>>46519644WE CONTINUE! On this brave new world where crystal spires erupt from the ground, only the most biodiverse of species survive! Rules:>Open an existing creature in paint or whatever and give it one evolutionary adjustment at the time>describe adjustment and upload new image>every once in a while the environment will shake things up, some creatures will go extinct>No silly stuff, those won't become cannon>No creating new species out of thin air>No 'catching up' and doing a bunch of evo's by yourself, every creature should go through multiple steps by multiple people>Evolutions shouldn't be to drastic, but you shouldn't bitch about other players 'not being realistic' eitherI as OP don't make the evolutionary trees, we as a group make them! If you want to see one, consider making it yourself. That's how we thrive as a species!
Tree with current living species, credits to the palaeontologist? He's a cool guy. You should go on a date with him.
>>46526717The Sok's filters become jets, allowing it to push out water for bursts of speed.
Previous tree including extinct species, credits to a very sexy anon.
Ok since there are two threads now I guess I'll just link this here>>46528145
>>46528365I propose you only link if you make a new evolution. People know where to find the previous thread, and otherwise we'll just have a bunch of links.
>>46528399It was a new evolution, just on the wrong thread
>>46523917Some Thermal Gurks deposit the crystals they digested into crab like legs.
>>46528419gotcha, my bad.
>>46526558More and more food is showing up above the sea. The Klaw now spends more time in the air then it does on the water. Away from the dangers of the sea in its adult life. The sacs now refill from filtered air without the need to rely on methane from Buds. Thinner ends of the fins help create surface area for very little weight.It only returns to the water to mate and when they try to find new thermals to launch themselves into the air once more.
>>46523917Others deposit crystals in eye like shells.
>>46524414 →This particular breed of Gurksnails evolves further. For the sake of easy recognition, I dub this species "Devil's Crown" (please forgive my excessive ham).The creature doesnt't move around much. The tongue-leg is mostly used as a suction cup to attach to the seabed, or to the surface of the crystals. Devil's Crowns mostly move around when they are young, and settle down when they are older.The spines on the carapace became even more pronounced, and are now filled with flesh. A lot of small opening pepper the surface of the creature, allowing it to filter water for nutrients, and to excrete waste.The body chemistry of the crowns is quite caustic. The secretions of the leg help the creature digest minerals and organic remains. The small openings constantly release rather nasty fluids into the surrounding water.
>>46527787>>46527510As the hive travels along the ocean, it encounters gurks. Some of them are able to survive the cloud of toxins spewed into the surrounding waters, and feast upon the nutrient bubbles farmed by the cultivator klaw, and lay their eggs within the safety of the hive. The hive's clusters begin secreting chemicals to control this new resident too, and it proves useful, leaving scraps of its prey behind, providing nitrogen to the hive, valuable given its now mobile state.
>>46528500Gurksnails grow tentacles.
>>46528621I feel like we need some rebel organisms against the hive...
>>46528277A new "Sokor" has mutated more defined jets, allowing them to become rigid, and longer.
>>46528696the hive is perfection, all will either be hive, or be hive food
>>46526539>>46528453Meels live on the back of Gurk Crabs in a symbiotic relationship.
>>46528808The Greater Good? Of the Hive that is.
>>46528716They look like huge uncut dicks.
Look at all this symbiosis! /pol/ would hate this place!
>>46528959the hive basically uses slave labor, so /pol/ would fucking love it
>>46528883Ya...I'm pretty shitty at Paint.
If I had enough autism and a better photo editing software, I would update the hive to be 10x larger than the current photo shows. As I envision it, each patch is somewhere between 50-100 interwoven blooms of bud, with their labor force building nests within the roots.
So how would you represent the hive beginning to form an actual mind in a drawing?
>>46528621>>46529256Something awakens within the root clusters of the hive. Within that bundle of material, containing millions of nerves, a thought appears.Basic, and lacking depth, it sets itself apart from an instinct on one thing alone.Desire.As more of these minds awaken, a single thought spreads through the entire patch.The desire to spread, to enslave, and to eat.
>>46529460>try to create agrarian society of little klaw things>their farming brings the buds together>klaw weave together the roots to make nests, eventually forming the clusters>clusters release chemicals to turn the klaw into slaves of the bud-hive>now it's possibly self awareI'm sorry for what I inadvertently and indirectly created
>>46524574With the increase of hostile particles in the water, the filter-feeder Sok gains an elongated body with inner tendrils that absorb chemicals. That way, the water that passes through has a longer trajectory which means nutrients are absorbed better and harmful chemicals (like those pesky hive-chemicals) are broken down before they can do harm. Behold the majestic Sailsok, roaming ever free in these oceans.
So if this hive thing gets far enough, does it transition into a civ thread?
>>46526338Crawlbuds grow extra vines to manipulate the environment.
>>46529584>>46529697I'm just hoping this goes at a steady pace, other creatures get the chance to catch up and this doesn't dominate the entire game. >>46529777It might, but we're a long way off. Don't rush it.
>>46526653Sok begins filtering toxins from the water, as well as various prey, storing them to be released at a later time.
>>46529697yeah, fuck you, now that I have finally caught up from reading a finished thread last thread, I am going to focus on evolving klaws to counter the Hive.The flying klaws are probably the best idea this evo game has had desu. That and the gurks with tongue and devil crown.>>No.46527143Yellow Klaw grows a bit longer with a thin whip like tail, and a small bump casing on its head that is filled with a greyish flesh.The bump on forehead is made from trace elements of yellow crystal that have been modified by the digestive juices to form a unique compound. It has a vague shielding effect from chemicals in the water that haven't been processed through the Yellow Klaw's system.I hope that wasn't too much.
>>46529912And heat-crystal buds, those are rad.
>>46526653The Finned Sok develops a peculiarity. These new extremities become an extension of its unique manner of asexual reproduction.To elaborate, this species is genderless and procreates through 'budding,' where new organisms start off as growths on the parent's body and separates only when mature, leaving behind scar tissue. The most interesting factor is that while the buds are still attached to their parent, the parent is able to use them as limbs capable of clumsy grabbing and locomotion. Their primary advantage lies in their voracious appetite, their needle-like teeth and their completely uncontrolled, wild breeding. This descendant of the Finned Sok is simply known as a Glov, Glovs when plural.
>>46524837Snek evolves, a longer and more muscular snok with the ability to constrict a land dwelling klaw in order to feed upon it.
>>46529912Man, I just wanted a society of peaceful farmers, and they got fucked up by their own crops.
>>46529759The sailsok's fins spread out and its tendrils extend for more leisure specimens to consume less energy while feeding.
>>46528551Can you provide a version without the spraypaint gas cloud? That makes it nearly impossible to edit.
>>46530161Of course, here you go.
>>46530067Snek grows a disposable flap of skin around the maw that has some suction pads on it which absorb a certain amount of waste chemicals before dropping off as a cheese-filled smelly flesh band.>>46530092yeah, I found that pretty fucked up but funny too.
I really want to see the other creatures thrive. No offense to hive people, I just don't find it's evolution very interesting.
>>46530267hence what I am trying to do from my recent joining of this game.Please help me. I don't want to post too much, otherwise half the thread would be me.
>>46529460As the hive's mind continues to grow more advanced, the fins of the hunter gurks that dwell within the hive grow larger, allowing for much quicker bursts of speed when attacking prey and defending the hive from other creatures.
>>46528487The Klaw developed a hard exoskeleton back plate to protect itself and its sacs.
>>46530267I don't know about the others doing the hive, but I've been trying to split my posts between hive, and other creatures. Hard to find a good balance between all that and not posting too much.
Did... Did the Meel dead?
>>46528831>>46530475Nah, meels good man.
>>46530348fuk u, ignoring the need to have other people contribute because they aren't doing it fast enough. WAR OF EVOLUTION!!>>46529912the bump gets bigger and this Yellow Bump Klaw branch become more complicated in decision making and strategy, more individual and reluctant to work outside of small groups that are formed through area of spawning.The leader of the small clusters is differentiated by more orange head bumps.>>46530475I am pretty sure they are, though an offshoot that is barely similar remains.
>>46530512So did the Meels just stop evolving because they conjoined with Gurks?
>>46530519I was just trying to give the slave species a little love, since no one's touched them for a while
>>46530540Just not a lot of Meel interest, there's that algae basket one that seems neat but I don't know what to do with it. Not that I've done anything at all...
>>46530540they stopped evolving because people stopped evolving them.
>>46530540N E W M E E L
Halp, I want to make a sailsok that can glide through the air with ease and eventually fly, but my mspaint skills would embarrass a toddler.
>>46530651Quick, we need someone to make projectN E W M E E LEWMEELa reality!
>>46530617haha no worries.>>46530176the chem storer gets a bit thicker and a thin band of cartilage develops made from excess calcium and other shit in the water. The main body of the Snek starts putting excess copies of its genes in it, and the genes are protected by soft white extremely thin membrane.>>46530668JUST. DO IT!
>>46528487With no natural predators in the sky. The SkyKlaws lose the need of their exoskeleton. Letting them rely less on thermal as their weight has been drastically reduced.Free from the restriction of a shell, their sails increase slightly.
>>46530674But what he do tho
2 Meel evolutions for the whole thread. MeelsBadMan.
>>46528277The Sok gains the ability to output jolts of electricity, like an electric eel, but through its bite to paralyze prey and defend against predation
>>46530839The Meel gains extra dangling seed pods, allowing it to drop more seeds with increased efficacy.
>>46530519The Yellow Klaw master their crystals, and can fight with high-pressure jets of water. They have migrated to the island.
>>46529912You like my Klaw onii-chan?I was thinking of making a diving Klaw but changed when methane and floaties showed up.
>>46530804how about the babies that grow up in the water have an exoskeleton but the adults drop it off when they leave?Anyway, a significant amount of SkyKlaws develop aerodynamic filters on top of their heads. These are slight protusions and use the original hard head as the base (sort of like those car foil things) and this is used to capture floating debris and maybe even let soil build up in special spaces between spikes?then we can have an offshoot Meel species based upon living in the air and having a TRUE symbiosis.>>46531025wonderful idea, go ahead and have a third group of yellow Klaws.>>46530966how about a large portio of Y.K. decide that they need to expand onto land now that they have more fighting power and so they develop colonies on the island?So we have a splitting off in decisions.
>>46530951The Meel's legs grow in length, allowing it to move farther and cross more terrain. Small talons grow as well to allow it to hook on to difficult terrain and climb.
>>46531067something like this
>>46531077The Meel shifts colors to better blend in with stones and rocks, allowing it to camouflage itself from potential predators.
>>46531106This is evo game. Piggy back and jump on it. I've been letting SkyKlaws sit for a while hoping somebody would branch or advance them. I really want a predatory SkyKlaw in the game to prey on those land dwelling goons and other SkyClaws.
>>46528690The Gurk walk on the tentacles and developes little digesting nubs.
>>46530951Meels seed pods become more tightly packed with seeds, and seed pods now erupt into showers of small seeds
>>46531178The Meel develops a brightly colored flower that ejects vile aromas into the air to ward away predators. The pedals of the flower of toxic as well.
>>46526745The crystalin Sok tentacles evolves more for grabing prey.
>>46529796Crawl Buds develop olfactory sensors. They are dexterous enough to throw things.
Small and simple eyes develop on the meel to allow it to better navigate terrain.
>>46531310drew the eyes onto an old copy of the meel. Heres the right one.Evolution of >>46531077
>>46531179I typed it a bit wrong. The question mark was not about my changes but about what others thought it could be used for.>>46531178a bunch of chameleon Meel aren't very good at detecting the right colour change and instead do very garrish and kaleidoscopic tones and colours.this funnily enough leads to less threat from predators due to them being afraid of colourfulness, and there are possibilities that GarrishMeels will use their colour coordination for other things. Whether intentional or chemical imbalances do this in future, who knows?
>>46528621>>46527510There are some species of Gurk that were resilient enough to resist the allure of the hive.These creatures are marked by their pronounced facial swellings, which develop into pressurized vents in their own right, used to expel dirt and toxins. They use their immunity to the hive toxins to their advantage, preying on species of Klaw that are enslaved by the hive. Those with more atrophied fins find it much easier to navigate the Bud hives, causing this breed to eventually lose their fins entirely and rely on their facial vents for limited maneuverability in the water.Now known as the Divurk, this breed has settled into a comfortable niche, preying upon the servants of the Hive Bud.
>>46531254Meel's seed pods gain small spikes/hooks to latch on to other creatures and travel
>>46531284Lmao this jerk. He evolved to smell just so he has a target to throw at.
>>46525221What happened to these guys?
Guys, Meel is our only hope to save this world from the Hivemind. Meel doesn't fucking breathe, so those goddamn mind controlling numbnuts can't corrupt our beautifully tall and awkwardly proportioned plant monsters.
>>46531460HEY! my BrainYKlaws are only a few steps away from being totally resistant to the Hivemind.also my ForeskinSneks are developing anti-toxin measures and also going to be able to reproduce in other species' stomachs to help them out.
>>46531348How can one thing look so dumb yet so adorable?
>>46531521You kiddin? That plant monster will fuck shit up - wait, no, it's docile. Yeah, it's adorable.
>>46531283Fuck you, you're not even trying.>>46528273Gonna be honest guys, I'm not really a fan of the hivemind. They're boring, they take up a shit ton of space on the chart, and they're boring.I understand that a bunch of creatures have moved onto land and such. I'll move everybody to their appropriate environment after the next extinction event.I've also takent he liberty of putting on the right hand side any creatures that haven't had an evolution since the last extinction. Show them some love guys!
>>46531565Also: Symbiotic species are in the bottom right.
>>46531275the flower's toxins are a bit like weak LSD and hit consumer's brain equivalent like a truck to the senses.While it does hurt and can easily kill if ingested in more than 2 servings a day, it does break consumers from previous controlling substances, at least temporarily anyway.This offshoot comes from cross-breeding between GarrishMeel and PoisonFlowerMeel
>>46531366The Garrish Meel decide to turn its seed pods into fruits, surrounding it's seeds with fruity coating that animals eat whole and pass whole, effectively spreading the Meel seed.
>>46531565What trying?I saw the tree and remembered the last step was forgotten and i incorporated it.>>46525221The non mobile Meels try to protect their stalk with growing hard tissue in which they can retract their top.
>tfw you restart the evolution of Meels by shitposting three consecutive Meel evos
>>46525221Other Sneakmeel evolve their top into a trap. The bigger "fake fruit" attract animals and with the leave appendage catching digesting them
>>46531724tis only a shitpost if it doesn't contribute, at least you tried anon
>>46531826Wait... Then I didn't shitpost.I did it, boys. I posted to 4chan without shitposting.
>>46531565the hivemind is slowly being countered by my leading efforts against the EVIL! Also my fellow designers are putting in work maintaining the biodiversity.Anyway:Armoured Buried Snek grows more sedentary and armoured. At its base it grows some hardened balls filled with a combination of nutrients and reproductive juices. When the balls fill up the outside hardens and they drop off for more to grow at a later stage.These balls will later grow small flagella to move through the months further away.The shell is very very tough and only breaks when certain parameters are met. This means that only lava can certifiably do enough heat to penetrate lethally and so that family of Armoured Sedentary Sneks are immune from all but the worst catastrophies.Upload is failing for my pic :(
>>46531724You saved us anon! you have delivered the meels from the darkness.
>>46531565>>46526799The Burrowing Claws develop hind pinchers that clamp into dirt and effectively anchor them to the ground. They lie still and await prey.
>>46530804SkyKlaws evolve a vent with a close-able flap on the head that acts as an intake that allows them to channel air through their body and out the tail.The new feature allows them to dive bomb for land walking Meels and Buds and changing back to direction to the sky with blinding speed. The air whistling behind them.Relying on their keen noses to differentiate toxic Meels.
>>46531940I didn't want the lil guys to fade into obscurity. I find them oddly adorable, plus they're less focused on murdering and more focused on hiding to get their sunlight. I like that more than the wild and deadly lifestyle of the other things.
>>46531995well now we need murderous meels.
>>46531106>>46531984Shit misquoted to the wrong Klaw.
>>46524932Shellbuds evolve to have bigger leaves. These leaves are rigid, and form a "cage" around the central bubble. Shellbuds mostly float on the surface, but the wind sometimes rolls them on land.
>>46525861Now that the heat has become less intense, some varieties of gurk begin using their adaptations in other way. In this variety, the gurks turn sideways onto their shell, sticking their tongues into the air. The tongues develop a sticky surface, which allows them to accumulate food particulates from the water. It then reels its tongue into the shell and cleans it.
>>46531984Dude, these things are getting fucking intense. I love it.>>46532090Is it kind of weird to anyone else how hardly anything eats the buds? Everything seems to be predatory.
>>46532160Meels aren't predatory.
>>46531984Did we just get Jet powered Klaws? Forget the Hivemind, this is the best thing in the game now.
This is literally the coolest thread I've ever seen, I'm a spec bio nerd and have made cladograms like this in the past for my own worlds and planets. Will be lurking.
>>46532196Don't just lurk, nigga! Make some input! Everyone's welcome here!
>>46532196Shit's fun. Don't just lurk, make something!
>>46532210Seconding>>46532196Bro find a niche that you can evolve one of the species to take advantage of. You will add so much dynamic to the game if you add something new.
>>46532042>>46532004>>46524273Meels develop a nutrient rich sac that attracts prey in by flashing the heat orbs with differing amounts of energy. The prey that wanders into this sac becomes stuck in the sticky substance of the sac and dies. The nutrients of the prey going to rebuild the sactrap and feed the Meel.
>>46532249Shit nigga, you went and did it. I like the choice though.
>>46530041After thousands of variations, there's one species of glove that's learned to take advantage of failed spawns that haven't completely grownArranging them about its mouth, this glov is able to use these feeble limbs and rudimentary boneless legs capable of dragging itself on dry land so it may lick at the salt
>>46532196May I suggest finding one of the organisms that are off to the side in >>46531565theses haven't been expounded on except for like 4 of em just now
>>46532305I think you're the first one to do anything with OP's blue crystals
>>46531984The SkyKlaw's fins grow longer and wider to provide greater control in flight
>>46532268passive murder is the best murder.
>>46532305With recent mutations in the Sokor's genes, the Glovor has evolved in inspiration tiny valves, designed to suck in and expel air for movement. It looks like a released balloon when it's moving on land, aggressively bumping into random objects, but that's just how it likes it.
>>46532422skyklaw no longer needs a male to give offspring.
Excuse me but this >>46531733came along before this >>46532249
man what happen to the previous Evo thread? the OP just disappear after the 2nd thread,
>>46532540yeah but its from two different Meels lines. One is a trap Meel the other is a pitcher Meel. Its similar but not the same.
>>46531348The meel with eyes develops some orifices on it's cap for respiration, and allowing it to blow off anything that may fall onto it, covering its cap and blocking it's sunlight.
>>46532605I'm talking to everyone who's going "WHOAHH KILLER MEEL!"
>>46531892the reproductive balls that fall off are now developing into having a leg and a couple of smaller bulges of non reproductive juices form and can discern direction (which way is up) and environment a bit.These are the same species as the RockSneks but are now the reproductive species version. The RockSneks are the ones who make the BallRockSneks. The BRSs require the salt crystals to make certain changes to go back to the seashore and make their migratory patterns.SALTYBALLS!
Hang on, I just thought of something.>the herbi-klaws eat the hivemind>the landbuds evolved from this >>46521808So hypothetically, this situation could play out>hivemind and their herbi-klaw hos attack the landbuds>herbi-klaws get the munchies>rather than try to take down another landbud, the herbi-klaws decide to eat their helpless crops>hivemind threat is ended
>>46532560I've been busy with IRL stuff. Didn't I say at the end of thread two that anyone could start number 3?
>>46532862only if you guys band together or make the progression happen.I am going to help the hivemind if everyone else goes against it.KAPPA BECAUSE FUCK THE HIVEMIND!!>>46530764>tfw I am the only one developing this branch of forskinSneksAnyway, the ForeskinSnek has developed a way of changing the flavour of the chemical waste in order to be more pleasing to the various bottom dwellers and sifters, and also shore dwellers who eat from the shoreline what washes up.So atm there is a yellow (pineapple) and orange (orange) flavour.This means that more and more of these foreskins get eaten and the seed flourishes inside the stomach and intestine equivalents, feasting off toxins and all that drama, and reducing the time that HiveMinding has over creatures.
>>46531984JetKlaws branch off from their peaceful brothers. Their diet expands so that they can digest flesh. They are now omnivores.The head is loses some of it's wideness to be more denser. Two tusk like protrusions stick out. It impales smaller JetKlaws and land dwelling prey before eating them in the air with their pincers.
>>46530142Sailsoks with graceful, elegant caudal fins become prevalent, allowing for great maneuverability in the sea - rarely to escape predators and mostly for play and flashy displays of surface water acrobatics.
Is OP still here?
>>46533071You evolved the sneks to make stomach sneks? Instead of land sneks?
>>46533075A sect of SkyClaws pick up Foreskins when they dive into the water to catch food. The flavour of the chemicals is only very attractive when very moist. When it dries it stinks like hell for non SkyKlaws of that breed, and is used to defend against the aggressive JetKlaws.>I-It's not like I w-want to be eaten by you>>46533169the snek that has disposable foreskin around its mouth has developed two reproductions. One way is the generic non-Foreskin, the ForeskinSnek settles Stomachs. I don't know what happens when they grow up from being in stomach. Someone can make another step to the theoretic flowchart.
>>46532930I gotchuAny creatures that fail to adapt in one hour go extinct. If an animal eats a creature that meets either of these two conditions, then it must find a new food source or go extinct as well.
>>46533226>T-Two at once? B-But yours is already so long.
>>46533290Are Sky/Jet Klaws affected? They eat mostly non sea creatures now and I can't really think of anything to add until others evolve.
>>46533358Depends on what the non sea creatures eat. I don't think that land meels and buds will be affected. I'm not sure what the snoks eat.
>>46533128>>46533290Many Airsoks have developed breathing slits that slid shut when in the water but open to gather air when they surface. They filter out any toxic material that would otherwise inhibit their surface lifestyle.
>>46532112Filtergurks adapt to bottom-feeding.Their shells become conical, and they're no longer dragged about by currents. The tongues become full-blown tentacles, capable of not only filtering surrounding water for nutrients, but grasping small organisms that disturb them.The topmost tentacles develop chemical receptors, and water vibration sensors. If a Filtergurk feels something approaching, it retracts everything into its' shell.It mostly feeds on minerals dissolved in water, organic residue, and small and careless creatures.
>>46533290my foreskinSneks and foreSkins get most of their energy and resources from the chems in the water from the crystals, and through stuff in the dirt.they don't rely upon the sunlight as much.Now to show that in a picture....>>46533071FSneks develop an outer pouch-stomach thingy that can be used to scrape the crystals and break pieces off. The pouch uses excess reproductive gunk combined with digestive acid and develops a new method of making energy.think stomach that digests radiation.Because of the extra radiation, there are a fair number of failures, but another couple branches are made (they all have the radioactive digestive outer pouch of some kind but from now on there are three branches. Maybe only one is worked on for some time, but the other two will be there until they get wiped out from not changing fast enough.)
>>46533290Let's see...Rollerbuds can survive on land, Filtegurks and crowns are probably in the clear.
>>46533169Hey, land can get uninhabitable real easy. Stomachs, on the other hand - prime real estate.
>>46533290this seems like a direct attack upon the hiveI accept your challenge
>>46533290The LegMeels crawl out of the water to escape the pollution from the black crystals, the red ares also become green due to chlorophyll. The mostly burrow into the ground and absorb nutrients through the soil. Microscopic hairs detect obstacles through air flow.
>>46533592They also have eyes, so I mean, do they really need to the hairs? Still happy to see them evolve. Meels good man.
>>46533621Fuck, errrm... the eyes are underdeveloped due to being underwater for so long, the hairs help but will become redundant later due do eye evolution.
>>46533674Don't they still have their infrared (heat) sensors? Those would work fine.
>>46533592I know that this is kind of a big jump, but I can't stop imagining a mouth where it's respiration holes are. Land Meels evolve a maw on their cap to eat foliage, or diving aerial predators.
>>46530348A very small number of hive patches manage to drag themselves up on land for photosynthesis. Unfortunately, the cultivator klaws are unable to survive on land, and cannot survive underwater without their hosts. The hunter gurk will be able to live on without the hive. It's not all good for the hive though, while it can still squirt toxins, they have a much diminished effect as when they can spread through water, and its pheremones are near useless without water to disperse them in. Its movement speed on land is also reduced without the water supporting it, though its roots can be used to hunt slower land prey if its photosynthesis is not enough, and its budding intellect is still intact.
>>46533290>>46532509Glovors develop flat pads for 'feet' in the boneless legs, although they still include the strange valves that suck in air. These broader feet allow for steadier movement and less fatal accidents, with the valves hidden between the pads mostly being used for deterring any hostile creatures with sudden bursts of sands.In addition to this, camouflaged specimens survive much better amidst the blue salt crystals and black choking crystals that dot the surface.
>>46533779and here's the hunter gurk on its own
>>46532509I just realized how tiny I accidentally made that...
These are all the species that will be going extinct in half an hour. If you want to continue any lines, do it now! If there's anything that I missed, or that should be going extinct, please let me know.
>>46533784Is this a land or a sea creature?
>>46533075To catch the more agile JetKlaws in the air; The SkyKlaw grows a thin membranes connecting their sails to act as extra steering. Now they can turn sharper to make last minute adjustments on their aim.Tusks thicken and develop barbed edges to prevent prey from slipping while creating more horrendous wounds for more lethal bleeding and impalement.
>>46533863Yo the SkyKlaw and JetKlaws should be different branch of evolution. JetKlaws are the herbivoers. SkyKlaws are the omnivores.Bless your soul for making a tree though.
>>46533909>>46533957Which ones are the Jetclaws and which ones are the Skyclaws?
>>46533863my foreskinsSneks and skins live wherever the fuck they want. The most advanced branch is ocean based and live off radiation and detritus.some of the Foreskins living in the stomachs of land and air animals copy some information from their hosts and make various branches. I need to walk my dog but will do some pics after that.>>46533909It's the JET KLAWS that are the threats, not the fucking SKYKLAWSAlso the YellowKlaws with a centaurlike body are land animals.>>46533957jet and sky is otherway round.>>46533963jetclaws are the ones with tusks.
>>46533592After extended time on the surface, some Meels begin to burrow underground. they quickly lose use of their eyes and other sensory systems in stead laying in wait for prey to walk (or crawl) across their now sap covered tendrils. The ensnare their prey and secrete digestive juices dissolving is and absorbing the nutrients through their skin. they crack the soil around themselves with small movements to channel water to their roots which have extended out of what was previously their head.
>>46531394>>46533290Hate to reply to my own thing but just to ensure its survival:The Divurk resorts to diving deeper and deeper, to assault the bottom-dwellers of the ocean as the surface waters are blotted out by black dust. Normal eyes become less and less useful and more of its flesh becomes concealed beneath its shell, until none of the softer meat is exposed. Even the remaining eyes are nothing but tiny, useless specks, almost entirely useless in the abyssal waters. Instead, it hunts through scent using its various valves and vents.
>>46533863Rollerbuds can roll on land, and the aquatic ones will evolve in several minutes. The rollers just have to be moved to the land box.
>>46533994Ahh. So that's how Ostriches evolved.
>>46534024The eyes were thermal detection before FYI
>>46532090Some of the aquatic Rollerbuds undergo a curious mutation. A pair of big cage-leaves join into a ring. The ring develops several nutrient bubbles inside, and many leaves on the outside.The ring structure prevents the bigger black shards from entering the ring. Lesser pieces are filtered through membrane transport.
>>46531064The goldklaws begin developing sacs to store water, allowing them to survive on land for days without returning to the water. They also develop basic eyes.
>>46534129Just in case these things survive.
>>46533863The sailsok has dipped below the balck crystals, becoming faster and sleeker absorbing them through the tentacles and turning them into predatory teeth it uses to chase down prey such as smaller soks and klaws. It also grows longer and split fins, the longer ones developing heat sensors on their tips. Meet the Sleeksok.
>>46534140Aww it's cute.>zooms inDevil eyes! Devil eyes!
>>46533758The now predatory Meels evolve a set of grasping "arms" to tear prey apart withLets go fuck up that hivemind
>>46533976I think I got the Sky/Jetklaws right this time. Check please? I have all of the shelled ones going extinct because they need water to spawn.>>46533592>>46533758I was under the impression that all meels with legs lived on land? Am I wrong on that?
>>46534283I think some lived in the sea still, the legs came after the ocean currents became strong iirc
>>46526745The crystalline sok, now known as the Crysok, becomes a bottom feeder, using heat-sensitive buds on its feelers to traverse the bottom of the ocean, searching for delicious nutrients that have fallen from above. It uses its nub-like teeth to gnaw away at everything and anything, wearing any chitin and bone away with time.
>>46534283Ooops, forgot to attach.
>>46533758Land Meels evolve their spore sending danglers not only into proto-pinnae for hearing vibrations in the air, but the spores evolve proto=wings to be able to float and slightly FLY THROUGH THE AIR like tiny gnats. gnat-seeds.The Land Meels have evolved into Nest Meels, acting as walking pillars of flying spore activity.
>>46532627Plant-land Meel develops claws for climbing and holding on to things, making reaching higher ground easier, for unblocked sunray goodness.
>>46534403is the extinction event over?
>>46534279desu this one should have just used one of the leg pairs it already had, can i vote to saw off one of these lower pairs?
>>46534488I'm making the survivor chart as we type.
>>46534500Sure senpai, do whatever you want
>>46534403>>46534514 Sactrap Meels evolve a longer stem in order to stay emerged in water but catch food above water, they also have a deeper roots system.
>>46534460The Nest Meel gains the ability to fire a cloud of underdeveloped spores and pollen from minute holes in its' skin. These disorient predators and cause difficulty breathing. Some spores may even mature and grow inside their host, devouring them from the inside out.
>>46534279Ok.Some of the now predatory land meels evolve to become taller and faster, they eat the flying seed-spores from the pillar meels and other vegetation.the Herbovorious Speeder Meel
Ladies and gentlemen, your third generation extinction event survivors!After the exposure of the black crystals, oceanic biodiversity plummeted. Many species fled to the land, where they were able to eke out a survival, or prey upon the other new immigrants. Some simply dove farther below the surface, trying to escape the poisonous cloud that suffocated their brethren.As life recovers, a new event looms on the horizon...
>>46534821so much death...
>>46534821I think you missed the sailsoks
>>46534821>>46534480Did Plant-Land meel make it?
>>46534876Correct.>>46534922Goddamnit. Yes.Did I miss anything else?
>>46535061Alright. THIS is the right one. Goddamnit MS paint.
>>46535104I'll have a new event up momentarily.
>>46533442The Tentaclurk is probably a result of a really broken Filtergurk asexual reproduction system. This creature boasts a "mouth" that is actually a couple of opposed tongue-leg like surfaces, as well as muscular, whip-like tentacles. These tentacles are more optimised for grabbing stuff than ever, and can even be used to drag the creature along the seabed. The Tentaclurk uses chemical and vibration receptors at the end of its' appendages to study the environment.
>>46535175Oh snap. Forgot about that.
Gotta go to sleep.Good luck, everyone! P.S. It would be really cool if someone took care of the devil crowns. If they get endangered, of course.
Whew! This took a little longer than I would have liked.I'll try and make a water event before I go to bed too. We'll see.
>>46535228I really like this one.
>>46534821OYE WHAT THE FUCK!I HAD CHANGED THE BALLSACK SPECIES TO BE ABLE TO SURVIVE ON RADIATION AND SHIEEET!THE FLYING JETKLAWS EVOLVED TO COUNTER THE CHANGES! THE SKYKLAWS TOO!The GoldKlaws that have double body and the water capsule on their foreheads are also designed to survive with irregular water access and can go on land.You killed stuff which were evolved to counter the catastrophe.
>>46536187oh fuck. Nevermind. That tree was all the things that HAD survived.Sorry lol
>>46535789racist ass event, no Meels anywhere.The Longsac Meels develop a bark like stem to better protect itself. Two green crsytal leaves sprout from the sides to receive energy from the sun in case no prey fall into it's sac. The pink mass in the center is a tumor like cell mass that is complete sucrose, used for emergency energy.
>>46535789AHere's a starting tree that's hopefully little easier to read. I organized them according to where they live (for ocean creatures), and wtheir lifestyle (for land creatures).Anyway, I gotta go to bed. Don't let the thread die guys!
>>46536653>>46536653my hard testicle thingy gets another partition in it that is connected to the sensors. It is a cavity that holds grey matter, electrowaves and shieet, developing a rudimentary intellect. Instead of them travelling in a haphazard migratory pattern and shieet they form parties of testicles-with-a-leg and have a few bumrush predators in an attempt at choking them.Some of these bumrushers don't have as much reproductive juices but instead produce extremely numbing chemicals and secrete them when they are bitten.KEEP THE THREAD ALIVE AND WELL! AUSSIE AND NZ TAKE OVER!
RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE
>>46535789>>46533290Ey, original OP here, who said you could post events?! ...Well you actually did a great job... So I'm now saying you can post events! Because thanks to you guys this thread is going places! Huzaa!
>>46533433The Airsok, who filter air above the water surface, gains a larger mouth and huge gills to breathe through. It now majestically sail underwater with its gills closed, but does great leaps through the air filtering water.
>>46536966>aussie and nzI think they didnt help.
>>46534024While the Divurk decreasingly uses its eyes for sight, they adapt to have a different function: The pigment in the eyes is enhanced so that they become luminescent. In the depths of the ocean, some creatures are drawn to these strange lights, which makes the divurk better at ambushing them.
>>46531284Grabbud produce hard seedheads, providing ammunition, and allowing them to spread their kind easier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ihknTHRZ1kSo who needs some ambience?
>>46532090The rollerbuds that stay on land now form a more perfect ball. They are naturally rolled around more by the wind, which lets them spread their seed in more various places. The leaves on top will extend if the ball gets stuck, in the hope this will get it moving again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdmfVyPrqcc
>>46525352This guy still in the game, because if so ...The now comparatively unevolved exo-gurk evolves its innate crystalline deposits along its tongue into pointy barbs to assist with grip and traction.>>46528273I actually meant the guy to be an add on to the exo gurk rather than the one before it. I guess the chart maker just got confused because a gurk with colors from all 3 crystals just so happened to look similar to a regular gurk.
>>46534395The crysok has evolved a rudimentary form of eyesight on each side, to watch for approaching predators while feeding on the sea floor.
>>46539518The rollerbuds develop a small sac filled with a lighter-than-air gas. This allows them to float aimlessly in the breeze, away from most herbivores.
>>46534129The current and the winds sometimes hurl the Ringbuds out of the water. Most perish, except for the lucky few that land near the green crystals.The body structure of these ringbuds adapted to coil around the crystals. The black-crystal filtering apparatus of what used to be the ring evolves to ingest small amounts of light-absorbent chemicals from their new substrate. These chemicals then get deposited in the nutrient bubbles, as well as in characteristic spots in the leaves. These spots begin to form a network in the Spotbud's body.
>>46540901>most herbivoresI don't think we actually have a lot of herbivores.
>>46539956I'll just add once in a while until I hear an answer.Gurks who live closer to the surface start to take on the appearance of the black crystals that now cover the waters. These Gurks are becoming a common sight near shorelines, but they can't survive venturing much further.
>>46539956>>46541152These are the surviving species: >>46536653I think yours is still in it
>>46541178Yeah, double checking. I think Proto-Gurk managed to beat the odds and survive another extinction cycle. I guess I just didn't see him when I checked the first time.
>>46533784The Glover develops into more of a surface scavenger and omnivore, gnawing on whatever it happens to find. For this purpose, it has lost any use for its dexterous tongue and has instead developed a mouth full of grinding teeth for chewing, including a secondary jaw to speed up the process of disassembling and eating whatever the Glover comes across.
>>46539518>>46539518The rollerbuds evolve the leaves into harder tractioned treads WITH extendable gyrostalks. the stalks keep it balanced while rolling at faster speeds, and they can be flicked against the ground quickly to stop or kick back up again, like a skateboarder.the Gyrobuds are born
>>46540412Is the crysok extinct?
>>46541430>>46540412It is not, although the most recent species is subject to a sudden throwback. There's a sudden resurgence of Crysoks with more spiky teeth and lacking the feelers of the previous breeds, instead opting for an extremely long and muscular neck that allows for it to snatch out of its shell and quickly retract, should it spot an approaching predator. This gives it a niche as an underwater predator of the smallest creatures, while also serving as scavenger for left-overs.
>>46540605>>46540689>>46540746>>46540835>>46540898>>46540979This could be like a subgame of evo. Something like, you evolve your species, then portray them in a fight to reach to the top in an office environment working for some big ass company.
>>46541152As Blurks spend more time on land their tongue begins to slightly toughen and change hue due to long and direct exposure to Sunlight.The Gurks "lungs" turns out to be uniquely suited to allow the Gurk to survive in and out of water which allows some Gurks to move further inland.I think 3 evo's in a short time is enough. I'll check back in a while to see if anyone adds on and keep an eye out for extinction events.
>>46541601That's nice and all, but can it happen in another thread?
>>46530764Snoks (this name was on the original pic) gain a primitive skeletal structure made out of the same materials it's teeth are made of.
>>46541601>>46541617Nah, it's good to have some jokes in an evo thread, that makes it fun to share later on.
>>46541766but lamprey do have bones but without true jaw
>>46534742The Meels' neck extends to better eat land based items. The arms become clawed and more adept at tearing through plant matter and are sometimes used for defense. The seed pods remain and wherever the Meels walk they leave a trail of seeds in the ground which eventually become more Meels.
>>46539040A number of Divurks gain a longer, more elegant lance. Just like how they filter water through this needle-like protrusion and jet it out again through their various vents for the purpose of propulsion and filtering out toxins, they now use this lance for drawing in blood. They seem to have gained quite an appetite for it and tend to store it in facial pouches. They expel large quantities of stolen blood to disorientate and distract potential predators and also for the purpose of mating rituals.
Original OP here, this next event will take several hours to pass. All creatures below this post will be considered survivors. When I post end event, the evolutions above this post wont be accessible any more. But I will try to chart out the newer evolutions!
>>46534627>>46542009The Hive Meels release a chemical which causes all of the flying seeds to land and roost on them but continue to move their wings to create warmth. Many also migrate to the green crystals in order to better photosynthesize. This causes their pinnae to form 2 large leaves to increase surface area and better photosynthesize.
>>46542009The Nest Meel develops a few adaptations. the flying spores and itself have grown a flower-petal like fuzz all over them to protect them from the cold, and the cloud firing technique it used to use on predators is now pumped up, mating pairs and family groups "sneeze" these undeveloped spores onto each other, which causes the petal fuzz to hum, causing the Meels to be warmer. They do this by huddling together like penguins. the Petalfuzz Meel
The floatbud alters it's chemical makeup to make it more resistant to the cold, making its leaves darker. Also, the leaves form into one big leaf to keep in what warmth it can internally.
>>46542009>>46541766Snoks grow chemical storing sacs all over their bodies. As the climate changes they begin eating orange crystals that are close to shore. Gain orange coloration on sacs.
Charted out all crystals on our world.
>>46542009The SacTrap Meels from>>46534580evolve a longer stem that supports a larger SacTrap. The Sac is now insulated from the cold with with thick ice resistant fiber that surrounds the sac and the stem, the root system reaches even deeper to protect itself from the cold ground.
>>46542379the inside of the sac has the heat bulbs to attract prey and nutrients in the sac to feed the Meel and attract prey.
>>46534232>>46542009The Sleeksok has evolved more heat sensors on its head and fins to find area with orange crystals, and has developed blubber in case any swim far away. It's black crystal teeth become serrated. they are starting to form pack strategies in areas near the orange crystals...
>>46542379Other than having an increased spread due to the green crystals, the hive's evolutionary growth has been largely stunted, though, sensing the changing temperatures, it begins to incorporate small shards of orange heat crystals into its root structures. In addition, the structure of the roots themselves has begun to change, allowing more support on land. I'll probably take a crack at drawing a new hive picture sometime soon
>>46542521Didn't mean to link that post
>>46542009Divurk evolves a tougher semi-membrane protective shell around it's body under which it stores fat and nutrients that it gets from blood. That allows it to survive in cold more effectively.
>>46541418The Gyrobuds grow a fuzzy velcro like net that keeps them warm, this also creates a deflatable, inflatable air sack inside the Gyrobud. the gyros also get longer.
With a whole range of new crystals to interact with, the amphibious Gurks begin to take on multiple colorful hues. The Gurks Crystalline shell offers a modicum of protection against the cold (as it did against heat) so Gurks start evolving larger thicker shells in order to better protect them from predators and weather alike. This combination of a larger shell and colder weather has had the unfortunate side-effect of slowing gurks down however.On an offnote I can see that I am very unimaginative (and unskilled at paint) compared to other people in this thread. Guess that's why I picked arguably the most basic creature to focus on.
>>46542581Divurk evolves a bigger tummy to fit in more blood.It also gets retractable spikes on it's needle so that they prey can't escape once the needle is in.
>>46542521Oh god, please don't hate me too much people that originally made the hive, this is going to look so shit
The goldklaws which live in colder areas develope a thicker water sack in which the stored water can't freeze
>>46542521As the hive continues to adapt to life on land, the roots that make up the majority of its body strengthen, becoming more rigid due to the lack of water for support. The "leg" roots become strong enough to lift the core clusters and blooms up into the air, free from non airborne creatures, where tantalizing nutrient packs entice aerial herbivores to feed, inadvertently carrying the seed pods attached to the stalk with them.Oh god this looks terrible, and I am ashamed.
>>46542688Would this evo semi-apply to sea gurks (>>46539956) as well? I want to keep these guys alive in case I or anyone else want to add to them.Plus I like the idea of a rather simple and "un-evolved" creature surviving for an extremely long time like so many real life examples.
>>46542833Unfortunately no. I get your sentiment, but to keep the summary simple we need simple rules. Unless you keep track of it yourself somehow.
>>46542874Unless I feel like making a recolor (or someone else saves them) then I guess it's time for them to go.Least the land Gurks are semi-aquatic and can go back to the ocean or settle in freshwater if someone wants them to.
>>46542350Grows large, muscled flaps on the sides of its "head", which gives it more surface area making it lose head slower aswell as letting them burrow under mud near heat crystals to avoid packs of >>46542482
>>46542832The clusters of the hive begin to form individual minds, no longer content to be one massive organism, they split along the clusters, similar to that picture, with each core having 3-5 blooms.Fuck hiveposters, I'm putting a stop to it now.
>>46541283To better traverse the snow, the Glovs develop hoof-like feet able to spread and accommodate different surfaces.
>>46543005To support the Snok's new mineral rich diet it's teeth have flattened and enlarged. Additionally boney deposits around it's body make burrowing easier.
>>46543063damn anon, stay away from the blue crystals, the salt is rubbing off on you
>>46539058Landbuds grow fluffy coverings for their fruit.
>>46542832>>46543063Barbed, whip-like vines grow from the hive, using their poison sacs that have been dormant for a while now, as the cluster of roots around the core grows more dense to protect its vital treasure.
>>46538630>>46542009The Airsok is now huge, and filters the black crystals on the surface of the water into its sails to absorb more sunlight and stay warmer. They also gain blubber and spend their time floating at the surface filtering in bothj the black crystals and sunlight/heat. Some are even attemopting to crawl onto the ice like elephant seals.
>>46543445>crawl onto the ice like elephant seals.Fuck yeah
>>46543063Pics or it didn't happen.
>>46543497Let him be a little bitch if he wants, now instead of a hivemind carpet, I can turn them into a social animal/plant with herds/packs.
Is it still possible for new species to form? Obviously at rudimentary levels?
>>46543677If you're talking a brand new species unrelated to the current bunch, then no.Most things here can still evolve though
>>46543445The SkyKlaw starts to hunt the Airsok. They get bigger claws to penetrate the blubber. Some Skyklaws become darker and absorb more light.
>>46543721I think that I mistook the SkyKlaws for the JetKlaws
>>46543168Greatly increases in size, making it lose heat slower. It also looks terrifying when it runs around in blizzards.
>>46528551The devil's crowns move to inhabit the orange crystals directly. They have sacrificed their already limited mobility for even greater resistance to the excruciating heat.Instead of letting small pieces of their soft bodies float away to become new devil's crowns, the new crowns now form on outshoots of the parent's leg. When they mature, they separate from the original creature.The small openings on the surface of the crown have developed valves to better regulate the flow of liquid. The crowns no longer constantly pollute the surrounding waters with their secretions. Instead, they release them in great quantities when disturbed. The sudden burst of the acidic compounds can griveously harm attacking creatures.
>>46534480I want to save these guys, but I don't have a computer. Anyone want to give these buddies a fur coat, or maybe some kind of "heat storage"
>>46543168A pygmy, sub-species of the glovs emerges on land. Their upper appendages have become bioluminescent sensory organs. They congregate near the frigid crystals.
>>46543803Glover's gonna go full Lovecraftian Elder God, I can already tell.
>>46535228Some Tentaclurks develop longer, splitting tentacles, able to sustain the cold by keeping one tentacle in the cold and one near the heat of the orange crystals, they develop a rudimentary system of flow so they can shift the cold and warm liquids around.
>>46543852Here you go
>>46543896On behalf of all Tentaclurks everywhere, I thank thee, kind and creative sir.
>>46543862After enough time on the frozen crystal the micro-glovs begin sealing their bodies to retain heat. They develop nostrils to continue breathing with their mouths closed. Their new sensory stalks become like little light-bulbs and they are now slightly fuzzy.
>>46541975the Speedy Meel's neck and dorsal body as well as ambulatory limbs become covered in thick broiwn shag. they are still the fastest things on land, and their claws have beciome at the same time big defensive clubs and delicate plant clippers
>>46543852Plant-Walker Meels develops small storage sacs of a non-freezing liquid that is heated up in the sunlight. This chemical is distributed around the body when it gets too cold. The sacs are protected by hard caps on the head for insulation.I'm not a scientist, no idea if what i said makes sense, but these guys are too cute to freeze
>>46543984damn, image limit.
>looks at image countWell well well.
So, who is going to create a new thread?
>>46543862>>46543946Just you know, with the Glov, the upper appendages are actually its children. It gives birth through growing protrusions that split off to become new Glovs.Do these new micro-glovs breed in the same way or have they got a new method?
>>46544122I can address that for sure. Sorry about missing it. I think they might breed that way by "planting" their torn off eye-stalk deal into the ice crystal.
>>46541601>>46540605>>46540689>>46540746>>46540835>>46540898>>46540979>This could be like a subgame of evo. Something like, you evolve your species, then portray them in a fight to reach to the top in an office environment working for some big ass company.Eh, I like the concept of a bunch of evolutions in a large company as a joke, we should add ones from other Evogames.
Keeping this thread alive for treemakers.
>>46545116Is it possible?
>>46546853Anything is possible