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Nutcracker by Hyrotrioskjan Nutcracker by Hyrotrioskjan
Before we continue with hypercarnivorous pseudo-athropds (know called Sicagnathids, thanks for the suggestion :iconorionide5: I want to show you the black sheep of the family (very fitting because some variants are really black). Nucesvenator is a middle sized animal of the sivalinan Fauna but in it's habitat, which lays over 500 meters, it's one of the biggest creatures. Prey for a predator of this size is rare at this altitude and this was maybe one reason which favored the evolution of this nightmare of all nuts.
The nuts of Mundodendralis, the worldtrees, are very thick and can only be cracked by 3 or four species on Silvanus. And of all these Nucesvenator is the one with the most efficent method. Instead to work on the shell for hours or to let them fall several times from great altitude, the animal just grap the nuts with it's powerfull legs and break it up within a few minutes.
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kaijusaurus387 Sep 2, 2013   General Artist
Kinda looks like a jumping tick  Hold Me I'm Scared V2 
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:iconrodlox:
wow! quite neat.

I'm curious how the Nucesvenators grab the worldtrees' nuts' interior meat - with their fore/mid-legs or mouth?

bravo!
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Hyrotrioskjan May 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
With their mouth =)
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CelestialTrilobite May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a cool nutcracker :D
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Hyrotrioskjan May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow:
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:iconredpanda7:
At least they only eat nuts
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Hyrotrioskjan May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
big nuts but nuts :nod:
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:iconredpanda7:
It seems like we've said nuts a lot of times
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Hyrotrioskjan May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm eating salted nuts in the moment...
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:iconredpanda7:
At least we know what inspired you XD
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