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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:27 pm

They talk about a couple. Let me start with Albatross.
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Unread postby sarafl » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Well done Philip. I read that some researchers feel the Albatross has survived for hundreds of thousands of years with low genetic diversity (thus raising the theory that low diversity is a symptom of rather than a cause of species endangerment).

Other species with low genetic diversity include the Koala and Tasmanian Devil. This low diversity is thought to play a role in why both species are susceptible to certain diseases (ie Koalas with chlamydia and Tasmanian Devil facial tumor disease).

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Unread postby Philip1 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:47 am

Come on Mites :hmz: Why ignoring the Quizzes? :?
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Unread postby Timepilot » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:25 am

I would have said the cheetah as well - I know that this is one of the issues with breeding cheetahs in zoos, they struggle to get the correct genetic mix.
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Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:23 am

Hi Timepilot. :D Give us a question please. :wink:
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Unread postby Timepilot » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:03 am

Okey dokey :D

Coextinction is a reasonably well documented form of extinction, but here's an intersting one. None of us really like ticks but provide an example of another creature that would likely become extinct if we wipded them out through aggressive application of paraciticides?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:18 am

Outstanding Q, TP. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:35 am

Wild guess.....Cockroach. :doh:
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Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:49 pm

:think: Reptile Mites? :hmz:
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Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:23 pm

Timepilot :whistle:
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Unread postby Timepilot » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:14 am

Philip1 wrote:Timepilot :whistle:


:hmz: What??? I was hoping for some more answers as cockroach ain't correct :hmz: :whistle:
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Unread postby Heksie » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:08 am

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Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:19 am

TP, I cannot find much on this - the only thing I can think of is that perhaps populations of guinea fowls would suffer as a large portion of their diet consists of ticks. However, they are not completely dependent on tick food. :hmz:
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Unread postby Timepilot » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:08 am

OWN, I like the way you were thinking, but I was thinking more along the lines of oxpeckers. I read a study a while back that there was a noted decline in oxpecker numbers where the tick population had declined. I figure if we wiped ticks out all together it would probably mean the end of oxpeckers.

I know that they do eat other insects on the animals but their diet is predominantly ticks, so there probably would'nt be sufficient feed to keep them going unless there was a major evolutionary change.
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Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:31 am

Fascinating question; thanks TP. :clap: :clap:
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