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Blandopoda's reproduction by Sanrou Blandopoda's reproduction by Sanrou

ATTENTION: the descriptions used in this chart are merely representatives of function. The names used (uterus, zygote, spermatozoa, nymph, etc.) were used due to the biological similarities to mechanisms known on terrestrial life.


            
Blandopoda

    A.      Reproductive organs

        1.  The frontal opening from which the genitals of the Blandopoda get exposed in the sexual act, and from where the nymphs are born.

        2.  A muscular barrier between the internal and external tissues.

        3.  The genetic material in the reproduction of the Blandopodas is divided in two parts: the (+) zygote, who carries 1/3 of the genetic material of the offspring and stays inside its body to be fecundated; and the (++) zygote, who carries 2/3 and leaves the body to fecundate another individual. In a game of strength, the individual more capable in the sexual act penetrates the more “passive” one, transferring most of the genetic material. The zygote (+) is fecundated in the “uterus” where it becomes an egg (+++) that later transforms into a nymph.

        4.  The penis of the Blandopoda is the structure that transfer the zygote (++) to its mating partner. To that function, it’s a strong and mobile organ that also is responsible by moving the newborn nymphs from its uterus to outside the body.

        5.  Organ that produces and stores the zygote (++).

        6.  Tissue responsible for producing the protein serum that will be feed to the newborn nymphs.

        7.  Protein serum sack.

 

    B.      The Blandopodas reproduce through cross-fertilization, similar to some snails: sexual reproduction with no sexual dimorphism. The fertilized egg then becomes a nymph inside the uterus.

 
    C.      The young nymphs are placed (with the help of the penis) in the lower parts of its body to feed on a “protein rich serum” that will be the building blocks to the body of the new Blandopoda. The hair filaments in this region are to protect the nymphs from the water of the nocturnal rains.

 
     D.     The growth of the Blandopoda’s nymphs are quick: in about three days, the nymph reaches maturity becoming a miniature of an adult.







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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
neat system; though it makes me wonder if any branches of life in their phylum became neotenous.

well-illustrated
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks!
Probably it has somewhere on the planet :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconbeingsneaky:
beingsneaky Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
it looks like me and Blandopodas have something in common
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018   Digital Artist
Larval stage?   :>
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:iconbeingsneaky:
beingsneaky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
yepee
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018   Digital Artist
lol
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
This is such a cool idea!
I love that the nymphs are actually kinda like parasites in a way 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!   :D
Pretty much like newborn mammals are =P (Razz) 
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:iconjuniorwoodchuck:
juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
You’re most welcome!
Yeah, now that I think about it, you’re actually kinda right iOS Tears Of Joy Emoji Button (3/???) 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018   Digital Artist
:D   lol
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:iconmaggiefromspace:
MaggiefromSpace Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist
That's really well done and informative! I like the nymphs' design in particular.

Wow, they do grow up fast.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Indeed they do    :D
And thanks!  ^^
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:iconomnicogni:
omnicogni Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018   General Artist
Very well thought of.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:icondesorages:
DesOrages Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best pieces of xenobiology I've ever seen!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Oh, thank you very much! Appreciated   :D
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:iconportentosaman:
PortentosaMan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Very very interesting!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks man! :D
I'll be making more info charts like this from now on :)
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:icondragonthunders:
Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Really cool, is fascinating to see their reproductive cycle, good work :D
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks dude! I am a dummy!
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously though! You are now reaching an entirely new level of detail and fidelity in your project! The worldbuilding is very cool, but the art just blows me away! I think it's a given that I will forever remain supportively envious of your skills ;D
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks again dude, I try my best!
And I'll be forever grateful my friend, for real  :D (Big Grin) I am a dummy! 
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries :D
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:iconhyrotrioskjan:
Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Ohhhhh! Awesome stuff! I love this reproductive system!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it  :D
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:iconbionautic:
Bionautic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well thought through and put todgeather. Fantastic job!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I guess! :D
if you are referring to my chart  =P (Razz) 
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:iconpaisleyproductions:
PaisleyProductions Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Im confused, are they both male?
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Not really, but they could be classified as hermaphrodites  :)
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool design here!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! I am a dummy! 
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
with zigote you mean gametes? seems their lyfe cicle is weird, I guess they are henmaprhoditic
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Yep, you're right. I had something in mind when drawing this but I guess gametes are a better name for it. Thank you for your input, Im gonna change this week  :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
having an exam on life cycles soonish certainly helped me to figure out that ;)
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
hahahahahah, yep.    :D
Good luck on your exam, btw
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:iconarcheoraptor38:
archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
thanks it went more or less well I guess, I think it could have been better ;)
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:iconplastospleen:
PLASTOSPLEEN Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
They look like they're dancing when they mate!
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
That's the intention! I'm glad I could pass that through :D
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:icondarthmobius:
darthmobius Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, very novel system.
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much   :D
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:iconwatcherinthepuddle:
WatcherInThePuddle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, informative and real feeling as always

I can imagine the penis evolving into a manipulator down the evolutionary line. 
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:iconsanrou:
Sanrou Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!  :D
I can see that as well  :)
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