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=^= 6.2.0 - Bolian

Created by Captain Lirha Saalm on 15 Nov 2014 @ 8:35am

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Bolian

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Members

  • Sexual dimorphic

  • Females - average 1.58 meters and 66 kgs.

  • Males - average 1.73 meters and 80 kgs.

  • On average males and females tend to be slightly shorter and heavier than Humans.

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Respiratory System

  • Two lungs occupying the thoracic cavity. A diaphragm is present.

  • For all purposes the respiratory system can be considered equivalent to Humans.

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Nervous and Execratory System

  • Nervous systems is organized similar to Humans.

  • Bolians have a bilateral duplex kidney system. That is, there are two kidneys on each side. Each is supplied with their own ureter.

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Digestive System

  • Bolians have a very interesting digestive system, one that is highly adapted to handle a wide range of foods.

  • The tongue has a cartilaginous lining consists of very tiny calciferous teeth that add in grinding along with the normal dentenate teeth. This allows them to consume foods other species are not normally capable of handling.

  • Organization of the Bolian digestive system is different than most humanoid species especially the stomach which is more akin to ruminates:
    • A larger cavity like the rumen which can be bypassed depending on the fibrosity of the material ingested. The rumen, far and away the largest of the forestomaches, is itself sacculated by muscular pillars into what are called the dorsal, ventral, caudodorsal and caudoventral sacs.
    • A smaller cavity similar to the reticulum.
    • Material then passes to the Omasum and then to the Abomasum.
    • The interior of the rumen, reticulum and omasum is covered exclusively with stratified squamous epithelium similar to what is observed in the esophagus. Each of these organs has a very distinctive mucosa structure, although within each organ, some regional variation in morphology is observed.
    • The Abomasum is a truly glandular organ similar to that found in monogastric species.
  • The pH of saliva and the acid of stomach are much lower in pH than other species. This is probably an evolutionary advantage allowing Bolians to be able to consume rancid and rotten materials. The low pH killing many pathogens. See more under circulatory system.

  • The rest of the intestinal system can be considered similar enough to Humans.

  • The sheer size of the stomachs is what results in most Bolians being rotund in general appearance.

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Visual System

  • Two eyes
    • Simple non compound eyes.
    • Virtually identical to humans but the pigmentation is nearly always a variation of a dark blue.

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Circulatory System

  • Haemocyanin - copper based but has a different valence than Vulcan and similar bloods.

  • It is extremely important not to do transfusions between the two types of copper based systems as death can occur

  • Hearts - four chambered based on bilateral symmetry. For all purposes of treatment not different from Human. However, Bolian hearts are located to the right side of the chest cavity.

  • The pH of the blood is much more acidic than other humanoid species. This is probably an evolutionary achievement allowing Bolians to digest even rancid and rotten materials. The low pH in their fluids killing many pathogens. However, it also results in toxic results to non-Bolian partners.

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Skeletal System

  • Bolian skeletal system is humanoid and little to remark on from its Human counterpart other than being much more robust than in Humans.

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Skin

  • Bolians are distinctive for a bifurcating and cartilaginous ridge running vertically along the center of the head and face and partway down the chest.

  • Skin colour ranges from a light green-blue to blue-gray to vivid blue and is occasionally accented with dark blue bands on the head.

  • Bolian males are bald and most females are bald as well.

  • Body hair is absent as well.

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Reproductive System and Reproduction

  • Internal insemination between males and females.

  • Males have bilateral testes and external phallus.

  • Females posses a vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries similar to Human.

  • Due to the extensive linkage of blood chemistry, most Bolian fluids run to much lower pH than other species and inter-species intimate relationships tend to be detrimental to the non-Bolian partner.

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Endocrine System

  • The endocrine system of Bolians is organized similar to Humans.

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Metabolism

  • Endothermic

  • Body temperatures tend to be nearly identical to Humans.

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Other

  • Bolian courtship initiation consisted of a male and female Bolian pressing foreheads with eyes closed, while both participants touched the neck of their partner with both hands, placing the fingers where one would check the pulse of a species with a circulatory system similar to that of humans. Bolian marriages sometimes involved more than two members. Any additional spouse was referred to as a "co-husband" or "co-wife", respectively.

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(Created by Allyndra illm Warraquim & Olsam Mott, USS Galileo)


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