Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * * 1 votes

Cloned glow-in-the-dark rabbits created

glow-in-the-dark cloned rabboits green

  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 35,890 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • Que Sera, Sera - Whatever will be, will be..

Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

Scientists have cloned a colony of rabbits that glow bright green in the dark, in an attempt to advance research into treatments for life-threatening illnesses.

Researchers based in Hawaii and Turkey produced a litter of eight rabbits, two of which glow green in the dark.

http://www.independe...ts-8756928.html

Posted Image

#2    kannin

kannin

    Punisher of the wicked

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,761 posts
  • Joined:04 Jun 2013
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:canada

  • the secret to change is to focus all of your energy,not fighting the old, but building the new

Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

oh wow dont know weather to be disgusted or amazed

happiness can be found in the darkest of times, only if one remembers to turn on the light

#3    Eldorado

Eldorado

    Unforgiven

  • Member
  • 9,247 posts
  • Joined:29 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

Well, at least they should be safe crossing the road at night.


#4    kannin

kannin

    Punisher of the wicked

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,761 posts
  • Joined:04 Jun 2013
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:canada

  • the secret to change is to focus all of your energy,not fighting the old, but building the new

Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

View PostEldorado, on 12 August 2013 - 02:28 PM, said:

Well, at least they should be safe crossing the road at night.
lol your the best man you make me crack easy lol

happiness can be found in the darkest of times, only if one remembers to turn on the light

#5    Simbi Laveau

Simbi Laveau

    Overlord A. Snuffleupagus

  • Member
  • 8,208 posts
  • Joined:26 Feb 2012
  • Location:Rim of hell

  • ~So what's all this then ?!

Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

Well they did glow in the dark cats a few years ago

All dragons know that story.
What was to be their hope became their doom; a spoiled ungrateful child was given a great gift and destroyed it!


#6    kannin

kannin

    Punisher of the wicked

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,761 posts
  • Joined:04 Jun 2013
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:canada

  • the secret to change is to focus all of your energy,not fighting the old, but building the new

Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 12 August 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

Well they did glow in the dark cats a few years ago
lol what is the point of a glow in the dark cat and rabbit? just because they could?

happiness can be found in the darkest of times, only if one remembers to turn on the light

#7    brlesq1

brlesq1

    Fan Dancer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,156 posts
  • Joined:22 Feb 2009
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The Music Box

  • Reality is highly overrated.

Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

It's not easy, glowing green (with apologies to Kermit the Frog).

Forget what they told you. You want the truth, follow the money.
In this life, things are much harder than in the afterworld. In this life, you're on your own.--Prince

#8    Taun

Taun

    A dashing moose about town...

  • Member
  • 4,567 posts
  • Joined:19 May 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tornado Alley (Oklahoma)

Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Can you imagine... Late at night - very dark... There is a noise from outside so you peek out a window... and you see several brightly glowing green .... THINGS
moving about?....


#9    Eldorado

Eldorado

    Unforgiven

  • Member
  • 9,247 posts
  • Joined:29 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Not Selected

Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

View PostTaun, on 13 August 2013 - 12:12 PM, said:

Can you imagine... Late at night - very dark... There is a noise from outside so you peek out a window... and you see several brightly glowing green .... THINGS
moving about?....

Especially if it turns out to be guys wearing glow in the dark condoms!


#10    Sundew

Sundew

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,173 posts
  • Joined:12 Dec 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:An island by the sea.

  • Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectos Nunc

Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

View Postkannin, on 12 August 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

lol what is the point of a glow in the dark cat and rabbit? just because they could?

They made the cat first, just in case the rabbits escaped!

The list of "glow-in-the-dark" or more precisely fluorescent (glowing under ultra-violet light) critters seems to be an ever expanding one. Zebra Danios (in several colors), Black Skirt Tetras (also in several colors), Tiger Barbs, I think I saw some GMO Freshwater Angelfish recently, mice, cats, pigs, monkeys (?, uncertain) and now rabbits, and probably others I have missed.

I sort of have a love/hate relationship with this. I love brightly colored aquarium fish, and this being on a genetic level is not like "tattooed" fish like mollies or "painted" Indian Glassfish; injecting dye into these animals kills many of them and seems extremely cruel. Since they are tropical by nature, these fish have little chance of "escaping" into more temperate climates, so their modifications should stay within the confines of the lab and home aquaria. I also talked to a fish breeder who said this "glow" will breed true, but only for a few generations, then they revert back to their original color (referring to the Tetras). That seems counterintuitive, but then I have not tried to breed them.

What may have started as useful bioassay animals like the Danios, seems to be finding its niche as "boutique" pets, and expensive ones at that. Seems a shame we can't be happy with the way these animals exist in the wild.


#11    Sundew

Sundew

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,173 posts
  • Joined:12 Dec 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:An island by the sea.

  • Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectos Nunc

Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostEldorado, on 13 August 2013 - 12:36 PM, said:

Especially if it turns out to be guys wearing glow in the dark condoms!

And that's why you keep a "glow-in-the-dark" LASER scope on your weapon of choice!


#12    pallidin

pallidin

    Majestic 12 Operative

  • Member
  • 6,145 posts
  • Joined:09 Dec 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere south of the North Pole

  • "When life gets you down... swim with a dolphin"

Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

Well, I guess if this is somehow being done to further an understanding that can benefit humans with disease, I'm all for it.


#13    Lava_Lady

Lava_Lady

    Official UM Asylum Resident

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,832 posts
  • Joined:20 Nov 2010
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Hawai'i

  • Wha? /:0\

Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

Seems so unnecessary and pointless.  Just kind of mean.


#14    Lesionia

Lesionia

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 188 posts
  • Joined:03 May 2012
  • Gender:Female

  • Evil is among us and opresses us, thats when we do good.

Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:40 AM

rotfl
My relative: "Hey honey, I cant sleep. Why Not? Because you're glowing the dark!"

dog to cat: If I shook you up like a glow stick will you glow?
Cat: No
Dog shakes up cat
Cat: I do glow!
Dog: Bahahaha!


#15    Lesionia

Lesionia

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 188 posts
  • Joined:03 May 2012
  • Gender:Female

  • Evil is among us and opresses us, thats when we do good.

Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:42 AM

In other words: How is this actually helping humans? (or animals for that matter?)






Also tagged with glow-in-the-dark, cloned, rabboits, green

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users