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Dryad (Vesicanimae lustrum) by jbconcepts87 Dryad (Vesicanimae lustrum) by jbconcepts87
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Description
Common Name: Dryad
Scientific Name: Vesicanimae lustrum (forest ghost balloon)
Height: 9 feet
Diet: photosynthetic

Though it may have the appearance of a water animal, Dryads are actually land/air plants. Dryads are part of a family called Bladder Plants. Dryads float through the forest in search of the best sunbathing spot. They have a simple nervous system that they use to move their tentacle vines to latch onto nearby branches. The translucent air sac is filled with hydrogen, providing both lift and movement when expelled through a large thruster at the back of the Dryad. Also inside the air sac are photosynthetic branches which are fed through the greenhouse translucent membrane. Dryads are completely bioluminescent, glowing green at night giving them their nickname forest ghost. To breed, Dryads explode scattering their floating seeds.
Dryads are very common in forested areas.

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daddy7860 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
This is awesome, and reminds me of the Hanar
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LieutenantMatt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome concept. I love it
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you
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JovianJ Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Brilliant concept!
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:iconjbconcepts87:
jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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Cute-Eldritch-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought it was a jellyfish before i read the description,again this really surprised me! its a floating plant thing that explodes to reproduce, very unique idea!
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:iconjbconcepts87:
jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Semi-sentient floating plants with flammable gas inside their heads? With that oxygen-rich atmosphere, I bet these things cause forest fires really easily...
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:iconjbconcepts87:
jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes they do
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Theese critters are so cool i cant wait for more
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives  sci-fi-archives.deviantart.com…
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peoasp Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no words to describe how amazing this is... your creature concepts are beautiful and original and amazing. I can't even begin to say how fantabulous the whole Expedition Freyja  series is.
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks I really appreciate the feedback! There are many more creatures to come
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:icontheinvinciblephantom:
Very cool! It would be cool to see something like this just moving about... in a forest... in the dark... wait, never mind, I just scared myself Waaaah! , but anyways it's a great concept!
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks lol! I wanted to add some other drawings of it, like i did with my other creatures, but i have commissions :( 
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:icontheinvinciblephantom:
It's cool, I'll just go check out your gallery and fav some more stuff :)
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jbconcepts87 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not a problem
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