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#1 9 years ago

mongolian_death_worm.jpg I was just curious on your guys opinions, to me, it looks like prehistorice remains, mabye not millions of years, but a long time ago, and as some of you may know, the mongolians beleive firmly in the Death Worm and have even blamed several deaths on it, and have even abandoned a town because of it's supposed location. To me, it's looks pretty authentic, and although i do believe it to be a possibility of it existing, and to a certain degree, some thigns about it being true, i think that this speices is long gone now.




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#2 9 years ago

I don't know enough about anything to make an accurate assumption, what I can say, is that it's one badass looking worm.




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#3 9 years ago

If that's it's spine there doesn't seem to be any hole in it for innards. I mean when you look at a snake skelleton it's basically a long line of ribs supported by a spine but this seems to be disks of bone without any hole or anything through them for you to stick anything inside. Even with a spinal cord there's a bit of space to stick things in. I just don't see how it would work from a biological standpoint




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#4 9 years ago

Same as Pingwin.

I've heard of something similar to this before.




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#5 9 years ago
Nemmerle;4642436If that's it's spine there doesn't seem to be any hole in it for innards. I mean when you look at a snake skelleton it's basically a long line of ribs supported by a spine but this seems to be disks of bone without any hole or anything through them for you to stick anything inside. Even with a spinal cord there's a bit of space to stick things in. I just don't see how it would work from a biological standpoint

Duh it's a worm not a snake. Worms don't need to be biologically appropriate.




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#6 9 years ago
Metall_pingwin;4642446Duh it's a worm not a snake. Worms don't need to be biologically appropriate.

If you want to go that way: worms don't have skeletons. At least not in the same sense we do. Their skeleton is hydrostatic in nature, it supports itself by tightening muscles around fluid sacks to change its shape and provide locomotion.




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#7 9 years ago

Exactly. Do I win?




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#8 9 years ago

It's an exoskeleton!

Junction at the railroad delayed!

Erhm. It sounds deadly.




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#9 9 years ago

Look, it has a mouth and a little mouth. You bet it's deadly.




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#10 9 years ago

I'm sure everyone says it's extinct, but we can't search the whole world.

I would be shocked to see one of these though but it would be fucking awesome!