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Q&A How can my reptile like creature spray blood from its eyes containing Capsaicin?

My creature looks like a Psittacosaurus, with spikes all around its body, it hisses and uses its tail whip as a first. As last resort it will squirt an aimed stream of blood from its eyes toward it...

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

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Q&A Most efficient actinopterygian jaw structure?

Ray-finned fishes have a variety of interesting and complex jaw structures. Here is the skeleton of an anglerfish Here is the skull of another actinopterygian I am designing a large (roughly...

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

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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 Are firefly-like vertebrates biologically plausible?

Fireflies are amazing little insects. They have the ability to produce a pulse of light without the help of a symbiotic relationship with bioluminescent bacteria. This works via a chemical reactio...

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

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Q&A how big does my creature's organ need to blind or stun predator of all size?

Ok so my creature will look like this They're not big, about 2 feet tall. They're technically amphibians but have the scaly hide of a reptile. They live near the sea. Their life cycle is simila...

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

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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 2y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user3556983‭

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Q&A A Mammal with Electrical Defenses

I'd like to create a land-based mammal that uses its electricity NOT for navigation or hunting, but only as a defense (enough to stun creatures approximately its own size or marginally larger, with...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user3556983‭

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Q&A A tiny fire-breather

My postulated creature will look something like this: or like this: Its description is as follows: it's a non-obligate carnivore its height is, on average, about two feet it lives in arid h...

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

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Q&A What aquatic life would utterly deplete the soil of a specific nutrient?

In my story an area was formerly beneath an ocean or lake. Some form of life leeched the soil of a specific mineral or substance. Technology level is that of ~1700 Spain. Now that the water has ...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user72058‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user72058‭

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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 2y ago by user3556983‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user3556983‭

Question biology fauna zoology
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Q&A Could Vocal Mimicry be a Viable Tactic for a Predator?

Vocal mimicry for this question refers to the ability to imitate the sounds of other animals, exemplified in this video of a lyrebird mimicking several species of birds, a chainsaw and even a camer...

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

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Q&A if there was a dragon that spits pyrophoric liquids like a spitting cobra

Ok, to be honest, I don't believe about dragons having a special bladder or organ that stores up gas (especially methane) and having flint-like teeth or whatnot, or even having six limbs. Here's m...

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

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Q&A Can a humanoid with a wider mouth and different teeth structure talk like a human?

Let's say that there are some humanoid mammals that can talk like humans, and their voices are about the same (so not really high or low pitched). Some of them have different tongues too, really th...

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

Question biology zoology
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Q&A How can a bigfoot hide from satellites?

A bigfoot is hiding in the Canadian Pine forests. Why haven't the thermal imaging satellites picked up the huge animal all this time? Is there some way an animal can hide from thermal imaging came...

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

Question biology zoology
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Q&A Can a land-based organism get to be at least 100 ft. in length and still be plausible?

Basically, I'm trying to see if a land-based creature roughly between 50-100 ft. long could exist on Earth at the moment and still be scientifically plausible. I know that whales and other creatur...

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

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Q&A Entelodont domestication

Description So fellas have you ever head of pig from hell, well if you haven't its called the Entelodont and it is an extinct pig like omnivorous mammal that resembles a giant boar. It is thought ...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A A Tiktaalik for Placoderms

So many millions of years ago their was a lobe finned lung fish named tiktaalik that led to the evolution of all tetrapods and the diversity they hold today. And I wanna do that again, but instead ...

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

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Q&A Mitocondrial Density in an arthropleura on steroids

Context In one of my stories I am having a villain try to bring back the beauty of the giant arthropods in the Carboniferous period by genetically engineering his own personal, mega-pseudo-arthrop...

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

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Q&A Sonar Jamming Squids

Context In the arms race of survival many animals have developed ways of evading predators, but the animal I am interested in for this question would be the tiger moth. So basically these guys jam...

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

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Q&A Sperm Whale Hunting Colossal Squids

Context For reasons unknown a large, powerful company wants to engineer colossal squids to catch or kill sperm whales. They have tons of money to do this and even more resources.Just one thing... ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Insect Mind Control

So I am making another insect themed character (I can't help it insects are just so amazing to me❤️) and I want this one to be able to control insects from a distance. I have some ideas (Pher...

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

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Q&A Mammal producing spider venom

Could a human be genetically engineered to produce a less fatal form of the Brazilian Wandering Spider's Venom? I have been told that many things that insects can do do not function in humans for v...

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

Question biology zoology
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Q&A Human Dragonfly Wings

So dragonflies are the sky's perfect predator, and while their are many adaptations that make this one big one is their wings. And one character in my story has these along with other mammalian ver...

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

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Q&A The dragonfly diet

So basically what I want to know what dietary changes to human would need to happen to support this human dragonfly -Chitin claws on all fingers and toes; and three chitin spikes on each limb 9-...

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

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Q&A Psychedelic Death Birds

There is this very weird species of bird that just can't get enough of delicious human flesh. But the bird has a problem - humans are big, smart, and social, so this little birdie has a unique skil...

10 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A What would be the consequences of these biological changes to a human

So let's say you changed a human's DNA to give him: a thick exoskeleton that is a lot like that of a mantis shrimp (to make him bullet-proof) very small holes all over his body to use to breathe ...

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

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Q&A Animal to have as an efficiently modified enemy to humans

I am trying to think of animals that would make the strongest enemy for humans if they were bred in a laboratory. My goal is to have an animal that begins by being used in a benign, controlled way...

11 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by shieldedtulip‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by shieldedtulip‭

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Q&A How intelligent would a wild animal have to be to not fear fire?

How intelligent would an animal(land bound animal) have to be to not fear fire? It's unable to make it or control it, but when a person is sitting by one, and while other animals act more traditio...

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