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Q&A Can a organism control its metabolism and the heat it's generating?

How would it switch between if endothermic and ectothermic and in between and how would it be able to create different temperature in specific areas in the body?

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Random guy‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by wizzwizz4‭

Question biology xenobiology
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Q&A If an ET has caramel blood, what it implies?

I want to write a SF story where humans discover that a species of ET has caramel instead of blood and I need some biological information in order to develop it in a realistic way. For my story, i...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by raiden‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by raiden‭

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Q&A What organs or modification needed to have tree that gain energy from lightning or electricity?

As the title: I want to know what kind of organs or modifications need for plants like tree to gain energy from lightning or electricity (and still fine or safe or alive of course). Since I have a...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Exclusively underground creature experiencing sun-light for the first-time

I have this creatures which were hiding underground for millennia. They are, from the beginning of their history, exclusively nocturnal. They emerged back on surface after moon disappeared (irrel...

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

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Q&A What anatomical changes would you need to get 1 ton ride-able rodent?

So, I've decided that in my fantasy fiction, I want to have Megabara riders. Massive Capybaras, being ridden into a battle. I've done some basic research and I came across this extinct species tha...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Failus Maximus‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Failus Maximus‭

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Q&A Why haven't scientists found evidence of humans interbreeding with aliens?

In my alternative universe, Atlantis was a real city that existed, although it wasn't called Atlantis or founded by humans. Atlantis or rather, Dosham was a city on an isolated landmass in the nort...

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

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Q&A is it possible for quadrupedal or hexapodal flying monster to fly well while their limbs retracted?

just suddenly struck by curiosity, i vaguely remember that big quadrupedal or hexapodal (if you count the wings) animals cant fly well basically. I dont remember why, but i think it was related to ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Earth-sized Moon with Host Planet launched from Star System

Could a planet with the size and characteristics of the Earth orbit a gas giant and would the earth-like moon be able to maintain its orbit if the gas giant went rogue and was launched from its hos...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user76027‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user76027‭

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Q&A Could aliens from beyond the singularity of a rotating black hole survive and colonise regions of a normal universe?

Would it be possible for aliens that originated and evolved in a planetary system beyond the ring singularity of a rotating black hole to send individuals out into a normal universe to colonise it?...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Ichthys King‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Ichthys King‭

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Q&A With dunkle-like Jaws, how long could the neck be?

The Apex predator of the Sea of Grass biome from planet Andromeda is mostly bipedal, but capable of facultative quadrupedalism, it has long limbs, powerful claws on its hands and is roughly the siz...

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

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Q&A Evolutionary adaptations in sensory organs among wildlife in sandstorm?

What possible evolutionary adaptations could you foresee in the sensory organs of wildlife in an environment beset by a nigh-permanent sandstorm? e.g. in the case of vision, ways to protect the ey...

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

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Q&A How do my plants trap so much carbon?

The boom-bust cycle answer I took for my question: Sustainability of Regular Global Wildfires due to Oxygen Rich Atmosphere pends on the atmosphere being rich in oxygen but poor in CO2. I, however,...

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

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Q&A Is knuckle walking possible in a cursorial animal?

In an alien world, due to changes in the ecosystem animals that were once mostly arboreal started having to spend more time in open plains, adapting to fill a new niche of grasslands/bush eaters an...

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

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Q&A Plausibility of a six limbed, four legged giant

So, I'm creating a fantasy setting, and because why not, I decided to have giants. Not giant giants, just roughly 2 times the height of a human. Now, because physics is dumb, a giant species would ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by The Humbug‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by The Humbug‭

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Q&A Are flexible digits viable for both running and climbing?

I'm basically designing a quadrupedal digitigrade alien, which has evolved from a predominantly arboreal animal into a predator with more cursorial adaptations, capable of running fast, but still b...

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

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Q&A Changing humans to their mirror image versions to become immune to infectious diseases

If we could replace DNA, RNA and the ribosomes in our cells by their mirror image versions, then everything would work in the same way, except that the chirality of all molecules would have been in...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Count Iblis‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Count Iblis‭

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Q&A How Would Hominids Evolve to a Mountain Environment

My non-magic fantasy world has a species of hominid that lives in a huge and wide sierra of mountains. If they had split off from the (now dominant) human species a couple million years ago, (say a...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Capillary Cumorah ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Capillary Cumorah ‭

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Q&A what modifications or methods need for flying monster to withstand thunderstorm?

so i want to create a monster that dwell or fly inside thunderstorm as their defense mechanism, though they do goes down to get food, i want to know what method or modifications need for creature t...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Would a life-bearing Earth-like world with 3g average gravity produce more or fewer flying creatures than Earth?

On one hand, heavier gravity would make flying more difficult, owing to greater weight restrictions on the flying creatures' bodies. On the other hand, the greater density of the atmosphere on ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by James Grossmann‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by James Grossmann‭

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Q&A Humanoid Bioweapon: what can stay and what has to go?

I'm working on a bioweapon created by an extraterrestrial agent. The being is 2.5 m tall, humanoid, digitigrade, intelligent and mostly predatory. However, it does not require water, food or oxygen...

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

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Q&A Can a perpetually darkening atmosphere exist and yet still allow life to evolve?

I am creating a science fiction worldbuilding project, in which humanity has colonised distant exoplanets. One such planet is a Venus-like planet in the sense that it has a perpetual cloud cover, a...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by QUESTER42‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by QUESTER42‭

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Q&A How did aliens on a habitable planet hide themselves during the recon and scouting stage by human colonists?

We've found a habitable planet orbiting a red dwarf star some light years away and conditions are Earth-like enough that a colonization project was initiated. Before any humans landed on the planet...

12 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Faz‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Faz‭

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Q&A Genetics and Population Dynamics of a 7-sex system

One of the respondents in this thread suggested a 7-sex system with the following features: An idea I came up with years ago was a variation on the male/female/carries-offspring idea. This spec...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ettina Kitten‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ettina Kitten‭

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Q&A Life develops on a moon left in darkness?

In the deep, outer reaches of our galaxy, there is a rogue gas giant which, due to an unfortunate event, was flung from its native orbit into interstellar space. It has a mass 12 times that of Jupi...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭

Question biology xenobiology
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Q&A Feasibility of a bone exoskeleton

First time posting here but I would like to get some help with an issue I have. I have a planet that has 30% more gravity than earth. I have terrestrial animals with an exoskeleton, they stand at ...

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

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Q&A How can elves prevent specialization among their species?

Genetic chimerism is a condition in which a single organism is composed of cells with more than one distinct genotype. Elves inhabit this world, but do not possess magic in this reality. Instead, t...

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

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Q&A Can an animal develop a facial disk through muscle and bone alone?

In some birds especially owls, we can observe a structure called facial disk, which is mainly composed of feathers and helps to direct sound to their ears. While being more common in owls, adding u...

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

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Q&A How big does a pelican type creature need to be to carry a grown up human inside its mouth and still fly?

as the title, my question is how big a pelican like creature with its pouch mouth need to be in order to carry grown up human and still fly. since as far as i know hollow bone is to fragile for hu...

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

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Q&A Biology behind a monster that is able to remain invisible

This is a post-apocalyptic setting I'm working on. The world has been overrun by invisible monsters from another parallel universe. They can be heard and smelled, and they can form claw prints on t...

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

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Q&A Biological reason for organically formed crystals in or outside of body

So, it is relatively common to have various creatures grow crystals. This generally happens outside of the body (at least partially), but internal crystals aren't unknown either (see for example, e...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mark Gardner‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mark Gardner‭

Question biology xenobiology
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Q&A is it possible for creature to have loose jaw like snake but also has enough bite strength to bit off big chunk like most predator or human do?

I want to create a glutton creature that can open its mouth wider than the prey item like snakes do, but also can bite through that big hard object and even chew it; this creature doesn't swallow p...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Could a species be able to be impregnated by anything?

Is there a way for a species to essentially become a living incubator of sorts? Not the other way around, as in Plausible ways for the alien species to be able to impregnate every and any species?,...

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

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Q&A Alternatives to amino acids

Amino acids, the building blocks of proteins and, therefore, one of the key components of life as we know it. There are many amino acids in nature, but they all stem from the same basic structur...

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

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Q&A How do you explain a "brooder" sex evolutionarily?

I've seen several people independently come up with the idea of three or more sexes where one sex is responsible for brooding the young (pregnancy, pouch, feeding, something along those lines) but ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ettina Kitten‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Ettina Kitten‭

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Q&A 2 elbowed forelimbs: advantageous or detrimental?

On plain Pilar forest biome of planet X, you have mostly 3 types of vertebrates: those who burrow under the ground those who run through the widely separated trees those who live above ground le...

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

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Q&A Physiological changes necessary to scale an insect's size up while maintaining a catapult jumping mechanism and jump/body ratio?

I understand that one does not simply scale up the smallest of creatures to the size of megafauna without violating basic physiological constraints like the square/cube law, among others; so what w...

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

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Q&A Is it possible to have a skeleton with selective hardness?

There has been materials science research on materials that can harden and soften at need. In nature, we have the example of the sea cucumber, which can go from a squishy compressible state to a r...

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

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Q&A What modifications are needed to have tree that can create hurricane/cyclone around it?

I don't know much about hurricane/cyclone and how to created it (nor know the difference much, so bear with me if i make mistake), so I want to know what kind of plant organs or ability need to ach...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A What modifications are needed to have plants that can grow and survive in a world of sugar and sweetness?

What modification would a plant "” especially tree "” develop in a world where everything is made of sugar, caramel, cake, syrup, soda, etc.? Think of something like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factor...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A What organs or modifications are need for a biological creature to develop lethal force as a poop machine gun?

so i want to know What organs or modifications are need for a biological creature to develop lethal force as a pooping machine gun. something like how skunk spray their stinky odor as defense mec...

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

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Q&A What chemicals or modifications are need for a biological creature to be able to develop as natural/organic suicide bomb?

So in my world there's a creature as big as a common rodent or as big as a rabbit in size. They live in packs, usually burrowed, but occasionally come to surface to get food. The alpha male is task...

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

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Q&A How can a race incapable of conceiving discrete quantities evolve?

Shamelessly inspired by this question, where a race was capable of counting only 0, 1 and "˜many', I have designed a yet more extreme race!! The Continuuoids are a pretty complex race. They can so...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Joe Bloggs‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Joe Bloggs‭

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Q&A How can floating limbs work?

(I'm new here, so if I'm doing something wrong please let me know) I have an idea for a world where most fauna (and potentially flora) have floating, disembodied limbs that hover in place. Think R...

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

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Q&A How to design a species that matches the following critera

This is another question that seeks to provide assistance in the design of ''Eosi Humans'' an alternate human species which makes up the population of my fantasy world ''Diggoran'' ( Pronounced Die...

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

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Q&A How could space life deal with the cold?

I am workin on an ecosystem based on life within the rings of a planet. I will create creatures from single celled organisms, to algae/ lichen, plankton/worms and scales of predators leading to lar...

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

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Q&A Could my species exist naturally

The species I have created, are a species of gliding reptiles. They look primarily like horned lizards and measure up to 20 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 5-6 feet tall. however, they posses wings tha...

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

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Q&A Could a creature evolve a cubic brain?

One thing that is fairly common amongst nearly every macro-scale living thing on this planet is the brain. The brain controls when creatures breathe, move, talk, etc., but the brains of said living...

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

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Q&A Walking Moisture Farms

JordanTheCynic here again with another question relating to my Eosi Humans. Most of my questions are NSFW by the way so just a fair warning. I made a post in the past which discussed how Eosi h...

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

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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 3y ago by E Tam‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by E Tam‭

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Q&A Planet where animals capable of flight couldn't evolve?

Lets say you have a planet called...Galileo. Galileo has a large amount of biodiversity, with bacteria, plants, fungi, and animals. The animals are what I'd like to focus on today. Unlike Earth wit...

11 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DT Cooper‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DT Cooper‭

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