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oryctes aloeus by V4m2c4 oryctes aloeus by V4m2c4
Oryctes aloeus live in small tightly knit family groups made up of mothers, daughters, sister, aunts and on occasion submissive males. Living on relatively barren tundra, their metabolism is relatively slow to make up for the lack of food, especially during the harsh winter months. Their front mono-leg allows for them to stand on their hind legs with support and leverage, to reach food out of reach of its extendable neck, A unique adaptation is their “antifreeze” blood that visibly courses through its major artery along its body. This antifreeze blood produces so much heat that it physically emanates from its body. Tiny lucerna colonies make the Oryctes aloeus their host, never straying to far. a symbiotic relationship the lucerna gain heat and protection from the Oryctes aloeus, in return for feeding on parasites and dead tissue

(a close up of the lucerna at some point with more info on them as well.)
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PeriodicCrafter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
It almost seems like a classicClap 
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Andrew-Parkin Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Ho man, sweet!  This is what I'm talking about; love the look and description of these creatures!
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jkemeny Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your aliens! Very believable.
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Chavatquiah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013

Nice work! Very interesting! :D

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blakjak21 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fricking cool looks
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CelestialTrilobite Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!
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MetolGuy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Very Barlowe-esque. Nice Work :D
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V4m2c4 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
thanks!
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MetolGuy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
You're welcome! :)
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AJtheartmelder Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, Very nice! I love the detail Incorporated in this!!
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