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2020-05-28 1:56:29 PM  
"Jesus, that halibut went right through me...and WHEN DID I EVEN EAT CORN?"
 
2020-05-28 3:29:08 PM  
I was looking at a pill bug this morning, wondering what kind of a pet they would make.  I assumed they'd be pooping everywhere all the time.  Maybe I need to rethink them.
 
2020-05-28 3:50:40 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I was looking at a pill bug this morning, wondering what kind of a pet they would make.  I assumed they'd be pooping everywhere all the time.  Maybe I need to rethink them.


They don't have a mammalian brain, so it's not going to have mammalian emotions about you.
 
2020-05-28 4:02:17 PM  

WelldeadLink: Marcus Aurelius: I was looking at a pill bug this morning, wondering what kind of a pet they would make.  I assumed they'd be pooping everywhere all the time.  Maybe I need to rethink them.

They don't have a mammalian brain, so it's not going to have mammalian emotions about you.


That doesn't stop them from being adorable.  They wander into my Florida room and come to me to let them back out.
 
2020-05-28 4:04:13 PM  
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2020-05-28 4:17:19 PM  
I thought a  sloth going a week without pooping was impressive!
 
2020-05-28 4:24:31 PM  
"This is the most relaxing news I've heard in months."

Sounds like someone's been on the toilet for too long.
 
2020-05-28 4:47:24 PM  
...The Japanese are nice people, but boy, are they weird.
 
2020-05-28 5:18:00 PM  
If they digest for that many years, how does that even work? I would imagine that after shark face has been around ANYWHERE for 6 years, there wouldn't be my more to get from it (yes yes I know. But imagine 4 year old shark face and the same applies). They have zero gut biome? My mammalian physiology does not grok.

Also, is it weird that I was hoping for a picture of the poop?
 
2020-05-28 5:32:18 PM  
You'd think just the locomotion of getting up and walking around the floor of the aquarium once in a while would consume enough calories such that more frequent feeding and bowel movements would be required than that. I mean, I get without a gigantic brain or the need to thermoregulate that caloric intake can be quite low, but there's still like a minimum level of energy expenditure just in maintaining body processes and moving a form that size which would ostensibly require more frequent digestive tract action, but I'm also not a biologist, much less a deep sea isopod expert.

All I can say is, that's cray cray.
 
2020-05-28 5:34:13 PM  

sxacho: If they digest for that many years, how does that even work? I would imagine that after shark face has been around ANYWHERE for 6 years, there wouldn't be my more to get from it (yes yes I know. But imagine 4 year old shark face and the same applies). They have zero gut biome? My mammalian physiology does not grok.

Also, is it weird that I was hoping for a picture of the poop?


Given that their native habitat doesn't see food come along too often, it's probable that their digestion is so efficient that it just doesn't leave much of anything left over. Or maybe they try to only eat what they can digest with high efficiency.  So what little detritus is left over builds up until it needs to be expelled.
 
2020-05-28 5:43:42 PM  
"Giant isopods make people happy by pooping. I want to be a giant isopod."

God, I know that feeling.  It feels like seven years... gramma was right
 
2020-05-28 6:08:53 PM  

LrdPhoenix: sxacho: If they digest for that many years, how does that even work? I would imagine that after shark face has been around ANYWHERE for 6 years, there wouldn't be my more to get from it (yes yes I know. But imagine 4 year old shark face and the same applies). They have zero gut biome? My mammalian physiology does not grok.

Also, is it weird that I was hoping for a picture of the poop?

Given that their native habitat doesn't see food come along too often, it's probable that their digestion is so efficient that it just doesn't leave much of anything left over. Or maybe they try to only eat what they can digest with high efficiency.  So what little detritus is left over builds up until it needs to be expelled.


This. Living in cold, deep water means living slow and not wasting anything if you can avoid it.
 
2020-05-28 6:10:33 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I was looking at a pill bug this morning, wondering what kind of a pet they would make.  I assumed they'd be pooping everywhere all the time.  Maybe I need to rethink them.


I used to keep them in terrariums over winter. They're low maintenance
 
2020-05-28 6:51:57 PM  

LordJiro: This. Living in cold, deep water means living slow and not wasting anything if you can avoid it.


Yeah, the only reasons we, and many other animals, tend to poop a lot is that A) There's an abundance of food, and B) We need energy quickly, both of which add up to not needing to be or having the time to be overly efficient when it comes to digestion.

There's absolutely nothing edible that can't be 100% recycled with enough time and the right internal chemistry.  If it can be built by life processes, it can be broken down by life processes.
 
2020-05-28 9:12:14 PM  
There are plenty of jokes in there but I can't quite connect the dots. The dead one that didn't poop was named No. 1? Maybe if they named it No. 2 things would have been different.

/sad trombone
 
2020-05-28 9:31:17 PM  
I wonder whatever happened to that Poopwatch guy from a few years back.
 
2020-05-28 11:01:30 PM  
Rolly Pollies eat their own feces.  That's a fact.

Maybe isopods do the same and the aquarium keepers rarely see poop because it doesn't sit around long?
 
2020-05-28 11:05:55 PM  
The smallest creatures digest their food from the outside.  These things aren't far up the evolutionary tree so I'm guessing their digestive track is more like the outside type that just happens to be better protected by being rolled inside their bodies. Even with mammal embryos the early part of digestive track is outside until the body rolls together.
 
2020-05-29 3:55:38 AM  
Poop thread?
 
2020-05-29 4:46:42 AM  
I want to know more about panda poo! Why?

Their main diet is woody bamboo, which is very low in nutrients so they have to eat a lot of it.

I have often wondered how their backsides must feel having to crap out dry splinters all the time!
 
2020-05-29 8:06:23 AM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: I want to know more about panda poo! Why?

Their main diet is woody bamboo, which is very low in nutrients so they have to eat a lot of it.

I have often wondered how their backsides must feel having to crap out dry splinters all the time!


Modified wooden toilet roller? Wow. Just wow.
 
2020-05-29 1:18:30 PM  
How heavy was the turd?

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