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Giants Stalking Giants by BondArt Giants Stalking Giants by BondArt
2011 Life restoration of Meganeura and Pulmonoscorpius.

Acrylics on canvas paper - blurring in gimp

The giant dragonfly Meganeura monyi sits blissfully unaware on a branch, as the giant scorpion Pulmonoscorpius kirktonensis creeps ever so slowly towards it's victim. Fossils show the scorpion to be 70cm (2.3ft) long, and the dragonfly's wingspan surpassed 75cm (2.5ft)! The Carboniferous provided these prehistoric insects and arachnids with an atmosphere of increased oxygen levels, which many scientists believe led to the increased size of these critters.

Wouldn't mind one of these beauts as a pet...

Posted in ART Evolved's Carboniferous Gallery.
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avancna Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Allegedly, the third largest known scorpion.
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:icontherealmaestro:
This poem feels relevant:

Big fleas have little fleas,
Upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas,
and so, ad infinitum.

And the great fleas, themselves, in turn
Have greater fleas to go on;
While these again have greater still,
And greater still, and so on.
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BondArt Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this! Who is the author?
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:icontherealmaestro:
The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs attributes it to Augustus De Morgan's 1872 Budget of Paradoxes.
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