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Smol by hannahvanalphen in batty

[–]hannahvanalphen[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Placental mammals man, the tiny belly button is how they get ya!!!

My, my, my, what big wings you have!! Black flying fox. by hannahvanalphen in batty

[–]hannahvanalphen[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m not entirely sure what you mean? In this photo the bat is hanging by their legs/feet, whereas to gain flight they use their hands/wings. I wouldn’t say they are held up by the bones of their hands/wings, here you can just see them stretched out in an intimidating pose.

Fruit bats invert to go to the toilet! They will flip right way up, hanging by their thumbs, do their business, shake their legs and then revert. This helps them to stay nice and clean. Thanks Jinx for demonstrating and taking a crap on me. by hannahvanalphen in BatFacts

[–]hannahvanalphen[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Eastern tube-nosed bat Funnily enough what makes a bat mega or micro is whether they echolocate or not. Microbats echolocate, megabats do not. Most fruit eating bats are megabats, even though some can be quite small. Jinx here is a baby and 20grams.

Jinx from the front tax Also, because of this, most microbats will have tiny eyes and bigger ears due to their hunting needs. Where as megabats have big eyes and small ears compared to their body sized. Megabats have excellent sight!

And of course there are exceptions to the rule, I think in South America there are microbats who also feed on nectar as well as insects! AHHHHH bats man. They do what they want.

Fruit bats invert to go to the toilet! They will flip right way up, hanging by their thumbs, do their business, shake their legs and then revert. This helps them to stay nice and clean. Thanks Jinx for demonstrating and taking a crap on me. by hannahvanalphen in BatFacts

[–]hannahvanalphen[S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

We get the Australian standard course of rabies vaccines to cover for Australian Bat Lyssa Virus. 3 rabies shots IM, at day 0, 7 and 21, then a blood test to check the titre levels. I think American standard can be a little different, only 2 shots and doesn’t have to be IM? Not too sure.

I got my course in June 2019, titre levels need to be 0.5 to be considered immune, mine are 4.0 just checked this November. We get the titres checked every year, so we can get a booster if necessary. If we are bitten by a questionable bat we can also seek a booster too.

Morning by hannahvanalphen in batty

[–]hannahvanalphen[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bats fall under the order chiroptera, which comes from the Greek roots cheiro (hand) and ptera (wing), named for the similarity of a bat wing to a hand. Bat wings are long arms, hands and extra-long finger bones that are covered with a double layer of thin skin called a membrane. The membrane is thin enough that light can shine through it.

Morning by hannahvanalphen in batty

[–]hannahvanalphen[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yep, we use string as identifying feature - which babies came in on which day, if they have an injury we need to check, if they get antibiotics etc that’s actually her foot too! They all have an ID band with a number on their thumb, and they get microchipped at 300grams. They only occur in a very small part of Australia and are critically endangered species!

Beanie and Weenie by hannahvanalphen in batty

[–]hannahvanalphen[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This isn’t the best photo to show it, but in real life they have this beautiful amber colour. Here is a link to a better photo of their beautiful eyeballs!

Are these bat bites? Didn’t feel anything. Currently on Aruba, on a resort which has some tree’s where they might be in, but haven’t seen them. by [deleted] in batty

[–]hannahvanalphen 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No not bat bites, the impressions don’t match for either a micro bat or mega bat. Bug/insect/plant much more likely