Questions tagged [creature-design]

For questions regarding the viability of a life-form design. These questions should focus on biologically plausible creatures.

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Evolution of sexual parasitism in a species with small and intelligent females but large and “brute” males?

So, I had this idea about a sapient alien specie paritally based on the reproduction of the schistosoma A flat worm specie in which the male is notorious bigger than the female, and this have a ...
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How can a boneless creature make temporary supports?

I have this adaptable canine ish shaped animal. Its legs are longer though. Its body's flesh is like regular animals with fur; not sluggy. It can alter the "hardness"(there's probably a ...
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How feasible would non-jawed vertebrates be on land?

In my alien world life has evolved very convergently with life on Earth. Carbon-based lifeforms managed to evolve multicellularity and evolved a lineage of organisms in line with early fish, however ...
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Genetically engineered tendons that can store and quickly release a lot of kinetic energy?

I think I'm gonna need this one for some of my creatures who need power magnification. The basic idea is simple, I wanted a biogenic spring that can withstand tensile stress, store and quickly release ...
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Would dragons be able to purr?

My dragons have a... "difficult" personality. They're very catlike. Sure, they're more like KrimsonRogue's cat (somewhere around chaotic good). But, if I want to make my dragons smug, blue-...
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Carnivorous Flower-worm: Implantation Possible?

If you want to know exactly what creature I'm referring to, look at Feasibility of Carnivorous Flower-worm. Let's say I want people to be able to ritualistically implant these creatures to gain the ...
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How get functional arthropod-like legs for carry great weights?

"For big sizes and masses arthropod legs are a bad option" is what many people say, but nevertheless, this always looks cool and scary. So based on the first solution for an Anatomically ...
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Modifying muscles to be more bullet resistant without affecting strength?

So, if we were to treat realistic creature design like making a pokémon card, one of the obvious "types" would be volant (flight-capable) creatures, and their biggest downside would be the ...
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Can a planet dream of sheep?

I had a peculiar dream... There is a terrestrial planet orbiting an unknown multi stars system, that planet in fact is alive as in its a living planet. Just like the Portuguese man of war it is ...
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How and where would bird-wing fold away if they were mounted on internal turtle shoulders?

If a bird-winged creature had shoulders inside the ribcage like a turtle, how would its wings fold up, and where on the body would they likely be held? The creature has a carapace and turtle-like back,...
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How Feasible is a Flying Equivalent of my Chomping Eggs

For those of you who've seen my other questions about the Chomping Eggs, please bear with me. This new creature is similar but named a Dropper (reasoning below). It has two wings and an egg-shaped ...
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How to make communication between members of the collective mind?

According to the plot of my anatomical guide, superhumans created by me are sometimes able to unite into a single collective mind, while becoming a single superintelligent entity. The swarms of these ...
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Anatomically Correct Lamia

The lamia is a creature that originated in ancient greek mythology, but has been depicted in many forms over time. This question asks about the most recent interpretation as a sphinx-like hooved ...