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Yowies / Re: Devils hole Pupfish (Yowies - USA)
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:18:27 PM »
I only found out about the existence of this figure earlier on the day you posted this  ^-^

Looks nice, one of the few Yowies I actually like (although I do think the USA line in general is higher quality than the Australia and UK lines).

Forum business / Re: Image hosting problems
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:43:13 PM »
1.Enable image attachments on the forum. I'm cautions to do this because of the negative impact it might have on my own server. But I'm considering it.
2. Self host images by paying for a domain and webspace.
3. Pay for image hosting (still risky, in my opinion, the host can pull the plug at any time)).
4. I could host images on (not using the attachment system, just uploading them directly onto the server as I do my own images). That would be labour intensive.
5. Any other ideas!?

Solution 1: This might work here, due to it not being particularly active, but it won't work on the DTF.
Solution 2: This would probably the best one on your list, if not for the fact that it is likely many people here don't have the resources and/or time to do so.
Solution 3: Apart from the risk you've mentioned, this also suffers the issue of not everyone having the resources to do so.
Solution 4: While I can see how this would be less straining on the server than an attachment system, wouldn't this also add an additional strain on the server?

Of the solutions you've listed. I think solution no.2 and no.4 are the best.

Another solution I've seen: Improvising social media sites and making them your image host. This suffers from two potential issues: that the site in question changes image URLs routinely (this is an issue with Facebook and possibly Instagram) and that the site could potentially pull the plug on free image hosting, or even their service in general. The two sites I've seen this used with are DeviantArt and Imgur (the latter of which I use as my personal image host). Neither site looks set to be going anywhere soon, although both have questionable communities directly or indirectly associated with them.

EDIT: Can I just express an opinion here? I personally don't get the popularity of PostImage. The ads on there disorientate from the actual image, and the whole website looks like it was designed by someone still in high school. Basically, I don't trust the website that much.

General / Re: Youtube thread
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:29:26 PM »
Thanks for the catchy video of scientifically innacurate (;)) shrimp bouncing to music, Dr. Admin >:D

Animal toys (general) / Re: You know the Toy animal wiki??
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:51:41 PM »
Is it your website @widukind ?

I believe ToyAnimalWiki is owned by the STS member Tiermann, so I don't think so, although I do believe widukind is a major contributor to the TAI database.

Thanks for sharing, Dr. Admin. Going to bookmark this right now.

Games / Re: Caption this
« on: June 01, 2018, 12:22:04 PM »
I think the caption for the above image is: Who needs the red carpet when there's nature!

New image:

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:21:13 AM »
Pseudoliparis swirei - but only thanks to the Sbell's tip.

You get the other half of the point!

New species:

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:57:40 PM »
It looks like a snailfish of some kind...but not really sure beyond that!

Correct, but you only get half a point :P

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:39:53 AM »
Hmm. I think this is tricky because it is an amphibian in its larval form, right? So, I'm thinking frog or toad. Is that on the right track? Do you know the length of the scale bar?

No, it's a type of fish, and I don't know the length of the scale bar. If it helps, here is a blurry image of a live specimen:

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:47:15 AM »
@Badger, would it have a black chin if we could see it? If so: Rowettia goughensis?

@Dr. Admin You are correct.  Now, here is the new species:

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 10, 2018, 06:50:35 PM »
Wild island canary (Serinus canaria)?

No, but you're definitely looking in the right direction (i.e. the animal in the picture is an island species)  :)

Games / Re: Name that critter
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:32:31 AM »
Reviving this thread with a new animal for you to guess:

Games / Re: Caption this
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:43:34 PM »
*snipped image*

'How about I provide you with my own bodily warmth! Suck that hot springs!'

Anyways, how about a new picture?

Papo / Re: Manta Ray (Papo - Sea Life).
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:17:23 PM »
I'm sorry I don't know where to post this, but Jetoar, I can't see a single photo of yours, in any thread. It's either a complete blank space, or it's a grey photobucket image.

Here's why:

Basically, Photobucket started having people pay a fee to host images on 3rd party websites.

New Members / Re: Brazilian biologist wants advice!
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:08:48 AM »
Special requests: Armadillos, Coatis, Spider and capuchin monkey, tamarins, Rhea, Amazonian River dolphin, Green parrots (not macaws), Giant River otter, peccary.

For Spider Monkeys, there is the Safari Ltd Spider Monkey, which is good but a bit generic.

For Tamarins, this year Papo is releasing a Golden Lion Tamarin. There is also a Safari Ltd Golden Lion Tamarin, but I think it is discontinued, so be prepared to dish out a lot on it.

The Safari Ltd version is also out of scale with many of the figures in your display, if that matters to you.

For Peccaries, I would definitely recommend the Safari Ltd Peccary. It is pretty clearly a Collared Peccary (which is, to my knowledge, a fairly widespread species in Brazil), and it is adequately small for your diorama.

I don't know of any figures (that are easily avaliable) of Armadillos (:(), Coatis, Capuchins, Rheas, Amazonian River Dolphins, Green non-macaw parrots (Safari does make one, but it isn't based on a Brazilian species) or Giant River Otters, but I do wish many of these were made.

New for 2018 / Re: Ikimon new for 2018
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:58:40 PM »
The lineup in the first marine set looks pretty good, especially the Glaucus atlanticus (been waiting for someone to make a figure of that critter for a while), assuming that at least one of the 3 versions doesn't come with any added gimmicks.

The rest of this lineup doesn't particularly interest me, especially the non-figures and urchin shells.

New for 2017 / Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
« on: February 04, 2018, 08:16:41 PM »
Edit - also, is this the correct Papo sloth?

Yes :)

Edit - ...also there is more than one Papo Walrus. Which one is the 2017 one!?

This one:

New for 2018 / Re: Schleich's - New for 2018
« on: February 03, 2018, 05:38:16 PM »
It's pretty odd that they released a bunch of species that they already have.

To be fair, that strategy has worked for them for a few years ;)

New for 2017 / Re: Top 10 2017 - poll
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:37:07 AM »
I'm pretty sure the figure that is called a 'Schleich Moon (Sun?) bear' in the list is actually a Sloth bear.

Also, if I can make suggestions at this point in the poll's creation, I think the CollectA Saiga and Bongo would both be worthy competitors. If not, then go ahead and start the poll.

Animal toys (general) / Re: Species identification thread (animal toys)
« on: January 26, 2018, 06:56:53 PM »
anyone know what species of Wallaby this is..

It looks like a Bennett's Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) to me.

Does anybody know the exact species this reindeer from Papo is? I can't for the life of me find out.

To my knowledge, there is only one species of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), unless you meant the subspecies, in which case I don't know.

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