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Mortasheen - old Apteros by scythemantis Mortasheen - old Apteros by scythemantis
CLASS: Insectoid

The fusion of a human with a dragonfly. Though it sacrifices flight, this hybrid predatory is one of the fastest runners of all known monsters, and its keen sense of vision can penetrate solid matter to track even the most cunning prey. It is also amphibious, with a pumping mechanism in its hollow tail to propel it quickly through water. Its powerful grappling-jaw retracts completely into the body when not in use.
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possessedtim Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
^ to the above poster. That's actually wrong. I've fed plenty of dragonflies to my mantis and when I put them in it's tank they would quickly find out flying wasn't an option, they would walk around.

I really like this guy's head and how it's attached to the body, well done!
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Jalorin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Thats really awesome, I swear i've seen something like this in my pond. =]
Interesting fact (I read it on the underside of a juice lid yesterday, seems relevant) Dragonflys can't walk.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I based it more on a dragonfly nymph, which is aquatic and has the same jaw setup :)
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Daimera Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Your revisions are just getting cleaner and cleaner. Whenever I see that name, though, I think of Drosophila. XD Curses for working with them so much in Genetics class! One of the main genes we were tracking for class was the "Apterous" gene. XDDD
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Blattaphile Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
I think he turned out VERY awesome, despite you saying negative things earlier! Adorable :)
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BrainyDevil Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Niice :D
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Rasec-Wizzlbang Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one
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