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I am trying to flesh out the details of an interesting animal (for D&D) that will both disgust my players while at the same time have them think the animal is a "useful" creature. I want the ...

Other than honey from bees and silk from silkworms, were there other instances where insects were "domesticated" and put to use? Or even if insects and their derivatives were collected from the wild ...

Just a bit of background: one of my favorite zombie causers is from the Dead Rising video game series. In it, the undead are reanimated by a wasp-like insect that lays eggs in a corpse (I think. It's ...

As we all know, animals are going extinct all the time and that includes arthropods. Many scientist say that we could bring extinct species (like black rhinos, tigers etc.) back to life. I was ...

In the world I'm creating, a branch of humans from prehistoric earth were castaway to another dimension by reality bending beings. The dimension exists as a large cavern filled with giant Earth ...

Context To revive the Carboniferous period of earth one man and a group of other scientists have been genetically engineering and breeding land arthropods into giant sizes and exotic shapes since the ...

In a world I'm creating, a group of humans from Stone-age earth have been shrunk to 2 centimeters tall and are now stranded in another Earth-like world similar to our own, but without vertebrates. ...

Is it plausible for a species of ant that inhabits a mangrove-like marine environment to have their abdomen evolve into a tail-like appendage for swimming to move from tree to tree to forage?

So, I am working on a species called the Vosians, who hail from the planet Vos. They are a species of eusocial insectoids, much like Earth ants. Biology The Vosians are about 3 feet tall, or 0.9 ...

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....

As a parody of the super soldier questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I will now start this series of questions about Pseudo-Arthropod Primates. Previous questions from ...

Background As a parody of the super soldier questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I will now start this series of questions about Pseudo-Arthropod Primates. Questions from ...

Other questions from this thread: Question 1 Question 3 Oh my that title is a mouthful, but as a parody of the super solider questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I will ...

Context I got this man who can control millions of insects at a time to fight. He accomplishes this thanks to the microbots(smaller than bacteria) in his nervous system that react to his mind and ...

I have this character in my story who controls insects and I wanna have him travel in swarms of house flies. why house flies? you ask? Well, two reasons: When I was younger they were my favorite ...

I got this character that has micro-robots in his nervous system that come together and send signals to insects with the micro-robots in them. These effectively give him mind control over these ...

Assuming the information in this video by the Cambridge University is correct, Planthoppers can jump as far as a meter. Their size ranges from 1cm in cooler climates to 5cm in the tropics. With ...

How genetically different do my human-arthropod hybrid have to be to humans to not be at risk of prion diseases when eating humans? I don't want my monsters to eat a brain for a quick snack and then ...

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 ...

So I am making up a human that has been hybridized with some insect species and I was wondering what the psychological consequences of these separate minds being put together would be (of course the ...

In my world, a group of scientists prepare for the "inevitable" extinction of man by manufacturing* true, efficient, social(1) hive minds from Order Hymenoptera, specifically from the wasp waist ...

About the Question The end questions are about the mechanics of the repair work itself for certain parts of the scarf. Everything else should be explained below. Location On one of the worlds of a ...

Winter is finally upon us! With winter comes a delightful break from the year-round torment of bugs flying your face. Winter is cold - as a result, you can peacefully breathe the winter air without ...

There are a lot of giant insects and arachnids in fantasy and sci-fi. The understanding of why this is impossible on a world with Earth-like conditions is pretty universal: ineffectiveness of blood-...

So I recently had this bizarre idea on using Swarming Wasps as Bio-weapons. (I'm going to simply use Bio-engineered wasps instead of bees for sake of less confusion on what the swarm is of) The ...

In my world, there are underground ruins from an ancient civilization. There are giant insect creatures living in these underground cave-like ruins, ranging from the size of a large dog to the size of ...

My question is: Can a human be used as a living ant hill or bee hive, e.g. have insects living inside themselves under the premise that they (the human) are completely immobilized? "Living hill or ...

The rock is spherical. All arthropods are included. They have no time limit and are "programmed" to cooperate, but lack intelligence. While there is no time limit, the insects do this transportation ...

I'm looking to create a highly advanced insect communication network that could be broadcast on an interplanetary basis. Now, my insects communicate through chemical signals and smells which they ...

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