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Questions tagged [carnivorous]

For creatures primarily consuming meat.

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Anatomically Correct Carnivorous Tree

How might a carnivorous tree look or work? The following conditions must be met: Consumes members of the biological kingdom 'Animalia' Possesses something resembling a trunk or stem of any kind ...
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Why would my carnivorous species condemn murder? [closed]

The members of this species are carnivorous pack animals with human-like intelligence, with the majority of them being a part of a supersized "megapack." They frequently kill for food or defense. ...
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How to cause a surge in large carnivore diversity, roughly 5-7 million years hence?

I have had an idea for a possible story, where the protagonists are some kind of future, sapient hominid descendants (Not descended from humans; bonobos or gorillas or something). The main premise of ...
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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 ...
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Can I have a carnivore with large canines that kills by crushing the skull of its prey?

For this question, I've got a pretty large carnivore. I haven't quite decided on their hunting style, but am leaning toward them being an endurance hunter. They're comparable in size to a large ...
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Carnivorous wire grass a.k.a. Bloodgrass

Inspired by Bonegrass and the local sawgrass I've started thinking about a new creation... Bloodgrass. Bloodgrass typically grows along the edges of watering holes and streams in tall dense thickets ...
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Designing a carnivorous plant

Planet Swamp. As the name suggest, it is a planet fully covered with swamps. A new kind of carnivorous plant has been discovered on this planet: when its leaves are touched by an animal or moved by ...