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Post by Lambuzhao » 23 Sep 2018 22:45

Dormouse559 wrote:
22 Sep 2018 23:03
WeepingElf wrote:
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True; but AFAIK the process of obtaining silk kills the larva in the cocoon, while human hair can be harvested without harming the person on whose head it grows.
Also true, for real silk worms. But if that's also the case of fruityloops' arthropods, it seems their tolerance for killing is higher than I've assumed; fruityloops hasn't mentioned it as a factor in views of the silk.
IMHO if the mothfolk in question are arthropods, they'd farm live silkworms in the way that ants farm live aphids.
A continuous supply of any commodity (honeydew, silk) is pretty much always preferable over a one-time heist.

Such lepidopterid silk-gatherers would learn how to tell when a caterpillar was ready to spin and coax the grub to spin silk while gathering the threads.

They could do it by simple crank machines as well, sort of like how we harvest spidersilk w/o offing our 8-legged pals.
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Post by elemtilas » 24 Sep 2018 01:57

Dormouse559 wrote:
23 Sep 2018 21:29
elemtilas wrote:
23 Sep 2018 01:40

Well, Mothfolk in question apparently have no problem "... wear(ing) silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik."
Then you see my point. Either wearing the silk of your dead speciesmates only rises to the level of “rude” for the moths (possible, just probably an important detail to include in a question for people who otherwise know nothing about your conworld) or there is less killing involved than real-world silk harvesting would imply.
Precisely!

Further cultural revelation will be required. It could be that Moth-girls lay enough eggs that sacrificing a few of them for the export silk trade is seen as an honourable gift. Maybe ever greater honours are heaped on those who sacrifice more and more of their children (if children they are seen as). How Molochian!
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Post by fruityloops » 25 Sep 2018 14:30

elemtilas wrote:
24 Sep 2018 01:57
Dormouse559 wrote:
23 Sep 2018 21:29
elemtilas wrote:
23 Sep 2018 01:40

Well, Mothfolk in question apparently have no problem "... wear(ing) silk from other races than their own. they find it rude to wear your slik."
Then you see my point. Either wearing the silk of your dead speciesmates only rises to the level of “rude” for the moths (possible, just probably an important detail to include in a question for people who otherwise know nothing about your conworld) or there is less killing involved than real-world silk harvesting would imply.
Precisely!

Further cultural revelation will be required. It could be that Moth-girls lay enough eggs that sacrificing a few of them for the export silk trade is seen as an honourable gift. Maybe ever greater honours are heaped on those who sacrifice more and more of their children (if children they are seen as). How Molochian!


I had been thinking they used domestic silkmoths as a sort of slave race of sorts. Of course not all my moth folk do this but a few do. I do like the ideas you guys give sometimes.
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this is so screwed up but then again my conworld is kinda alien in some areas

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Post by elemtilas » 25 Sep 2018 19:17

fruityloops wrote:
25 Sep 2018 14:30
elemtilas wrote:
24 Sep 2018 01:57
Further cultural revelation will be required. It could be that Moth-girls lay enough eggs that sacrificing a few of them for the export silk trade is seen as an honourable gift. Maybe ever greater honours are heaped on those who sacrifice more and more of their children (if children they are seen as). How Molochian!


I had been thinking they used domestic silkmoths as a sort of slave race of sorts. Of course not all my moth folk do this but a few do. I do like the ideas you guys give sometimes.
Spoiler:
this is so screwed up but then again my conworld is kinda alien in some areas
Also an interesting road to take. Looks like you've got some good options.
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Post by fruityloops » 25 Sep 2018 19:51

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while searching for results on spider silk made dresses, here's what i found. google is such a beautiful thing. whelp that's about it. if anyone wants to ask a question go ahead.

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Post by eldin raigmore » 26 Sep 2018 00:39

Did she have to stand still until the spiders were through tailoring it?

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Post by fruityloops » 27 Sep 2018 15:12

eldin raigmore wrote:
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Did she have to stand still until the spiders were through tailoring it?

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Post by eldin raigmore » 05 Nov 2018 22:17

Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?


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Did we miss our patroness St. Hildegard’s day not only this year 9/17/18 but also last year 9/17/17?

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Post by Dormouse559 » 06 Nov 2018 03:16

eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?
I tried to blow up a parliament, but the owls just swiveled their heads and saw me, so that didn't go so well. [:S]

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Post by rgj40q » 10 Nov 2018 07:26

The CBB was inaccessible for a few days. Is it going to be allright?

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Re: Bonfire Night

Post by Lambuzhao » 10 Nov 2018 07:27

eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Did we miss our patroness St. Hildegard’s day not only this year 9/17/18 but also last year 9/17/17?
Uff!

Remiss!!

A (sort-of) poem to Hildegard in an unknown tongue:

O crizanta Kulzhilzmaiz
Chorztum gaudium mei bischinizis
Vrizoil et Veriszoil
orzchisum rangziarum
Razinthia et Scorinzin
Nostra


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Post by Lambuzhao » 10 Nov 2018 12:06

This needs to be made into a door-sign

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Re: Bonfire Night

Post by eldin raigmore » 11 Nov 2018 05:55

Dormouse559 wrote:
06 Nov 2018 03:16
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?
I tried to blow up a parliament, but the owls just swiveled their heads and saw me, so that didn't go so well. [:S]
LOL! [:D] [xD] :mrgreen:

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Lambuzhao wrote:
10 Nov 2018 07:27
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Did we miss our patroness St. Hildegard’s day not only this year 9/17/18 but also last year 9/17/17?
Uff!

Remiss!!

A (sort-of) poem to Hildegard in an unknown tongue:

O crizanta Kulzhilzmaiz
Chorztum gaudium mei bischinizis
Vrizoil et Veriszoil
orzchisum rangziarum
Razinthia et Scorinzin
Nostra


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That’s very good!

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Post by Tanni » 12 Nov 2018 10:36

fruityloops wrote:
18 Sep 2018 19:21
I don't know if this belongs here but I wanna ask, in my world, the main races are mainly humanoid arthropods of different kinds and a few of them can produce silk. what impact would this have on society?
Depends on how much silk they produce. If it is much, then they also need much to eat. As far as I know, real spiders eat their nets to recycle the material. They might need special food. They might use their silk not just for clothing, but also for dwelling, i. e. building cocoons. They might have different kinds of silk, as spiders do. If they are more involved, they might have lots of kinds of silk for different purposes, e. g. building a cocoon, making it watertight, differend kinds of silk threads or tissues, sticky threads/tissues for attaching the threads/silk tissue to stones or trees, different qualities of silk tissues, different kinds of silk tissues for healing purposes (not just for themselves, but also for other species, so they could be some kind of healers).

BTW: I like your idea! My world has intelligent and sentinent giant spiders. Their silk has all the above mentioned properties, some silk tissues are used for treating wounds and to prevent them from infections (also of other species, especially Catys and Humans), and they live in huge cocoons together with some Catys.
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Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Post by eldin raigmore » 12 Nov 2018 19:12

How come Antarctica 🇦🇶 doesn’t have any indigenous ants 🐜 on it?

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Post by Lambuzhao » 18 Nov 2018 18:03

Not just Antarctica! Greenland, Iceland, parts of Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands lack native ant species, and… ooooh.
I see what you did there. [B)]

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Re: Bonfire Night

Post by Lambuzhao » 18 Nov 2018 18:04

eldin raigmore wrote:
11 Nov 2018 05:55
Dormouse559 wrote:
06 Nov 2018 03:16
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?
I tried to blow up a parliament, but the owls just swiveled their heads and saw me, so that didn't go so well. [:S]
LOL! [:D] [xD] :mrgreen:

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Lambuzhao wrote:
10 Nov 2018 07:27
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Did we miss our patroness St. Hildegard’s day not only this year 9/17/18 but also last year 9/17/17?
Uff!

Remiss!!

A (sort-of) poem to Hildegard in an unknown tongue:

O crizanta Kulzhilzmaiz
Chorztum gaudium mei bischinizis
Vrizoil et Veriszoil
orzchisum rangziarum
Razinthia et Scorinzin
Nostra


O Anointed great-great-grand-stepmother
the joy of my youthful self
Virgin and Womb
of measureless tongues
Our Interpreter and Whisperer
That’s very good!
I thank thee!
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Re: Bonfire Night

Post by Lambuzhao » 18 Nov 2018 18:06

Dormouse559 wrote:
06 Nov 2018 03:16
eldin raigmore wrote:
05 Nov 2018 22:17
Who is doing what to observe Guy Fawkes’s Day?
I tried to blow up a parliament, but the owls just swiveled their heads and saw me, so that didn't go so well. [:S]
I think you have to give more of a Whoot to be more successful in that venture. [B)]

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Post by eldin raigmore » 18 Nov 2018 19:10

Lambuzhao wrote:
18 Nov 2018 18:03
Not just Antarctica! Greenland, Iceland, parts of Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands lack native ant species, and… ooooh.
I see what you did there. [B)]

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My brain’s way of coming up with the question might have been punny, but I actually want to know.

Army ants 🐜 are found both on Africa and on South America, and appear to be related. The currently favored explanation is that army ants evolved and spread before Africa and SA drifted apart. Surely ants-in-general evolved and spread before army ants did. So I wonder why the parts of the world without ants don’t have them. Were they all parts of Laurasia but not of Gondwanaland, or something?

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Re: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Post by WeepingElf » 18 Nov 2018 21:31

Antarctica was part of Gondwanaland, but it eventually became too cold for ants to thrive, I think.
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