Bugs in Space.

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Sure, same for astronauts.
And yet, our astronauts do not have sand, or carpet, or Astroturf covering the walls of ISS. Which is the point I have been trying to make to you: Why would your aliens have "ground" that they can't stand on inside their zero G spacecraft? How are they going to interact with sand if there is nothing pushing them down against it? How do you perch on a cactus to lay eggs when you previously didn't need to hold onto the cactus?

Those questions are not about you being wrong, but the answers to them are going to make your alien environment much more interesting and authentic than suggesting that the aliens are living in zero G while floating above what looks like the ground.
 

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And yet, our astronauts do not have sand, or carpet, or Astroturf covering the walls of ISS. Which is the point I have been trying to make to you: Why would your aliens have "ground" that they can't stand on inside their zero G spacecraft? How are they going to interact with sand if there is nothing pushing them down against it? How do you perch on a cactus to lay eggs when you previously didn't need to hold onto the cactus?

Those questions are not about you being wrong, but the answers to them are going to make your alien environment much more interesting and authentic than suggesting that the aliens are living in zero G while floating above what looks like the ground.
I proposed (8.31 AM) a nanofoam (3D) grid (ground I guess being the surface of say a 30cm section) which I am trying to design to allow desert plant to grow on. So I imaging a dense but navigable 3D forest springing in all directions from the supporting structure. They will of course be growing/hatching food on same? I was merely making a comparison, maybe it was off the mark. The precise details will not figure much. Thanks.
 

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Read The More in God's Eye, the Moties practically live permanently in space with no gravitational orientation - this unnerves the humans they interface with.
 

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I proposed (8.31 AM) a nanofoam (3D) grid (ground I guess being the surface of say a 30cm section) which I am trying to design to allow desert plant to grow on. So I imaging a dense but navigable 3D forest springing in all directions from the supporting structure. They will of course be growing/hatching food on same? I was merely making a comparison, maybe it was off the mark. The precise details will not figure much. Thanks.
I guess I missed that the "nanofoam" bits were 30cm in your previous posts:
The space inside will be large (generation ship) so I could invent a nanofoam grid over the ground which also acts to anchor the desert and one overhead.

My bad.
 

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Read The More in God's Eye, the Moties practically live permanently in space with no gravitational orientation - this unnerves the humans they interface with.
Read it years ago. Forgot the details though. Thanks.
 

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do the female mantis's eat the male mantis's after mating in your story? seems like you could avoid certain complications if they do. but it might cause other sets of complications, too.
 

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