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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2018, 04:48:27 PM »
I blew my daughter's mind with pictures of chimeric cats with (IIRC) sea-jelly DNA making them fluorescent under UV light. We had a giggle trying to name it. Jellycat won the day.

I can haz Jellycat nao?
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2018, 09:25:20 PM »
I blew my daughter's mind with pictures of chimeric cats with (IIRC) sea-jelly DNA making them fluorescent under UV light. We had a giggle trying to name it. Jellycat won the day.

I'm sure you meant to write Jellical cat. ;)
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2018, 12:17:57 AM »
I blew my daughter's mind with pictures of chimeric cats with (IIRC) sea-jelly DNA making them fluorescent under UV light. We had a giggle trying to name it. Jellycat won the day.

I'm sure you meant to write Jellical cat. ;)

You need to explain that so I can use it in the future - 'cause I do not at all know why "jellical cat" is better. I'm on board to believe it IS better. Just want to know why?
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2018, 12:22:30 AM »
I blew my daughter's mind with pictures of chimeric cats with (IIRC) sea-jelly DNA making them fluorescent under UV light. We had a giggle trying to name it. Jellycat won the day.

I can haz Jellycat nao?

Maybe? Click through and talk to the Smithsonian.



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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2018, 12:26:48 AM »
You need to explain that so I can use it in the future - 'cause I do not at all know why "jellical cat" is better. I'm on board to believe it IS better. Just want to know why?

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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2018, 03:28:06 AM »
Sorry...should have been ‘Jellicle.’
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2018, 10:31:34 AM »
I do not want a fluorescent cat. I want a normal American shorthair tabby cat because that's the closest thing to a Bengal tiger that it's safe to keep in the house. Not so safe for the furniture, but much less likely than a tiger to regard me as food. (I'll probably get one if the time ever comes that I stop traveling. A tabby car that is, not a tiger.)
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2018, 10:39:19 AM »
Sorry...should have been ‘Jellicle.’

I had no idea about any of that. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2018, 11:10:05 AM »
I do not want a fluorescent cat. I want a normal American shorthair tabby cat because that's the closest thing to a Bengal tiger...
A tabby cat is the closest thing to its wildcat progenitor. Is the below a housecat or an African wildcat?


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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2018, 08:56:55 PM »
I cheated to figure it out. Morphology is not a particularly reliable guide on these things, but it's always fun to see.
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2018, 08:13:22 AM »
I do not want a fluorescent cat. I want a normal American shorthair tabby cat because that's the closest thing to a Bengal tiger...
A tabby cat is the closest thing to its wildcat progenitor. Is the below a housecat or an African wildcat?



That picture could have been my cat. So I suppose you'll say it's an African wild cat. But it's the perfect image of mine.
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2018, 08:45:53 AM »
That picture could have been my cat. So I suppose you'll say it's an African wild cat. But it's the perfect image of mine.
I prefer tabbies, too, Daniel. They are so close in appearance to a wildcat so as to be indistinguishable, which I consider a bonus.

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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
Sometimes I pretended that my cat was a tiger.
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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2018, 11:52:25 AM »
If we’re posting pictures of cats, I have to post one of mine:

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Re: Episode #684
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2018, 03:05:38 PM »
If we’re posting pictures of cats, I have to post one of mine:



He's so cute!!!
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