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Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 2:50 pm
by Grand Evander
Well, there is certainly something called ecoterrorism... blowing up dams and such. I would consider that to be the extremist version of environmentalism.

Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:09 am
by Tales
New Wing designs..

Gliding
The First one is the "ancestor " based on real Flying squirrels
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Next stage of evolution
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New Flight

The Tail has a horizontal fin to steer
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Top view
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Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 4:41 pm
by Ariel
Cool!

Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:19 am
by Tales
Okay guys I have a problem with my flying rodents...

Do you think it's wise to have fur over the wing membranes? this is becos, I want some of my flying rodents to be able to survive in the colder areas of my islands which have a mountain range. They have a special rete mirabile that helps with heat conservation in the wings but I just wanna to be safe.

Does this sound ok?

Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 7:12 am
by Tales
New Wing design. A mix of pterosaur, bat and bird. The only thing is that the feathers are actually stiff long hairs that act something like flight feathers.

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Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 1:13 pm
by The Master
That looks nice Tales.

Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:45 pm
by Tales
but can a mammal grow something like this? The hairs are not feathers but stiff hollow hairs just to let you guys know.

Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:22 am
by Ariel
Sure, just blame it on some mutant gene.

Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:36 am
by Tales
hmmm well may be since porcupines can grow spines... maybe my rodents can grow stiff "flight hairs".. I think these fellas can outpace birds. Since they are using a hybrid design between bats and birds, their disadvantages of each design might cancel each other!

Re: Rodent Evolution

PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:08 am
by Tales
After watching the Planet Earth documentary, I discovered that most conservationists tend to focus on charismatic species; Tigers, Elephants.etc

But in here, the new family of highly evolved rodents was discovered and under threat by humans. So conservationist have to save them from the clutches of poachers and ecoterrorists due to the dangerousness of these animals.

And as most of us know when we hear the word "rodent", we think of every negative word we can find in our dictionary.

if you are a conservationist, how would you change public opinion of these unique animals?