Insect Animals

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/1/2016 06:00
  • Ended: 3/4/2016 17:10
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 41
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Insect Animals
Contest Directions: Did you ever wonder why there are no insects or spiders sized as big animals? The answer lies in their respiratory system and hemolymph (blood). In humans and other animals, body cells get oxygen through blood cells that capture oxygen from the lungs. Insects' blood (hemolymph) does not carry oxygen, and body cells get it directly from the air that is supplied by the complex system of little hollow tubes (called tracheas or windpipes). Since insects don't have lungs but only "passive" tracheas, such primitive "ventilation" system can only stay effective as the length of tracheas is short enough, otherwise the "deep down" cells will not be ventilated enough and will die of oxygen starvation. That is why those scary old Japanese movies with huge insects (gigantic moth shooting thunderbolts from its eyes, etc) fighting giant animals are physically impossible in real life.
If insects had some features of animals (lungs, etc.) huge size would not a a problem for them. So today, let's combine any insect(s) with any animal(s) any way you wish. (For the sake of this contest we'll consider spiders as insects, though formally belong to separate order Araneae). Many thanks to johnx1 for the themepost.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/1/2016 06:00
    • Ended: 3/4/2016 17:10
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 41
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
41 pictures
  • Praying Mantis Giraffe at Sunset

    Praying Mantis Giraffe at Sunset
        • Great idea and wonderfully worked! Congrats on the Gold!
        • Congrats on the gold, DD! I just imagine how this critter walks!
        • Great JOB!!!! CONGRATS DD Bigger would have been better to judge but apparently good nuf
        • Thanks everyone. I actually almost didn't finish it, got sick of working on it. I had to force myself to get this far, which was a quick finish.
  • Iguagon with Wings

    Iguagon with Wings
        • Beautifully done, especially the wings! Congrats Hits on the Silver!
        • Thank you NM, Champ, Luciano, OSW and NW again
        • Wonderful,congrats on the silver and bronze
  • Blob Fish and Tardigrade Hybrid Animal

    Blob Fish and Tardigrade Hybrid Animal
        • Looks like some kind of sci-fi creature!
        • A real head turner, luv it! Congrat on the Bronze, Hits!
        • And bronze too for this freaky creation
        • Great Job! I'm glad the Blob won something!
  • Rhino Beetle on a Leaf

    Rhino Beetle on a Leaf
        • Rhinoceros Beetle, the perfect Insect Animal! Congrats Evirio, awesome work!
        • Fantastic blending,so convincing.Congrats on the wood
  • Cat with Spider Eyes

    Cat with Spider Eyes
        • I love how you gave him many legs accordingly!
        • Top 5 congrats Evirio.Another well blended gem
  • Bumble Bee Parrot Hybrid

    Bumble Bee Parrot Hybrid
  • Grasshopper and Chameleon Hybrid

    Grasshopper and Chameleon Hybrid
  • Lizard Eating a Dog Beetle

    Lizard Eating a Dog Beetle
  • Metallic Rhinoceros Beetle

    Metallic Rhinoceros Beetle
  • Dog Bee Playing with a Dog Toy

    Dog Bee Playing with a Dog Toy
  • Orangutan Spider

    Orangutan Spider
  • Spider Owl by it's Web

    Spider Owl by it's Web
  • Ant Riding a Camel and Grassopper Hybrid

    Ant Riding a Camel and Grassopper Hybrid
  • Pig and Caterpillar Hybrid Animal

    Pig and Caterpillar Hybrid Animal
  • Meerkat Mosquito Hybrid Animal

    Meerkat Mosquito Hybrid Animal
  • Fire Breathing Lizard and Dragonfly Hybrid

    Fire Breathing Lizard and Dragonfly Hybrid
  • Mixed Up Animal Insects

    Mixed Up Animal Insects
        • The cookie and banana are great touches too!
  • Bug Man Riding a Turtle and Praying Mantis Hybrid

    Bug Man Riding a Turtle and Praying Mantis Hybrid
  • Crocodile and Insect Hybrid Animal

    Crocodile and Insect Hybrid Animal
  • Snake and Praying Mantis Hybrid

    Snake and Praying Mantis Hybrid
  • Octopus and Moth Hybrid Animal

    Octopus and Moth Hybrid Animal
        • No Luciano yet the choice is similar to the original moth body

          [Edited by User on 3/4/2016 8:08:26 PM]
  • Wooly Lion Caterpillar Hybrid

    Wooly Lion Caterpillar Hybrid
  • Colorful Parrot and Insect Hybrid

    Colorful Parrot and Insect Hybrid
  • Snake Wasp

    Snake Wasp
  • Turtle and Beetle Hybrid Animal

    Turtle and Beetle Hybrid Animal
  • Rabbit Beetles Mating in a Tree

    Rabbit Beetles Mating in a Tree
  • Hare and Insect Hybrid

    Hare and Insect Hybrid
  • Cricket and Sea Turtle Hybrid Animal

    Cricket and Sea Turtle Hybrid Animal
  • Porcupine and Beetle Hybrid

    Porcupine and Beetle Hybrid
  • Dalmation and Caterpillar Hybrid Animal

    Dalmation and Caterpillar Hybrid Animal
  • Bat Insect

    Bat Insect
  • Beetle Dog Artist

    Beetle Dog Artist
  • Cobra and Bee Hybrid Animal

    Cobra and Bee Hybrid Animal
  • Donkey and Spider Hybrid Animal

    Donkey and Spider Hybrid Animal
  • Eagle and Ladybug Hybrid Animal

    Eagle and Ladybug Hybrid Animal
  • Flying Dog Insect

    Flying Dog Insect
  • Praying Mantis Bassett Hound

    Praying Mantis Bassett Hound
  • Black Widow Iguana

    Black Widow Iguana
  • Moose and Spider Hybrid Running From a Train

    Moose and Spider Hybrid Running From a Train
  • A Real Ladybird

    A Real Ladybird
  • Seal Butterfly on the Beach

    Seal Butterfly on the Beach
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