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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 Megamangrove Roots--Which Kind of Aerial Roots Would Best Support Their Large Size?

In an alternate Earth, early or midway in the Eocene Epoch, there debuted a family of angiosperm trees whose roots need to be completely submerged. As a result, the limit is that they can't germin...

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

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Q&A What would a thicker atmosphere do to plant growth/evolution?

I'm working on a concept for a habitable world with venus-like atmospheric pressures, where humans have settled onto huge tabletop mountains where the atmosphere isn't as crushing. This is a terraf...

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

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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 2y ago by Aezyc‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Aezyc‭

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Q&A Why would a tree species grow very large in what is a very windy environment?

In my fictional world, the planet has some very strong winds that regularly blow across large areas of land. In this world, however, very large, tall trees grow (the reason for the size of the tree...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by bio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by bio‭

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Q&A Could a marine plant have a salt-filtration system for when plants suck up the sea-water (providing a source of fresh water?)?

In a world I want to make, sailors would travel at sea for many years, perhaps up to ten, on sail boats. Obviously, they'd normally be stricken by scurvy and such, but I was thinking of some kind o...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Topsy-Scurvy‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Topsy-Scurvy‭

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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 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y 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 2y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A Feasibility of a tree with a circulatory system

I recently look at a question on this site that questioned if a "world tree" is feasible, Would a 'World Tree' be feasible in real life?. If i remember correctly, it stated that one way to distribu...

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

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Q&A Can a planet with blue glowing plants exist?

I have a planet where I want all plants to be blue and glowing. I was thinking that they could use something other than light for energy. I want the plants to always glow. The atmosphere is basical...

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

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Q&A what organs or modification needed to have plants that drink liquid blood?

so in my world the rivers and lakes (not sure about the sea yet) are made of blood that'll never dry up. The blood maybe fresh or not (I still haven't decided yet,probably both anyway) i also haven...

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

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Q&A Are "plants" and "animals" inevitable on an alien planet?

Is it simply inevitable that on a planet organisms would split into motile and non-motile groups. I'm planning on creating slime-like amoebic chemotrophs for my light devoid-planet that are the "pl...

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

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Q&A What modification would make literal fire trees be able to grow?

To help imagine it and my inspiration, it's basically similar to pictures from Abrahamic religions with burning trees like this one. They can't speak though, they are just trees or plants that are ...

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

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Q&A The case of the sexist plant

Let's say we have a species of plant, that, for whatever reason, only wants to be pollenated by female pollinators. Maybe this gives some advantage to the plant and/or pollinator. Why would a plan...

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

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Q&A Hanging World - Trees

Scenario A civilization is living on an ancient super structure, they don't know much about it, they just live there and have lived there for as long as they know. For our current situation we can ...

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

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Q&A What kind of planet environment could best host aliens like *Battle: Los Angeles*?

If I want a home for aliens like those which invaded in Battle:Los Angeles, what would be the best fitting features? The aliens: Burn water for fuel (assume they are using deuterium for fusion) ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Vogon Poet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Vogon Poet‭

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Q&A Fauna (and flora) in temperate polar region

Due to the world being based more on magic than actual science, I have a "planet" with changing season everywhere. A "sun" orbits it roughly near the equator, but it only gives light, it doesn't ch...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Zuzka Houšková‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Zuzka Houšková‭

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Q&A What would a silicone-based plant, especially a tree, look like?

This question's information is based on the answer in my previous question about what the aquatic creature need in order to live or survive in my acid water? The thing that's not in the descriptio...

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

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Q&A A parasitic apple tree?

Could there arise naturally a plant that like mistletoe attaches itself parasitically to an oak tree that can interbreed with a regular apple tree, and produce fruit that are very similar to apples?

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

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Q&A What Would the Third Kind of Angiosperm Look Like?

To put this title into context, there are actually two basic kinds of angiosperms on Earth, showing here: These differences in characteristics serve their own adaptations to survive and thrive. ...

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

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Q&A Exploding fruit mechanism

I'm designing an alien tree species that produces small purple fruits at the edge of its braches. Now a few seconds after one of these fruits falls from the tree it makes a small explosion so that ...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by John Michailidis‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by John Michailidis‭

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Q&A What would it take for a plant to produce electric shocks?

I'm designing an alien plant soecies that has evolved to produce electric shocks, as a way to keep insects away from it. My question is, how would it produce electricity in the first place? Also, c...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by John Michailidis‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by John Michailidis‭

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Q&A Are plastic plants plausible?

Edit: some answerers seem to be slightly misunderstanding the nature of the premise. Remember that the concept here is this; In the Precambrian of Earth, bacteria evolve to extract the abundant chl...

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

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Q&A Plant-Animal reproduction

I'm designing an Anthropomorphic Lu-pine. (Get it? Cuz it's technically a tree, but it looks like a werewolf.) They are mobile, omnivorous plants, slightly larger than the average person. They are ...

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

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Q&A How to design a hyper-coffee plant

How much caffeine could you fit into a roasted coffee bean (that will later be ground and steeped) while still having a strong coffee flavor? I'm aiming for a super-caffeine boost -- something whe...

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