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Creature of the week, still haven't worked out the mechanics of the explosive part. 
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Theeartistkid Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
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SpyerSecol Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would follow an existing creature called the Bombardier beetle.
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whitefoxdesigns Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Marvelous work! Happy Holidays! Santa Cat 2 
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Drex-C137 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
They look like alien crab Aww aint it cute UFO 
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quiroz2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
Amazing!
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gregor-kari Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
very cool! maybe it opens its mouth and blows something like an explosive chewing gum bubble. I would add a sketch but looks like they disabled adding media from stash for non-core members (thanks Deviantart, merry christmas to you too :D). 
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
maybe next picture of this can be it using the explosions
my guess is either through the pinchies or those big flat things create something and the claws snap to trigger the explosion
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FragrantWinter8 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
It looks a bit like a form of mimicry to me... The intricate plates on it's front and back limbs resemble a New Zealand bird called a Pukeko when looking at it from one side and a Takahe when looking at it from the other. The orange plates appear to be large, orange flowers and the three standing hairs on either side of the orange plates seem to be the filaments of said flowers.
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Spottedhyenabr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Student
I really like this concept! Nice work.
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TheLeshen Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like something straight out of Monster Hunter.
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
Great work Meow :3
Have a happy Holidays La la la la
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CreaturemasterProds Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I imagine those little pellets on the inside of this thing's crests/back fins are what earns it its name. Whenever it feels threatened, it shakes its back and sends the little pellets flying where they explode in the face of whatever predator tried to eat it a few seconds later. I imagine the little pellets are full of volatile chemicals that are normally safely separated when inside the little pellets, but mix and then explode once the crab releases them; of course, they would regrow after some time, maybe a couple weeks or something.

This is, of course, just my personal hypothesis. Feel free to use it if you like!
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SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
It's like somebody crossed a butterfly with a mantis shrimp.
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