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Q&A What is the most efficent way of killing prey much larger than yourself?

The title sums it up pretty well - I'm basically trying to envision the ultimate predator of much larger prey. A couple of requirements: The predator must weigh 44 kilograms or more (Megafauna) ...

14 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by KalleMP‭

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Q&A What is the best apex predator to thin the zombie herds? [duplicate]

A global epidemic of H1Z2 virus has rendered 95% of the population into zombies. The zombies have lost most of their frontal and temporal lobes so the following capabilities are either severely de...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Green‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A What good are herbivores in an animal army?

This is a multi-species animal army with predators of all shapes and sixes, foxes, lions, bears, tigers, leopards, wolves, lynx, eagles, falcons and so on. The herbivores have been excluded from t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Green‭

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Q&A Earth where all of Equidae went extinct via Ice Age... - Effects

Assuming that all Equidae went extinct at around the same time as the American Equidae on OTL (Original TimeLine) Earth, 8000 BCE, and in the same way, via Ice Age... What would have changed for ea...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Malady‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by PinoBatch‭

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Q&A Help With Animal Survival Rates and Understanding Adaptations And Genetics

Skippable Introduction I asked a similar question 2 years ago and never got a real answer. I was told the question was too broad or "it can be whatever you want" "magic can do anything" so I thoug...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Game Master‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Game Master‭

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Q&A How would head shaping affect the ligament attachments of a gorillas skull?

After researching many head shaping cultures like the Paracas and proto Nazca it seems there is no adverse affects beyond physical. What would the affects be on a gorilla? Would it be able to funct...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by MandaloreUltra‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by MandaloreUltra‭

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Q&A How fast can a large animal knuckle-walk?

Start with a silverback gorilla, make it roughly three times bigger, assume it's bone and muscle structure is capable of compensating for the increased size: how fast can a thing like that reasonab...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Nous the Space Alien‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Nous the Space Alien‭

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Q&A questions about my screeching wyvern?

OK, this how it goes for my wyvern (they're called scaled howlers) in my story: my wyvern are not very large, almost the size of a Haast eagle They mate for life, forming strong monogamous pair b...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user3556983‭

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Q&A Could a "multicellular" virus exist?

When I say multicellular I mean it's made of more that one viruses. Basically it's a bunch of viruses that act like viruses but use the viruses made by infected cells to build a "multicellular" lif...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Topcode‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Topcode‭

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Q&A can any animals (example dragons) can synthesise pyrophoric subtances and contain it in a special sac (like tert-butyllithium)?

so according to this website: https://haraldas.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/dragon-fire-ever-wonder-if-its-possible/ it said that it could be possible for any animals to synthesise tert-butyllithium...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user3556983‭

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Q&A Harmless spitting snakes

I want to create a harmless snake that can spit like a spitting cobra as a defense while kills its prey by constriction. Its venom is considered harmless, but when goes to the eyes it causes tempo...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user3556983‭

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Q&A Acid-spitting dragons

I did a lot of research and asking questions about dragons' breathing ability: if there was a dragon that spits pyrophoric liquids like a spitting cobra A tiny fire-breather can any animals (exam...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user3556983‭

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Q&A Evolution of flying skulls?

We may all have some familiarity with winged skulls - from Avenged Sevenfold's album covers to bikie shirts. However, for my science-fiction/horror story, I am curious about how these creatures wou...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by bio‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by bio‭

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Q&A What conditions would be necessary to have all of the world's mainland animals be subjected to island gigantism?

Most of the humans on my alternate universe's Earth have gone extinct due to a global war, leaving a handful of survivors and the buildings to serve as a reminder of how great they once were. This ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Niobium_Sage‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Niobium_Sage‭

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Q&A Without powered greenhouses or trade, what's the coldest possible climate for a sustainable nation?

In a setting where an empire establishes an island colony far to the north, what is the coldest climate such a colony could sustainably survive were that empire to collapse and stop sending supply ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mae‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mae‭

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Q&A Civlization with no domestication

Let's have your typical fantasy world, with many races. During searching what I could do to make humans a little special, someone give me idea of letting them to be only race that have ability to d...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Guy with jewels' names‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Guy with jewels' names‭

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Q&A creatures that uses sounds/vibrations as a defense mechanism

is it possible for certain creatures that can use infrasound or even vibrations as a defense mechanism, like: - causing them to get a severe headache or even weaken them - temporarily stunning its ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user3556983‭

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Q&A How to create fictional earth ecosystems with lots of megafauna which can plausibly coexist?

Ecosystems like the african savanna have lots of megafauna which to some extent compete with each other for the same prey/vegetation, but still coexist just fine. So how do I construct similarly d...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Vakus Drake‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vakus Drake‭

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Q&A Could an Environment Sustain Large Eusocial Animals?

Eusociality, is the most sophisticated level of organization of sociality, is defined by the following characteristics: cooperative brood care, overlapping generations within a colony of adults, a...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by NixonCranium‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by NixonCranium‭

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Q&A What is keeping my Terror Bird from being the size of a T. Rex?

Background This is a Terror Bird: Specifically, this is Titanis one of the largest of the carnivorous Phorusrhacidae; it was perhaps 2.5 meters tall and 150 kg. I would like a terror bird that...

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

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Q&A How long would life on Earth survive without any animals?

In my story, all the fauna in the planet (basically Earth) has been instantly killed, leaving only flora and fungi. How long will it take before the effects start to show, and how long until all th...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by SuperYoshikong‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SuperYoshikong‭

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Q&A Would a human-level intelligence octopus be able to preform surgery in a low-gravity room?

A giant pacific octopus has around 250 suckers per arm that it can use to manipulate small items. If theoretically, one of these animals was given human intelligence, and of course proper medical t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Double_S‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Double_S‭

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Q&A Quasi-creature plants

What is a quasi-creature plant? I define a quasi-creature plant as an organism that lives only through photosynthesis that moves with a speed in the same order of magnitude of that of an animal. ...

9 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Caridorc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caridorc‭

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Q&A How to stop horses from going extinct in the new world?

Horse were originally native to north america but between 13,000 and 11,000 years ago they went extinct likely due to expanding glaciers into their territory. The question I propose is how could I ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by icewar1908‭

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Q&A Human uses for megafauna besides food or traction?

Ancient Man feasted on megafauna. From mammoths to every variety of deer and flightless bird humans have made the most of large wildlife, to the point of tragic excess. So what happens when the ani...

17 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by NixonCranium‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by NixonCranium‭

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Q&A How would it be possible for a kaiju size carnivore dinosaur to survive with no eyes?

So I'm almost done with my draft of a story I'm writing. And I just got a random question popped into my head. Is it possible for Zues (the kaiju size dino) to survive? I already got a little bit o...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by KittyPuppooski‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by KittyPuppooski‭

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Q&A How to translate various human cultures into animal cultures?

I'm making a story where the main character travels the world. The world is made up of anthropomorphic animals. The animals would still have the urges of animals, But they become more sapient. Dog...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by KittyPuppooski‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by KittyPuppooski‭

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Q&A Building an "animal punk" nation

With a group of friends, we are trying to build an RPG in a quite specific setup which I have a hard time to find elsewhere in order to get some inspiration/information. So what I mean by that is...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Alexandre Leonardi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Alexandre Leonardi‭

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Q&A How big is a dragon's hunting territory?

Dragons are very territorial apex predators. They build lairs on mountaintops, roost whenever they aren't hunting, and they hunt from the sky. With their size, wings and firebreath, there is no vir...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Archtea‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Archtea‭

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Q&A Avian adaptation to microgravity and low gravity environments

I like to hear the sound of birds when I travel amongst my orbital and planetary habitats scattered around the outer system. Most of these settlements are very densely populated - what you might ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Chairman Yang‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Chairman Yang‭

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Q&A How to ride a fish?

In my world, there are giant fish, reptiles, and bugs. My question is, how would you be able to put a harness or saddle on a fish? Info: Swamp bio being ridden by humans Fish range in all differ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by BloodyNightStalker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by BloodyNightStalker‭

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Q&A How long would it take for an animal (feline, in this case) to evolve into a humanoid-type being?

The animal I'm particularly focusing on is a cat, for which I'm curious how long it would take for said cat to evolve into a bipedal, intelligent, humanoid being capable of complex language and all...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Claw‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Claw‭

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Q&A What organs or modifications would be needed to have creature that can eat/digest hair?

As the title: What organs or modifications would be needed to have creature that can eat/digest hair without problem? (Preferably digested normal/quick enough, and they only eat hair.) This inclu...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Mega fauna and flora on a super earth

I am working on a super-earth, about 1.5 more massive than Earth. On this planet, there's a large variety of megafauna and flora across the world. The biggest trees over there can grow to be 36 met...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Johnara‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Johnara‭

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Q&A Plausibility of Hexapodal Aerial Megafauna

How plausible is a six-limbed flying animal roughly the size of hatzegopteryx to be aerial? In this case, an aerial animal will be defined as a creature that solely inhabits the sky. I will call t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MintySoftboi‭

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Q&A Is this Martian creature plausible?

I am thinking of writing a story about a Martian civilization. It might involve humans, but, I think it will be more interesting if there are creatures adapted to the Martian lifestyle as well. So,...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Caters‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caters‭

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Q&A Can agriculture and megafauna coexist?

Some say that one of the reason humans developed agriculture is because megafauna (specifically the Pleistocene megafauna) were hunted for food to extinction and humans were forced to develop agric...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by M Arif Rahman Winandar‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by M Arif Rahman Winandar‭

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Q&A If our atmosphere was much thinner (half as thin as we have now) how would animals and humans evolve?

If our atmosphere was much thinner (half as thin as we have now) how would animals and humans evolve? Would we evolve completely different? Would we have a quite barren planet? Let's just say that ...

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

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Q&A How tall would animals, trees and "humans" grow on a planet with those characteristics?

I am working on a planet were life (trees, plants, food, animals, humans) would be bigger/taller than Earth. I have learned that oxygen level or gravity, for example, could help change the size of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Emie‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Emie‭

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Q&A Consequences of a creature with exposed musculature

In the video game Dino Crisis 3, a recurring boss that the player fights called the Australis (a bio-engineered human-Tyrannosaurus Rex hybrid) that has skin exposing the muscles of its body. An in...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Arbiter Elegante‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Arbiter Elegante‭

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Q&A How does animal size affect individuals' agility and speed?

This question is a bit of an outgrowth of Can you simply scale up animals?, but it does approach it from a different angle. "All else equal" (which it of course never is, but we're good at pretend...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A What would the flora and fauna be like on a planet with the most competition? The most violent planet

My setting has a lush rainforest planet, which houses some of the most feared animals in the galaxy. The abundance of food would make competition tougher and tougher over millions of years of adapt...

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

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Q&A How could a winged human hide their wings?

In my world there are ''angels'' which have 4ft long wings and can't fly. As of late, these 'angels' have been hunt down and they must hide. How can a winged human hide their wings?

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by The Real Bat man‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by The Real Bat man‭

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Q&A What effect would a red sky and/or sun have on plants and animals?

If an Earth-like planet had an older, red sun "” or maybe just a reddish sky due to some property of the atmosphere "” how would that affect the growth and/or adaptation of plant and animal life on...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Omegacron‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Omegacron‭

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Q&A Dragon Rider Genes

In Game of Thrones the Targaryen family had special heritage allowing them to ride their iconic beasts of war. I want to ground this in reality. Is there a way for heritable trait to allow you to b...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Thalassan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Thalassan‭

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Q&A What giant insects would fill the role of our domesticated cattle?

All our mammalian friends are replaced by domesticated giant insects! Man's best friend are now dog-sized hissing cockroaches, fireflies are lighting our houses and harvestmen are used for transpor...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Pelle Lundkvist‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Pelle Lundkvist‭

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Q&A How does gravity affect evolution of life?

I have two "new" planet earths -- we'll call them Light Earth (LE) and Heavy Earth (HE). These planets are generally the same as our Earth in terms of land masses, oceans, the moon and sun and othe...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Roddy of the Frozen Peas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Roddy of the Frozen Peas‭

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Q&A Recreating Dinosaurs (or at least doppelgangers)

In theory organisms derived from birds through genetic engineering could resemble theropod dinosaurs. So my question is what animals would serve as the basis for the other two groups of dinosaurs (...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Thalassan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Thalassan‭

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Q&A How steep a road could a horse/horse-and-cart travel?

I'm in the early stages of designing a city, and would like some advice about to structure its roads realistically for transport. The city is circular, with large roads entering the city at north...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by K. Price‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by K. Price‭

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Q&A Anatomically Correct Slimes

Slimes are a common monster we often see in games such as Minecraft, Terraria and Slime Rancher, but it is never explained how such an animal can exist. How could the body of such an animal even ex...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Uncle Tres‭

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