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    Oh My God, Say hello to the pets of the future



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    Man, I love this stuff.

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    Bloody hell. 2 cat eyes at night scare the shit out of me, what the frack would these glowing geezers do to me?

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    Glowing cats might look cool but couldn't possibly survive as pets or in any outside environment. They're just acting as test-beds for medical research.

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    they live perfectly fine. These are all adult, healthy animals with the same life expectancy as normal cats. Click on the other animals. In some cases, a disease it purposefully given in addition to the glowing protein gene, but otherwise, these are healthy animals.

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    I want a glowing jellyfish baby.

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    They're pretty cool, though I think what they're supposed to prove is even cooler. Clone research is really neat. Relatively recently, I think, some scientists managed to clone a rat that had been in the freezer for 16 years (IE there was cellular damage since it was just kind of chucked in there).

    I'd want a glowing kitten if cats didn't love to sleep by your face. They'd keep me up all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TASmith View Post
    they live perfectly fine. These are all adult, healthy animals with the same life expectancy as normal cats. Click on the other animals. In some cases, a disease it purposefully given in addition to the glowing protein gene, but otherwise, these are healthy animals.
    I know. I'm referring to the fact that cats are nocturnal hunters and rely on stealth to hunt and to avoid being hunted. Glowing like a lantern would somewhat hinder this.

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    Meh, I want a pet crow. And teach it to say "Nevermore!".
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    Leopards and ilk are meant to be wild, not domestic felines. They need to be fed and well taken care of and do not do well in the wild. They were bred to live with humans and near granaries and other food storage facilities. Since we don't need them for pest control so much and the vast majority of cats kept are purel for the pleasure of having a companion it makes sense to release these on the pet market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Impossible View Post
    I know. I'm referring to the fact that cats are nocturnal hunters and rely on stealth to hunt and to avoid being hunted. Glowing like a lantern would somewhat hinder this.
    Only if someone equipped their prey with ultraviolet lights, first.

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    Ashtonw - Not necessarily, most animals have a wider range of spectral vision than humans and many can see in the UV range (birds included).

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    Apart from Australia (and Florence Italy), there aren't many feral cats. That said, one should always use caution in introducing new species to the wild. It's hard to tell what the consequences will be and they're usually disastrous, somehow. Although, flourescent rats in urban centers might be easier prey, and help sanitize places. But then natural selection would simply weed out that gene and the rats would thrive just as before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoru View Post
    I'd want a glowing kitten if cats didn't love to sleep by your face. They'd keep me up all night.
    They only glow under UV light. They will look a bit off-color in regular light and but don't glow in the dark.

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    hahaha thats funny, where im from the cats are everywhere. And if someone doesnt sterilize their cat they will breed like if there is no tommorow. I can see the scene in my head!

    "Why dont you sterilize your cat!!"

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    " the kittens fucking glows"

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    It's even an object of art nowadays
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    Haha this is true, I didn't think about the UV-light thing... Okay so now I just want one. :B

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    The scientists weren't the first to clone a cat--they weren't even the first to clone a fluorescent cat. But they were the first to clone a cat that fluoresces red.
    I'm sure that should be a line from a Monty Python film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Impossible View Post
    I know. I'm referring to the fact that cats are nocturnal hunters and rely on stealth to hunt and to avoid being hunted. Glowing like a lantern would somewhat hinder this.
    I don't understand why that would prevent them from surviving as pets.

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    Glofish have been on the market for several years in the US, but are illegal in some countries. The debates over them in aquarist forums have been...amusing at best, and rather heated at worst. Personally I consider them to be horribly tacky looking, because even without UV light they are neon colored, but at least they chose a really hardy species to augment.

    Friend of mine had an Emperor scorpion as a pet...it's especially creepy after they molt because the old exoskeleton still glows, and it looks like two of them are in there. XD

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    Ah yes, glow-in-the-dark technology!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TASmith View Post
    they live perfectly fine. These are all adult, healthy animals with the same life expectancy as normal cats. Click on the other animals. In some cases, a disease it purposefully given in addition to the glowing protein gene, but otherwise, these are healthy animals.
    Who knows....there may be a hidden side effect of the gene addition. Like maybe it will be very friendly and then one second all of sudden it jumps at you and rip your throat out. Or it accumulates radioactive compounds in its body until it reaches critical mass and BOOM!

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    Another thing I have to ask... Will they blend?.

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    The same folks made some glowing puppies recently, too.

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    so any way I can make myself glow?

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    Why are scientists wasting time with this glowing cat crap? They need to get working on something important, like giving pigs wings. If they get flying pigs I'll have some old women friends to look up.

    Personally, I want a monkey with robot arms

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Wilson View Post
    Why are scientists wasting time with this glowing cat crap? They need to get working on something important, like giving pigs wings. If they get flying pigs I'll have some old women friends to look up.

    Personally, I want a monkey with robot arms
    I want a glowing monkey with robot arms who I can train how to knife fight.

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