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#135 - what i meant is that there are bacteria that produce organic c… 06/27/2016 on dyk +3
#134 - i know, i read about that cave and dabbed in biology, just say… 06/27/2016 on dyk +1
#70 - the interesting part is what does the lowest one on the food c…  [+] (6 new replies) 06/26/2016 on dyk +8
#122 - deutschblut (06/27/2016) [-]
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Well, just like in most parts of the world, the plants usually get nutrients from the soil and water?

What I want to know is how 15 species lived down there for 5 millions years and also exist in the outside world just the same.

How does THAT work?

I wonder just how "isolated" the cave was? They make it sound like it was an air-tight, sealed pocket of stuff living down there. But there was a water flow. So it obviously was not THAT isolated...
#89 - latentvirtue (06/26/2016) [-]
its some anaerobic bacteria (gets energy from decomposing CO2, like plants, but instead of light (photosynthesis) it uses a chemical reaction (sulphuric, i believe) chemosynthesis, and some more microorganisms that metabolize methane.

They form a paper-like foam on the surface of the water (which comes from below the cave, cave is essentially flooded). Such lifeforms are autotrophs, and they are the plant equivalent of that ecosystem. The lowest member of the food chain (in this case, herbivore equivalent) are the creepy crawlies that feed off the above-mentioned foam.

The only part that is unclear to me is that there is a first observed, unique type of leech there. What does it leech off of, if there are only arthropods down in that cave?
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#134 - retrotroglodyte (06/27/2016) [-]
i know, i read about that cave and dabbed in biology, just saying for coletheuber
also, leeches don't really survive off blood, they can also swallow whole small creepy crawlies
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#86 - ColeTheUber (06/26/2016) [-]
They're probably scavengers, and eat leftovers or the dead of the other species.
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#135 - retrotroglodyte (06/27/2016) [-]
what i meant is that there are bacteria that produce organic compounds without sunlight like plants, chemosynthesis instead of photosynthesis, basically what latentvirtue said, and it's pretty rare and interesting to find an ecosystem that works without sunlight and is so big
#108 - anon (06/26/2016) [-]
but then what did those corpses eat?
#44 - waffen SS? 06/26/2016 on El DumpO Tremendo +2
#50 - that's exactly the reason why you should aspire for more that … 06/25/2016 on School 0
#48 - medicine requires a bit different mindset tho  [+] (2 new replies) 06/25/2016 on School 0
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#49 - crazymero (06/25/2016) [-]
oh,don't take me with "i want to save everybody"
It's a job like any other job.
Study,be good at what you do and you will make money.By being good at what you do you help people too and you help yourself.
90% of my colleagues are here because they too have no ideea what to do.
If i learned something it's that doctors are people with SLIGHTLY over average intelligence,superiority complexes that hide their fragility.
We have the highest suicide rates in any job,and it prevails in the years one and two of medschool.This profession crushes your dreams and expectations very soon.You become bitter.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiHVKEElU4w
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#50 - retrotroglodyte (06/25/2016) [-]
that's exactly the reason why you should aspire for more that just a job, so you don't become a bitter husk of a person who eventually kills themselves
#37 - >medschool out of fear of being unemployed why would yo…  [+] (4 new replies) 06/25/2016 on School 0
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#43 - crazymero (06/25/2016) [-]
my dad finished engineering 4th in his year,even offered a job as a teacher's assistant and went on being unemployed a few years.Now he works in a different field that he studied.
I see this a lot and i got scared and went for something that couldn't fail.
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#48 - retrotroglodyte (06/25/2016) [-]
medicine requires a bit different mindset tho
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#49 - crazymero (06/25/2016) [-]
oh,don't take me with "i want to save everybody"
It's a job like any other job.
Study,be good at what you do and you will make money.By being good at what you do you help people too and you help yourself.
90% of my colleagues are here because they too have no ideea what to do.
If i learned something it's that doctors are people with SLIGHTLY over average intelligence,superiority complexes that hide their fragility.
We have the highest suicide rates in any job,and it prevails in the years one and two of medschool.This profession crushes your dreams and expectations very soon.You become bitter.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiHVKEElU4w
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#50 - retrotroglodyte (06/25/2016) [-]
that's exactly the reason why you should aspire for more that just a job, so you don't become a bitter husk of a person who eventually kills themselves
#73 - still better built than you 06/22/2016 on Stories of people getting... +3
#108 - >sweet bread  [+] (1 new reply) 06/22/2016 on Vote Leave on Thursday! 0
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#109 - satanicllladvocacy (06/22/2016) [-]
>honey buns
#114 - because muscles do help, i meant fat, should have pointed that… 06/18/2016 on Water parks with a weight... 0

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