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Blanding’s turtles are of interest in longevity research, as they show little to no common signs of aging and are physically active and capable of reproduction into eight or nine decades of life.

Blanding’s turtles are of interest in longevity research, as they show little to no common signs of aging and are physically active and capable of reproduction into eight or nine decades of life.

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NeofelisNight
NeofelisNight
4 months ago

They are struggling to thrive because of how long it takes them to reach sexual maturity, and humans goal to build something everywhere they can as fast as they can. I used to trap them for a couple projects, one being a genetic survey. Those were fun summers though!

anotherrustypic
anotherrustypic
4 months ago

This is what peak performance looks like.

JBSConCarne
JBSConCarne
4 months ago

My mother in law found one when it was a baby in November, she feared it wouldn’t survive the winter so she brought it in as a pet, that was like 9 years ago. She had no idea what it’s species was or its longevity.

omgwhy35
omgwhy35
4 months ago

No wonder it looks like its smiling

kensho28
kensho28
4 months ago

Just like lobsters, cool. They don’t even have to moult their shell, which is what stops lobsters from living forever.

My favorite is still Tardigrades (water bears). They can survive in outer space by putting their body into dehydrated stasis. When they start to rehydrate and come back to life, they will take in genetic information from the environment and use it to adapt their genetics in real time.

wallyslambanger
wallyslambanger
4 months ago

Look at him, he knows something alright and he ain’t gonna tell us

IndianaJonesDoombot
IndianaJonesDoombot
4 months ago

I saw one in the wild one time and it was like finding a unicorn I was so excited lol

DisgustingIsekai
DisgustingIsekai
4 months ago

So cute

Pardusco
Pardusco
4 months ago
Candlesmith
Candlesmith
4 months ago

More to life than horniness my friends

ZippZappZippty
ZippZappZippty
4 months ago

The part of the rat tickling research

Blaze-arium
Blaze-arium
4 months ago

Daww look at that smile… LOOK AT IT!!

meatrobot2344
meatrobot2344
4 months ago

that turtle looks active in mating into it’s eighth or ninth decade, hubba, hubba

Candlesmith
Candlesmith
4 months ago

Probably worth noting that physically, that was jarring.

be-like-JayDee
be-like-JayDee
4 months ago

That shell looks so smooth and that face is so cute

rmorroweq
rmorroweq
4 months ago

It looks like its diehard into sound recording.

chewbecca444
chewbecca444
4 months ago

Look at that virile smirk. He knows. 😉

aalleeyyee
aalleeyyee
4 months ago

“Oh, so glad you are okay.

arthur19946
arthur19946
4 months ago

thts the smirk you make when you know you can get laid for longer than the person holding you

Karthagos97
Karthagos97
4 months ago

:}

ZippZappZippty
ZippZappZippty
4 months ago

It looks like its diehard into sound recording.

cbuttery1f
cbuttery1f
4 months ago

It looks like its diehard into sound recording.

ToastedSkoops
ToastedSkoops
4 months ago

This man is aging in reverse

Encelitsep
Encelitsep
4 months ago

Little did I know when I was a kid that turtles would become the universal sign for geriatric sex.

MyPeePeeSmal
MyPeePeeSmal
4 months ago

Yeah thats really cool. But also… look at that smile. He said “:)”

SynthGood
SynthGood
4 months ago

:3 😳

Karmacalico
Karmacalico
4 months ago

I hope to God Mitch McConnell isn’t a Blanding’s turtle.

magnoliong
magnoliong
4 months ago

He knows what you’re thinking 😉

godzilla532
godzilla532
4 months ago

They look happy too. We should try and figure out that part as well.

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darby-dev
darby-dev
4 months ago

no sir, thats the alchemical hydra

nice2yz
nice2yz
4 months ago

As do the rest of this porn.

rmorroweq
rmorroweq
4 months ago

The part of the rat tickling research

Candlesmith
Candlesmith
4 months ago

> That’s no samurai castles near me.

Candlesmith
Candlesmith
4 months ago

So that is how you know their signs?

OriDoodle
OriDoodle
4 months ago

China has entered the chat

darby-dev
darby-dev
4 months ago

There are a whole different level of poor.

Speedster4206
Speedster4206
4 months ago

Super active schedule and he’ll take it!

thrashmetaloctopus
thrashmetaloctopus
4 months ago

Next thing y’know we discover an elder civilisation, make stacks, and we just become sleeves

Gnarlstone
Gnarlstone
4 months ago

Smug sonofabitch.

Paclord404
Paclord404
4 months ago

That thing has seen the ages go by and is now very eccentric.

Garnethicc77
Garnethicc77
4 months ago

it looks like a snake is coming out of the turtles head

hombre-rana
hombre-rana
4 months ago

But do they DIIIIIIIEEEEEE?

Mr-IT-Guy
Mr-IT-Guy
4 months ago

Give me some of that sweet, sweet turtle meat! Daddy needs longevity!

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