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Humboldt LandStrider Color chart by DemonML Humboldt LandStrider Color chart by DemonML

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Humboldts are the only LandStriders to have retractable claws.

Females
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.

Males
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.

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Hope this is helpful c:

If you have any questions just ask

Humboldts are not open, do not make one

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:icondarkblaze3:
Darkblaze3 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would love to have one of these beauties. They are amazing and a great species.
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DemonML Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
they are a closed species :c
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Darkblaze3 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Okay. ^^ They are adorable though.
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sashark Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this feels like a species I can see on the planet earth series!
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Gwan-Thewi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I get it, humboldt, like the squid...and they have beaks and tentacles....
What you did there...i see it
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DelusionalPuffball Featured By Owner 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
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:icondemonml:
DemonML Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I love them all so cute
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DelusionalPuffball Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesss...so cute XD
Someone has to make plushies of them, I would get one D: XD
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TDLBallistic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Albinism?
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DemonML Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
An Albino Humboldt has not been found.
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cianid255 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
If i understood it right Melanistic LandStriders cant change colors during their mating dance?
Wouldn't it just be possible to grow darker patterns if the chromatophores aka melanophores in Melanism animals are present.
(usually the chromatophores in animals radiate a certain amount of reflection/refraction of light on their skin as seen in geckos when they are mature enough, but its due to their skin composition tho, don't really know what kind of skin LandStriders have)
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DemonML Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
The chromatophores are simply "broken" and cannot expand or contract as well as all of them display the same dark color. The most a Strider may have is a speckled or blotchy pattern, but that's about it, not very attractive to a female....
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cianid255 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
A lone wolf, kind of personifies me, gotta love the Melanism Landstrider lol :P
Btw Great species, would love to have an OC of it but I'm a bad artist and making an art of such a beautiful species would just ruin my image of them.

Keep working hard :D
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cianid255 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Btw sorry for rambling on stuff I'm just curious :D
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AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a real cool looking animal
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HikariDana Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice .u.
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:icondrowninginred:
DrowningInRed Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these LandStriders. They are to die for.
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JordanLMiranda Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like the designs of these creatures....
It seems like a lot of time was spent creating them, and that's great ^-^
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Kai-ni Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
These are so cool
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DemonML Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you
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theguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
very nice to learn more
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DemonML Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks
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theguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
you're welcome
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IstariaDragon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Want.
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