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Q&A Advantages of Bowlegs in Humanoid Species

In an Earth-like planet filled with humanoid creatures (upright, two legs, two arms, head, etc.) the inhabitants have evolved to grow bowlegs. The question is why? What advantage would it bring...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by bio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by bio‭

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Q&A Reasonably tougher humans against falls, concussions etc

My question is, how do we make humans more able to resist falls(not just free falls, also normal ones and from a "medium" height, 2-10 meters) and be able to move afterwards, at least for the jumps...

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

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Q&A Could bones (or bone-like structures) evolve from muscle tissue?

Hypothetically, if an animal such as a cephalopod were to become terrestrial, and walking gradually evolved from crawling, would hardened muscle be likely to evolve as support, with articulation to...

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

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Q&A What sort of beak would a bone marrow eating bird have?

My world is very earthlike and I am looking to create a bird that primarily eats bone marrow. I wanted my bird to crack the bones of the carcasses to eat the marrow inside. What would the ideal bea...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by bog shrimp‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by bog shrimp‭

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Q&A Would being collarboneless affect throwing and arm strength?

So I have a humanoidish race of creatures that don't have clavicles and gives them more mobility of their arms/ hyper mobility. While ik about the Cleidocranial dysostosis, the birth defect or muta...

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

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Q&A Bones for bigger creatures

Aye so, so I been thinking about the square cube law and such and I was wondering if say, for a humanoid or a human or some creature, to be larger than average but keep similar proportions to the o...

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

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Q&A UTH Ceramic Bones/Exoskeleton?

Why and how could an organism evolve to make its bones or exoskeleton out of a UTH (Ultra High Temperature) ceramic like TiB2, WC, B4C, or TaHfC? Is it even possible?

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

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Q&A What would make bones be of different colors?

I am currently working in a "fantasy" world without any kind of magic and I thought of a race with different skeleton color (blackish in particular but I want to know in general). I am not well ver...

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

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Q&A What sort of hip bone is required for quadrupedal animals to locomote on their hind legs?

I am designing a creature that is quadrupedal but can run after prey on its hind legs. What kind of hip bone would allow for the excess stress to be put on it during bipedal locomotion? The animal ...

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

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Q&A What minerals that are more durable than calcium would be suitable for bones?

Edit: I am asking in the context of alien life, should have specifyed that to begin with. I have many ideas for fantasy/sci fi races, and one that I kept coming back to is a species with bones th...

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

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Q&A Could a medium sized mammal in the order carnivora evolve to be bipedal?

In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (and a few others), we meet a bipedal raccoon known as Rocket (who I am aware did not evolve to be bipedal, but I am using him as an example). I honestly love t...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by John Lewis‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by John Lewis‭

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Q&A How long would it take a body to decay and the bones to fall to the ground from a tree?

Death occurs in extremely high humidity and an average temperature of 23 C (~75 F), both of which continue for six weeks. At that time, temperature begins to fall over the course of eight weeks to...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Stephen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Stephen‭

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Q&A Designing a creature with jaws to crush iron bones

In my most recent question, I asked for a material other than calcium and collagen that could form skeletons in alien creatures. My favourite answer was bio-steel; "Iron with a small percentage of ...

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

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Q&A Alternative skeleton material for an Earth-like planet

On earth, the skeletons of Osteicthyes and all their descendants are made of a mixture of collagen and calcium. We can do this because Earth contains food sources for all these animals containing v...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by SealBoi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by SealBoi‭

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Q&A How much metal could a humanoid safely have in its skin and bones and be functional?

Question definitions: "safely" - the metal would be strictly beneficial; there would be no health problems caused by it (perhaps at least for most, there may be "birth defects" which cause some of...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by user16196‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by user16196‭

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Q&A Feasibility of organisms with translucent upper craniums

After reading this post about a sort of translucent biological visor I was inspired to incorporate a similar design. I'd like to create an organism with a translucent upper cranium, serving no purp...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Lutro‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Lutro‭

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Q&A How do marrow adders move house?

Listen. You hear that crunching, cracking noise? That's the marrow adders. They're all around us. Tiny, timid, pretty much harmless. If you break open one of the larger bones left behind by the bo...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Joe Bloggs‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Joe Bloggs‭

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Q&A Hollow-boned Humanoids

I have a race of humanoids (soarfolk) who, as their name suggests, basically went from normal humans to humans with wings, hollow bones and feathers. Normal humans still exist, and interact with so...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Nathaniel Solyn‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Nathaniel Solyn‭

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Q&A Creating a species with birdlike bone structure

I'm working on creating a race of humanoids with "hollow" bones like birds (they have criss-crossing struts for internal support). They are short - an individual is unlikely to top five feet. Woul...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by CoolCurry‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by CoolCurry‭

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