A continuation of the previous Evolution Game at >>30127142http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30120353 - Chapter 1http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30127142/ Chapter 2How to play:• Open an image of a species in MS Paint, or your editor of choice• Make one evolutionary change to that species• Save as .PNG!• Post your new species in the thread with a description of what evolution you've added and whyNotes:• Unless stated explicitly, no species ever goes extinct. Old species can still evolve, even if they're not on the latest "chain"• Try to make your evolutions gradual and realistic• Have fun• Posting an Image is highly recommended for noticeThe setting for this game, Over time on the Planet Arigan, creatures of large variety have evolved, The land is marshy and beachlike, with a few shallow oceans, I will post the most recent evolution trees
>>30146202The Plant Evolutionary Tree
>>30146197Those two are my main inspirations, yes. But I am taking inspiration from parasitic behavior in general.
>>30146202The Burz Evolutionary Tree
>>30146202The Felg Evolutionary Tree
>>30146202The Skrelp Evolutionary Tree
>>30146316The Hoover Skrelp's body fuses into one spinal back. Its long mouth easily catches algae on rocks making it a reliable food source. to make up for its lack of defenses the Hoover plants a hatching of 200+ eggs to ensure its continued survival. This fish is easy prey for other predators but it makes up for losses with its incredible birth rate
>>30146337The Durrd Evolutionary Line (it has gotten so complex it needs its own tree)
>>30146316The Hoover Skrelp develops an elongated digestive system, in order to process the fibrous algae it consumes. Its tail also turns into a flexible fluke, like a sharks tail. With this new feature, the creature becomes more agile. A necessary trait, for it aids in escape from predators like the Aqlurz and the Behemoth genus.
>>30146202An addition to the RulesWhen evolving a species, Please indicate its interactions with other species including itselfWe also have an IRChttp://client01.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23EVO&server=irc.thisisnotatrueending.com
>>30138257The herbivorous aqlurz experiences a startling change. Due to a protein misplacement, specimens develop eyes in the back of the head, akin to the Earth reptile called "tuatara".While this might be seen as a useless mutation, miraculously, these eyes come with nerves that, during development in the egg, grow and seek out the rudimentary brain stem. This means that these are in fact functional eyes, and the herbivorous aqlurz can watch its own back.
>>30146356>>30143806The Falgo have adopted 2 more tails though more transluscent to improve its mobility, These Falgo travel in small groups
One final post before I go get some sleep.Due to the innately territorial nature of the Skrelp-descended Paddler species, they have started coming into dispute with the large Wading Durrds. The Wading Durrds, being an omnivorous species, feed on many of the floating mushrooms and low hanging plants, and are not above picking off young or sick Paddlers that it comes across.Between the competition for the various breeds of floating Thungus, berries, as well as Paddler families being very tight-knit and territorial, these species come into direct competition.
The Fanburizo have developed more powerful and rigid wings, capable of launching themselves into the air with a few strong flaps. Male Fanburizo are growing ever more extravagant in their cranial markings.
The parasitic Lurz have slowly decolourized, due to their new environment inside the behemoths.
>>30147072Oi! Quote the post you're evolving from, even if you just quote the evo tree! Step it up, fool!
>>30145911>>30146390>>30146880The Paddlers take advantage of the Wadeing Durrds' terrible balance (due to their weak legs). A stronger more "muscular" (or whatever the Arigani equivalent is) trunk aids in this endeavor, sending the Wading Durrds tumbling over into the water to literally feed the fishes.
>>30147214Due to the lack of need for a tail, and the limited space which the Lurz has to maneuver about in its behemoth hosts, their tails have begun to shrink, and become more boney.
>>30145451Another breed is born, with a different sort of fruit. This new fern carries the Lamfruit, a very crunchy fruit with red and purple striped skin, while the flesh beneath the surface is pink. At it heart, it contains a spiky pit that acts as the fern's seed. Its flesh has an extremely strong acidic taste.While the Brayfruit is poisonous to any descendant of the Perch Burz, the Lamfruit is poisonous to any species derived from the Skrelp.
>>30146337>>30146880>>30147423The Wading Durrd, tired of falling over into the hungry jaws of underwater predators, develops long sword-like claws, acting as a third pair of legs to help maintain their balance and prevent being bowled over by the Strongtrunk Paddlers.
>>30146390The Spiky Skrelp, due to the prevelance of predators and the threat of falling Durrds, have developed armour plates along their body.
>>30146635Some Falgo have mutated a series of extra 'tails' and begun rooting themselves with this series of tails in beds on the ground, Here they are able to snag pray, Now stationary They procreate by means of their bites, When they bite prey which would lcuckily get away, a series of eggs with clutch onto the body of the victim, Over time the eggs will hatch and start feasting on their foe, weighing and weakening them downwards, The carcass of their prey becoming their new habitat as soil builds around them,
Say, does anythign hunt the Paddlers?In fact, what does the food web look like?
>>30148246The Rooted Falgo kind are a creature that slowly adapted apart from other Falgo(When doing the evolutionary chart, Ignore the previous image and use this image
>>30148682Now known as Falgro (no image)
>>30146445As a way of attracting a mate, the Sailed Hrelp developed a large fin like structure along its back.
It looks like the skrelp's "smell spots" have developed into eyes, haha
The predators at the water's edge have caused the shorelines to become rich in nutrients and relatively safe from herbivores. As a result the shores have become very dense in plantlife, and many of the grasses have become a accustomed to the shallow waters by floating baubles from the tips of their blades on the top of the water to take in oxygen.
>>30148865Quote the Evolutionary creature it came from PLEASE
>>30148384I think the Flightless Durrd do.
>>30148682Some Falgro grew their tencles to Root into the ground aswell to have a stronger grip these extra roots are for more nutrients from the ground
>>30146202Where some Lurzs have changed and adapted to a new lifestyle, some remain predators, such as the massive Great Lurz.
>>30149528Edit: this one evolved from the original Scrall-eating Lurz, not the legged ones.
>>30146574A favorable mutation arises in the Tuatara Aqlurz, making their fins sturdier, unlike before when they resembled the gossamer wings of their ancestors.Internally, projections of their digestive tract trap gasses from the digestion process, which begins to give them some neutral buoyancy in the water.
>>30146390Armoured scralls continue to develop more enclosed, articulated shells. The stubby, armored tail is gone and so is the spiral-shaped shell, replaced by a more complete one that curves over the body.
After some discussion, the guys and I have decided it's time to shake things up a bit.A great mountain falls from the sky, covering the land in a blanket of dust that even the might sun cannot break through. For years this goes on, and the temperatures plummet, and a cold snap settles over our little corner of the world, nay, the whole of Arigan.Who will survive, and who will become naught but fossils?
>>30146356>>30149773The sand scralls bodies had previously become fully armored, but the meteor impact proved to be harsh for these creatures, who once again resorted to their age-old tactic of hunter-scavengers of the beaches. With many animals dying, the survivors feeds on their remains.
>>30147728The parasitic Lurz has developed a sharp protrusion on its vestigial tail. The protrusion has no grasping capabilities. Instead, it slices open a small section of its host, and the deposits its eggs. This keeps their young much safer in it's flesh until they mature.
>>30149773This probably means some of the bigger species take a hit (looking at you, Behemoth cousins).
>>30149773>>30146283Many of the larger water-based mushrooms die out, leaving colonies of the smaller aquashrooms to float on the surface.
Posting updated evolution charts, these should include everything except for the Durrd, who have their own lineage track.
>>30150103Indeed, the behemoths are first to die from the extinction event.
>>30149773The Perburz form a symbiotic relation ship with the land mushrooms, where the Perburz provide it with left over carcasses, and a way to move spores, in return the spores grown in to a natural armor and the mushroom serves as a home. When a Perburz dies a mushroom then grows on the body. (can some one draw this with spores growing on it, i'm bad with paint)
>>30146202>>30149773>>30150336The only survivors of the behemoth kind are their smaller, mud-dwelling cousins. Due to food scarcity, when trapping with their tongues isn't enough, they move around the seafloor and actively hunt their preys. Their larger teeth allow for this more active hunting style.
>>30150031>>30150480The parasitic lurzs living inside these remaining behemoths continue to lose coloration. Mandibules atrophy and probocis-tongues grow, allowing them to lick clean the insides of the behemoth.
>>30149773The parasquid's head shrinks to better preserve heat. It also adopts red tentacles, to better hide in the oddly coloured grasses.
>>30150480 Merely burrowing is no longer enough to avoid being eaten. The burrowing wide-mouthed Felgr grow sharp protrusions to deter predators.(This is probably an offshoot of the same evolution waaaaay back when that made felg grow "hair" on their midsections. Cool how it all ties together)
>>30146202Capped Scralls turned to living together as a mean of survival, picking off their food off the back of their fellow colony members as well as cannibalizing their dead. Furthermore, their mandibules are now also sticky.
>>30150031>>30150480Lurz which chase the Behemoths begin to die out, though the Lurz find new hosts in their mud dwelling cousins. Lurz grow progressively smaller, and develop a mucosal membrane to better protect themselves from the digestive fluids of the Mudhemoth.
>>30149708Scarcer food means the armored scralls have to venture further and further. Nature favor those with longer limbs for faster locomotion.
>>30148804Natural selection of mates with larger fins occurs. Fin increase in size, acting more and more as a swimming aid.
An Image of Arigan (Flat image)
>>30150887The Globe of Arigan (pre impact)
>>30148086Being large, the cold is extremely difficult to bear for the Wading Durrd and their cold hunting grounds at the shoreline has become iced over and hard to fish in.For warmth these Striduurd burrow in the mangled roots of the Fruit Ferns and found themselves hunting terrestrial, like the Paddlers, more often. Using their long claws fas a weapon in addition to its stablizing properties.Their bodies have changed to their new climate, with both of their toes now developing inside of a thick armored spine for better traction on the ice.
>>30147072In response to this ice age, the Fanburizo lose their chilly chitin in favour of a fuzzy winter colour to keep the core of their body warm.
>>30150323The Durrd Evolutionary Group
>>30149948For more fortunate populations, hunting remain a viable option. These hunter sand scralls develop longer, sharper frontal limbs.
>>30149948For others, scavenging is more viable and thus they favor hook-like limbs to drag their preys along the seafloor and beaches to devour.
>>30149528>>30150924Increasingly hungry and desperate, the surviving large Lurz attempt to feed on larger land animals, even other predators. Mandibule size and strength is increased dramatically.
>>30147423With the cold coming in, many of the Paddlers die off from living on the cold oceans. The few that survive develop a short, oily fuzz along their limbs to keep them relatively waterproof and warm.
>>30150554It is time to Classify the Scrall as a new Family The Scrall Genus
>>30151034Just as sexual dimorphism appears, it can also fade.The vivid facial markings and the bright, sandy appearance of the male Fanburizo has led to it frequently being spotted and slaughtered in this great ice age. Only those who adopt typically feminine colouration survive.Meanwhile, the female Fanburizo are forced to adopt the larger, more powerful claws and cranial plates of the males in order to battle against larger predators, as their vicious barbs prove useless for anything but catching tiny, unsatisfying prey creatures.As a result, the two sexes of Fanburizo have adopted a unified appearance.
>>30150560The parasquids develop a false eyespot on their head to deter predators. These "Fancy" parasquids are more prone to tumours, an laughing maniacally.
>>30151324Well, well, Mr. Bond. It appears you have forgotten to post an image.
After the great impact the parasitic lines of the Felg have also experienced strong pressure. Those with the ability of host switching survived, but their specialized cousins did not. Some felg specialized to aerial hosts undergone neoteny, and their larval forms became free floating organisms of the aerial macroplankton, by hosting numerous symbiotic algae they survive by floating far above the clouds and basking in sunlight.
>>30150480as prey becomes harder to find, some mudhemoths start to go after the floating thungus barges and to do this grow larger muscles in their head
>>30151431Other lines of parasitic felg loose their external adult forms, and stay inside the warmth and protecting bodies of their host. Using their behavioural manipulating abilities, it is no longer the question of making the host or bolder to get it eaten by a predator, but to ensure it's survival.
>>30150370The ultimate omnivore, this earth-bound species of Falgo has adapted to the new climate and completely covered itself with scaly plating, both keeping it warm and protecting itself from predators. Wiggling along the floor, these worm-like creatures search for fallen fruit, half-eaten carcasses and even Thungus - swarms of them have been known to rip through Thungus groves in less than a day. They've even adapted their colouration to fit in with the icy climate.Too different to be known as Falgo, these are known as Walgem, the omnivorous pest that swarms across the land even in the coldest weather.
>>30149948Finally there are those who head deeper into the sea, leaving the beaches for the ocean with their larger sidefins.
>>30151509I'm not sure if we should have sexual dimorphism this early on. It makes it twice as hard to track the species.It was removed from the Fanburizo for a reason.
>>30151535Some smybiotic lines prevail by hardening themselves against the changed environment. They have also enchanted their sensory apparatus, thus individuals carrying them gain a bigger advantage when looking for food or watching around for predators, interacting with mates etc.
>>30151708Alright then, I'll delete and think of something else.
>>30151256To help with the cold some of the furry paddlers become more stockier there trunk is no longer, long and dexterous but shorter and more robust, as well there hind legs shrink as theres no point to keeping useless body parts warm.How about some inspiration http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergmann%27s_rule There's lots of ways animals can adopt to cold environments, this is one way.
Some organisms should probably try dealing with the climate change with migration and going dormant for the coldest season.
>>30151522Always eager to hunt and eat, some mud behemoths make use of their more powerful muscles to support a longer, more flexible neck.
>>30149773Due to the cooling climate, suruds develop thicker "fur" coating that helps them protect themselves against the cold. When the weather cools down, these fuzzy suruds gather into their nests and pile up, vibrating their wing muscles rapidly in order to generate heat that is then trapped within their fluff. Even when out in the cold weather, the fuzz of the suruds helps them maintain enough bodyheat for relatively active hunting and foraging. This allows them to seek food even during the cold season, where they face less competition from their relatives.During extremely cold times, the suruds will descend to a semi hibernation like state, where their activity slows down significantly, and they no longer leave their nest. They instead spend most of their time in sleep like state, relying on the insulating nest structure, their fuzz and the steady vibrations of their wings to keep them from freezing.During warmer seasons, the excess fuzz is shed off, and used as construction material for their nests.
This fur shouldn't come out of nowhere. Where did fur first come from in our ancestors? When did arthropods like spiders and bees get fuzz?We need to make sure this isn't forced. I'd like to see if we can't come up with more alien solutions if at all possible.
>>30152467They were slightly furry already
>>30151307The collar of primitive fuzz that keeps the vital organs of the Fanburizo warm grows to engulf more of its body, going down half-way.In addition to this, with so many other species focusing on either concealment or protective hides and chitin the Fanburizo has been forced into situations where it has relied almost exclusively on fruit. As a result, this new and malnourished generation of Fanburizo is a smaller, less hostile breed.
>>30152467It's no more forced than the Clapper suddenly walking on two legs after four consecutive evolutions.
>>30152475Some of them are, but is there really only one way to keep warm? Surely there are crazier, less obvious solutions? I'd like to see if we can keep this as weird as possible.
>>30152071For some symbionts fur is the new way to go. The social nesting of the surud creates a new environment and these felg develop crawlers to move around freely between different surud.
>>30152534crazy =/= good
>>30152578Not always, no, but I don't want this to resemble Earth too much. Let's inject some Wayne Barlowe in this place!
>>30152635Or H.R. Geiger, if we wnat ot get really freaky.
>>30152071Over time the Surud darkened in colour to trap even more heat, Various hues of these Surud would appear, They have also grown a more curved beak for those hard to reach places
>>30152697The wings have also grown a primitive ribbing to maintain stability
>>30151850to conserve heat and become more balanced, some Paddler's tails are eventually phased out
>>30152467Mammal hair traps body heat. Insect fuzz is typically a contact irritant.
>>30151894>behavior postas the temperature drops, the mudhemoths go into periods of extreme inactivity, burrowing into the mud during the coldest times, only coming out for food and warmth
>>30153077This is Arigan, Not Earth
>>30150776Escaping from predators underground, some armored scralls dig themselves into the soil with their more developped frontal limbs. They then hibernate during the colder months.
>>30149773The frigid air and snow-covered land had a drastic effect on the poisonous fern. The cold weather and decrease in sunlight caused it to shrink in size and increase its light-gathering capability, granting darkened leaves; conversely, the stem became white and offered it an advantage in avoiding herbivores that would otherwise destroy young plants.Additionally, it was spending too much energy creating toxins, and so the fruit once again became benign. It had excess heat due to its well-insulated body and efficient metabolism; this was used to melt water that trickled along the fruit streamers that it previously used to trick prey. The ice piles at the base of the plant helped to shield its delicate roots from scouring winds and the occasional predator.
>>30151535Some parasites cause gigantism in their host. This state also comes with some color alterations and behavioral changes. These animals tend to socialize more often, to facilitate the reproduction of the parasite.
>>30150776Other scralls survive by growing jagged, irregular spiked shells that deter predators.
>>30153122You sir are a clever gentleman.
>>30146283>>30149773Due to the harsh conditions, the tiny purple grass could no longer thrive; it could no longer reach the light, and the winds regularly battered and destroyed the frail plants.Survivors of this species eventually used their rough, grassy leaves as hooks to grasp and hold onto whatever surface they could - usually rocks, but sometimes larger plants and occasionally animals. They developed long, nearly-indestructible (and indigestible) leaves that were capable of finding the light even when covered by snow.
>>30151522Hunting closer and closer to shorelines from a less abundant ocean, smaller behemoths begin to surface and raid shores, sometimes becoming trapped when the tides lower.
>>30150924>>30152697To combat the cold many Stridurrd have begun to co-habitate with their relatives, the Surud and take advanage of their flying relative's heat generation. These Guardian Stridurrd reside in the Surud's nests, due to their large size, generally only one Stridurrd calls a nest home.The Guardian Stridurrd continues to hunt near the Fruit Ferns and shallow water, and return to the Surud nest where they provide protection for the Surud and their eggs.The Guardian Stridurrd's color has changed due to it's close relationship with the Surud.
>>30151200Continuing to prey upon large animals, the mandibules of the Lurz hypertrophy. Jaw muscles greatly increase in size.
>>30153415>>30153461The picture, my 4ChanX is making it impossible to post a picture for some reason.
>>30152882Other paddlers develop a hunched, humped back. This hump allows to store nutrients.
>>30153510Damn, not even the right image. When posting this to a chart ignore >>30153510
>>30153584The Surud are the size of Hummingbirds Scale is incorrect
>>30153391Evolved from their facial lubricant/slime, this gland on under the head of some scralls allows them to more easily digest the leaves of this plan through a very, very slow process.
>>30153584>>30153645I went ahead and changed this to be closer to scale and improve the quality of the Surud in the image.
>>30153853Forgot the image.
>>30153873The symbiotic crawlers become adapted to the Guardian Stridurrd too.
>>30154064One big happy fuschia family...
>>30151256A few paddlers who have retained hind legs have seen them grow in length alongside their front legs, both to escape opportunist predators and to travel longer distances more easily.
>>30151894>>30153114to help eat the barges and its inhabitants better, mudhemoths grow larger and stronger jaws
>>30154322damn, 4chan ate my pic
>>30153568Some Humbled Paddlers grew spikes on their skin to ward off chasing predeators, and grew a yellowish skin tone
>>30151894Some mud behemoths continue to evolve longer and longer necks, as opposed to others who develop longer jaws.
>>30153414Of the behemoths who were caught in tide pools, those who had too prominent fins were easily seen by prey and thus, those with smaller fins thrived until the fin was phased out completely.
>>30154341Longer jaw, sharper, more specialized teeth and a modified jaw/skull shape give these behemoths power in snapping their jaws with power and speed. As such, their whip-like tongues are useless.
Guys, where the other, smaller species at? Which ones get obliterated by the meteor, and which ones didn't?
>>30149012Some Falgro developed tendrils appearing from their original pores to grab as much nutrients from the sea as possible. Mutation strains started to appear, Usually depending on their environments changed what their appearances would be.These Falgro are permanent in their position now and are completly stationary, They lack the ability of moving themselves and if uprooted can be oftentimes fatal
>>30154440Spikes continue to develop around the face and neck in order to protect it.
>>30153568the padllers get bigger as they store more in teihr backs.
>>30146428I must clarify about the Hybrid Long Legged Haired Durrd. Occasionally , Hybrid Long Legged Haired Durrd were fertile . This rare fertile hybrids contributed the haired gene to later Durrd species's gene pools , and the haired gene still occasionally pops up in species descended from the Long Legged Durrd.
>>30155023So in other words the Long Legged Haired Duurd are also a viable parent for their descendents, Mind updating the Evolutionary tree to accomodate these
>>30150724Parasitic Lurz begin developing suicidal behaviors, intentionally allowing themselves to be eaten by new hosts. When eaten, a Lurz's egg sac is deposited in the stomach of the host. The mucous membrane covering the mature Lurz also covers the egg clutchs, which then transfer the mucous to the hatchlings, protecting them from digestion. This allows the newborn Lurz to nest in the stomach directly, feasting on the devoured food. In addition, Lurz graspers start to become segmented, allowing for more versatile grasping.
>>30152489The Fanburizo that thrive in the cold weather are the warmest ones. Having sacrificed their size, their tail-spikes and their carnivorous nature, this smaller breed is roughly the size of a butterfly and its long body is covered with a thick coat of fuzz. Their diet is primarily fruit-based, although they also treat themselves to the nectar of Juice Thungi when they're able.Having become a breed of their own, separate from the true Fanburizo, these are the Furburizo.
>>30153482As it continues to prey on larger and larger animals, the Lurz with wider mandibles are favored, allowing for a much stronger, much wider grip.
>>30151307Long ago, Fanburizo have split into two different branches. With small, but non-neglieable over time climate changes, the larger and more vicious Fanburizo return. Their jaw shape has completely change and allows them to tear flesh open with great efficacity.
>>30156277eventually they grow thick hair on the edge of their wings to stay warm and scare off predators
>>30153657Shell recede and open to make room for a growing sack of caustic fluids. Tentacles shorten and one turns into a spitting orifice.
>>30156044after many lurz meet their end when predators sneak up behind them, they grow a poisonous barbed tail similar to scorpions
>>30156487Some Scrall start having egg sacs grow above their heads, These egg sacs incubate, they provide nutrients and protection young and share simmilar toughness to their shells but weaken the closer to hatching the offspring are
>>30150636No, these creatures have not died off. Far from it. They continued to grow, abandonned their dorsal shell for a proper exoskeleton and become even stickier. These creatures hunt in swarms when they aren't scavenging.
>>30154869with the hump on their back putting large amounts of strain on their legs, the spiked paddlers turn to tripod-ism (?)to support the massive weight. The bottom part of their trunk now works as a third legs.
>>30156999so they're Tri-paddlers now?
>>30148865Over time the Water grass started polinating the waters, Some deeper waters than others, They bore new baulbes which started to absorb oxygen from the ocean depths
>>30146337To benefit from the the increase in air animals the Aqlurz that turned blue have developed tri-mouth to trap flying prey. Thanks to its stealthy coloring live birth the new strain has become known as Hoplers, after their ability to jump out of the water at high speeds to catch prey
>>30157337looks goodi was actually hoping someone would remake it because i suck at art
>>30157337WE kinda need a description>>30157183Hoplers will from here on use this image
>>30157400No worries, bro. Don't stop trying though, because it just takes time and effort to get better at stuff.
>>30157422This was just my attempt at remaking this: >>30156573because the tail was too blobby.
>>30146337In light of their Deeper environments and the size of prey becoming larger than them, Many of these Aqlurz developed primitive jaws and sharper teeth, These new creatures are now known as Chorpur
>>30149773With the onset of Wintry conditions, the paddlers have seen many new adaptations.>>30150199Their boat Thungus have been in short supply, them not being able to sustain themselves in the cold conditions.As a result, the Paddlers split into two.>>30151850>>30152882>>30153568>>30154440>>30154869>>30154956>>30156999Some paddlers, abandon their namesake altogether, forsaking their clapping hands and no longer able to grip their Boat Thungus, these paddlers grow in size, and move to the shallower parts of the swamp.>>30154190Some paddlers instead grow larger legs, which aid them in using the larger, hardier specimens of Boat Thungus, and in some cases, push their Barge Thungus homes around.>>30146283In these cold conditions, the Barge Thungus unlucky enough not to have attracted a family of paddlers die off, leaving the remaining ones more suited as nests, until the Barge Fungus colouration has shifted to better camouflage them.Food being scarce in this cold climate, the True Paddlers have shifted their diet towards the Brayfruit, which is toxic to most of their chief competitors.
so if its gotten cold out (icy surface etc)and thungus floaters cover a lot of area, is their some kind of algae shortage?
>>30157963The tropics could be ice-free you know. Or the ice is more like slush, or maybe it 's just like an increase of ice during the winter season.
>>30146390Due to the meteor strike and overall decreased temperature, the only surviving strain of the primitive poison skrelp was forced to migrate into the volcanic vents in the deep waters. Their poison glands have been adapted as filters as well. This enables them to filter out nutrients from the billowing toxic gas from the vents via absorption through the skin. They have also taken on darker hues so as to blend in with the dark waters. They have also lost any need for their probocis and it has since shriveled to much shorter lengths. Larger eyes for more absorption for light have also been developed.
We need new Evolution Trees!>>30158126could you upload an image with a red circle around the creature yours evolved from
>>30158157I made the poison skrelp and no one else seemed to run with the idea. Figured I could update it with all these new species running around.
>>30157183Got redrawn versions of the Aqlurs.Their heads seem to be nothing but a solid shell, meaning they don't have jaws. Here's a solution to this problem: What appear to be teeth are actually the tips of finger-like mandibles that reach out of their mouths to tear off and pull in scraps of meat.
>>30158310I should mention that these aren't new evolutions. They're just redrawn to look nicer. The green one actually the stage before >>30157695Also, a quick doodle of the insides of their mouths.
>>30157705>>30158040Possessed by some hitherto unknown urge, many of the True Paddlers begin stockpiling large quantities of Brayfruit in their Barges.After some time doing this, the Paddlers push their boats out of the swamps and into the wider sea, paddling into the current and floating off towards warmer climes.Will they make it? Is there such a place? We'll have to wait to find out.Not all True Paddlers go on the migration, some remain behind to attempt to ride out this new Winter.
>>30154620Since the jawed behemoths developed from shallow puddles of mud in the swamp, it was inevitable that a sub-species would branch off to live on land.The first successful creature to do so developed sharp claws and an ultralight skeleton which allowed it to climb trees. It would use its large, hardened fins to make short glides down to the ground to tackle, capture, and eat its prey. Over time, also, its colorings shifted to act as camouflage - mostly for going on the attack.Due to the harsh environment, these gliding behemoths spent nearly all of their energy simply existing; they had to spend most of their time killing, eating, or getting ready to kill or eat.
>>30158310Looking back, the grey ones were larger, so they could have gone extinct due to the reduced food supply from the meteor impact and competition from the blues. On the other hand, they were more mobile. What do you guys have to say?>>30149636This here isn't a new adaptation. Just working something into the Tuatara Aqlurz life-cycle. They grow quickly, and die after laying hundreds of eggs in the mud under water. Their larval young feed on algae, may or may not enter a pupal stage, and then eat leafy plants when mature.
>>30150370New Felg chart up.
>>30158688As the gliding behemoth is introduced to new prey, by being on land, so is the Parasitic Lurz. The Lurz develop a spitting mechanism, where they spit on the food inside of the behemoth's stomach, and suck up their fill of the liquid concoction. This stomach acid also helps break down possible toxins and poisons that the behemoth may swallow. making it safer to eat for both the Lurz and the Behemoth. The excess acids help the behemoth digest his food. This saves valuable energy and resources for the Behemoth.
>>30159077I still say the inky & bloated felg are not the same branch as the burrowing felg.One group discovered shitting itself was an effective deterrent, one group decided to hide itself.The ink group seems to have died off (probably all bloated up and floated to the surface, for scavengers to pick off)
>>30159122Huh, you're right, I missed that. I think the burrowers developed from the same branch as the DropSquid and ParaSquid.. Was a mistake in the old one I forgot to correct.
>>30159090And thus the symbiotic lurz evolved
>>30159090The barbs at the tips of the Symbiotic Lurz's graspers develop into small graspers themselves. This allows them a tighter grip, with less damage to its host.
>>30149773The Felgin adapt to the new cold by their skin pigment darkening to absorb heat easier, with a slight fuzz growing over the exposed flesh to keep the trapped heat in. It also develops a sail underneath its tail to soak in whatever sun their is
>>30160066Excellent, I was hoping the Highland Clappers weren't forgotten.Speaking of which, I believe those body types fall under the title of Clappers now, though they'd be the only ones still classified as Clappers. The Felg in their name was misleading due to them not actually being related to Felgs.So far as I'm aware we now have:>>30154190True Paddlers (Shivering away on their dwindling Thungus homes)>>30158564Migratory Paddlers (Who have disappeared to lands unknown)>>30156999Tripod Waders (The largest variant, with their armoured shell, and supportive trunks)>>30154956Humped Waders (Not as large as the Tripods, but significantly faster)Hope this is helpful for future evolutions!
>>30160183>>30160066Ok then let's go!The nocturnal clapper, or the nocter, has adapted to the fierce competition for food, with the cold seeping in and animals dying out, the nocter turns to scavenging as well as becoming leaner to chase any fast critters about, then catching them quicker thanks to their elongated neck. This extra weight is accounted for by reducing the back she'll, and with the hind legs moving up along the body.
>>30160640The nocter forsakes bulk and armour for speed, becoming slightly more streamlined and a bugger tail. It's legs move slightly back for better balance.
Btw, what are the top land predators?
>>30146202What happened to my beautiful bug snakes! They've gone all edgy! It's brown and bloom all over again.
>>30161829evolution happened, get with the times
>>30161201The nocter's voice box evolves with the extra space inside the neck. It can now chirp.This form of primitive communication has allowed the nocter to form social structures of small flocks.These usually consist of a male, two to three females, and their offspring.
>if God didn't want us to pick poop from our anuses he wouldn't have made our hands right by it>*audience claps enthusiastically*>Bill Nocter barely contains his disdain behind his stump
>>30161936The nocter evolves a bigger beak for catching larger prey, which it needs to support their family groups. It's tail also lengthens and begins to drop t add more balance, it's skin sail also lengthens.Probably the one if the biggest evolutions yet is the hind claw, it enables the nocter extra grip on objects, from rocks to branches, and gives it an edge in pursuing prey. It also aids balance.
>>30159077With the cold weather, strogn winds and recoloured habitat, the Gliding Falgo has grown a set of ten stubby limbs, useful for gripping to the varous ferns and trees, as well as a pale colouration in an attempt to camouflage itself from predators.
All evolution maps have been updated, but I won't post them right now as I'd rather not fill up the image cap.The following species all have their own category, as they were taking up too much space on the main charts as they were:>Behemoth>Clapper>Durrd>Fanburizo (Mostly to get their gender dimorphism clutter out of the way.)>ScrallIf they keep on evolving as rapidly as they have been, these ones will also need their own charts soon:>Fehena>Lurz>Aqlurz
>>30159077A mutant breed of Plum Lurkr has evolved, with more compact bodies and their heads incorporated directly in their rubbery blubbery centre. These Plum Lurkrs are much more efficient at forcing their way inside of eggs once they've gnawed a large enough hole into its surface, which is a much easier task now that they are more compact and quick to fit. These elastic little fiends are the primary predator of aquatic eggs everywhere.
>>30151625The Walgem, in its quest to consume ever more food, now has a dislocatable jaw, not to mention a great gullet that occupies much of its body, more than previous species.This thing is a hungry, hungry hippo.
A link to NOTRIP's evo charts.>http://imgur.com/a/tkab6#2
>>30166986Not my charts. Just put them into a collection.
>>30166986Wow, the Felg line really needs more love. Its the only line that doesn't have a subspecies chart coming off it.
>> http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30127142/#p30130186The Crelb undergo a transformation. Digging into holes, they masquerade as Funnel Thungus. When a hapless herbivore comes by, they are surprised with a toothy maw that gobbles them up.
I like these threads and all but does no one else think it's weird how limbs and toxins and digits just appear out of nowhere?
>>30167794Babby's (lack of) understand of evolution.It's difficult to do slow progress without it being frustratingly slow.
>>30167854we have to speed things up a little to make it more fun
>>30150573After the mountain fell upon Arigan and covered the world with a coat of dust, many more colourful breeds of Funnel Thungus stuck out like sore thumbs amongst the waste and were heartily consumed by the herbivores of this world. Although those colours still exist, this more muted and colourless breed has become the most common variant.However, the thick dust came with its disadvantages. It tended to fill the Funnel Thungus to the brim, frequently choking them or causing them to collapse from the sheer weight. As a result, the more porous breeds of Funnel Thungus have risen to dominance, equipped with pores that exude inorganic material that the Thungus absorbs.
>>30146283Making something that should have been done earlier.The centers of the fronds of ferns that grew in the fully waterlogged, and often submerged soil along many shorelines become porous, allowing them to easily absorb needed gasses from the atmosphere. With the abundant water they grow in, loss of moisture is not a problem. The fronds grow more vertical, allowing them to reach above the water's surface.
>>30165841Suckers, for holding onto both the inside and outside of the eggs the Plum Lurkr feeds upon.
It would be really cool if the creators of some of aliens in this thread could give us (or just me) some details on their aliens anatomy; internal organ placement, what kind of nervous systems, what their bones are made of etc.It doesn't have to be very detailed or absolutely scientifically correct. I'd be great for ideas of future evolutions, morphological changes and so forth.
>>30169461All that I really know about are the bug-fish, Aqlurs. The front-halves of their bodies are insect-like. The rear half has a primitive backbone. Their probably both made of chitin or something like it. The ones that look more buglike have swim-bladders. The others don't.
After this thread, it may be a good idea to take a break to enter everything into a wiki page.
>>30170557Aye, things seem to have dried up a little bit. I think we could all do with a rest.
>>30169461The suruds posses relatively complex nervous system, that has localized mini "brains" composed of clusters of nerves, one within each 4 segments of the suruds body. The biggest nerve cluster is located in their head segment, and it is their primary brain, responsible for processing, all the information the keen senses of the surud receives.Unlike earth insects, the suruds posses an active respiratory system, which they use to draw air into spiral like structures within their 2nd and 3th segments, that work as their lungs. They posses 4 of these spirals, 2 in both of their middle segments. These 2 middle sections both have a heart, that pumps blood across the body of the surud.Their last segment, the abdomen, contains large portions of the gut of the surud (food is partially processed in both 2nd and 3rd segment, but only fully digested in the 4th), along with the reproductive organs, and various glands.The main sense of the suruds is eyesight, which works in both visible light spectrum, as well as in the uv spectrum. The fur of the suruds, contains markings that are only visible in uv. These marks identify males from females mostly.Their second most important sense is smell, which plays key part in their communication. Their antennae can detect both the scent of food, as well as communication pheromones from significant distances away.Though the Suruds are not warm blooded, their body, especially their wing muscles, can produce significant amounts of heat, which their fur traps, allowing these creatures to survive in conditions where most cold blooded animals would perish.
>>30154807Falgro mouth lengthen and body girth (as well as stomach size) increases. These rooted falgro feed more easily.
>>30154190Those legged Paddlers that survive have new coloration to match their surrounding and even longer hind legs. They can now run more effectively.
>>30154521Hunting as close as possible to land, these behemoths soon rely more and more on their tongues as lures. Tongue grows in size and sensitivity to smell and vibrations, eyes degenerate.
>>30170986The PAddler starts to have its tail grow upwards and its mouth downwards
>>30158688Size is still large to allow full land function. Later generations are much smaller in size. Skeleton become lengthier. Bones that support fins grow stronger.
>>30156658The larger fluid sacs of these scralls keep them warm. Due to the increased size of the fluid sac, longer and stronger legs allow them to stride around.
>>30153208Spined scralls continue along their path of defense by evolving more and more jagged exoskeletons to deter even the toughest predators. That is, anything that can't pierce it's hide or swallow it whole.
>>30153116Larger forelimbs enable these scralls to dig faster and deeper.
>>30157183Eyes begin to move back, as do any organs within the head. Jaw grows stronger and splits even more.
>>30163467The Gliding Falgo's limbs grow steadily, giving it far greater grip on the branches of trees and rims of Thungus, giving it a brief respite as it glides from top-to-top, looking for meager morsels.
>>30146356>>30169197With the Plum Lurkr rapidly outcompeting it in the water, the Fin Lurkr had to migrate onto the land. There, the web between its bony fins has gradually vanishes, giving it many spindly legs to scutter about amongst the bright fruits of the trees.
>>30172047Jaws continue to grow and split. Head move back and recede/fuse into the body.
As evolution pushes the speedy durrds into even faster predators, they eventually almost completely lose their back legs, as their front claw limbs are all these hunters need for both catching prey, as well as for perching on plants. For these hunters do not walk, they spend most of their adult life flying, and seeking prey.Their back legs have developed into sensory spines, that allow these creatures airflows, and winds better, and thus adjust their flight accordingly.These durrds cope with the cold season, and it's general lack of prey, by hibernating during their larval form. The females use their claws and beak to bore small holes into the soft trunks of the ferns, where they then lay their eggs. They stuff these holes with paralyzed prey they catch, before sealing it of with a vax like excretion.As the eggs hatch, the larval durrd feeds on the food provided by it's parent, until the cold season hits, during which they will undergo gradual metamorphosis into an adult speedy durrd, that will break its's way trough the vax seal when the warm season begins, in order to start the cycle anew. Usually, one of these burrows contains 10-40 eggs, and enough food to sustain the development of all of the young.Female speedy durrds are bigger, than male ones, and they also live longer. The males usually only live for few weeks, during which they seek out females to mate with. After these few weeks, the males die off, leaving the now inseminated females to dig burrows, lay eggs, and hunt prey in preparation for the next generation. The females live trough the whole warm season, and only seal the burrow off near the end of their life.
>>30156999Upper trunk become longer, allowing better manipulation.
With gradual meat eating aspect of the Capped Scrall increasing, the migration to the ground has formed a lesser need for climbing limbs, the tree hooks of the Capped Scrall have elongated and curved downward to kill prey and grip prey that stick themselves to their shells.The armored shells and exoskeleton have become fused together into a singular shell that is present for the Scrall's life.
>>30172390Their spindly legs become more articulated, affording a better mobility.
>>30170812Stationnary, the Falgro become thicker, squatter trunk-like creatures.
>>30151630Living deeper and deeper in the sea, these sand scralls have developped webbing between their hind legs to better swim.
>>30174736The Sandscralls now known as Sancs have protruded legs by some of the thicker folds of the body, This gives the Sancs mobility on the sea floor aswell as the general seaOkay guys This is the Image cap, I say we keep this game on hold til the weekend, Games been Archived, so Its now time to start hypothesizing and doing some Writefaggotry based on Planet Arigan and its native creatures, No new evolutions for now, Just write up your theories, Biologies and ideas about some of these creatures!
>>30175224Alrighty then.This ice age has definitely shaken up a lot of the evolutionary lines. I can hardly recognise some of them.I suspect another big change is on the horizon, though. Probably when the atmosphere restabilises and we go back to warm and sunny. The poor behemoths are going to die out again due to their size.
>>30175444I think it's funny that nobody makes huge creatures because they eventually go extinct.Almost all the small creatures are still alive.
>>30175444The Behemoths already downsized aas the larger ones started to go extinct, The largewst creatures currently would be the clappers (general size) or the Stirurd(for height) though some Lurz are reasonabily sized (small snakes)
So do these species usually ever reach sentience?
>>30175960Depends how long the games been going for, We're still pretty far off from sentience
>>30176008I reckon that the more intelligent species are about as smart as a lemur.
>>30176109So, the Clappers and Nocters have reached sapience?
>>30176109Well the Suruds are the closest we have to a level of intelect, Living in small family communal groups
>>30175960It would take a long time for a species to reach sentience, I think. It would be a very gradual process and would probably take several more threads before it happens.
Are we using a chat right now or what?
>>30176199http://client01.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23EVO&server=irc.thisisnotatrueending.com We are using an IRC server, Mentioned earlier in the thread
>>30171156It's usually best to include the evolutionary imperatives that cause the changes as well.Is this for better paddling balance? How does this help them to survive better than a standard Paddler?
>>30175541The Aqlurz are small shark sized so they be the biggest
>>30177419We may need a new critter scale chart
>>30175541The nocter is about the size of a small chicken.