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Blandopoda's reproduction
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Published: March 9, 2018
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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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TheDilophoraptor's avatar
TheDilophoraptor|Hobbyist General Artist
I've not looked in the gallery as of late, but I could definitely see a few clades adopting a pouch for their progeny to further protection. Loving the life cycle of these aliens though!
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
That's certainly a open path. Thanks, I'm glad you like it  :D
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Thank you! Thank you! 
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Your welcome
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Amplion's avatar
Wow!
I really like this one!!
But ... so fast? Only 3 days?
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Thanks!
Yep. They grow up fast!  ^^
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Rodlox's avatar
neat system; though it makes me wonder if any branches of life in their phylum became neotenous.

well-illustrated
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Thanks!
Probably it has somewhere on the planet :D (Big Grin) 
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it looks like me and Blandopodas have something in common
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Larval stage?   :>
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
lol
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This is such a cool idea!
I love that the nymphs are actually kinda like parasites in a way 
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Thank you!   :D
Pretty much like newborn mammals are =P (Razz) 
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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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Sanrou| Digital Artist
:D   lol
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MaggiefromSpace's avatar
That's really well done and informative! I like the nymphs' design in particular.

Wow, they do grow up fast.
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Indeed they do    :D
And thanks!  ^^
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omnicogni| General Artist
Very well thought of.
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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DesOrages|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best pieces of xenobiology I've ever seen!
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Sanrou| Digital Artist
Oh, thank you very much! Appreciated   :D
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Very very interesting!
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