"the fish have learned to fly
On a moonlit night on wings of silver
As the enchanted stars sail serenely by"
So, my angles are a little skewed here, but I'm still rather proud of this piece (also fighting not being totally embarrassed by it's poor quality)
Here is an example of the male gender of my spider/insect alien things from a distant and far off planet. Males tend to have longer and more flexible abdomens than their female counter parts and are able to grow back a portion of this area if it is eaten by a predators or breeding females, or just females in general. If too much of it is taken off than the male will die, usually rather slowly and it's better to just be eaten in this case.
Males pedipalps are about the same size as a females until breeding season, where they'll grow larger and stronger causing the males scent glands to heighten in their senses and are able to find females, miles and miles away, more easily. Males of this race are sexually ready around the age of sixteen to eighteen years of age, depending on the individual, as some males will be late bloomers due to genetics and overall health during their maturing years.
While it is not common for males to live much longer than thirty to fifty years (cannibalistic females tend to be classified as a natural cause of death on this planet) if a male is thrifty and quick witted, he may live to be as old as seventy to ninety years old and finally die of old age with a legion of offspring carrying on his family genetics.
This male in particular is fifteen years of age and the son of the wolf spider female, shown here damushroom.deviantart.com/art/…
, and is commonly known by Lyech (lee-etch). While there is no breed of water spider in his line of genetics, Lyech has the odd nature to drift towards the planets nearest ocean, and often closer than what is considered safe for land residing spiders of his kind. While his mother often puts point blank to any of her sons "You're purpose is to breed and be eaten by a female. Make sure she's worth it." , Lyech is one of her more free thinking offspring (and tends to stay away from most females for fear of being eaten before he's lived.)
What calls him to the sea, no one knows.
Lyech and the species exhibited belong to me,