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Bipeda

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In some Deinodinae, the hind legs are the only ones necessary for locomotion and the paraglossae are the only appendages needed for feeding, so the Bipeda Family has evolved their forelegs to be greatly degenerated or absent entirely.  With only two legs, not competing for mobility space, they are the fastest of Odin’s land animals, some species reaching almost 40 mph at a sprint.  Those that do still have their forelegs use them as display/communication appendages, as the limbs have become flat but still articulate, allowing them to flash their color patterns in specific sequences.

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How do Odin eyes work? Are they colorblind?
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It's the same basic structure as an insect's compound eye here on earth, but with a unified retina under the single crystalline lens. To our eyes, the image would be a bit distorted with an odd lens-flare effect, but it's actually a very good design for picking up and differentiating colors.
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What do these things eat?

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Most species are omnivorous oportunists, scooping up plants and small animals. A few are specialized as scavengers, darting in for scraps of meat dropped by larger predators.
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Nice! Adaptation FTW
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