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October 07 2014

thatsridicarus
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ultrafacts:

Source

jenniferrpovey:

50 species of lizard and one species of snake reproduce through parthenogenesis (that’s the fancy word for producing offspring as a female without having sex).

Except.

Whiptails are stimulation ovulators. That is to say, they can’t ovulate without having sex.

So not only do they are give birth through immaculate conception, they’re ALL LESBIANS.

There are two kinds of parthenogenesis seen in reptiles. That used by whiptails and the other all female species is true cloning - the egg contains the female’s full genetic material).

Other species including komodo dragons use another form of parthenogenesis where they actually fertilize themselves, with a haploid polar body used instead of a sperm. Because of the way reptile sex chromosomes work, this form of parthenogenesis can produce males as well as females - however, the females produced have weird sex chromosomes and can only lay other females. It’s used as a backup reproductive strategy if they can’t find a mate. This works because in reptiles, unlike mammals, its the males that have two sex chromosomes the same (ZZ) and the females different (ZW). Females produced by parthenogenesis are WW - and that’s what happened to the whiptails. They lost the Z chromosome and now are all WWs.

IOW?

Reptiles are fascinating.

passivefan:

YOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOO

So that means that bit I talked about on skype about lesbian dragons being able to reproduce in LotS has a basis!

passivefan:

animetrashdemon:

OMFG!

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October 22 2013

The Ditto Mew Clone Theory - Fantendo

fantendo:
This theory of Ditto's existence in the Pokémon franchise explains that Ditto may possibly be a failed clone of Mew. The reasons to "confirm" this are listed below:
  1. They are both pink. Although this does not prove much, it is possible that when Mew was being cloned in the creation of Mewtwo that the same color of Mew was necessary to make the Mewtwo-in-creation. Their shiny forms also both happen to be blue.
  2. They both know transform, and can technically both learn any move. It is possible that Mewtwo was supposed to know transform to make a successful clone. However, the real Mewtwo does not know Transform.
  3. They both weigh the same: 8.8 lbs. To make a successful clone, perhaps it was necessary for the two to weigh the same.
  4. Ditto's appearance of a scientific blob - Ditto appears to have been man-made. However, there are more than one Ditto, speculating that it may reproduce asexually.
  5. Mewtwo's Bio - Mewtwo was said to be the only successful copy of Mew, speculating that Ditto may be a failed clone.
  6. Ditto in the Pokémon Mansion. In Pokémon Yellow, the wild Pokémon roster for the burned out Pokémon Mansion on Cinnabar Island (where Mewtwo was implied to have been created) was updated to feature Ditto, speculating that Ditto may have been created in the Mansion as well. This change was carried over to Fire Red and Leaf Green, the remakes of the original Pokémon Red and Blue.
  7. Mew is said to contain the DNA of every single Pokemon, while Ditto can essentially breed with every single Pokémon (with very few exceptions outside of legendary Pokémon).
  8. Both Mew and Ditto have base stats that are the same in every category. Mew has 100 base in each stat, while Ditto has 48 base. The failed cloning process may have resulted in such diminished stats.

October 11 2013

What is your attitude to human cloning?

slightly negative but at some point it can be useful. yknow how we sometimes wish there were multiple of us to do multiple tasks? those are one of the cases but what if the clones will suddenly develop a mind of its own n refuse to be disintegrated? thats elementary when it comes to cartoon cliches. i think.we can just clone famoua dead people instead, that would be pretty awesome.

July 09 2013

thatsridicarus
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