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Questions tagged [zoology]

For questions relating to the study or analysis of animals, animal husbandry, or the discussion of animal behavior and evolution.

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What would hunting with wolves look like?

NB: for more background, the humans of this question are the direct ancestors of the druids from that question. I am building the timeline of a druidic society which rose to dominate the forest they ...
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Can a land-based organism get to be at least 100 ft. in length and still be plausible?

Basically, I'm trying to see if a land-based creature roughly between 50-100 ft. long could exist on Earth at the moment and still be scientifically plausible. I know that whales and other creatures ...
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Amazing animal fight [closed]

Unfortunately, the new amazing zoo (Strategy to capture a TRex alive?) has much less success than expected and is close to bankruptcy. An international survey launched by the zoo managers has shown ...
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What would a 100kg wolf look like? [closed]

I found that most wolf species (especially European ones) have average weight of 40 to 60 kg and average height (at shoulder) of 50 to 80 cm. Questions are: if there was a wolf that was about 100 kg,...
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A Tiktaalik for Placoderms

So many millions of years ago their was a lobe finned lung fish named tiktaalik that led to the evolution of all tetrapods and the diversity they hold today. And I wanna do that again, but instead of ...
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Mitocondrial Density in an arthropleura on steroids

Context In one of my stories I am having a villain try to bring back the beauty of the giant arthropods in the Carboniferous period by genetically engineering his own personal, mega-pseudo-arthropods....
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Sonar Jamming Squids

Context In the arms race of survival many animals have developed ways of evading predators, but the animal I am interested in for this question would be the tiger moth. So basically these guys jam ...
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Sperm Whale Hunting Colossal Squids

Context For reasons unknown a large, powerful company wants to engineer colossal squids to catch or kill sperm whales. They have tons of money to do this and even more resources.Just one thing... ...
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Entelodont domestication

Description So fellas have you ever head of pig from hell, well if you haven't its called the Entelodont and it is an extinct pig like omnivorous mammal that resembles a giant boar. It is thought to ...
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Insect Mind Control

So I am making another insect themed character (I can’t help it insects are just so amazing to me❤️) and I want this one to be able to control insects from a distance. I have some ideas (Pheromones ...
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Mammal producing spider venom

Could a human be genetically engineered to produce a less fatal form of the Brazilian Wandering Spider’s Venom? I have been told that many things that insects can do do not function in humans for ...
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Human Dragonfly Wings

So dragonflies are the sky’s perfect predator, and while their are many adaptations that make this one big one is their wings. And one character in my story has these along with other mammalian ...
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Zopheridae Super Shell

The Zopheridae is a subfamily of beetles that are known for their super hard exoskeletons. In order to stick and insect-pin in them, you need a drill to get it in them. You also cannot crush them just ...
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The dragonfly diet

So basically what I want to know what dietary changes to human would need to happen to support this human dragonfly -Chitin claws on all fingers and toes; and three chitin spikes on each limb 9-10 ...
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Psychedelic Death Birds

There is this very weird species of bird that just can't get enough of delicious human flesh. But the bird has a problem - humans are big, smart, and social, so this little birdie has a unique skill: ...
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What would be the consequences of these biological changes to a human

So let's say you changed a human's DNA to give him: a thick exoskeleton that is a lot like that of a mantis shrimp (to make him bullet-proof) very small holes all over his body to use to breathe ...
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Animal to have as an efficiently modified enemy to humans

I am trying to think of animals that would make the strongest enemy for humans if they were bred in a laboratory. My goal is to have an animal that begins by being used in a benign, controlled way, ...
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How intelligent would a wild animal have to be to not fear fire?

How intelligent would an animal(land bound animal) have to be to not fear fire? It's unable to make it or control it, but when a person is sitting by one, and while other animals act more ...