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Reply #15 - 03/29/06 at 2:02pm
 
colleen AF venable wrote on 03/28/06 at 1:32am:
Furboa's totally in the same family as squirrels....um right (where's our scientist gwangi when you need him!)


Sorry for the delay. I'm currently without a computer of my own, and am here at the lovely Hennipen County Public Library to check my email and whatnot.

Furboa is in the same order (Rodentia) as squirrels, but squirrels are in the family Sciuridae, along with chimpmunks and prairie dogs. Jerboa are in the familyDipodidae (Latin (...or Greek?) for "two footed", since they're mostly bipedal), while kangaroo rats are in the family Heteromyidae. I'm not 100% sure, but I have a strong feeling in my brain that the Sciurids and the Heteromyids are more closely related to one another (that is, they share a more recent common ancestor) than either is to the Dipodids. I'm pretty sure that the similarity in form between the k-rats and the jerboas is not due to ancestory.
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Reply #16 - 03/29/06 at 10:44pm
 
My geology textbook has this to say about jerboas and Kangaroo Rats:








I like the little camel guy, too.
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Reply #17 - 03/30/06 at 1:59am
 
Heh. I actually had typed a little sentence about convergence, but then deleted it and put that "similarity of forms due to blah blah blah" thing instead, figuring that not everybody is as big of a geek as I am.

......tho' I do wonder why your geology textbook is talking about convergence. Are you in some "Intro to Paleontology" or somesuch?
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Reply #18 - 03/30/06 at 4:01pm
 
No.. it's sort of silly, really. For my school, we have to take two sciences within the same field, so I picked geology. I'm in my 2nd semester of geol, so the class is Earth History. It's about physical earth stuff, but also evolution of animals and such.

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Reply #19 - 04/04/06 at 12:05pm
 
I thought i would introduce myself to the forums with this little fellow...



his tie is a "cravatta double knot".
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Reply #20 - 04/04/06 at 1:11pm
 
neelyum wrote on 04/04/06 at 12:05pm:
I thought i would introduce myself to the forums with this little fellow...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/neilyum2/NFSquircopy.jpg

his tie is a "cravatta double knot".
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Neelyum you are SOOOOO welcome here! Especially after that!

I have such a thing for Sugar Gliders and other flying rodents it isn't even funny. I'd like to fill my apartment with 200 of them...each with their own little designer necktie...
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Reply #21 - 04/04/06 at 2:30pm
 
thanks!

i am also a big fan of you and ms.sanders show, as it helps me in the comp. lab here, and make me giggle at inopportune moments.
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Reply #22 - 04/05/06 at 12:19am
 
Thanks so much!

Making people giggle at inopportune moments is the main reason we do the show!

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Reply #23 - 04/09/06 at 7:35pm
 

*drags toe bashfully along the floor*

So... when do we get to see the LLA?
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Reply #24 - 04/09/06 at 11:26pm
 
carla wrote on 04/09/06 at 7:35pm:
*drags toe bashfully along the floor*

So... when do we get to see the LLA?



Work sent me to California for a few days so it pushed back my own creation of Squirrels wearing Neckties, but as soon as I take my newly created "catch a squirrel wearing a necktie" machine it'll be posted. (Can't tell you exactly what the machine is made out of just yet, but I highly doubt you shall be disapointed. *manical laugh inserted here*)
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Reply #25 - 04/11/06 at 12:58pm
 
heres mine!  Cheesy
its the "Sharp dressed squirrel about town."



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Reply #26 - 04/11/06 at 7:17pm
 


Wow.  

I think I want to BE that squirrel.

He looks pretty slick.
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Reply #27 - 05/05/06 at 10:11am
 
Scotsman, I think the tophat won me over. You officially created my favorite professional squirrel.

Here is my own:



My contribution and explanation and the full collection of squirrels in neckties
Let's Learn About Preservation! PART II, The Business Squirrel Machine


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Reply #28 - 05/06/06 at 2:20pm
 
I have a buddy who did an undergrad research project on squirrel behavior. For part of it, he had to get wild squirrels to run through this outdoor maze thingy (they were testing memory and learning in a "natural" environment), and for that, he had to acclimate them to the area. He did this by giving them peanuts left and right, to the point that whenever he came into the park where the experiment was going on, the squirrels would come bounding over and climb up him to try and get the nuts from his hand. He'd be great at putting ties on them, I bet!
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Reply #29 - 05/13/06 at 3:54am
 
I've been writing about this on my Livejournal, and last night after much typing of different phrases that mean "squirrel in a tie" my brain was singing "All the things she said" by t.A.T.u. except singing "Squirrel in a tie" over and over.
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