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How does trophy hunting helps in conservation of rare “Poop Bomber” dragon?

In the modern days, World Wildlife Fund has promised a donation of a lump sum of $100 million to save a certain endangered dragon species found only in the Sahara desert. The adult dragon weights 1.5 ...
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How could a pre-emptive attack on dragon make sense?

So, one part that stayed consistent with my story drafts regarding one of my dragon characters is the pre-emptive strike. You see, the dragon, Gyvaris, is supposed to have a bad attitude. He can ...
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questions about my screeching wyvern?

OK, this how it goes for my wyvern (they're called scaled howlers) in my story: my wyvern are not very large, almost the size of a Haast eagle They mate for life, forming strong monogamous pair bonds ...
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How can my dragons follow your movement with their eyes?

So, dragons. They're omnivores and, while they would be potentially formidable hunters, mostly scavengers. This requires them to be more sparing with their energy. Still, they fly and flight needs ...
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Does this magic system stray way too far from the realm of medieval fantasy? [closed]

I have thought of a magic system, I’ve just thought about it so it’s not a system really. There is a special kind of metal that when a magical powder touches, a practicer of the arts can cast a spell. ...
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How could dragon society avoid interacting with humanity?

One day, the people of a small village, near [----] woke up to a deafening roar, soon followed by bright flashes of light, coming from the nearby forest. As the roars and thuds didn't let up, they ...
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How could a dragon-proof toy work?

So I was outlining the part of the story where Gyvaris, a dragon, almost gets killed, when I realized I glanced over something. You see, Gyv had a human friend before and they used to play games to ...
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What would a house, designed to accomodate a dragon, look like?

So, when you use a dragon for military purposes, it's probably for the best to keep them close and keep them happy. Which means building them a place they can call home. Now, housing a dragon is ...
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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 (example ...
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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 ...
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How would a fantasy city look if it were designed to house dragons [closed]

So currently I'm writing a book and the main city has humans and dragons coexisting. What I want to know is what features would need to be included in order to make this possible Specifically food ...
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Scaling up the bombardier beetle's chemical weapon. What would change?

There are two common quirks I keep hearing about dragon anatomy and biochemistry. The first is that dragons use lifting gases to keep aloft and breathe fire, both of which are just plain dumb. First, ...
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So, how do you ground a dragon?

I was tempted to make this question about grounding the dragon in a different way, then the title would have been "How to make an acid-resistant home/prison for a dragon?". Grounding the dragon is a ...
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How can I bring back dragons? [closed]

So in a world where dragons are long extinct (they're not technically, but the normal people don't know that) , the power creating them or the people who hold that power are long extinct too, how can ...
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my fire breathing creature [duplicate]

ok let say my creature will look something like this: or like this now here's my description of my creature: it's an omnivore (but eat meat mainly) it's stands around 2 feet in height it lives in ...
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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 habitats ...
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How could dragons use their forepaws as hands?

So, I want my dragon to be able to do stuff like open doors and whatnot. Using the wings is kind of awkward and takes up considerable space, and because of the coronavirus, the mouth is also a no-no; ...
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How CAN a Wyvern be a Scansoriopterygid Dinosaur?

It's become a popular speculative evolution trope for the likeliest candidate of the mythological "wyvern" to be a Cenozoic family--if not superfamily--of scansoriopterygid dinosaur. Now the first ...
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Dragons and fall damage

You know, dragons like myself are no strangers to falling. It's a natural part of flight and I used to do it a lot when I was a tiny and very adorable wyrmling. The problem is it hurt, and sure it's ...
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Dragons can spray up to 5 liters of concentrated sulfuric acid. How screwed is a dragon slayer if it gets on them?

The answer, of course, is very screwed; however, I want to elaborate on that more. Background Despite what common propaganda (D&D, Tolkien, etc...) might have taught you, dragons rarely ever use ...
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So, how do I put the extra muscle, needed for flight, into a large flying creatures like dragons?

I've been thinking about this the whole day. At first I thought it was an easy fix, given my dragon's bones have a tensile strength of 3-6.5 GPa and an elastic modulus of 50-140 GPa, depending on the ...
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Facial expressions for dragons?

Though this applies to lizardfolk and most creatures with a snout as well, I'm having trouble giving more facial expressions to dragons. Sure, they can wink, bare their fangs and laugh out loud and ...
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Poison needs time to affect a creature (especially large ones). What strategy would dragonslayers use then?

The first step of dragon slaying is pretty established: First you locate a place that the dragon frequently visits (i.e: considers it to be safe) and place an offering. This is a combination of ...
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How to TORTURE! (A big ol' dragon). (Without getting killed after)

Uh... Humans from the 21st century! Here is a very, VERY, VEEERY, important general from an AU in which we managed to create genetically crafted, sentient, four-legged, two-winged, fire-breathing ...
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Non-violent uses of a dragon? [closed]

So, back to my acid-breathing (sulfuric acid, pH 0.2-0.1, 1-3 liters can be stored at a time) dragon. So, the Dragon's life isn't exactly great, he's currently a slave working for a larger town, he ...
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What Stops Dragons From Causing Ecological Collapse?

In my setting Dragons evolved on a n isolated continent far from where man evolved. But in the past thousand years dragons have been introduced to the human inhabited continent, which is filled with ...
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Political ramifications of a kingdom using a dragon in battle, how to remedy them?

So, one thing we didn't talk about was the political ramification that'd arise from kingdom A using a dragon in battles. Kingdom A seems to be able to make the dragon do just about anything they say. ...
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Is there a mythological creature that is an hybrid of dragon and a griffin?

Like... A cockatrice with four legs and maybe horns. Is there an actual mythological creature like this, big enough to humans to ride on, or will I have to make one up? (For plot reasons, it is better ...
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How might wyverns affect Medieval warfare?

Despite being somewhat rare nowadays, many warlords capture wyverns for use in war and there exists the possibly of some early form of domestication. Now here are some characteristics of these wyverns:...
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How would a dragon's neck be optimized for the most force output for the least amount of weight?

Basically I wanted dragons to be able to efficiently finish off armored opponents by chomping on one of their arm then batting them around and against hard surfaces until they're no more. If you need ...
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How to utilize dragons that are too small to ride in warfare?

Dragons in my setting are significantly smaller and less physically powerful than most depictions. The large males reach about 100 kilograms and just over two meters tall. This means that they ...
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How could this dragon-killing poison work?

So, dragons are rather large (2 meters at the withers and have a nose-to-base-of-tail length of 5 meters) creatures. Pic related by: KatePfeilschiefter They look something like pic related, albeit ...
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How would a giant reptile creature hunt in a desert?

I'm talking about place similar to the Jordan desert, where the biggest prey is similar to wild donkeys and antelopes like oryx and gazelles. My creature is 1.92 meters tall and 4 meters long, looks ...
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How can a dragon take off to the air silently?

Imagine a dragon as tall as average adult horse with a wing span of 12m long measuring from tip to tip. I wonder what evolutionary traits or techniques could allow the dragon to lift itself off the ...
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How would a well-equipped Renaissance knight mitigate a dragon's fire breath?

During the early Renaissance, how might a knight-errant equip themselves to mitigate the offensive capabilities of flying, fire-breathing reptiles? It can be assumed that the knight, backed by a ...
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Bacteria can produce sulphuric acid with pH values of <1 Could a more complex organism use them?

Previously, I asked about the plausibility of a sulphuric acid dragon. As it turns out, the answer was right on Wikipedia, namely a. thiooxidans and the snottie Snottites are highly acidic biofilms ...
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How might a sea wyvern adapt its flame breath?

Sea Wyverns (name not final) nest on small, rocky islands scattered throughout the sea and primarily catch fish going somewhat below the water. Basically, wyverns ingest a piezoelectric crystal which ...
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How do I explain my Phoenixes “rebirthing” process

Phoenixes are a unique type of wyvern not only due to their colorful feathers (which resemble flames) but also how they reproduce. Phoenixes lay 7 eggs which require a lot of heat to hatch. ...
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How to prevent medieval houses from being burnt to ground by fire breathing dragons?

Medieval houses generally made out of timber were often being raided by several dragons that can breathe chemical fire at a distance. They seldom touch the houses with their razor sharp talons nor ...
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What would be the best way to capture a Wyvern?

Wyverns in a lot of ways are living weapons. They're huge (roughly the size of quetzalcoatlus), can fly, can support the weight of ONE unarmored human, and can breathe fire. Given these traits, it's ...
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how might flame retardant feathers work?

male Wyverns collect shiny objects in their dens to attract mates it quite common for Wyverns to get into territorial fight. Now Wyverns are capable of breathing fire but they are also covered in ...
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Evolutionary advantage for recurve fang in dragons

In medieval times, news of dragons attacking the outskirts of the villages is flooding in. The King is losing patience. According to witnesses, these dragons can lift cows and occasionally elephants ...
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How to make a dragon's whip even deadlier?

So, in my previous question, the two most popular weapons for a dragon were wings and the tail. The core concept is that my slightly-larger-than-a-draft-horse dragon, who still only weighs a mere 500 ...
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How to prove that “dragons“ spit fire?

Let's imagine there actually were dragons (dinosaurs) that spit fire. How could that be actually proven if you've lived in a day and age like today, where these kinds of creatures are actually ...
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Could my Wyverns exist?

A long time ago, Yi Qi diverged into three main groups: Cockatrices, Drakes, and Wyverns. Some characteristics of Wyverns include: They are tetrapods/quadrupeds They are covered with feathers The ...
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Could a serpentine dragons exist?

Contrary to popular belief serpentine dragons are not in fact magical or related to the European wyvern but instead are descended from the Chrysopelea. some common characteristics of serpentine ...
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How to slay my acid dragon?

Now that I created a lovable and sweet western dragon, it is high time to toss him into Hell. Obviously, slaying a dragon isn't an easy task, especially when he is actively running away from you. ...
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Dragons have a constraint on muscle mass that isn't dedicated to flight. What's the best natural physical weapon for them?

Since the dragon lives in a forest, he limits the use of his acidic breath weapon on home ground to hit 'n run, supply destruction, and a way to deter his enemies and give him a chance to escape. ...
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How much aqua regia should a dragon store?

So, dragons are hexapodal creatures, slightly larger than most draft horses (around 190-200 cm at the withers). Compared to the Quetzalcoatlus, dragons have twice the muscles mass in the pectoral ...
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How can an animal rights organization prevent the extermination of dragons?

I am a descendant of the Unsullied, who once served Daenerys Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great ...

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