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First Class Writing Exercise - Describe and Object

Submitted by cdkelly on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 15:05
     The organism within the container is six-legged and a few centimeters in length and width, so it's an insect. It's legs have spider like qualities, in both morphology and behavior; extremely thin and slender. Each of the six legs are triple-jointed and connected to the insects tubular body. It's movement is sporadic, probably due to its confinement in the tight, plastic space. At the second joint in the legs, there is parallel white and black coloration. Similar to the joint, the body has a black spot, maybe a forth of a millimeter in diameter, on the top of its thorax where the legs meet. Perhaps some component of its nervous system or its vascular system? behind this point is a relatively long, narrow extension, in the shape of an extremely short pencil or something. The tips of its legs seem much less rigid than the other sections, bending similarly to how a blade of grass would bend if it were attached there instead. The overall color has an essence of transparency, being that the aforementioned black spot on its back is visible on its underside. 
     On the front end of the insect is what can be assumed to be its mouth, colored a slight orangery-red with a black outline surrounding it on most sides. Between the black lines and the front end on the bottom lies the most red component, a small red circle. On the top/front end of the head are a series of tiny black eyes, too small to accurately count without magnification. Over the course of observation, it has repeatedly stopped moving, and then moves wildly before exhausting itself again. Upon closer inspection of the region post where the legs connect, a pattern of black dots along the top has become apparent. The far anterior end of the insect has a sesame seed-like component on the dorsal end. The head is shaped like a partial leaf and also has a tiny black dot on the top with s black outline around its rim. Two tan, globular components are at the front of the head, and are probably related to its ability to eat.