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August 26, 2012
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Humboldt LandStrider Color chart by DemonML Humboldt LandStrider Color chart by DemonML

Additional info

Humboldts are the only LandStriders to have retractable claws.

The colors shown are the two "extremes"
The top is the more common marking while the bottom is less common. However, there are a range of shades between those that are not shown.

The first depicts a lightweight male with more atypical markings. Keep in mind that this is just an example and not all light-weights will have these patterns.

The heavy-weight example has more typical male markings, but, once again, not all heavy-weights will have these markings.

There are a number of body styles and weight classes between these two, all of them are too subtle to recognize and therefore are not shown.
Blue markings on males differ greatly. It is not unusual to have them, nor is it to be without. Markings range from just a few small dots, to large spots to none at all. Markings always move laterally down the sides.

The last is an example of a pattern a male may display while preforming a mating ritual. This "dance" starts on land with just the male, if a female chooses him, they will move to the ocean to continue the dance together.

Additional markings
Melanism is more common in LandStriders than in any other animal, however it is still a rare occurrence and the odds of seeing one are quite improbable. Both males and females can be melanistic but in the case of males, they would almost never display any other color. In other words, the chromatophores in melanistic Humboldts cannot change.


Hope this is helpful c:

If you have any questions just ask

Humboldts are not open, do not make one

Art and LandStriders (c) =DemonML me

do not reference, re-draw or repost
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Darkblaze3 Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would love to have one of these beauties. They are amazing and a great species.
DemonML Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
they are a closed species :c
Darkblaze3 Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Okay. ^^ They are adorable though.
SharkPort Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this feels like a species I can see on the planet earth series!
I get it, humboldt, like the squid...and they have beaks and tentacles....
What you did there...i see it
DelusionalPuffball Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So ungodly adorables....Its like an overload :love:
I really love the colors on all of them D: XD
DemonML Aug 26, 2012   General Artist
I love them all so cute
DelusionalPuffball Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist cute XD
Someone has to make plushies of them, I would get one D: XD
DemonML Aug 26, 2012   General Artist
An Albino Humboldt has not been found.
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