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
  • 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
41 image entries
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