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Saccicauda and Albidapterus by Hyrotrioskjan Saccicauda and Albidapterus by Hyrotrioskjan
The flying pseudo-athropods of Silvanus have still some features of their aquatic ancestors, for example the reproduction. They all must lay their eggs into water or at least a wet habitat. In Addition this habitat must be warmer than 5 degrees which could be a problem at the poles where the temperature often falls under 3 degrees. Saccicauda and it's kin found a solution. After laying the egg, the female put it into a pouch at the base of the males tail. In this warm and wet enviroment the babys can grow easily. After hatching the males beginns to produce a light blue secretion on which the young feed during the first two weeks. After that short, but intense time of parental care the male fly as high as possible and throw ou the juvenile. When it's healthy and fit it will beginn to flap with it's wings instinctively, if not the natural selection get a new victim.

With sometimes 80 cm wingspan Albidaperus is the biggest known flying pseudo-athropd and a nightmare for all small surface swimmers. These "piscivoures" animals often remain several days in the air over Xibalba until they return to their small colonies at the shores of the rifts which split the living planetal crust of Silvanus. In difference to it southern and northern cousins Albidapterus have no breeding season and produce offspring all year round. The females lay their eggs in small ponds which often arise in dead trunks of Mundodendralis major.
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Falken02 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
what are these?
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Flying pseudoathropodic aliens =)
Mrdave1974 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013

love it





ever thought of doing a comic book?

Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have not the endurance for such things :blushes:
MagmaSloth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, this is so incredibly creative. I really need to put more effort into practicing my artwork so I can create ecosystems with creatures like this.
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much :bow:
Zinnorokkrah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Wow- this is really cool. Can they move around with their tails, or do they just rest by coiling on branches? Would these basically be the answer to the hummingbird on Silvanus? A flying animal that barely moves on its own [insert terrestrial-locomotion limbs here]?
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
They are indeed partly the silvanian answer to humminbirds and they can use thier tails only to coil around branches, some species hang under the branches others lay on them.
Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic one here.
Favorite one is the green one.
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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