichen growth may of oversprayed from drift onto t he rocks and kil...
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Love is an illusion?
Replies: 1
Views: 2632

I think you are right, it is biologically set up, linked and driven to the survival of the species, a reward for reproduction, I believe primates to a degree are able to love but don't have the empathy of their closest relatives, anyway really good question Nathan.
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Species Perfection?
Replies: 3
Views: 4925

As you know the process of natural selection in most cases takes an extremely long period of time depending on the organism and the environment it is adapting too, in other cases it may be a fairly quick process in evolutionary terms. The way I see it is if the environment does not change then the e...
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
Replies: 4
Views: 9229

I loved to fool myself years back that they were still around and actually spent some time searching for them, weeks on end draggin a dead road kill roo around the dirt tracks at night in the 40 mile scrub all to no avail. Anyway as you are probably aware they also once inhabited the mainland also. ...
by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: 7 deadly sins in nature
Replies: 6
Views: 15091

Also with any snake including pythons they do not chew their food it is swallowed whole head first thus to the observer can be seen as "gluttonous"
by vk4vfx
Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
Replies: 10
Views: 15064

Re: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

Gday Rap Completely understand and very well explained/ written, yes correct it does not take much to apply for a research grant and be accepted. I have seen some absolutely ridiculous amounts paid out for the most ridiculous research and to top it of it was mostly pseudoscience anyway, but it did n...
by vk4vfx
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
Replies: 10
Views: 15064

Yes it is only really a hypothesis but it is interesting, by the looks of it researchers are saying it is pheromone related, took me a while to find but I knew there would have to be something out there on the subject http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/19 ... 064822.htm to me it all adds up and the pieces fall into place.