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Is it possible for an animal to have a plant stage in its life cycle? [duplicate]

I'm designing an alien species with a somewhat unique life cycle. When these aliens reach maturity, both males and females start producing thousands of tiny spores filled with hydrogen gas that float ...
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How can I make my insect life cycle time system more accurate

In my world, there is not day or night, only dusk and dawn. Their time system is based on an insect called an Ersen which follows a very mechanical and strict life cycle which is synchronised ...
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Habitable planet without oceans and with all rivers flowing towards the poles

The surface of this planet is about 3/4 the one of earth. It has no oceans or seas, its landscape defined by huge mountain ranges between 15 and 25km high. Most mountain ranges are latitudinal (N-S), ...
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Why would an intelligent species with male drones allow them on nuptial flights?

I am working on a creature (tentatively calling them “beepipers”) that lives in hives (heavily based on honeybees). The drone (reproductive male) is born to mate with a queen, and will die shortly ...
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Sexual parasite centaur?

I have this idea for an alien centaur species which goes through an aquatic juvenile stage looking vaguely like this: Then the males attach themselves to the females and they're able to leave the ...
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