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Science Fact Friday: Velvet Worms by Alithographica Science Fact Friday: Velvet Worms by Alithographica

Science Fact Friday: These really weird not-worm worms.

I just learned about these little critters this week and HAD to do a Science Fact Friday on them.

Additional fact I couldn’t fit in: Some species of velvet worms lay eggs. Other species birth live young, either by storing eggs inside their bodies that hatch shortly before birth (ovoviviparity) or via actual in-uterus placental development (viviparity).

Evolution pls stop you’re being ridiculous

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CloverFlowers Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! Definitely gonna do some research on these things, very interesting.
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Obelis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm kind of glad they don't live in Europe. :fear: Finding a family of these under your sofa must be so creepy!

I didn't even know animals that small could have enough brain to form a hierarchy, but then I remembered bees and ants. :XD:

I wonder if they sometimes try to attack bigger animals just for fun. :o Like, human babies?
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Alithographica Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional
Haha, I'd love to find some...but don't worry, they only live in very specific moist environments so I doubt that they're in anyone's living room even in their normal range! Plus they're small so.

...Also I def forgot about bees and ants when I was going "wow hierarchies so cool". Oh Noes! 
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KevinEvra Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love these; did you know they can be kept as pets?
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Alithographica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional
WHAAAAAT.

I need.
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KevinEvra Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I know right! 
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SusuSketches Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice - interesting text- well done again!!
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Alithographica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional
Thank you! c:
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SusuSketches Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome !
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RadiantOdyssey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting creatures
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Alithographica Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Professional
They really are!
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phraught Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - I'm amazed how much really interesting stuff you're finding for these...  that I've never hard of.   I though just knowing what a tardigrade is was kinda cool.  

Enjoying this series!
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Alithographica Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional
Thanks!

I have a decent science background but so far all these Science Facts have involved extra research. It's not stuff I necessarily know off the top of my head. This one came about because I follow an unnecessary amount of science pages on Tumblr and Facebook and one of them posted a velvet worm gif. Other times I just ask a question that interests me and then follow the research trail until I either find the answer or realize the answer isn't very interesting but something /else/ about the subject is. =]
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SkyRiverProductions Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Student Filmographer
X'D lol, they sounded so sweet, Velvet Worms, and the picture is so cute, and then you get to the super aggressive part. Very neat creature!
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Alithographica Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional
Hahaha. Harmless to humans so I'd still love to play with one...They also come in all sorts of colors!
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