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  • Multiples of 3. Multiples of 5 is too large a jump on most systems. Multiples of 3 gives satisfying sound and visuals.

  • Owl-natomy: The Brood Patch
  • Ok that's a really neat adaptation, especially in a snowy. I wonder if they rotate from egg to egg to make sure all are warmed equally.

  • Good Grief
  • Oh this beebee 🥹❤️

  • Any day now Joe, c'mon man!
  • And then they blame it on the Democratic president, so...yes.

  • Otherworldly
  • Oh that's the perfect shot, right there.

  • Juvenile Flammy
  • Still amazed by that camouflage. It just looks like he's made out of pure tree bark!

  • Burrowing Owls Stoically Surveying the Surrounding Swaying Savanna
  • Ok this is my favorite lol. "What did the prairie dogs just say?? Did you see anything, dude?"

    Just craning their necks to max like they can do something like, you know, FLY and go look haha

  • Knock knock! Hoo's there?
  • #NightShiftProblems haha

  • He marches to the beat of his own drummer...
  • Oh yes! That's the exact vibe. Pinky and The Brain is another fitting odd couple.

  • He marches to the beat of his own drummer...
  • "Scooch! Scoot over! I wanna see too!"

    Little sibling vibes are strong with this one lol

  • Little Ray of Sunshine
  • Look at that face coloration! Still so pale, not ready for the big bad world just yet.

  • Part 2 - Mother May I?
  • Oh. My. GOD.

    I am actually dead. This is more floof than I can possibly endure. I need a stuffed animal version of this guy.

  • Owl-natomy: Barn Owls Have Ageless Ears - 2017 Study of Owl Hearing Regeneration
  • Yeeeeeeep! IV Lasix is the one I deal with most often. Like I said, it's concentration dependent. That's why how fast you push it matters. Some tissue in the lining of the ear is similar to tissue in the kidney that responds to Lasix apparently? I read about it briefly just to confirm it's a real thing and not just an urban legend. Bodies are absolutely bizarre.

    I'm just in the habit of never pushing any IV medication fast. There's almost never a need for it, and the risks aren't worth the miniscule amount of time you save.

  • Owl-natomy: Barn Owls Have Ageless Ears - 2017 Study of Owl Hearing Regeneration
  • Yeah, it's usually dependent on concentration, so really high doses and/or administering via IV too fast. That can be mitigated with careful monitoring and dosing procedures. But there are some big guns like amphotericin (antifungal), and chemo meds that can be ototoxic at any dose. Sometimes reversible, sometimes not. But if you're in need of any of those, you're officially in the realm of choosing the least bad option to sustain your life.

    It's not super common. But it is something we watch out for.

  • Owl-natomy: Barn Owls Have Ageless Ears - 2017 Study of Owl Hearing Regeneration
  • Amazing! I really hope we can leverage what we learn here (pun intended) to treat hearing loss in humans. I can tell you from what I know that there are also several important human medications that are known to cause or exacerbate hearing loss.

    And hearing loss in older humans is associated with lower levels of social contact and higher levels of dementia. So the problem in humans is way more significant than just the sensory loss.

  • Fledgling Barred Owls
  • He looks so commanding lol

    "SIR! Yes, you down there, Sir! Might I suggest that you cease these noisemaking activities at once."

  • Ant smell
  • Me being a nurse makes me glad I'm bad with regular smells lol

  • A truly superb owl landed on my sister's house this evening! Outside Charleston, WV
  • The irony of those mountains. The one in NJ is actually easier for me to get to as I pass by than the one in WV is to get to from my sister's house. That doesn't surprise me actually lol

  • A truly superb owl landed on my sister's house this evening! Outside Charleston, WV
  • Oh hey, this is great! I'm actually returning to MA via the coast route because I want to stop by some friends and family on Baltimore on my way back. I'll be in the perfect position to check that out. I'll post pics if I do go.

  • Sounds like a dealbreaker
  • Those people also frustrate the hell out of my aunt with actual celiac disease. She's basically had to stop eating in restaurants because there's no real way for her to differentiate between "gluten-free" and "no, no really, we cooked all of this in a completely separate area of the kitchen with dedicated utensils that never come into contact with anything from the other side of the kitchen"

    She has a couple of places she can trust, but just trying out new places for funsies is not a thing she could ever do.

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