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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

Moonlight scares bats into hiding in the shadows, new research suggests.

Scientists in Mexico collated studies of bat behaviour from all over the world and analysed them for evidence of "lunar phobia" or "fear of the moon".

The study found that the activity of bats in moonlit habitats decreased on bright nights compared with bats that live and forage in darker places.

This may be explained by a higher risk of predation and lack of feeding opportunities in moonlight, it found.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19719986

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

I wonder if a sonic bat call, and subsequent pheremone release would attract a bunch bats to a well lit (by moonlight) area. Have to ask Mr. Wayne about that I guess.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Maybe its instinct.... the fact that warewolves react accordingly to the moon... lol


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

View PostMidKn13ght, on 03 October 2012 - 05:46 PM, said:

Maybe its instinct.... the fact that warewolves react accordingly to the moon... lol

Nice Avatar man, pretty bad ass pic of Bison. :tu:


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:17 PM

Thanks! Not many people know who that is.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:25 PM

Thats because they don't like the sun. They probably don't like flashlights either, I would assume. Bats eat fruit in the dark! :)


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:34 PM

View PostSpid3rCyd3, on 03 October 2012 - 06:37 PM, said:

Nice Avatar man, pretty bad ass pic of Bison. :tu:

View PostMidKn13ght, on 03 October 2012 - 07:17 PM, said:

Thanks! Not many people know who that is.

Guys, forget the bats...

The avatar is bad ass!! Those that know, know.

Love the Bison-Vega-Balrog pic MidKn13ght :)

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:24 AM

If they are afraid of the moon it looks like they would stay away from yard lights.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:43 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 01 October 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:

Moonlight scares bats into hiding in the shadows, new research suggests.

Scientists in Mexico collated studies of bat behaviour from all over the world and analysed them for evidence of "lunar phobia" or "fear of the moon".

The study found that the activity of bats in moonlit habitats decreased on bright nights compared with bats that live and forage in darker places.

This may be explained by a higher risk of predation and lack of feeding opportunities in moonlight, it found.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19719986
so we are calling this fear? i call it an instinctive reaction to light affecting feeding opportunities.
bats don't really have too many nighttime predators up in the sky. maybe owls? if so then i'd think they would fear the owl not the moon


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:09 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 03 October 2012 - 11:34 PM, said:

Guys, forget the bats...

The avatar is bad ass!! Those that know, know.

Love the Bison-Vega-Balrog pic MidKn13ght :)
Speaking of avatars, yours is looking pretty spiffy lately Junior Chubb. I like the wardrobe change.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 03 October 2012 - 08:25 PM, said:

Thats because they don't like the sun. They probably don't like flashlights either, I would assume. Bats eat fruit in the dark! :)

Fruit apparently tastes sweeter In the night according to 2 Belgen :yes:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:09 AM

No. Since the dawn of time, bats have always loved the moon. That will never change.




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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

View PostIdano, on 04 October 2012 - 01:09 AM, said:

Speaking of avatars, yours is looking pretty spiffy lately Junior Chubb. I like the wardrobe change.

Cheers Idano :)

Got to stay looking sharp, due for a change today though.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

brain proberly cant comprehend using his visual stimuli as it depends on its hearing. proberly gets disorientated when visually over stimulated.


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 03 October 2012 - 11:34 PM, said:

Guys, forget the bats...

The avatar is bad ass!! Those that know, know.

Love the Bison-Vega-Balrog pic MidKn13ght :)
lol thanks! looks like someone knows their street fighter :tsu:





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