View Poll Results: Vote for your Favorite Flower Based Creature!

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  • Snarfevs

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  • rgeorge

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  • Fumble

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  • artiphats

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  • GoldenSerpent

    31 45.59%
  • (lark

    15 22.06%

    2 2.94%
  • porcupine

    1 1.47%
  • fedde

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  • konstable

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  • Rich3

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  • alive

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  • J-Sun

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  1. #1
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    C.O.W. #183_It Has The Traits Of A Flower_Voting!

    C.O.W. #183_It Has The Traits Of A Flower - VOTING!!



    Topic: It Has The Traits Of A Flower

    Deadline for the voting: Saturday July 24th 2010

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  3. #2
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    Artist: snarfevs

    Concept: Inflorescent Flagellant

    This beastie mimics a flower to a close approximation and grabs insects with a sticky tonguelike appendage that it whips over its back. It incorporates a claw that can transport the insects between 'tongue' and mouth into its somewhat asymmetric bauplan. Smells like dead fish. Found throughout the southwestern grabens.

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    Artist: rgeorge

    Concept: Arion Orchidium Temptaris
    An obscure species of terrestrial slugs inhabiting the underbelly of the lush green tropical rainforests of the planet Gaelege. Its survival depends on the erratic blooming of the false reproductive appendage on it's tail, resembling an orchid, which it uses to attract its prey, which consist mostly of small insects and worms. This wholly unreliable method of survival has reduced the species' population to a mere 300. Adding to this misfortune of evolution the creature has a propensity to come underfoot of larger forest denizens.

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    Artist: Fumble

    Concept: Orchid wind rider

    This colorful creature hides out in the Orchid flowers hence its colorful disguise. It waits for gushes of wind to carry it from flower to flower.
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    Artist: Artiphats

    Concept: Tropical Crane of Morro

    This colorful member of the crane family can be found on the island of Morro. Usually seen in bright pinks and purples, it dives at prey from high above, eating small fish and small vermin alike.

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    Artist: GoldenSerpent

    Concept: Floridacapitis tentaculata

    Commonly referred to as flower serpents, six-legged flower mimics, or the thing that bit me on the nose when I tried to smell it. Floridacapitis tentaculata is a species that bears a remarkable resemblance to the flower species Arachnorchis tentaculata (Eastern Mantis Orchid). Six-legged flower mimics will sit motionless on the ground or wrapped around a tree branch with their flower-like heads outstretched. The large yellow glands above the top jaw and and smaller yellow glands located at the corners of the mouth both secrete a scent similar to the flower species they mimic. This attracts insects right into their gaping jaws.

    Floridacapitis tentaculata lacks eyes as the front of it's head has evolved into a sophisticated olfactory organ and the spikes on its frill and jaw are able to sense minute changes in air currents, they are even able to differentiate between different species of flying insects based on how their flight patterns effect the air.

    These small creatures are not especially aggressive but will most likely bite any nose or finger that gets too close to their mouths before promptly scampering away.

    Because of their beautiful flower-like appearance many species of flower mimics are highly sought after in the exotic pet trade, leading some species to become endangered.

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    Artist: (lark

    Concept: chlorophyllius sikokiamorph

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    this strange creature is a member of the reptile family. like many other reptiles it has evolved a form of camouflage to hide itself from predators. this species uses its resemblance to a kind of lily (Arisaema sikokianum) found in the damp swampy region it inhabits.

    the chlorophyllius sikokiamorph is strange in another way as well. it produces energy and nutrition by a process similar to the chlorophyll found in plant life. its only outside needs are sunlight, and heavy amounts of water of which it drinks and processes at an extremely fast rate. because of this they tend to not last through very dry seasons, and are becoming a very rare endangered species.

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  12. #8
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    Artist: IVIATT

    Concept: Petal Oddity

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    Perhaps the least understood of all mobile plantae life is the so called Petal Oddity. Its ability to levitate as a means of locomotion is the subject of much debate in biologist circles worldwide. Some speculate that chemical reactions within the creature generate a kind of elementary lift, while others believe that a secondary 'brain is housed in the creature's back which possesses tremendous mental abilities, including levitation. Much more testing and field observation is required in order to glean information regarding this specimen. The bulb at the end of it's (tail?) is most facinating in that it is the sole means of reproduction for this species. Every 3 planet cycles the Petal Oddity produces a batch of spores which eventually become new offspring.
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    Artist: porcupine

    Concept: Agaminae Rosales

    Agaminae Rosales is the largest member of the agamid family measuring up to 60 inches from nose to tail. Its natural habitat consists of dry forests and savannahs. They are carnivores and also eat carrion. Its most known feature is the loose folds of skin covering their long necks and that are used during courtship. The lizards are solitary animals but during fall they gather in thousands on the hillsides to mate, attracting biologists aswell as tourists to watch the stunning scene as it looks like the ground is completely cowered with living roses.

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    Artist: fedde

    Concept: Petal Eusphyra
    The Petal Eusphyra, or as it is also called, the Petal shark lives in warm seas around areas of fields of underwater ginger flowers where it prays on nectar collecting fish like bee fish and other small fishes.
    The Petal Euspyra's has a small green body, and it's head mimics a large ginger flower to attract as much fish as possible. It's eyes and even it's tongue has evolved into looking like bee fishes to make them think the shark is a popular flower and in that way lure them in close enough to charge at them and close their tooth filled jaws around their bodies.
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    Concept: Camo Killer

    Description The Camo Killer lives on a tropical planet. It is a carnivore and has numerous methods for killing its prey. It can blend in with its surroundings and mimic other tropical plants to lure in its prey. The Camo Killer has poisonous appendages which can paralyze prey. It has also been know to stalk prey and impale them with it's pointed feet.

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    Concept: Giant Blossom Elk
    These huge deer-like creatures feed off local infectious plant life. Forming a symbiotic relationship for most of the creature's life, the plant slowly takes hold and blossoms, creating plumage to attract a mate. Eventually the infection causes euphoria and paralysis in the animal, allowing the plant to take over and grow to maturity itself.

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    Artist: alive

    Concept: Zerren, warzone harvesters
    these peaceful creatures scavenge rocky wastelands for minerals
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    Artist: J-Sun

    Concept: Orchid Flier
    The seemingly bird-like Orchid Flier is an extremely rare flying amphibian discovered in the lush humid jungles of Loja. Only three sightings have been well documented. Extremely elusive creature; samples (living or deceased) have yet to be collected for study.

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    Concept: Draconis brassia (Brassia Dragon)

    This dragon is seen at flying over the Iegan Sea, diving into the water - much like a pelican does - to grab a meal such as fish or even sharks. Will attack humans. The flower-like features and colours are used in courtship displays and territorial disputes.

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