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Volcanic Tunneler by Davesrightmind Volcanic Tunneler by Davesrightmind
Another strange 8 legged beasty that makes its way through the depths where only bacteria and lava dare to tread. Its massive head acts as a digger apparatus. This one was a little tougher than usual. I've certainly done my fair share of lava induced craziness, but this one for some reason kicked my ass a little bit harder than others. Thanks for looking!
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th3punk1n4t0r Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
fascinating- so, does it actually come into contact with lava? if so, how does it's biochemistry work? water boils at 212- organic chemistry as we know it breaks down way before it reaches lava temperatures. although, perhaps it could be made out of radically different things.
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bigton Oct 26, 2013   Artist
It might not actually come into contact with the Lava. Sure, here and there, but not actually diving in like michael phelps in a race. 

What I'm seeing here is that this beast creates tunnels with its giant spade face and perhaps releases a form of chemical into the rock it passes which holds them together. 

Or it could come into contact and may actually benefit from the heat, leaking a form of super durable material from pores in its skin and using them plus the heat from the Lava to create the tunnels it creates. 

What I figure is happening in the pic, is that it has come upon a chasm and is gazing out at it, trying to find its next plan of attack. 
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Faided1 Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the concept! I really hope someday we find thingies like this deep down in the earth's core
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:iconmetolguy:
Beautiful lighting
:D
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:icongresh8980:
Am I the only one who kind of wants this to be a reference to the Bone Serpent from Terraria?
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Vyrilien Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is crazy awesome!
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:iconwardude69:
silicon-based lifeform?
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:iconfelinas:
O.O DAMN! Please God, never let that exist in our world...
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WhereMySpiritRests Aug 14, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Really cool creature!
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