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Q&A Anatomically correct quadrupedal arthropod?

Most arthropods have at least six legs. Some mites have four and some insects have none, but for the most part, they have six or more. What would the anatomy of a large quadrupedal arthropod be li...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Praearcturus‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Praearcturus‭

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Q&A How would Humanoid Insects Molt?

I am writing a story that has insects the size of humans, but I am having a little trouble with the biology. When you look up why there are no large insects on Earth, the most popular answer is th...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by E Tam‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by E Tam‭

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Q&A Mutually beneficial digestive system symbiotes

On an Earth-like planet, an intelligent species evolved in symbiosis with another species that lives in their digestive system and act as the microbial gut flora in humans do. What implementations ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Halhex‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Halhex‭

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Q&A What could make an insect race intelligent?

TL;DR: I want a society which behaves as a hive. Is it plausible and how to achieve this? The setup: Different planet in our universe. In other words: Normal, physical rules apply, there is no mag...

7 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Pavel Janicek‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Pavel Janicek‭

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Q&A Is it plausible that current insects will evolve sapience?

Scenario: In my Evil Overlord plan, I release a poison into the wild which should kill all humans. However I made some sort of mistake in my poison design and I killed all Vertebrates bigger than 0...

6 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Pavel Janicek‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Pavel Janicek‭

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Q&A Can you create a living vehicle fueled by organic material?

In this world, the vehicles are effectively re-engineered insects; enlarged bio-manufactured nervous systems used instead of engines; factory grown lightweight chassis / [wheels]. The fuel station ...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Aloysius Anise‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Aloysius Anise‭

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Q&A Brain Tick, how could it take over a host's brain?

There was once 12 kingdoms in the ancient days until the kingdom of Eo was devoured by the very forests it called home. The people of Eo have been turned into beasts wandering the woods and preying...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭

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Q&A How do Glass Ants create their tunnels?

***** Xenobiology expedition 'Profundity': Log entry 504 ***** Glass Ants are a fascinating species. We discovered them on an arid desert world last visited by humanity aeons ago. They seem to h...

10 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Joe Bloggs‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Joe Bloggs‭

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Q&A Creating a Scientifically Semi-valid Pseudo-Arthropod Primate Part 3: Mouth Parts

As a parody of the super soldier questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I will now start this series of questions about Pseudo-Arthropod Primates. Previous questions from ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Creating a Scientifically Semi-Valid Pseudo-Arthropod Primate Part 1: Pseudo-Dragonfly Wing Rib Muscles

Background As a parody of the super soldier questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I will now start this series of questions about Pseudo-Arthropod Primates. Questions fr...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Creating a Scientifically Semi-Valid Pseudo-Arthropod Primate Part 2: Exoskeleton Mimicking Amour plating

Other questions from this thread: Question 1 Question 3 Oh my that title is a mouthful, but as a parody of the super solider questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I wil...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Pancreas Chitin

Okay so I am making these arthropod looking humanoid mammalian species, so think of a human with armadillo armor and jointed sloth arms. And I have heard that the pancreas produces Chitin so my que...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Would Combined eyes be possible?

Imagine a animal with eyes that are a combination of arthropod compound eye with vertebrate eye,I visualize this like a eye with the sclera covered in a layer of compound eyes,or compound eyes with...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Jão‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Jão‭

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Q&A What would be a reasonable amount of time needed for some arthropod to evolve into megafauna, given the right evolutionary pressures?

Roughly how long would arthropods have to evolve before they could reach sizes analogous to current day megafauna (like today's mammals)? Assume an alternate earth where tetrapods never colonize...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Fred the John‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Fred the John‭

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Q&A How Can I Make A Bipedal Insect?

I've been conceptualizing a species of intelligent insects. They would have 6 limbs, they can fly, but they walk bipedally. I've been thinking of having them get down on all limbs of they need to g...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Lot-Of-Malarkey‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Lot-Of-Malarkey‭

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Q&A How would giant, secluded, underground-cave-dwelling insects get enough food?

In my world, there are underground ruins from an ancient civilization. There are giant insect creatures living in these underground cave-like ruins, ranging from the size of a large dog to the size...

11 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by anwen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by anwen‭

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Q&A Is this insectoid species realistic?

So I'm looking to make an insect-like organism for my book, and I was wondering what I need to think about to make it feasable, given these conditions: -These insectoids are approximately 2 meters...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by ArborianSerpent‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by ArborianSerpent‭

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Q&A Giant Insects Made Plausible - Nymph Gills to Pseudo Lungs

I've had a great idea to leap over the giant boundary of respiration when making giant insects.The largest problem is that insects rely on diffusion through exterior holes (spiracles) to breathe, a...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by XenoDwarf‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by XenoDwarf‭

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Q&A Insect-like animal using water for blood?

The habitat of the creature in question is most commonly atop mountains (or in moist areas). Such an idea would mean that the creature wouldn't need a heart or stomach to break down things into blo...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How would human-sized colonial organisms develop

This question is based off of an earlier question of mine that dealt with what would happen if humans and our Neanderthal cousins were dropped off on a world with large, technologically developed a...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by JDSweetBeat‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by JDSweetBeat‭

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Q&A Can an insectoid race have a flexible exoskeleton?

I'm fond of a insect race in a videogame, and want to base a race off of them, or write a fan fiction, but they flex a bit in the torso, and I wasn't sure... Hope this makes sense. :) Animated pi...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by LucineAura‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by LucineAura‭

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Q&A Would a dominant species of a planet generally consist of a single species, or multiple species?

I'm working on a planet wherein the dominant species isn't humanoid (in this case, mantids.) However, I'm unsure as to whether or not it'd make more logical sense for the dominant species to be co...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by decayedarachnid‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by decayedarachnid‭

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Q&A Communication with a big insect

Plausibility check of the whole "insect race". As background, I want some poor astronauts to "crash" (safely land, but because they had no other option, possibly some engine malfunction) and meet w...

6 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Pavel Janicek‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by Pavel Janicek‭

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Q&A Physical speed of insectoid lifeforms

Would humanoid sized insectoid lifeforms be relatively slow considering that their exoskeleton would have to be rather heavy since it takes more 'armor' to get the same relative protection? Genera...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by bowlturner‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by bowlturner‭