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Feelertongues by Hyrotrioskjan Feelertongues by Hyrotrioskjan
Diplolinguidae:
Feelertongues or Terrortongues, how some scientists call them, are very small pseudoathropods which are near relatives of sicagnathids  th05.deviantart.net/fs71/200H/…
They very diverse, with 20 genera and 70 species. These are the most common species which can be found nearly everywhere on Silvanus. 
They live within the roots of the Mundodendralus trees where they hunt small invertebrates. These roots are full of natural grown tunnels which make the trees much lighter but it's also one of the weakest points of the plants, that's the reason for a huge diversity of parasites which feed on the root juice. Therefor the Diplolinguidae are a important part of the silvanian fauna because they keep the populations of parasites small.

p.s. The "feelers" are atually the two tongues which every pseudothropod has, in this case they became extremely long and work as tactile organs and grapping tools
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Dragontunders Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist
they look adorable :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =)
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hlootoo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ooooooo, insects! :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not insects, but something similar =)
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cybershot Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Nice creatures!!!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
These are so cool. What do other members of this family look like?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :lol:

They are not much different, but while they are from the outside all very similar, some are unique in their behavior. For example, some species are only able to survive in the inner of Mundodendralis borealis or only feed on a special form of parasite.
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Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
That's very cool. So what other things do you have planned for Silvanus?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Much much more :evillaugh:

sorry, I mean... too much to realize it in one PPMP (positive projeckt motivation phase). And I can't talk about it yet because there are still many things which are fuzzy in my head. Some stuff take first shape on paper =)
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