11th Dec 2016, 5:50 PM in Death Comes To Tyrion

Xenobiologists grinding through the work

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Xenobiologists grinding through the work
The xenobiology team is still gathered in a room with large screens. On screen, they are looking at an image of a creature.
Scientist 1: So how about this one? Could this be the species?
Ethan: No. Not really. What is it?
Scientist 2: It's a Hsufir from the Second Issarian Cluster. A male of the species, by the way.*
Ethan: She didn't look a bit like... him.
Scientist 1: Good. They're very agressive and can spit venom. Now, this one.
Ethan: No.
Scientist 3: OK. Next... An Ooga. We have great relations with-
Ethan. No.
Footnote: The female Hsufir has a penis-like sucker organ that enters the male and sucks a hemiovum out of his body. If she becomes pregnant, he breastfeeds her until the babies claw their way out through her belly flap. Then the parents jointly nurse their offspring.
The babies remain sexless until they kill and eat an adult of their species. They then assume the sex of that adult. Look, nobody said xenobiology was cozy or clean.
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Reinder Dijkhuis 11th Dec 2016, 5:50 PM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
* The female Hsufir has a penis-like sucker organ that enters the male and sucks a hemiovum out of his body. If she becomes pregnant, he breastfeeds her until the babies claw their way out through her belly flap. Then the parents jointly nurse their offspring.
The babies remain sexless until they kill and eat an adult of their species. They then assume the sex of that adult. Look, nobody said xenobiology was cozy or clean.

Color work by Aggie Janicot.

Comments:

THE_BEHOLDER 14th Dec 2016, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
THE_BEHOLDER
Some fascinating specimens!
Hogan 29th Dec 2016, 11:14 AM edit delete reply
Hogan
Interesting showcase of comparative xenobiology :)