Hey hey hey fellow creators of /qst/. After a long hiatus on my part, I've returned to continue our journey into the exploration and evolution of life our Moon Worlds Janus Rienia. This will be starting with Region 1, or the Western Hemisphere of Janus.As GM, I'll do my best to actively work on phylogeny charts to track the evolutions, and also make random events for the world to drive evolution down new paths. Since the focus of these threads will be specifically on a section of the world, players are encouraged to speciate and diversify regions as much as possible. Additionally, we will be going to Region 1 of Rienia next thread to explore life's evolution there.How 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 why.• Details indicating what the generation of your species is important. Please indicate. (Base Organisms are Generation 0)• Details regarding a creature’s size or name are encouraged, but not required.• Nothing too outlandish. Anything silly or derailing will not be considered a canon species 95% of the time.Notes:• 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 in biological standards.• Every 24-48 hours, I'll provide a Phylogeny Chart to track changes. These take a while, so please be patient.• Expect a Random World Event at least once per thread to shake up the world and game.• As this thread to starting off on the heels of a mass extinction, there will not be any major extinctions concluding this ingame period of time• When this thread reaches its endpoint, we will be switching over to Moon World Rienia next thread.• Have funNew to the Game?:• Don't be shy. If you have an idea for an organism and want to spend the time making it, please by all means do so.• We also have a Discord to keep you up to date on EvoGame activities, and chat with other folks and myself. https://discord.gg/82nhT6f• I have begun work on an Imgur Gallery to track evolution and provide up-to-date info on each world. It will be posted in the near future.• There is a Blank Template that you can use to make any organisms you wish to make for this game below.• Just a note, while it doesn't matter how intertwined your organism is with the rest of the ecosystem, the more dependent it is on the existence of other creatures, the more potential your organism has to survive into future threads.The Description of the present Janus, Setting, and, and more will be posted in supplementary posts.Previous Threads for Janus & Rienia: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Lunt+system
Present Setting: Just before to the new era dubbed the Metapurgaluxian, the Lunt System, particularly near the gas giant of Seostea where Janus and Rienia orbit was struck by a massive Gamma Ray Burst emitted from nearby supernova. Janus at the moment of impact was caught out in the open, taking a direct hit, obliterating its Ozone Layer and causing a cascade effect on the planet’s atmosphere and biosphere. Torrential nitric acid rains, lethal exposure to solar radiation and reduced light due to abrupt NO2 composition in the atmosphere shattered Janus' ecology. The losses on both moon worlds had become so dire that the Librarian chose to step in, rushing to preserve live populations to reintroduce once the Ozone Layer recovered two million years later. Thankfully this undertaking was expedited with the assistance of the Nomad World Ship (seen in image), and its legions of drones.At the start of the Metapurgaluxian Era, life on Janus has begun to rebound thanks partly to ecological reseeding. Life in Janus' metallically rich marine habitats despite having lost most of its phytoplankton and zooplankton populations was quick to rebound and build new food webs, but terrestrial habitats would only now begin to diversify again in this era. The Western Hemisphere features a series of archipelagos, island chains and small continents in three distinct regions. It's here where the depopulated biodiversity of terrestrial life has opened up opportunity for new and amazing life to flourish in this new era.--Planetary Statistics--Atmosphere: 77% Nitrogen, 18% Oxygen, 2% Argon, 1% CO2, 1% NO2 1% Other GasesAverage Global Temperature: 63°F (17°C)Tectonics: Earth StandardsVolcanic Activity: 10% less than Earth StandardsWeather Systems: Earth-like; Turbulent, Cooler-wetter Storm Systems; Ocean Current Driven Weather--Size Increments--• Size 1: Sugar Ant (0.1 - 1 cm)• Size 2: Bumblebee (1.01 - 2.5 cm)• Size 3: Mosquitofish (2.5 - 5 cm)• Size 4: Poison Dart Frog (5 - 10 cm)• Size 5: Giant Water Bug (11 - 20 cm)• Size 6: Birdwing Butterfly (21 - 35 cm)• Size 7: Horseshoe Crab (35 - 70 cm)• Size 8: Australian Trumpet Snail (71 - 100 cm)• Size 9: Japanese Giant Salamander (100 - 150 cm)• Size 10: Aldabra Giant Tortoise (150 - 200 cm)• Size 11: Leatherback Sea Turtle (2.01 - 2.5 m)• Size 12: Mekong Giant Catfish (2.5 - 3 m)• Size 13: Giant Pacific Octopus (3 - 4 m)• Size 14: Ocean Sunfish (4.1 - 4.6 m)• Size 15: Great White Shark (4.6 - 5.2 m)• Size 16: White Sturgeon (5.2 - 5.8 m)• Size 17: African Elephant (5.8 - 6.5 m)• Size 18: Oceanic Manta Ray (6.5 - 8 m)• Size 19: Triceratops (8.1 - 9 m)• Size 20: Porites Coral Reef Colony (9 - 10.5 m)• Size 21: Whale Shark (10.5 - 12 m)• Size 22: Giganotosaurus (12 - 16 m)• Size 23: Blue Whale (16.1 - 22 m)• Size 24: Brachiosaurus (22.1 - 30 m)• Size 25: Western Redcedar Tree (30.1 - 45 m)More thread info in next post.
Attached above is the Regional Dossier containing all organisms available for evolution in this thread, along with brief descriptions for each species. Blank Template & Collaborative Image Resource for all organisms will be in the next couple of posts. Attached image is the illustration for the above post--Organism Advancement--> Marine/Aquatic Plant Organisms may now be as large as the size 20 increment as stated above> Terrestrial Plant Organisms may now be as large as the size 18 increment as stated above> Animal Organisms may now be as large as the size 14 increment as stated above> Carbon-based nutrients/minerals, Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium and rich quantities of soft metals like Copper, Silver, Iron, Aluminum, Manganese and Zinc are present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organism’s diet/evolutions--Regional Evolution Rules--> If necessary, specify which landmass/environment(s) an organism exists in. If not specified, the organism will be considered endemic throughout region 1> An evolution that impacts the same organism throughout the whole region is allowed, but must be specified in your post> Marine & Aquatic Organisms may only exist in either the Freshwater Basins, Rocky Coastline, or Shallow Seas/Coastline> Only organisms from the Shallow Seas/Coastline and Rocky Coastline can freely travel throughout Region 1 (Action must be specified in your evolution post)> Aquatic & Terrestrial Organisms from the Freshwater Basins, Flooded Forests, Primordial Terra Fire and/or Fertile Lowlands may be relocated or travel to neighboring landmasses (Interconnections of landmasses can be found below)> Terrestrial organisms from the Rocky Coastline can only travel and evolve in the Fertile Lowlands or Cool Mediterranean habitats> Barring rules above, any Terrestrial Organism may migrate or evolve in other habitats so long as they're adjacent to one another> If you as a creator wish to establish the existence of a new ecosystem, feel free to specify this and post what organisms would belong in this new ecosystem--Landmasses & Interconnections--> The Aracana Archipelago is entirely isolated> Isla Obscura have interconnected populations with the Tenebris Archipelago> Inveritas, Extraveritas, the Intraveritas Archipelago and Mendacium Island all have interconnected populations amongst each landmass> The northern Tenebris Archipelago can rarely have interconnected populations with the Extraveritas Archipelago--Additional/Misc. Stuff--> The following Imgur link will provide you with the ecological food webs of each environment in Region 1: https://imgur.com/a/fH660Zw> This is a one-man job I've been doing here for the most part. If you think and/or want to provide me with resources to help improve the quality of information we have for the worlds (Food Webs, Trophic Levels, Mapping of individual Landmasses, Etc.) this would be welcomed and greatly appreciated> Fanart is also accepted, and low-key encouraged
The attached image contains full size & clean images for all the extant organisms available for evolution. Below I will provide a general description & stuff to consider about the seven distinct habitats found in Region 1 of Janus. Consider these just features to note when evolving organisms in these habitats.-Shallow Seas/Coastline-> Shallow Seas generally describes the continental shelfs of landmasses or distinct Seas and Gulfs identified on the world map> These waters have rich deposits of calcium, magnesium, copper, silver, iron, zinc, aluminum and other metals diffused in the waters, which are commonly digested or passed through their gill-like respiration tracts> This habitat is heavily impacted by Janus' many frequent and often violent storms, including powerful typhoons that strike the coastal shores of this region> Organisms are often found living on the tidal shores, but often do this avoid predation, lay eggs or are overall dependent and need to return to the sea to survive -Freshwater Basins-> Freshwater Basins includes all lakes and rivers (not seen on World Map) found inland on Janus' many landmasses> Like the seas and ocean, these Freshwater habitats have rich deposits of minerals and metals diffused in the waters, but to lesser density than marine habitats and is therefore less impactful aquatic organisms' physiology> The high frequency of pluvial events on Janus leads to high variability in the water table by extension the surface area that many bodies of freshwater can cover at a given time. > These habitats are almost always directly adjacent to other terrestrial habitats, and thus have heavy interactions with terrestrial populations and their organisms-Fertile Lowlands-> These largely are equivalent in climate to Earth's tropical savanna and are typically transition zones between other major habitats> Fertile Lowlands are frequently subject to torrential storms, keeping these regions rich in moisture> The often-short dry season in this habitat is highlighted by wildfires caused by dry lightning strikes> Unique habitat features include lush Mat Grass coverage, subterranean ravines that become vernal pools after pluvial events and massive migrations of various terrestrial organisms-Cool Mediterranean-> The Cool Mediterranean are typically found in plateau or highland steppes of Janus far more arid climate and milder weather than all other habitats in Region 1> Low annual rainfall in these habitats along with frequent windstorms lead to frequent and often deadly brushfires that wipe out swathes of vegetated land> Organisms here have adapted to take advantage of the short winters in this habitat that are the only time when heavy deluges of rain, sleet or even snow inundates the arid soil with much needed water> Unique habitat features include pockets of lush topsoil where rainwater collects under, cloud-like fogs and shallow cave networksRemainder environment notes & final thread assets in final posts.
Finally, I provide you a blank template for posting new evolutions in the attached image, as well as the remaining general description & stuff to consider about the seven distinct habitats found in Region 1 of Janus.-Flooded Forests-> The Flooded Forests are named for its commonly observed wetlands or estuarine waters that shallowly submerge the forest floor> The opaque waters that surround these forests are rich in minerals often derived from water runoff of nearby mountain ranges> These forests are commonly the landfall site of Janus' powerful typhoons, often decimating sections of forest and providing opportunity for new growth> Unique habitat features include generally infertile soil due to the murky, occasionally brackish waters leaching nutrients, thick surface layers of peat in non-flooded ground and deadly Fungalgae blooms-Primordial Terra Firme-> Primordial Terra Firme has the most fertile soils on Janus, allowing for rapid proliferation of plant life> These habitats are nearly exclusive to the equatorial region near coastlines and as result experience wet, balmy weather in a state of permanent summer> The keystone organism of this habitat, the Canopy Alteau have cork-like bark that provides lots of opportunity for arboreal lifestyles> Unique habitat features include thick canopies that reduce sunlight to the understory, a ecosystem that is perfect for expansive biodiversity and a multi-level environment that's not seen in any other terrestrial habitat on Janus-Rocky Coastlines-> Rocky Coastlines are often found where cold or mixed ocean currents are present and are notable for their rocky black and greystone shores> These habitats are often found closer to the Polar Regions of Janus> Organisms here will be challenged by the dramatic shifts tide level compared to other coastal regions, as well as having access to sheer cliff faces for new niche access> Unique habitat features include rocky tide pools, labyrinthine intertidal rock mazes and dangerous gale force winds
Finally, this post here is a blatant How-to Guide for any newcomers to this style of /qst/ game. I will state that these are quasi-hard rules, but I've been known to be lenient on individual creations in the past, so don't too hesitant to post.As always, I'll be not too far from the Thread that I can't answer questions. Just don't expect a quick response.That's it enjoy folks, and welcome to the 2022 resurgence of /tg/ style EvoGames
zamn these guy's really LOVE their lamp!!!1!
>>5111972okay starting with something simple.the Neu Caldray.nothing groundbreaking (YET) just the tail flaps and fins connected making a greater surface. and in time they may or may not replace their predecessors.(behavioural anomaly speciemens often "wave sailing" on the currents while resting)
>>5111984the mineral use inside algeods goes a step further, as the plant begin to create enzymes that act in a catalytic manner, both breaking down the material to become more bioavailable, as well as a useful source of energy.The excess heat and gas cause the organism to swell into a roughly spherical shape.A small concequence of this development has been that the Algeod is endothermic; the reactions within it requiring a certain temperature.
>>5111972Dustsucker kinail. these insect like organism has developed a long needle like tube (more or less from the same materials which their claws made out) this tube is around one third of the body and one fifth of the overall weight. even through it looks like its solid its more or less flexible. this small creature is unlike its predecessor longs for more with its newly developed syringe mouth searching for weak spots on the bark and tucking it deep inside to obtain the dust trees inner fluids.
>>5111972In order to get better protection from sharp rocks the Smoll Skelker's feet the develop scaly skin similar to what birds have
>>5112145The Dustsuckler Kinail have further specialized their 'needle' appendage, segmentating it into three highly flexible probosci-like organs. Each proboscis has a hard hook tip used by the kinaliform to attach itself to the tree,.
>>5111972Due to growing close together some Matgrass ends up entangled with other members of it's spieces forming a primitive bush
>>5111984the Acid Bleb strain of salte algae uses an acidic sap excretion to help it dissolve and stick to the rocks it dwells on. This mineral nourishment helps masses of the algae thrive.
>>5112084the spore or possibly called pollen and light of the Lamp-bloom Borgetta attracts the attention of pollensapper kinail that evolved to feed on the fluids and pollen of the borg flower by simply increasing the amount of bristles and length on its mouth parts to swallow simply inverting the mouthparts with the pollen and fluids this messy inefficient eating allows them to quickly get a mouthful without being too badly burned. all from this simple adaptation perhaps its useful on some other plants?
Predation by the Grougus results in selection pressures among the Nomad Tungus population, as individuals with more powerful 'flippers' are more able to escape. As only the larger individuals grow these more powerful fins, it also leads to a general increase in size.
>>5111972The Tunler's bodies shrink, shortern and lose their sexual dimorphism, becoming easier to pull through the earth as drag is reduced. their tails atrophy, becoming harder for predators to grab. Finally, their beaks shorten, becoming lighter.
>>5111972Burrower kinail.large sized insect like organisms with extreme sexual dimorphism.females are less extreme they have longer legs and atrophied wings. the only usage of the remaining "wing-legs" are making the females bigger in case some predator wants to attack them ( or against the males). migratory (hence the longer legs) animals rarely stays in one place the only exeptions are when nesting and storms in that case they dis a small (30 cm deep) hole and wait. main food source are roots and stems of herbacerous plants.the Males on the other hand are extremely different in appearance. larger, heavier, and with thicker shells. their frontal legs modified into giant claws perfect for digging and mauling. they spend most of their lives in tunnels so the head become flatter and the eyes become forward facing.territorial as adults and voracious when young even more when they are in their growing stage ( around 5 young males can eat up the root system of a dust tree in a month) in mating season the male uses its modified "wing legs" as a kind of harp. crouching on its frontal claws and using its back legs for tuning the string like nerve endings to attract possible females. mating is dangerous a wrong move from the female and the territorial male can mutilate them at best or crush them at worst.(booth sexes have the "toothy" mouthpart while herbivorous dont underestimate the biting power)
Some Mycophilers evolve a longer, more pronounced abdomen as result of the increased acidity of the Saly Algea ( >>5112552 ) and as further specialization to better deal with the salt of its diet. The longer abdomen also serves to better balance the Mycophiler when scurring about, making it favor traveling by mainly running on the rocky ground and using its wings to support quick and brief jumps betwen rocks.
>>5111979>>5111984>>5113271Other populations of the Mycophilers, specifically on the veritas landmasses have spread from the rocky coastlines to the fertile plains. The population here has seen its mouth adapt to the consumption of Mat grass, and its shade of green has changed slightly, due to selection favoring the Mycophilers who are better camoflagued in this new environment.
>>5111972The Jumpler develops a muscular flap that fits over it's mouth drill, bearing an eye at the end, improving their ability to target and catch prey. The flap itself is similar in many respects to a human toungue, with a surprising amount to flexibility, allowing it to roll back revealing the mouth, but also rise to get a better veiw of terrain, or even arc around the middle to catch cool winds and assist in heat management. It's not very good at moving sideways, but the eyes further down the body mean that's no immense loss.
--Ecological Progress Report: Early Janus Early Metapurgaluxian Log 1--Life on Janus has only now begun to steadily diversify, with 15 new generas having appeared since the start of the Metapurgaluxian. The majority of these new genera have appeared in Western Janus' lush steppes or its matorral scrublands, while the coastal tropics and wetlands of this region have remained ecologically stagnant. A curiosity to observe, as typically wetlands and tropical forests are filled with a bounty of organisms, and that these two habitats still have many niches that have yet to be filled.--New Genera--[Shallow Seas/Coastline]>>5112095 Neu Caldray>>5112956 Veritaric Nomad Tungus[Freshwater Basins]>>5112119 Endothermic AlgeodNeu Caldray[Fertile Plains]>>5112225 Mat Shrub Grass (I might redraw this later today, to provide a better model)>>5112224 Dustsuckler Kinail>>5112869 Sporesapper Kinail(?) & Lampbloom Borgetta>>5113056 Burrower Kinail>>5113049 Dwarf Tunler>>5113278 Verdant Flying Mycophiler[Cool Mediterranean]Mat Shrub GrassDustsuckler KinailSporesapper Kinail(?)Burrower KinailDwarf Tunler>>5114199 Veritaric Jumpler[Flood Forests]...[Primordial Terra Firme]...[Rocky Coastline]>>5112552 Salty Acid Bleb (Blebalgea)>>5113271 Slithering Mycophiler>>5112177 Scalefoot Smol Skelker--GM/Librarian Notes--It's not abnormal for the starts of EvoGames to be somewhat slow, but I will make three notes to my players to provide some encouragement> In case the lore dialogue above didn't make it obvious, there really hasn't been in majority evolutions in the Flooded Forests (Subtropical Wetlands), Primordial Terra Firme (Tropical Rainforest), and very little in the Shallow Seas/Coastline or Freshwater Basins. These are all climates that typically have a lot biodiversity, and I encourage player to take advantage of that as they see fit> While I do discourage people consistently evolving their own organisms in rapid succession, I'm not barring you from making new iterations of it as the creative inspirations may strike. Just try not to evolve a single organism 5-10 times in the same day> Most important one. Please do not screencap images from image sources to make evolutions, as it doe lead to a lot of artifacting and blur-ification of images. Just copy the Image Source to your computer/phone/whatever and make edits from there. Many thanks friends.
>>5113278Spreading further into the flooded forests, the Mychophilers develop hooked claws for hanging onto trees in lieu of resting on dry land. The hooks on it's backside are highly derived forms of the classic stridler tail.
Majoinas exploit their sturdy shell to withstand the digestive acids of bigger creatures and feed upon their stomach contents.Cutekinas use their bows as suction cups, anchoring themselves to larger creatures for transportation.
>>5111972the algea barnaconch has had some slight evolutionary innovations such as a increased surface area from a wavy/ruffled shell increasing the provided food from grown photosynthetic life in its mucus, the growth of rough shell material grown on the feeding appendage scrapes off the algea for feeding more easily and roughens up the shell increasing surface area while removing more material deep cleaning the shell when needed
>>5111972Compared to the Swamp Skelker the Camo Swamp Skelker has even longer legs, it's coloration has also chanced to blend in better in with plants
>>5111972The backfins of the Terrestrial Grougus change position to help them move better on land, while they also develop light sensitive spots on their crown to serve a similar function as their frill did in water.
>>5111972To keep its seedpods from being eaten the Decoy Swamp Tree grows similar looking but less nutritious non seed filled leaves in low easy to reach places
>>5113049The Muddy Tunler's body has become shorter and stockier, while its legs have become more muscular to better suit its bipedal locomotion. It now exclusively inhabits areas with moist, loamy soil, where it digs through the dirt and mud looking for vegetables with its beak.
>>5113271Some Mycophiler find other uses for their extended digestive systems, that being the production of a saline toxin that can be administered by their new stinger. It also serves to worsen their flavour, so larger predators, who may not suffer significantly from the toxin, are still warned away from consuming them. In addition, these Stinging Mycophiler develop an additional claw on their forelimbs, whichboth better stabalises them while moving, and makes the scarping of algae from the rocks an easier task.
>>5112869The Crouching Bloomgetta develops a thicker folliage and duller colouration, two adaptations which allow it to better blend in with its surroundings, and in turn, avoid predation. In order to compensate for its slightly obstructed vision, it grows a pair of 'feeler' frontal leaves, using them to scout the terrain it treads.
>>5114777As a consequence of the higher energetic intake granted to them by their scraping claws, the Flying Stingillier has grown larger. Its long powerful wings allow it to travel long distances in search of food, and its stinger is able to 'spit' small amounts of venom, in hopes of scaring both predators and competitors away.
>>5114324Mycophilers that take full advantage of their hook-tails have proven to be more likely to survive in the flooded forests of Western Janus. This has lead to the Crawling Mycophiler's development of a bifid tail, capable of precise manouvering when climbing trees.
The Floating Skelker has trades its beard in for an inflatable air sack making it more buoyant, allowing it to swim through the wetlands longer
>>5112119the Endothermic Algeod's continued stockpiling of minerals results in a steadily "calcifying" membrane, and a swelling of it's body. It is not uncommon for the simple plants to pop under the pressure of their own volatile gasses.Within a few generations Algeod can clog a small waterway with their shells. or fill in a pond with hollow semi spheres.
>>5112552Acidic blebs grow in "footprint". The larger the surface area, the more minerals, sun, and moisture they can collect. this allows the gel mat organism to spread further, and become a common food source to other creatures.
>>5111972Damn it, suptg's Certificate hasn't been renewed.
>>5111984Hybrid dust trees combine the traits of both their parents and initially appeared along bordering territories. Their hardy nature allows the tree to easily adapt to a plethora of environments.The major deviation between this tree and it's progenitors is a near constant production of spores upon maturity, which eventually strips the soil of nutrients and kills the plant in short order. The prodigious amount of "spore fall" goes a long way towards replenishing the soil.
>>5114314In the flood forests, certain Nomad Tungus develop grips upon the ends of their flippers to help them crawl up the bark of the trees out of the water to feast upon plant and invertebrate forms.
>>5115370The air sacs become more elastic and grow in capacity, allowing the creatures to stay floating.
>>5114777Some of these little fellas shrink in size and mass, allowing their wings to take them further when they leap.
>>5112145Swampsucker Kinaila genetic offshoot that operates in swampy environments adults differ from their cousins by having a greenish hue and greyish blue wings. main food source is the Swamp Dust-trees inner fluids but they will feast on any plant if neccesery but unlikely.main difference however is the pair of pedipalps under the eyes. these are remains of the aquatic larvae stage still has some of the sensory abilities it had but weakened.life starts when a female kinail makes an egg raft out of undigested plant material a single raft can contain 20-30 eggs (out of the 500 eggs one female can lay). after a few days they hatch the larvae are a different kind of organism small, flat, thin, and blind only has the sensory appendages to smell and feel the world and fliper like back legs in the case the world wants to eat them.the other interesting part of tha larvae is its 3 extra segments these ones are temporaly air chambers connected to an anal snorkel that let the larvae stay under the water for a few minutes. the larvae mainly feast on algae. and after many moulting an adult emerges.
>>5111979Some Veritanian Caldirt take advantage of the distinct lack of larger herbiores in the flooded forests and begin wandering the waterways. As they grow accustomed to an amphibious life, their body shrinks and develops a layer of fat beneath their armour to aid in boyancy, along with a lobster-like tail. In addition, their forelimbs change shape to become more like paddles. This of course makes them less useful for terrestrial movement, forcing their hindlimbs to grow larger and stronger to better support their weight.
>>5111972Back in their original habitats, the legs of the mainline Veritanian Caldirt grow larger, stronger and generally more pillar-like to better support their weight. This has the simultaneous benefit of making them a little faster, as they can stay standing on fewer legs and thus move more legs at once, and also making them a little harder to take down, as predators need to take out more legs to immobilise them.
>>5111972Some Hoopkina develop a set of forelegs very similar to their hind limbs. These both aid in swimming, and allow them to hang onto the stems of larger plants while they feed.
--Ecological Progress Report: Early Janus Early Metapurgaluxian Log 2--Life on Janus' Western Hemisphere has seen a notable uptick in speciation after a slow start, with some new niches and clades of unique organisms finally begin to define the ecology of this part of the Moon World, In particular, life on the isolated Arcana Archipelago is beginning to diversify into highly eccentric forms along its rocky coastlines and inland steppes. Elsewhere around the continental seas and tropical rainforests, life remained unchanged. Futhermore, there have been very few new predators to properly deal with the increasing biomass of herbivores, leading to higher competition for resources and an overall strain on available plant life as of the last couple million years.--New Genera--[Shallow Seas/Coastline]>>5115523 Endothermic Alegod>>5116998 Quadred Hoopkina>>5114347 Stickerbow Cutekina>>5114491 Terrestrial Grougus[Freshwater Basins]Endothermic AlegodQuadred Hoopkina>>5114707 Muddy Tunler[Fertile Plains]>>5115698 Sporkaki Dust-Tree>>5114780 Crouching Bloomgetta>>5116125 Pillarfoot Veritanian CaldirtMuddy Tunler[Cool Mediterranean]Sporkaki Dust-TreePillarfoot Veritanian Caldirt[Flooded Forests]Sporkaki Dust-Tree>>5114347 Faux Seed Majoina>>5114324 Mire Flying Mycophiler>>5114906 Crawling Mycophiler (Mire Flying Mycophiler Descendent)>>5115978 Swampsucker Kinail>>5114366 Algae Ruffle Barnaconch>>5116048 Swamp Caldirt>>5115730 Climbing Tungus>>5115370 Floating Skelker>>5115834 Belly Floater Skelker (Floating Skelker Descendent)>>5114472 Camo Swamp Skelker[Primordial Terra Firme]...[Rocky Coastline]>>5115521 Salty Acid Bleb>>5114777 Stinging Mycophiler>>5115837 Short-Tail Stinging Mycophillier (Stinging Mycophiler Descendent)>>5114874 Flying Stingilier (Stinging Mycophiler Descendent) Terrestrial Grougus--GM/Librarian Notes--> Since 4chan can't handle giant resolution images apparently, the first Phylogeny Chart for this threads evolutions can be found either on the Discord in the OP Post, or in the following imgur link: https://imgur.com/a/DOJ1W78> If it wasn't already obvious, about half of the starting organisms have NOT seen any notable changes as of yet, and definitely should be explored> Several base organisms have been given a Death Flag, to indicate that due to high speciation, the base population is now canonically beginning to decline and will eventually die out by the end of the Early Metapurgaluxian Era> Expect a Phylogeny Chart update with every 30-40 new organisms produced
>>5112119A Borgetta has eaten a shitload of Algeods, which would not usually be a big deal, but I mean it's REALLY a lot of Algeods, just a fuckton of them, now all that hot gas is trapped in this watermelon looking fucker, if you try to so much as puncture his delicate skin all that gas will come rushing out, it's really nasty
>>5111972The Grasping Caldray has not only grown larger fin flaps but also calcified graspers to carry any food from either animals or plants to eat in safety or keep with them for later if they are full
>>5111972With their extra albeit smaller mouth and shorter and less flexibel tongue the Hydra Nomad can catch more prey allowing it to grow bigger
>>5118345Hydra Hermit not hydra nomad
>>5111972To become even harder to digest the Nestle algae develop a shell similar to the one used on seeds. The downside is that photosynthesis becomes a lot less effective
>>5111972>>5117490the canopy of the alteau has parted spreading out the fruit now falls further from its parent while with a evolved weakpoint in the fruits skin makes it squirt out a decent amount of spores when hitting the ground
>>5114515Decoy trees develop more external vascular systems, feeding spore production, but consequently becoming softer and less woody. Their lower "decoy" leaves begin to produce neurotoxic spores that are less nutritious, but mildly addictive. Over time those creatures that eat the leaves become retarded, and less likely to wander, gradually developing a coating of spores.
>>5115521the bleb lifecycle continues to develop, and in it's later iterations their acidity goes from tangy to dangerous. Creatures who burst a bleb can expect to face acid burns. More importantly, the bleb's thicker membrane allows it to start making inroads onto beaches and salt marshes. The bleb's acid erodes rock into constitute minerals fairly quickly, this rich source of minerals fueling the growth of Algeods; the two becoming common neighbors. When enough algeod hulls pile up to form something a bleb can latch onto, they will start breaking down that mass.
>>5115523Algeods develop small ducts that release excess pressure. This goes a long way towards their own longevity, as well as those creatures that consume them. Their ultimate fate is still self destruction, as ether a total calcification will stop their ability to perfuse seawater, or a thermal build up will cook the plant. For some who can tollerate the noxious fumes, the Algeod is a fine source of minerals. >and toxic metabolic byproducts of breaking down inorgaic minerals.
>>5118356Nestle algae develop a slimy external coating of cells that readily photosynthesize, but can be lost and regrown.
>>5115698Sporkaki trees develop a tuber like growth, which represents most of their biomass. this tuber is actually a protomusuclar sack, which when chemically signaled by mass spore ejection of other trees, will disgorge it's sticky payload. the process is so violent that the truck of the tree will often crack if not outright explode, and most assuredly shear off any leaves.Creatures caught in the sticky spore cloud may suffocate.
>>5117490--Librarian's Notes: Western Janus Early Metapurgaluxian Log 3--As life taken to shaping the biosphere of Janus once more, some curious oddities of Janus' Western Hemisphere has been noted. Throughout this first 10 millions years of the Metapurgaluxian Era, the diversification of life in different ecosystem had been astounding to observe, with some habitats seeing a surge of new genera in the Wetland Forests, Fertile Plains and even the emergent ecosystem dubbed the Rocky Coastline; meanwhile environments like the Matorral Highlands, Riparian Basins, and Primordial Terra Firme have seen few to any changes in their biota during this time.The Primordial Terra Firme in particular that were once compared to have as high biodiversity potential as the rainforests of the Sol system's planet Terra have remained ecologically stagnant, with only a single genera of new Canopy Alteau >>5118398 that makes for a highly curious case as this ecosystem possesses only two genera of animals, both being specialist Kinail species. The Greater Vampire Kinail is the only de facto predator of this ecosystem, although only its parasitic larval stage is the only point in the organism's life where they actually eat flesh, whilst it's mature form is merely a voracious sanguinivore. This ecosystem by all counts should be ripe for biodiversification, and its highly curious that no introduction new organisms has occurred as of yet. While these now ancient Rainforests of Janus' Western Hemisphere persist without major issue, the ecosystem's Kinail populations left unchecked, will eventually either spill over into new neighboring habitats, deplete the resources of their current habitat, or experience a population collapse, leaving the Canopy Alteau to stand alone.The Cool Mediterranean climate of Western Janus is also a curious and potentially alarming case given the unique circumstances of its biota. This ecosystem like the Primordial Terra Firme only possesses one de facto predator, the Veritaric Jumpler >>5114199 that is specialized in hunting exclusively Kinail, allowing larger herbivorous organisms free reign in the ecosystem. This has now begun to cause a positive feedback loop, where large herbivores have seen an explosion on population, and thus higher competition for the only modest quantities of plant life in the ecosystem. Predation of these organisms must occur soon, whether it be by competition, or introduction of new organisms from neighboring habitats, otherwise this ecosystem may be at risk of ecological collapse.--GM/OOC Notes--> Attached is specifically the food web for the Primordial Terra Firmes, Janus' Tropical Rainforests. This habitat is highly simplified at the moment, and is a perfect place to develop and introduce new species/niches to this ecosystem> The same goes for the Cool Mediterranean, as it does not have a true Carnivore as of yet, and certainly is a perfect place for one, considering the number of mid & large size organisms
>>5118398Alteaus grow taller to outcompete the spore clouds of the dust trees that would otherwise suffocate them. Their berries benefit from the boost to terminal velocity, burying spores into the ground as well as higher dispersal from the impact energy. Sometimes animals get beaned, but the berries are pretty soft so only an idiot would die.
>>5111972Some variants of the swole skelker make their way to the primordial terra firme and start muscling in on the free food. A lot of this invloves climbing about in the trees seeking kinnail and other tasty morsels. To aid in this, they've lost their tentacles, which were just getting snagged on stuff, and replaced them with a third leg, becoming tripedal. in addition, the orientation and flexiblity of their toes has changed, the new tripedal orientation improving their climbing ability.
>>5111984Mobile Fungalgae's odd tumor like growths have proven to be simple photosensitive nodules. Past that is a very obvious yet slow movement of the colony, where it be observed moving as much as a meter every day away from bright light sources, or towards food sources to decompose.
>>5118890Since this new iteration of the Canopy Alteau is suppose to be taller, but has the same size variation as its ancestor, I'll go ahead and assign this species into the Size 15 category (5.0-5.25 metres tall)
>>5118899If form follows function, Function follows perfection. The Swnging Skelker adapted vigorously to their new environment, with powerful tusks good for rooting out tubers or worms, and facial tentacles able to be stowed up high for safety and better signaling to their kin from tree to tree.Without competition the primordial terra firme was their paradise.
>>5111979Terrestrial Grogus are very easy to mistake for their more aquatic kin, save one difference: Size.The terrestrial grogrus hunts the land for larger prey, and so long as it can remain moist; is capable of extended forays into more exotic hunting grounds.
>>5114491>>5118976big whoops. Didn't see that. convergent evolution.
>>5119047No worries, I'll just mesh details from the convergent evolution onto this one.Unless, you want it to be its own unique genera
>>5119227>error correction in process.The Harlequin Grogus represents the conclusion of a brief ecological struggle lasting less than a hundred thousand years between two minor terrestrial species of Grogus. Mottled red and white, their shells are indicative of an opportunistic diet and still adapting lifestyle.
Could say that the two different terrestrial species are native to different archipelagos.
>>5111972The Nomad is a miserable little fuck that has expanded out of the water where it belongs, and onto land where it does not. The abundance of biomass draws its wretched kind ever inland, and while it is fine prey, it is a stupid snail that no one loves that though overdeveloped pseudopods were a great idea.
>>5119512The acoustic harvester has developed a unique sound generation capability. Mild electric currents are run through the thin membrane to create sound. Impressively, the creature is a natural mimic, but also very "Chatty" with the forests coming alive with their odd music.
>>5111972Some examples of the Sturdy Dust Tree find their way to the terra firme and alter to fit their new environment. Not nearly as large as the Alteau around them, these new Fan Dust Tree decrease their number of leaves, but find the ones they keep going wider and altering their position, so as to maximise the amount of light they have acess to, after it's filtered between the Alteaus' branches
>>5112084flower is eat now
>>5119606Some Accoustic Kinail develop larger membranes and change two of their limbs into little electrical rods with which they can make more precise and more varied sounds on it, "drumming" on it with changing electrical currents. This gives them the ability to make extremely complex chatter.
The Scoopjaw Kinali is a partially neotenic species, it's mouthparts retaining their larval form rather than progressing into a purely blood-sucking implement. They feed primarily by scooping chunks of dermal tissue off larger animals, though they won't hesitate to eat a smaller bug if the opportunity arises.
A different subspecies, the Mayfly Kinali, goes the opposite way and abandons adult feeding completely, gathering nutrients only during it's larval stage. The adults live only for a short while, dying of starvation soon after laying a new batch of larvae.
>>5111979Big is successful with Caldirts, as the bigger the Caldirt, the more it can consume and dominate its ecosystem. Meanwhile, there is little predation for them, soarmour is becoming more and more secondary. So those who grow prosper.However, the size that the Caldirts are at is already extremely taxing for their rudimentary cardiovascular system, and so to exceed it, more complex structures are needed. This comes not in the form of a slow process of selective mutations, but in a chance leap, where a tumerous mutation turned out to be benefitial. The animal is now basically made up of two parts: One part is its heart-system, a growth of muscles on its underside which extends to its forearms, moving them with its contractions, and which pumps and produces copius amounts of blood, allowing for the animals to reach previously unseen sizes. The other part is everything else. Its backlegs have become atrophied and redundant, used mostly for steering, as the forearms take on most of the work. The head, now raised by necessity, chomps at tree crowns and uses its feelers to detect what is bellow its eyeline.
>>5111972Some Legdei Skelker start evolving and changing their behaviour to better hurt the Caldirt, especially the Gigadirt. They begin to collect into packs, hunting the Caldirt in groups of a little under a dozen, finding more sucess in bringing these creatures down as a group. In terms of tactics, they generally try to scale their larger prey, using the new larger claws on their enlarged forelimbs to attempt to pry the armoured plates from their prey's backs, exposing the vulnerable flesh beneath, if there is not already flesh within reach.
>>5111979the marshgrass has grown thin extensions of its body at its end this little fluff increases its surface area incredibly and each single morning the dew collects at its top to slowly drip down its stalks onto the roots
>>5120078oh yeah primordial terra firma
>>5111972Some Harvester Kinail develop additional lengths of membran between their hind and mid legs, which the uses to more effectively glide through the trees, these new additions granting them a little extra manuverability.
>>5120078Moving in from the plains to the primal grasslandsSome Skelkers did belter and wriggle their handsfor all about was the frizz of the green tuffalo,which a skelker could lick for that dew-water flow,and in licking and lapping up dew-water tastes they did slurp up tiny stuck crawlies in the form of wet paste,and with slurp-feeding soups and no quick-prey to test, these Skelkers grew bright with a bright orange vest!
>>5119674In the Arcana and Tenebris archipelagos, the Dusty Fanshrub has stunted its vertical growth, preferring to focus its energy in various wide leaves that manage to capture as much sunlight as they can.
>>5118931>>5118890The Alteaus rode the wave of gigantism that swept the world, growing massive. Deep roots tapped into aquafers and cave networks, far away from the topsoil, while it's leave stretched narrowly above the constant "fog" of the dust trees.The biggest change was the root. The trees formed "tribes" of allied and competing root networks. a sick tree could rely on the healthy to keep it alive, and a useful mutation would eventually pass to the rest of the forest, while a dangerous one may be recognized overtime and simply starved to death for the betterment of the superorganism.In this way, the oldest of the trees would begin to evolve within their own lifetime, some forests failed, as they were not sentient, and the traits not always beneficial, but in this era the plants were many, eager, and quick growing. From those who did more than survive, but flourish, came apotheosis.
>>5120092Gliding Kinail develop a large amount of tough skin. It serves to protect them during intraspecies conflict, works as very large storage sack, and improve glide time by allowing them to catch updrafts and even gain altitude.
>>5118335>>>5112095Grasping Caldray's evolve towards a "hands" first approach. the graspers will regrow in time, after a molt or two, but to lose an antenna may mean death in the short term.the slower moving and more careful "Ghoul" Caldray, exists.
>>5114780Bloomgettas develop the ability to fluoresce from their "stamen". It serves as a very slow and low frequency signaling to others of their kind, and while somewhat sedentary, the organisms employ a robust array of slow pulse variable frequency illumination patterns to communicate a wide variety of concepts.
>>5114199>>5114707A hybridization between the Jumpler and Tunnler yield the Brackish Grappler. Where there is water, the grappler will be. Not as specialized as either parent, the offspring was however a better generalist, and enjoyed larger size and greater aggression; with a consequently greater appetite.Their bodies are covered in a thick mucous layer that can protect them through a short foray into or through the bleb fields.
>>5120223>forgot the beautiful mermaid. Kudos to the original artist for that pose.
>>5119910A deviation of the scoop jaws lose the ability to fly through mutation. Terrestrial mobility sees wings repurposed into a new set of legs, with the odd behavior of a backwards walking gait.
>>5119976The Mayfly Kinali have started shedding most anything not strictly needed to survive and accomplish the act of reproduction.Multi function wings allow them to grasp, fly and glide, all at the cost of their legs. A steady diet of readily available spore dust allows the Kinali to completely skip sleeping, or landing, and move straight towards mating and death in new record speeds. Even it's progeny are simply jettisoned in short order after mating, using the virtue of low mass to harmlessly fall where they may. The life of a Mayfly Kinali can be measured in less than a Terran week, as it flies by in a metabolic haze.The creatures are prolific and form a compliment to "spore fall" events.
>>5116048>>5116125Swap and Veritanian regional hybridization results once more, in a generalist that is capable of exploiting the full range of habitats that neither of it's parents could. The Booted Caldirt, so named after it's boot like lower leg segments, is viciously solitary within it's territory, to the point of driving out any creature it encounters. Time will tell if this organism's strategy is viable, but it is certainly hostile.
>>5116998Sp'Hoopkina are simply hoopkina who can excrete a long protein strand from a modified anus. They use it to anchor themselves in strong currents and catch that which drifts by them.
>>5120133The Loraxi Grazelker reshift their bodies around their new grazing terrestrial lifestyle. They lose their shining antennae in favour of longer arms that help them grab and crush as many marshgrass tufts as possible.
>>5119850The Raytheon Drummail, faced with the pressure of an ever-growing hervibore competition in the Primordial Terra Firma, develops a more 'agressive' language. Their drum membranes grow thicker, and their frames expand horizontally, creating a 'conch shell' shape that amplifies their frequencies, giving them a -quite literally- stunning buzz.
>>5120209Bloomgettas further hone their fluorescence capabilities, now being able to rapidly shift from one hue to another, and configure the stamen's brightness to their suit their every whim. Able to form complex lengthy patterns, the Raving Bloomgettas no longer use their stamen-bulbs to communicate with one another, an ability that served little to no purpose to an hermaphrodite autotroph species, instead their strobe light-like organs are used to disorient possible predators, even sending them into seizure-like states if their exposure is prolonged.
>>5114707The Pigmy Tunler's body shortens even more. Their legs have repositioned themselves and become more articulate, it's 'knee' joint moving downwards, and have grown a back 'claw' to help balance themselves while digging through the soil. Despite having a considerably reduced height, they have grown much more fatter, storing all the energy they can get to survive during cold months when grass and roots become scarcer.
>>5119720The Bloomwalker has abandoned all bells and whistles. It is a moving killing machines, bringing a death march of flying critters with it wherever it goes.
>>5120206Know what's better than two arms? THREE arms!
>>5112869The Pollen Sucker Kinail has evolved large, high-definition eyes capable of distinguishing up to 5 colors in order to differentiate between the relatively harmless and generous Crouching Bloomgettas and the lethal Bloomwalkers.
>>5120092ruffling in the Tuffalo is the Cinail snip snapping snacking from bottom to top of the Tuffalo, feet like pointy shoes tippy tapping on the flat and hook hanging on when the Lorazi comes slip slurping, big round rum tubby tumtums live on Tuffalo stalk n tuff.
>>5118095the occurrence of Borgettas eating algeods is so frequent that they adapt to it. Frequently Borgetta can be spotted in great flocks, just hovering over the surface of water. They can use their muscles to squeeze the Algeod within them, thus reducing buoyancy, while a modified swim bladder can release a ballast of water to increase buoyancy. The tail and fin segments are now very energetic in their motions. A series of modified veins will act to release air from ducts within the structures, creating a sort of wild jazz hand/ balloon deflating motion coupled with a hilarious noise.Get fucked other fish, we brappin' in the skies now.
>>5118722Blebs that have broken down the rocky shores sufficiently gradually drift inland as wave push them towards brackish flooded forests. There are less rocks here, and the Bleb's acid make quick work of the soil and sand, turning them into a hydrated talc like slurry of ultrafine mud. Their increased size means an increased need for nutrients, and the next best source of minerals are the animals. thus blebs develop delicate trigger "flowers". These will signal the specialized "hook and latch" cells along the surface of the membrane to release. Under normal circumstances this keeps the acidic sap within the plant, but when armed by disruption, an errant foot or entire organism will pass easily into the bleb. For smaller creatures it is a certain death, for larger creatures, a frolic to the bleb field is usually only a lesson that needs repeating once.
>>5118918Fungalgae becomes increasingly mobile through the use of a series of ducts and passages that slowly pump gas and liquid through the colony. This allows the fungus to purge itself of it's sugary coating, leaving a sweet trail in it's wake, as well as more rapidly accrue new sources of food.
>>5118727Algeods develop a naturally tendency to generate electrical current as their internal structure with its many chambers and membranes, coupled with inorganic structures allows for the passage and storage of ions and electrons. At night energized gasses escaping the shell can sometimes be seen moving into a cold plasma state, creating for a beautiful show.The collective electromagnetic field of an algeod colony will sometimes attract shoals of organisms who have the ability to sense such phenomena, often for feeding, or shelter.
>>5119977Gigadirts evolve a secondary low pressure pulmanory system to service their more delicate brains and nervous system. this allows for their sensing organs to grow in complexity with more sensitive, fragile, and complex structures; leading to occasional bouts of social grooming between individuals.
>>5119977Some Gigadirts opt for a more delicate, sensible solution to their blood pressure problem, by which I mean they simply let their heads explode. This is often used as a mating strategy, as those Gigadirts whose explosions are most flashy and stunning find themselves extremely popular with the easily impressed females.Don't worry, the head and brain regrow by next year. Usually.
>>5118873>>5118731Nestle algae break off into a species that develops a hydrocarbon-polymer based gel capable of soaking up large amounts of water.When the Algae go through a die off they leave behind vast floating masses of the gel which are eventually broken down by bacteria, or eaten by animals that do not appreciate hydrogenated oils are bad for their heart.One part organic packing gel, one part fast food, one part disaster waiting to happen.
>>5111979with the explosion of diversity of water living larva they behave as usual laying there eggs at the usual spots along with the others, the first stage being a near identical larval state until they develop into a aquatic nymph that feeds on larva of other species regulating the population of its related species
>>5111972Some Crawl Lantea tilt more towards the aquatic side of life, and lose most of the leaves on their stems instead developing for a single massive leaf at the top of it, around the bulb. The stems are now more durable and grow upward, so that their leaf may rest on the surface of the water. These Lilly Lantea use this large leaf to maximise the amount of sunlight they can access, but also to compete against other aquatic plants, by cutting down on the light they recieve. They also begin to spread to the flooded forests.
>>5120548For a lto of Gigadirts, exploding their brains and then lying dormant for a few months is a great strategy. It serves as a great hibernation strategy for the winter, and their armour tends to protect them while their heart shrivels away and presents little food for scavengers.A problem arises, however, if the heart doesn't shrivel away. For, the Gigadirt doesn't have a singular centralized brain - it has always had a central node in its head and smaller nodes along its spine that share the load between them. Since the heart mutation, however, a new node has been added to that part of the body which can pump blood even if the main brain is exploded. When that heart-brain is over-expressed, it can sometimes take over during the absence of the mainbrain and start running wild.A line of Gigadirts, called Gigablirts, have made this defect to their main mode of existing: In the mating season, Gigablirts act like Gigadirts, attracting each other with head explosions (Females and Males both do this, leading to many unproductive double suicides and homosexual coupling) and procreate. Shortly after, the Heart Brain takes over, and for most of the year, does most of the heavy lifting for the body. For this, the backleg and front claws are broken off for better movement and the head moved back. They tend to shrink considerably in the time between head explosion and re-animation, giving the heart less weight to carry.
>>5120331One Drummail's song alone can stun, but a dozen can outright kill.The Drummail's electrical organs allow for short discharges of extremely high voltage, not for attacking, but for sound generation, and acoustic waveform shaping. Packs of Drummail can be observed using sound pressure as a form of "force field" or the documented technique of acoustic levitation, when dealing with sporefall events.
>>5120595>>5111979One strain of fungalgea mutates, adapting to spreading and living in the gel of Nestle Algae, feeding on dead and living gel masses both. A side effect of this is the large methane clouds it produces. For kilometers around, the smell of a thousand steamy surprises can be huffed in by unsuspecting air breathers.
--Ecological Progress Report: Western Janus Early Metapurgaluxian Log 4--After what was comparatively a slow progression at the start of the Early Metapurgaluxian Era, life has now abruptly exploded throughout Wetern Janus over the last few million years. In particular the tropical primordial Terra Firme has flourished with diversification, and most notably amongst organisms the Kinail clade of organisms has seen unprecedented expansion into numerous niches. While herbivores still dominate the biota of most terrestrial habitats, recent evolutions amongst plant life has indicated a gradual shift towards deterrence or outright retaliation to the influx of new herbivore through a variety of means. In terms of terrestrial herbivores gigantism has begun being more prevalent with multiple species of the Gigadirt Clade becoming the dominant herbivores, but predators are now slowly beginning to stalk onto the terrestrial habitats in search of new prey.--New Genera--[Shallow Seas/Coastline]>>5120530 Capacitive Algeod>>5120595 Nestle Algea>>5120511 Steamy Bloated Borgetta>>5120260 Sp'Hoopkina>>5121090 Carbopolyphilic Fungalgae>>5118345 Hydra Hermit Tungus>>5119600 Treading Nomad Tungus>>5119349 Harlequin Terrestrial Grougus[Freshwater Basins]Capacitive AlgeodNestle Algea>>5120849 Lily LanteaSteamy Bloated BorgettaSp'Hoopkina>>5120407 Pygmy Tunler>>5118335 Ghoul Caldray>>5120526 Mobile Fungalgae>>5120225 Brackish GrapplerTreading Nomad TungusHarlequin Terrestrial Grougus[Fertile Plains]>>5118739 Globe-Tuber Spokaki Tree>>5120438 Bloomwalker>>5120209 Glowing BloomgettaRaving Bloomgetta>>5120489 Pollen-Sucker KinailPygmy Tunler>>5120254 Booted Caldirt (Swamp Caldirt + Pillarfoot Caldirt Hybrid)>>5120533 Gigadirt>>5120987 GigablirtBrackish Grappler>>5120074 Greater Legdei SkelkerTreading Nomad Tungus[Cool Mediterranean]Globe-Tuber Spokaki TreePollen-Sucker KinailBooted CaldirtGigadirtGigablirtBrackish GrapplerGreater Legdei Skelker[Flooded Forests]Nestle AlgeaLily LanteaGlobe-Tuber Spokaki Tree>>5118684 Greater Decoy Dust-Tree>>5120522 Invasive Acid BlebGhoul CaldrayBooted CaldirtMobile FungalgaeTreading Nomad TungusHarlequin Terrestrial Grougus[Primordial Terra Firme]>>5120078 Tuffalo Grass>>5119674 Dusty Fanshrub>>5118890 Greater Canopy Alteau>>5120195 Apotheosis Alteau>>5120267 Loraxi Grazelker>>5120200 Gliding Kinail>>5120510 Cinail>>5119850 Acoustic Drummer Kinail >>5121010 Raytheon Drummail (Descendent of Acoustic Drummer Kinail)>>5120683 Veritaric Vampire Kinail>>5119910 Scoopjaw Kinail>>5120232 Hook Kinail>>5120241 Mayfly Kinail>>5118899 Swinging Skelker[Rocky Coastline]Invasive Acid BlebCapacitive AlgeodHarlequin Terrestrial Grougus--GM/Librarian Notes--> In the event that 4chan isn't able to upload this image of the latest Phylogeny that was attached to this post due to resolution issues or whatever, it will be available for viewing via the Discord link.
--GM/Librarian Notes Continued--> New Phylogeny Charts will be posted again with the addition of 40+ new organisms, and that will be the norm for Phylogeny Chart posts going forward, mostly so that I'm not mentally killing myself with 24 hours Phylogeny updates.> The Death Flags that are seen next to organisms in the Phylogeny Charts will have taken affect by the time of the next Phylogeny Chart, and said animal will be effectively Extinct.> I'm also going to be putting a soft-cap on the number of unique organisms that will exist in each habitat. Once we hit this cap, I will start killing off organisms that were either the oldest or least viable organisms in the given habitat based on GM discretion/bias. Ecosystems according to the following numbers below. (Numbers can fluctuate depending on number of organisms that are only found in specific EcoRegions. More on that in next blurb) - Shallow Seas/Coastlines: ~40-45 organisms - Freshwater Basins: ~35-40 organisms - Fertile Plains: ~30-35 organisms - Cool Mediterranean: ~25-30 organisms - Flooded Forests: ~35-40 organisms - Primordial Terra Firme: ~40-45 organisms - Rocky Coastline: ~30-35 organisms> I would like to encourage the idea that organism can be exclusively endemic to one of the three EcoRegions mentioned in my OP posts here: ( >>5111982 ). This has already been done with a few organisms, but I do encourage this, especially as it will allow for more diversity of life in habitats/landmasses> A new World Event that will specifically impact Western Janus will be posted in the next 48-72 hours
>>5120484The Samba Triray has, over the course of several generations, developed colorful skin feathery scales used for display during mating rituals. The flashier the skinflaps, the better it performs in the great sexual battlefield
>>5118095The Footlong Surprise Burstgetta develops a specialized hollow organ that forms a relatively stable tract containing the algeods, much like the intestinal tracts of animals.
Alteaus in the inland matorral regions, where water is not as plentiful as it is near the rivers or seas, have significantly shortened their height, opting to grow wider instead of taller, developing trunks and branches with a tendency to bifurcate. Their 'fruits' have become much less of a delicacy, and more of a utilitarian seed delivery system, losing any flavour or freshness they had. These dry pods are filled to the brim with seeds, and are also very lightweight, meaning that they can travel much further when they drop.
>>5119600Nomad Tungus, being easy prey to pretty much any carnivore, needs to be constantly breeding in order not to go extinct. It has developed a large specialized 'penis arm', used by the males of the species to impregnate pretty much anything they come in contact with, including other males, and even other species of animals. In addition, their shells have turned green-ish, a colouration that helps them camouflage with the surrounding folliage.
>>5118345The Roman Hermit have undergone several mutations, which hindered their ability to limit their growth. This has proven to be an advantage, as now they are able to grow as many 'heads' as their caloric intake allows them to. This self-limiting potential applies to their tounges as well, which grow much longer, although still retaining their rigidness.
>>5120206Instead of growing a new arm some Ghoul Caldray modify their tail until it becomes dexterous enough to function as one.
>>5121674 >>5121365I didn't see the Samba Triray before making making my evo but I hope they are different enough
>>5120331Some Raytheon Drummail, instead of opting for a more powerful weapon, desired for a prolonged, more beautiful song. To this end they have developed a whole FOUR drumsticks on each hand, allowing them to sing with four times the wub-wub-wubs they once had, or with the same amount of wub-wub-wubs but for four times as long. Their mating serenades can last for hours and contain musical swerves so profoundly illegal that would make Mozart shit himself in his grave.These "musician" Drummails purposefully turn a blind eye to the struggle of >>5121010 against the sporefalls, regarding the activity a waste of their excquisite and refined skillset.
>>5120530The Metallized Algeod acts as a living cathode, drawing in metals from the surrounding water to create a shell around it's body. When it dies, it loses it's buoyancy and sinks to the seafloor, where it will either rust and release the metals back into circulation, or get buried and take it's collected metals to the grave.
>>5111979The Grass's seedbulbs now imitate the Borgetta's lamp in color when unfertilized, in an effort to get Kinalis to pollinate them.
>>5120078The tuffalo grass grow well on the plains,fluff-fronds taking water where nothing much rains,but with competitors crowding and herbivores diggering,a Tufflo needs biggering, and biggering and biggering!
>>5111972The Horrendous Mesmerail.a type of Greater Kinail offshoot that started it extreme and gradual metamorphosis when the original jungles lacked potential prey.while they look utterly alien only their behaviour is alien.one of the main difference is the lack of frontal legs and a giant triangle shaped head with a hole on the front. well the head is the upper part and the lower serrated mandibles are modified front legs, only the extremely long backlegs are foor movement that mainly are either climbing on trees and hanging from branches upside down. the frontal hole is an extremely delicate ear and around half of the brain is for processing sound. eyes are only a visual back up. lower "mandible" legs are for wounding the stunned preys skin if that happens the long tongue will start burrowing itself down into the por animals flesh.but how are they Stun their prey?the Mesmerails wing are a weirdly colorful instrument of deception it is capable of emmiting such vibrations and visual patterns that any creature with vision can fall for. it has three use methods.- when the mesmerail wants to be seen nothing special just the usual buzzing mainly for long distance flights.- when the mesmerail want itself concealed. in this state the creature looks like an otherworldy audio visual "glitch" for the eyes. mainly for short distance flights and prowling.- stunning the prey the audio visual terror makes its victim catatonic for a period of time.reproduction also changed for the better or worse. after feeding the female will lay an sticky eggsac onto the prey (eggs evolved into a temporary sack for the few minute transition from the mother into the host) after a few minute the primitive larvae will hatch and starts diggint into the wound and for the next 2 cycles it will feast on the flesh of the animal. after emerging from the host they quickly shed into the adult form.
>>5111984From the Criolga develops the Spiolga. As the Ocean floor gets covered in metallized algeod's >>5121756 a host of new building blocks become ubiquitous. It uses Calcium to build itself sturdier bodies and, losing its photosynthetic leafs, utilizes chemosynthesis to stay alive. It utilizes rich copper and zinc deposits in the algeod layers of the Ocean floor to create energy through oxidation.At the same time, the filter out harmful substances from the soil, such as lead and excess salts and sulphurs, and spew them back into the Ocean so as to clean up the ground for their offspring, but not before passing them through their heated entrails.Soon, the Ocean floor is covered in Spioglas which leave behind clean, nutrient rich soil and robust calcium skeletons for other plants to graft on to and smaller animals to hide in. Of course, the water around them tends to be less than healthy, saturated with traces of heavy metals and sulphur-bonded salts
>>5122030forgot the pic
>>5111984Some examples of the Siren's Hair moss develop a harder, rougher texture, and sharp hooks towards the ends of their vines, generally making the experience of consuming them far less attractive to herbivores. Eating Siren's Razor Moss is a little like trying to eat ground glass, though less deadly
>>5120438The last bells are shed. The last whistles left behind.
>>5119720Some Flare-Blooms revert to a simpler life of photosynthesis
>>5122193Retractable penus for SHIT TING
>>5120530>>5120595The organisms enter symbiosis, becoming a new species: Pipis
>>5122205then poop grow like this
>>5121881The trunk cannot support the canopy's weight
>>5120241The Heartbreaker Kinali ensures that it's children have a warm and delicious home to grow up in by making it's last act one of sacrifice: it pierces a Gigadirt's exposed heart like an arrow, embedding it's body and more importantly it's eggsac firmly inside the heart tissue.
>>5121997The Murderous Deathkiller is an of the Horrendous Mesmerail, larger, faster, and significantly stronger than it's ancestor; it is also a dedicated herbivore, it's teeth redesigned for grazing on leaves rather than flesh. However, when it comes time to find a host for it's eggs, it is as vicious as ever.
>>5113049Those Tunler that spend more time underground find their eyes shrinking and decreasing in number, becoming less and less necessary beneath the earth. Instead, they feel their way through the dark with a pair of surprisingly sensitive antennae, which they can even bury in the surroundign dirt to sense vibrations. In addition, their skin darkens to better disguise themselves against the soil, if they happen to be dug up.
Making a couple notes on some recent evolutions as I haven't been around most of the day.>>5122205>>5122219I'm not going to Thanos this organism, but I will be making some sound adjustment to its biology. Namely, that the excrement its claiming to be producing is in fact nothing more than a specialized form of seed dispersal with these seed quickly germinating thanks to being enveloped in a layer of fertilizer.>>5122218This organism on the other hand will have a more straightforward handling of its existence. It will appear with a Death Flag next to it upon the next Phylogeny Chart post, as to encourage further explanation of the organism's biology.
>>5111984some shell Amphoræ have evolved a flagellum like extension of there body twirling moving offering a slow wandering twirling backwards moving locomotion stirring up water and forcing more through it opening somestimes accidentally bumping into other lifeforms getting stuck inside its cone
>>5122218Pipis evolves a more detailed description
>>5122855only in-vitro fertalizied seeds grow into Newnamettas, the vast majority of unfertalized seed just stay little glowy flowers
>>5111979>>5111972drifting above filled with there gasses the FUNgea drift between the basins of freshwater there structural swirl of stronger material keeping there shape without weighting them down to much wile going with the wind, dropping sweet candy balls of excess sugars as metabolic byproducts
>>5122441The blind tunler has developed shovel-like claws to aid in its digging. Its eyes have also completely dissaperead, as it spends most of its life beneath the ground
>>5120522the greater bleb has grown beyond the ability of the soil to sustain it's needs. Previous evolutions closely resemble it's lifecycle as the bleb grows the proto flowers develop longer "trip wires", and a large cauldron like digestive cavity gradually fills the eroded pocket of land in which the bleb resides.
>>5120526Fungbörgers are better adapted to terrestrial environments, with a thicker somewhat uniform skin. Mobility is achieved via writhing masses of younger Fungbörgers seeking to detach from their parent; While attached to the parent, the young are under a degree of control and can be guided in a general direction until which point they detach. While not poisonous, nothing seems to eat them at the moment; which is fine. A Fungbörger is an opportunistic decomposer. If it rots, it gets eaten. Older Fungbörger will simply sit on top of vegetation until their relative humidity, and lack of sunlight/ airflow simply kills and rots what is under them.
>>5120195The Apotheosis Alteau has grown as tall as it may. The weight of its boughs bends the canopy creating a gradual cascade towards the soil. While the tree continues to reproduce by spore, and share communally it's nutrients with others in the local forest, something new is happening. Springs are erupting from the soil, further away, local branches of the same organism, developing clonally.The march of the alteau has begun and already it is conflict for resources and even simple light, with the legions of sporkaki dust trees.
>>5120331the harp drummail was a successful mutation, in that it simply survived. Where it failed was that it was larger, less aggressive, and it's electro-sonic membranes were of no use as a weapon, with it's melodies decidedly soothing, enjoyable even.Thus it was quickly pushed out of the primordial terra firme region. Packs of Harp dummails were called "orchestras" and they were very large indeed, for there was safety in numbers, as well as the song. They liked their own song. So did other creatures, so much that it lulled them to sleep, and with enough time a desperate orchestra of drummails could surround prey and stomp them to death with their waddly little feet.
>>5123188Isn't the max size for land plants 18?
>>5123188>>5123387Max Size for terrestrial plants is in fact size increment 18 (6.5 - 8.0 m), but I'm will make an exception for this individual genera and allow its reach not size 25, but size 22 (12 - 16 m).Just a refresher on Organisms all organisms advancement and evolution rules--Organism Advancement--> Marine/Aquatic Plant Organisms may now be as large as the size 20 increment as stated above> Terrestrial Plant Organisms may now be as large as the size 18 increment as stated above> Animal Organisms may now be as large as the size 14 increment as stated above> Carbon-based nutrients/minerals, Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium and rich quantities of soft metals like Copper, Silver, Iron, Aluminum, Manganese and Zinc are present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organism’s diet/evolutions--Regional Evolution Rules--> If necessary, specify which landmass/environment(s) an organism exists in. If not specified, the organism will be considered endemic throughout region 1> An evolution that impacts the same organism throughout the whole region is allowed, but must be specified in your post> Marine & Aquatic Organisms may only exist in either the Freshwater Basins, Rocky Coastline, or Shallow Seas/Coastline> Only organisms from the Shallow Seas/Coastline and Rocky Coastline can freely travel throughout Region 1 (Action must be specified in your evolution post)> Aquatic & Terrestrial Organisms from the Freshwater Basins, Flooded Forests, Primordial Terra Fire and/or Fertile Lowlands may be relocated or travel to neighboring landmasses (Interconnections of landmasses can be found below)> Terrestrial organisms from the Rocky Coastline can only travel and evolve in the Fertile Lowlands or Cool Mediterranean habitats> Barring rules above, any Terrestrial Organism may migrate or evolve in other habitats so long as they're adjacent to one another> If you as a creator wish to establish the existence of a new ecosystem, feel free to specify this and post what organisms would belong in this new ecosystem--Currently Allowed Size Increments--• Size 1: Sugar Ant (0.1 - 1 cm)• Size 2: Bumblebee (1.01 - 2.5 cm)• Size 3: Mosquitofish (2.5 - 5 cm)• Size 4: Poison Dart Frog (5 - 10 cm)• Size 5: Giant Water Bug (11 - 20 cm)• Size 6: Birdwing Butterfly (21 - 35 cm)• Size 7: Horseshoe Crab (35 - 70 cm)• Size 8: Australian Trumpet Snail (71 - 100 cm)• Size 9: Japanese Giant Salamander (100 - 150 cm)• Size 10: Aldabra Giant Tortoise (150 - 200 cm)• Size 11: Leatherback Sea Turtle (2.01 - 2.5 m)• Size 12: Mekong Giant Catfish (2.5 - 3 m)• Size 13: Giant Pacific Octopus (3 - 4 m)• Size 14: Ocean Sunfish (4.1 - 4.6 m)• Size 15: Great White Shark (4.6 - 5.2 m)• Size 16: White Sturgeon (5.2 - 5.8 m)• Size 17: African Elephant (5.8 - 6.5 m)• Size 18: Oceanic Manta Ray (6.5 - 8 m)• Size 19: Triceratops (8.1 - 9 m)• Size 20: Porites Coral Reef Colony (9 - 10.5 m)
>>5123411>> If you as a creator wish to establish the existence of a new ecosystem, feel free to specify this and post what organisms would belong in this new ecosystemoh fuck yea I'm gonna do that
>>5111972The Arcanne Cald begin secreting a slimy mucus from their undersidein order to cut down friction and make it easier to drag themselves across the ground.
>>5120225Some Brackish Grappler take to a more aquatic life in the Flooded Forests, developing shorter, more muscular tails to help them swim. They become ambush predators, laying in wait at the bottom of rivers and lakes, for passing herbivores. To better facilitate this, their skin colour changes to better camouflage them, and the tips of their beaks become curved, to better trap prey.
>>5123194they develop these kinds of dinosaury- birdy kind of feet that bipedal evos tend to get.
>>5123607forgot about the pic
>>5123609i guess these are sort of like chickens now NICE
>>5123188So large have the trees become that their internal water pumping systems must be exceedingly efficient. So efficient, in fact, that while the top of the plant gets just enough water, its middle, easier to reach and therefore better supplied, is left with an excess of H2O. The Alteau thereofre develop holes from which it expells excess water. The water itself has already undergone the cleaning mechanism with which the tree washes out waste, and is therefore exceedingly clean, only posessing those nutrients and minerals which the tree would have wanted to pump through its branches, had it had use for the liquid. A side effect of this is that the water is very prone to sun glitter.Additionally, the Alteau loses its ability to reproduce with spores, relying on cloning. This means their speed of reproduction slows down considerably, which means that individuals have less competition for sunlight.
>>5123411New ecosystem! Glowing meadows!Mostly grassland consisting of >>5122219 Newnametta poops surrounding loen giants of Apotheosis Alteau's >>5124989There are also Sdintary Bloomwalkers >>5122188 , Kinail >>5111979 and Loraxi Skelkers >>5120133It's a magical place and I will hear no bad word about it
>>5124997oh and I forgot about these guys >>5123609 and some of their predecessors
>>5123592Some Brackish Grapplers move to the Glowing Meadows, into the ponds formed by the Alteaus >>5124989. There, they adopt a lifestyle of a carnivorous trapper, waiting for the various herbivores to come to drink from the watering hole and then pulling them down with their now-elastic drill-tongue
>>5125060extendo nose for long breathe
>>5113056In the relative safety of the Glowing Meadows, where predators were not specialized for hunting small, burrowing prey, the Burrowing Kinali could speciate without much regard for maintaining survivability. This new morph's most striking difference from the norm is it's population dynamics: more than 95% of the species is comprised of females, and for good reason. The adult male is almost immobile, and uses it's harp to attract both food and mates - which are the same thing, really, as the male feeds exclusively on the smaller females. The females, in turn, gain their nutrients from Newnametta sprouts, which they cut up using their bladed hind legs.
>>5111984>>5111979>>5111972growing in the vicinity of the bleb they grow molecular hydrophilic strands that absorbs water making more then 95% of the volume water this anchors the vescigae and surrounding particles minerals and nutrients to be absorbed by extensions while the mostly transparent gel allows passage of sunlight.this has stabilized the erosion that threatens the bleb species that it turn protects it.> ground jello
>>5121997>>5122356likely deliberate, but the art is so fucked up from being PDF print screens that my desire to restore these is zero.
>>5125139Burrower Kinail's are posed with an interesting evolutionary dilemma: Females who are eaten cannot lay eggs, but females which avoid males cannot get their eggs fertilized. Some Kinail solve this problem in an interesting way. They retain their enjoyment of harp music (to produce which the males have now a better suited body), but they begin secreting some of the most nutritious parts of the Newnametta sprouts, which are contained in the glowing seeds themselves, out of their behind. A hungry male will often simply eat that secretion, rather than the whole female, and reproductive success is thereby made more likely.
>>5123116although it is cool to float, it is difficult for fungae to get anything to decompose flaoting up in the air. To remedy that fact, some Fungae shrink down and develop photosynthesis capabilities
>>5125697Well maybe you shouldn't use the PDF screenshots then but rather the full resolutions images I posted in this OP post here >>5111984You know, incase anyone missed that.
>>5123194The Harp Drummail's arms become assymetrical: one is small, and useful for playing the harp; the other is large, and useful for slapping fools to death.
>>5126066To signal when a Drummail would be about to punch a bitch, they develop facial muscles.
--World Event: The Ballas-Tuber Sporkaki, The Bridge Between Worlds--For nearly a hundred million years now, life on Janus’ landmasses has experienced extreme geographic isolation due to the small footprint of the moon world’s landmasses, the massive distance between landmasses and the frequent violent storm systems at sea. Due to these factors even the Eastern Hemisphere of Janus that has the highest prevalence of landmasses has dramatic geographic isolation between its terrestrial communities. However in the Western Hemisphere of Janus, one evolution by a plant genera would bring opportunity to bridge the gaps between terrestrial communities.The Ballas-Tuber Sporkaki is a recent descendent of the Sporkaki Dust-Trees, having evolved many minor adaptations, such as articulate leaves for increased spore production, and near-surface roots that can wrap and even bond with other nearby Sporkaki, sharing water and nutrients with one another during drier periods. However, the most significant evolution of this Sporkaki genera comes in the form of specialized internal chambers that store and hold water for the plants to utilize in harsh times. This would come in handy for the survivability of the Ballas-Tuber Sporkaki, especially those residing along the Typhoon stricken coasts of Western Janus, with swaths of these trees being uprooted and set adrift to the sea during these powerful storms.It was not uncommon for these Sporkaki Trees to be seen floating gracefully atop the waters thanks to its ballast of water within, but they would eventually perish by themselves with after expending all its stored nutrients, and being unable to efficiently pull new nutrients from the seawater. Overtime though and by pure chance, some of these drifting Sporkaki would be fortunate enough to encounter another member of its kind aloft the waves, and with close enough proximity they would wrap their roots to one another. This would provide them with nutrients and potable water to share between the two, and extending their life at sea for awhile longer. In time though these floating Sporkaki Trees would pair up with enough individuals to not only be able to sustain themselves far from home, but even thrive in their newfound home atop Janus' oceans. Within just a few million years after the Ballas-Tuber Sporkaki's inception, colonies of these Dust-Trees dubbed "Sporkaki Flotillas" that can number into the tens or even hundreds of thousands of individuals have begun dotting the oceans, now becoming stable enough to even support populations of Kinail and other small terrestrial organisms who themselves were thrown to sea by Janus' typhoons and finding refuge within these forests. Furthermore, marine life may now find new home to reside in, and build new communities beneath these nomadic islands.Librarian/GM Notes + Map on this event will be next post.
--Librarian/GM Notes--> The Ballas-Tuber Sporkaki is the keystone species to the new Sporkaki Flotilla ecosystem and is presently the only plant in this habitat> Animal organisms from the Fertile Plains or Flooded Forest that are 35 cm or smaller may also exist and evolve in this new habitat> Shallow Sea organisms may also freely inhabit these environments> Organisms that are capable of flight or long-range migrations now have the option of using the Sporkaki Flotilla as transient migration paths> It should be noted that the Sporkaki Flotilla habitats are not stationary, so the indication of these placement on the map is not 100% precise, but an accurate interpretation of where this habitat is locatedIn unrelated news, a new Phylogeny Chart will be produced in the next day or so.
>>5121881Some Tuffalo trees find a place in the cool mediterranean, becoming shorter and stumpier, as reaching for the light became less of an issue. However, they develop additional limbs to top with their typical tufts of long, hair-like leaves, much akin to pine needles, but longer. These obstruct the light needed by other plants, reducing the Tuffalo Bush's competition for water and nutrients in the nearby soil.
>>5122219The Handetta is an "Epic Girlboss" of an organism, violently ripping out the sproutlings of lesser Newnamettas with it's own two hands, thus securing it's own reproductive superiority by reducing that of others.
>>5122188Although the Bloomrunner itself is immobile, it's multitude of roots are quite maneuverable when it comes to finding a good spot to set up a new body.
>>5114906Some of these guys get bigger wings and move to the Sporkaki Flotilla. They develop an elongated tentacle on their backside with whcih to manipulate things and catch spores out of the air while hanging on with their hook hands
>>5118951the swinging shelker has adapted to a influx of prey now larger things are also on the menu such as loraxi adding more meat to there diet
>>5120078Loraxi tuffalo has there photosynthetic pigments broken down into a less effective form in clusters of individuals and new sprouts acting as a visual repellent to Kinail and Cinail who would otherwise graze on it
>>5111979>some sweetwater Tungusses shmelg down into the Ocean where the blorg up to the nutrient rich waters around the Spiolgas >>5122030Their tongues grow thicker as to clog up their mouths so that they can decide themselves what will go into them - a strategy of avoiding digesting too many Metalized Algeods >>5121756
>>5114906Some mainland Crawling Mycophiler develop retractable, flexible eye-stalks to better spot predators. Much like a chameleon's eyes, they can more around completely independant of one another, allowing them to look in six completely different directions at once.
>>5111972>>5111979Maglip Borgetta are a slightly changed species there lips contain coils of tightly wound copper wire both making it extremely sensitive and can with a electric current become a electromagnet, this is used highly effectively against Algeods by changing the magnetism of the positions on the lips to guide it into the jawless mouth mostly used to supplement metals in there diets and when not magnetized as a sensory organ
>>5123118some tunnlers take to a terrestrial lifestyle, complete with a calloused tail.
>>5123194Some Harp Drumnail in the cool mediterranean develop additional rods to tap their membranes with, allowing them to produce more complex songs which they use as a rudimentary form of communication. No more complex than producing harmonies when they find good stuff (food/water etc) and a discordant mess around bad stuff (predators/wildfires etc), but still communication. Their legs also change, the toes elongating to get them further from the ground while the leg itself shrinks. Much like a horse, they're now running around on their tiptoes. And run they do, with their harp supporting limbs going through some musculature changes which allow them to effectively fold the entire membrane like a peacocks tail, cutting down on wind resistance significantly, and preventing them from getting blown over in strong winds.
>>5111972>>5111979in the Misty deserts of Mendacium island, life struggles on with such creatures as the mist collector kinail, in the dawn of the morning sun it angles its skin against the wind collecting dew letting it bead over its exoskeleton either clinging to the underside dripping slowly to its mouth or from above flowing down into the grooves of the shell guiding it to the eye
>>5130734just... IMIDIATELY this attracts new species into the desert. Within days, >>5115730 climbing Tungus evolve into Slurguses which live below Kinails and slurp up water from their membrain.
>>5111979Some of the Baskin Kina use >>5121756 young metallized algeods to blast through >>5129212 Maglip Borgettas when their magnets are activated, using this as a hunting technique.They eat borgettas now.
>>5130790Some Slurguses aren't content with slurping membrains and go on to slurp brains instead, which is kinda really fucked up, these guys are fucking psychos, real mentally violent kind of miniature barely sentient organism
>>5112552upon the misty edges of Isla obscura grow the plakh algea crawling further then they ever could just by tide growing a hard calloused shell of minerals and proteins keeping moisture in while letting light in growing slowly and steadily up the cliff face stopping erosion from the waves
>>5130811yo that's fucked up but joke's on them because some newnamettas >>5122219 use their corpses as growing spaces where their roots are relatively save from the scorching sun
>>5129212The Voregetta develops an unique defensive strategy: it can't get eaten by a Metalokina if it gets eaten by a Blimpgetta first! The fact that the Blimpgetta can't digest it and provides an outer layer of stinky armor is a plus, too.
>>5118095arm for reach
>>5130835oh also they grow to be like, 30 cm large.
>>5130815this thing is parasitic now
>>5111972Some Harvester Kinail develop a degree of sexual dimorphism. Males lose their leg membrans and change colour to better disguise themselves among the branches. They also lose their front limbs and replace them with a pair of pincers, mostly used to protect the hive from other males, as it is not uncommon for lone males to try and oust males from pre-existing hives. Ladies develop an enlarged abdomen to better store nutirents as laying hundreds of eggs is fairly taxing on ones energy reseves. Maidens remain unchanged, their role the same as it always was: gathering food for the hive.Speaking of which, hives are now a physical location as well, with the kinail digging their way through the bark of a nearby tree to excavate a series of tunnels and chambers. These chambers function as homes both for the Ladies, and as food storage, seeing as that's where the food is most needed.
--Ecological Progress Report: Western Janus Early Metapurgaluxian Log 5--The Metapurgaluxian Era roars on with an explosion of biodiversity and new ecosystems beginning to rapidly take shape throughout Janus, and the Western Hemisphere in particular has seen exceptional growth. In the bountiful seas around Western Janus' many island chains, Reefs of the eclectic Spiolga plant genera have blossomed through the sun-kissed shallow seas, while colonial flotillas of thousands upon thousands of Sporkaki float atop he ocean currents unwittingly ferrying organisms to and from the once near-totally isolated landmasses of this region. On land to, the new Glowing Meadows ecosystem has emerged, coinciding with the rediversifying clade of terrestrial Borgettidae. This young habitat softly glows in the night, showcasing a beautiful site to behold from orbit.Such growth though has not come without cost, as many organisms that once thrived with little competition some 25-30 million years ago now either find themselves being outcompeted for resources or fading from the landscape entirely as descendants of these organisms take their place. Janus itself is also beginning change, as a rapid increase in volcanic and tectonic activity has begun to give rise to new landmass in the East, slowly yet violently shifting the existing landmasses ajar from their once steady drift. These global events and more will soon define the later periods of Metapurgaluxian, but for now life flourishes here without worry for the world at large.--Extinct Genera--Salt Algea (Base Organism)Siren's Hair Moss (Base Organism)Swamp Fungalgae (Base Organism)Canopy Alteau (Base Organism)Flare-Bloom Borgetta (Base Organism)Veritanian Caldirt (Base Organism)Greater Vampire Kinail (Base Organism)Dustsapper Kinail (Base Organism)Harvester Kinail (Base Organism)Swamp Skelker (Base Organism)>>5112119 Endothermic Algeod Gen 1>>5118356 Nestle Algea Gen 1>>5112552 Salty Acid Bleb Gen 1>>5118918 Mobile Fungalgae Gen 1>>5115698 Sporkaki Dust-Tree Gen 1>>5118095 Steamy Bloated Borgetta Gen 1>>5118335 Grasping Caldray>>5119977 Gigadirt Gen 1>>5120548 Blood Explosion Gigadirt>>5116998 Quadred Hoopkina>>5119910 Scoopjaw Kinail>>5119976 Mayfly Kinail Gen 1>>5112145 Dustsuckler Kinail Gen 1>>5120092 Hovering Harvester Kinail>>5113049 Dwarf Tunler>>5113271 Slithering Mycophiler>>5114324 Mire Flying Mycophiler>>5115370 Floating Skelker>>5118345 Hydra Hermit TungusPhylogeny Charts are broken up into two parts. I will cover all the new genera in a post tomorrow morning when I'm not tired as all heck.
>>5131636Other half of the latest Phylogeny Chart
>>5127727these guys here diversify. The Monosaltus becomes even more discerning in what to eat, plucking big chunks out of the water and becoming mostly carnivorous. Meanwhile the polysaltus does the opposite, just grabbing at all tiny particles in its surroundings.
>>5131897>>5123178>>5120526>>5121090>>51258521. Burrowing Fungalgae took advantage of unexploited resources. Rich veins of available biomass were under the soil, untold generations of death growth. Slow pulsing movement would see the organism gradually sink into the ground, the energy intensive effort did not always yield positive results, and not all burrowers made it. For those that did; the growth opportunity unlike any species had ever seen. In time expansive mycelium and biofilm networks would spread under and through the soil, interacting with the living roots of extant plants.2. Funkborgers are the result of a little "cross pollination" with a chance encounter from the Carbopolyphillic Fungalgea. This lucky experiment managed to spread rapidly thanks a more energetic metabolism. Scenting nodules evolved to help it track down decaying matter more efficiently, though this also resulted in it finding creatures who were expressing death markers, and smothering them to death. The forests began to reek. 3.Carbopolyphillic units. Individual segments of the Carbopolyphillic algea worm like organisms, upscaled. Often units will remain in a worm like configuration, but occasionally they will break off and wander aimlessly. The too, smell bad.4. Weeping Plangae developed a specialized pressure, waste, and pod relief tissue. This gives the appearance of it weeping. The ability to purge itself of both dead weight and volatile gasses means that over time the Planatgae will grow very large, and eventually snap it's anchor, or simply lift off with it. These intrepid explorers often rupture in the high altitudes, which has an effect of an unintentional high risk global dissemination.(bulk posting because I made them all at once. forgiveness please.)
>>5130835Some of these guys turn their rear fins into large plates and change where they store most of the algae in their bodies. This lets them rip ass to move like some sort of rocket. They ram into a bunch of algae while they do it too so it's weirdly effective.It's honestly revolting and the smell lingers.
>>5132121*algeods, brain went on autopilot
>>5120511>>5130855Some Plakh Algea get carried on the water by the floating carcasses of their prey, some of their spores eventually getting into the floating Steamy Surprise Borgetta. Over time, they end up sealing the holes that the gasses come out of and cause the Borgetta to actually just explode, releasing the inner contents of the creature into the water below and jettisoning the Plinky-covered carcass bits away to restart the cycle.
>>5132121calcified excretions from processed algeodes are excreted from edges of the seams at the frontal region in key points forming sharp blades any perceived threats are rocketed towards the blades acting as steering and weaponry they will linger around there kills soaking in fluids and giblets into there opening to recover energy such as kina...... or algeode filled borgetta
>>5127539Some Handettas realize that they are likely to mostly rip out unfertalized seedlings than actual competition, and that the fertilized seedlings they would be closest to would be their own. So they resepc their arms into front feet with which to carry a heavier load and shit more lightbulbs
>>5131636>>5131637--Ecological Progress Report: Western Janus Early Metapurgaluxian Log 5 Continued----New Genera--[Shallow Seas/Coastline]>>5121756 Metallized Algeod>>5123100 Flagellum Shell AmphoræBallas-Tuber Sporkaki>>5121426 Footlong Steamy Burstgetta>>5130835 Lobe-Vine Steamy Borgetta>>5129212 Maglip Borgetta>>5130810 MetalokinaSaltungus>>5121568 Roman Hermit Tungus>>5121555 Treading Nomad Tungus[Freshwater Basins]Metallized Algeod>>5123107 Pipis AlgeaPlangae>>5123116 FungaeMaglip Borgetta>>5130831 VoregettaLobe-Vine Steamy BorgettaMetalokinaBlind TunlerBlindmo>>5121674 Prehensile-Tail Ghoul CaldrayBrackish GrapplerTreading Nomad Tungus[Fertile Plains]>>5121768 Budding Bulb Mat Grass>>5122240 Giant TuffaloBallas-Tuber Sporkaki>>5122219 Newnametta + Newnametta Sprouts>>5122188 BloomwalkerBloomrunner>>5130855 Parasitic Plakh AlgeaFungbörger>>5123118 Blind Tunler>>5129829 Blindmo>>5123194 Common Harp Durmmail>>5123609 Archo-Harp Drummail>>5126149 Pluckerclaw Harp Drummail>>5122261 Heartbreaker KinaliHorrendous MesmerailTreading Nomad Tungus[Glowing Meadows]>>5124989 Sparkling-Falls Apotheosis AlteauNewnametta + Newnametta Sprouts>>5127539 HandettaBloomwalker>>5127560 Bloomrunner>>5125789 Harmonic Burrower KinailCommon Harp Durmmail>>5125110 Nymphler[Cool Mediterranean]>>5126423 Tuffalo Bush>>5121531 Seedy Alteau>>5130830 Hermit NewnamettaParasitic Plakh AlgeaCommon Harp DurmmailArcho-Harp DrummailPluckerclaw Harp Drummail>>5130489 Quadruped Harp Drummail>>5130734 Mist Collector KinailHeartbreaker Kinali>>5130790 Common Slurgus>>5130811 Brain-Sipper Slurgus
[Flooded Forests]Pipis Algea>>5125181 Gelatinous Vescigae>>5123167 Greater Acid BlebBallas-Tuber Sporkaki>>5125852 Plangae>>5123178 FungbörgerFungae>>5123588 Veritaric Arcanne Caldirt>>5129008 Eyestalk Crawling Mycophiler>>5121365 Samba Triray>>5123592 Brackish GrapplerHorrendous MesmerailTreading Nomad Tungus[Primordial Terra Firme]>>5127633 Loraxi TuffaloGiant Tuffalo>>5123188 Great Apotheosis AlteauSparkling-Falls Apotheosis AlteauFungbörger>>5121706 Raytheon Drummail>>5130890 Commune Harvester Kinail>>5127632 Greater Swinging Skelker>>5121997 Horrendous Mesmerail>>5122356 Murderous Deathkiller[Rocky Coastline]>>5122141 Siren's Razor Moss>>5130815 Plakh AlgeaMetallized AlgeodGelatinous VescigaeGreater Acid BlebMaglip BorgettaMetalokina[Sporkaki Flotilla]>>5126188 Ballas-Tuber SporkakiFootlong Steamy BurstgettaLobe-Vine Steamy Borgetta>>5127599 Prehensile-tailed Mycoflyer[Spiolga Reefs]Metallized Algeod>>5122030 Common SpiolgaMaglip BorgettaLobe-Vine Steamy BorgettaMetalokina>>5127727 SaltungusRoman Hermit Tungus--GM/Librarian Notes--> Since this thread is now steadily reaching the archive state, there will probably be only one more Phylogeny Chart update for this region.> By the end of this thread, I will be selecting predominantly the most evolved organisms to be progressed into the next thread for Western Janus (Read as: Janus Region 1)> If you are confused about the roles of some organisms in their given ecosystems, I encourage you either read the posts provided by previous creators in this thread, or look at the Dossier Guide ( >>5111979 ), and/or look at the Ecological Food Webs in this link: https://imgur.com/a/fH660Zw> No more new ecosystems will be allowed for this region, unless they're really well done.
>>5120511Instead of Algeods he is full with Pi pis! Yum! Gr3at weapon for self defende!
>>5131637 made a chart to visualize the environment will probably not make a part 2 but it really shows just how desperate some ecosystem are for more evos
>>5134556It should be worth noting for context that the Sp'Hoopkina, regular Hoopkina, Fractal Kina, Basking Kina, Majoina and Nomad Tungus are considered ubiquitous to all Marine Habitats.So this mean that they're present in the following habitats as well.- Shallow Seas (Not the Coastlines)- Freshwater Basins- Flooded Forests (Exclusively in the submerged wetlands areas)- Rocky Coastlines (In Tide Pools & submerged areas)- Sporkaki Flotilla (Submerged areas only)- Spiolga Reefs
>>5111979>>5111972the frills of the Grogus folds forwards focusing its aim for its attacks its tongue lashing after prey incidentally avoiding explosions of borg, the upper edge of its mouth lacking leaving its mouth a unmoving gaping circular hole.its front has 4 strong limbs letting it cling to any rocks nearly suctioned onto it securely the back pair kicking against rocks, the bottom of the water or land ready to launch it away from threats , stretches of skin scooping water effectively like underwater wings
>>5123167The Toilet Blep is more merciful than it's ancestor, yet at the same time more devious: it now laces it's flowers with an extremely potent laxative, and waits for any animal that eats them to make a "deposit" of fresh, barely digested biomass down it's central orifice.
>>5114199Fanned jumpler, lean into the the hunting of larger prey, developing sharp edged beaks, purpose built to pierce the armour of the Cool med's resident (comparatively speaking) megafauna, along with just about anything else. To even have a hope of getting in range, they've started hunting in small pack, harassing their large prey till they can make an opening to get close and start biting.They've also developed a large set of not-quiet feathers at the ends of their tails. These are mostly used in the finding of strong mates, but can also be used as a form of defence, the fanned jumplers raising them to seem larger, and show off their eye spots. These don't do an insane amount of good on their own, but half a dozen of these swinging their tails up and hissing (by rubbing their drill tongue against the inside of their beaks) is pretty intimidating.
>>5114199Gulpin' Jumpler on the other hand develop a larger, more elastic mouth, that can be stretched somewhat like a snake's to swallow larger prey, but can also be opened wide on command. This second option is used to take advantage of swarms of lesser Kinail, such as the Pollen Sucker and Heartbreaker Kinail.You see, the Gulpin Jumpler's enlarged hair deposits along their arms allow them to glide somewhat, as long as they start from somewhere high and catch a good air current. So, it's more falling with style really, but it still allows them to swallow great swathes of these swarms as they pass through, like a whale going after plankton.
>>5111979>>5111972Evolving from the mattgrass is the Strewbish,a hard root bulb absorbing minerals such as silicates wearing down mandibles and internal rasps, the saltyness of the bulb help it retain moisture and absorption, the sheer girth pushing away other plants on the surface giving itself a tiny clearing. the nutrients stored in the bulb allows it even as a selfish individual too regrow there flat leaves after being consumed, the leaves are folded to give them structural integrity keeping them rigid and straight.its berries/fruits are incredibly succulent, sweet and soft with seeds strewn on the outside
>>5132155>>5120511The Plinky SS Borgetta covered in Scales of tough Plinky blocks waterloss, predators and blue light that it feeds on filtering out blue useless waste light spectrum for the Borgetta, it still peaks out to vent excess gas as a defense mechanism and sucking in nutrients and algea
>>5127633Luraxi truffalo have become host to a variety of bioluminescent microorganisms, both bacterial and fungal. The plant provides a great source of nutrition with it's root network, while the symbiotic colony feeds it useful waste products and emits light at night which is used to maintain photosynthesis full time. The codependence of this has lead to the truffalos becoming rich in sugars and starches.
>>5126188Sporkaki Dust-Trees, over many generations, have become optimized for the "spore fall" event of their lifecycle.Being a spore bearing dust tree, the plant exhibits a high and low reproductive strategy.Their persistent low-end effort is encompassed by the leaves of the plant releasing a light shower of dusty spores. On the high end, once their bulb has swollen in size, it will undergo a metamorphasis, with it's pulpy interior churning and changing into a massive sack of spores which will be ejected out the top of the plant. In times past, this destroyed the sporkaki tree, though, with it's hollow trunk, the plant may survive to experience multiple spore fall events.
>>5127539>>5127560>>5132321Borgeta; growing. Changing. Adapting.1. Handettas; not overly smart, but not too dumb. A small tentacle on their head carries a false flower. This flower pulses in sequence to their own laid gardens, thus allowing them to check and see if the flower they are about to uproot is theirs or not.2. bigboygetta; features a very similar feature to the above creature, but it can detect it's own familiar fragrance from flowers. Those that are not of it's own are trampled and rolled around in, then shat on for good measure.3. Bloomrunners can oscillate their lights, between this an enhanced pheromonal production structures, they are quite good at luring in prey, on rare occasion capturng a borgetta type species too enamored with their boom.
>>5137562The Bloomrunner becomes even more devious in it's strategy as it shifts to prey on larger lifeforms: the majority of the body is now hidden undergound, the only exposed parts being some jaw-leaves, a few runner stalks and it's luring light, which now imitates a borgetta flower, badly. Very, very badly, which makes it all the more likely that a Handetta will get angry with it and try to rip it out, at which point the trap is sprung and the Handetta is as good as dead.Since it no longer preys on bugs, perhaps the Kinalis finally have a chance to pollinate it...?
>>5120267The Loraxi Grazelker adopts a higher standing stance as the tuffalo, truffalo and other plants grow taller, their arms becoming both larger and more widely spread apart. The mating displays and signalling uses also drive an increase in the size of their own preorbital and philtral fronds.
>>5127539Among the tall matgrass and brush where the caldirt roams and jumplers run the Bloomin live, they are much kinder and softer then there relatives living near the Strewbish where they pick and pull some grass away to make small clearings where they plant there flowers and eating the giant strewbish berries about 7 cm large, eating there fill of sugars, nutrients and moisture being easy to take in giving them extra energy while unintentionally spreading the strewbish seeds.or they roam behind the caldirt taking advantage of the cut short grass and ruffled dirt even if they are a extreme danger sometimes. they can spend alot of there time hibernating
>>5135386Ah fuck. Ah shit. It happened.
>>5138096Loraxi Grazelke have to adapt to the rigors of the forest, and develop specialized limbs for many tasks.A single powerful arm allows them to fight for mates, ward off predators, and rip up the best tufts of food stuffs, while a strong leg can deliver powerful kicksThe slender arm is useful for finer tasks, and the slender leg is useful for grasping as a third hand, or anchoring them in place if need be.
>>5120987Gigablirts live and die and live again. Each generation has become more successful than the last, and now their heads only explode during the throes of mating. Tall and proud, the Blirt is a powerful beast.The total loss of it's head is part of the blirt's lifecycle, allowing it to rebuild itself from stored nutrients, and at the same time release a massive amount of stemcells and purge toxins from it's body.Blirts gradually go on to become one of the longer lived organisms of this strange moon.
>>5139391the image was forgotten.
>>5138149The Beheader flyerA hastily evolved and extremely hostile offshoot.Males are smaller than females.The end of the tail has various shaped bone blades which contributes for their namesake.Beingbone of the larges flying organism the palette of prey animals are high.most prey animals dealt with rather ease coiling around the neck and dismembering them, smaller prey usually gets chopped in half.After that using their scalpel like claws to surgicaly remove the liver, heart and brain (or something equivalent to that).They choose a partner for life but first the smaller male needs to defeat the much larger and stronger female. Losers are killed and eaten by the female.
>>5120987Aight lemme tell you what happened: The gigadirt's heart overtakes its body. what was once an exoskeleton is now an endoskeleton. The eye's no good no more, the eye's covered now. The feelers aren't outside anymore either but they line the inner membrane so they can kind of model their immidiate surroundings. THe mouth moves down and the mouth claws also are hidden, only after the head explosion do they poke out a little bit as the muscle mass reduces.So what's beneficial about this, beyond the sheer size? Well, it's the centralization of the brain aparatus. The heart is now the main brain, and what used to be the main brain is the seat of instincts and sexual urges.
>>5138149Some of these fucking guys replace their eyes with a nose so that they can specialize for knight hunting of borgettas to get their own little niche
>>5115978Nymph Kinaileither by a repeating mutation or contionous birth defect some Swampsuckers never got over their larval stage.over time these critters started finding eachoter and started reproducing making a new neotenic species. the nympsh incorporate attributes from booth the larvar and adult stages and some exclusive to them.the mixed attributes are the eyes but unlike the adults the feelers are still an important organ and doesent become vestial.the carapace reformed into something that incorporates the flatness of the larvae and the thickness of the adult.the breathing chambers merged with the lung on the up side the creature can stay underwater longer on the downside it needs much more air to function properly and to half the time when catching a breath they grew another snorkel.like the larvae ancestors they are too algae grazers. not an uncommon sight to see them swim in small shoals.
>>5138096Whilst some Grazelkers become more physically powerful, (>>5138415) the Loraxi Stridler develops a better posture for fast running, one that also allows their arms a greater range of movement.
>>5138415The Grazelker evolves... A DIFFERENT ANGLE!
>>5139938The Asymmetrical Grazelker is even more advanced, and even more terrifying. It's bad leg has found a new purpose, it's toes elongating to freakish lengths to assist the animal in grooming itself and removing parasites from it's skin. It's secondary arm meanwhile shrinks even further, now delicate and well-suited to it's new task - holding the grazelker's food while it eats.
>>5120987The Gigagigablirt is like a Gigablirt, but more giga. So giga, that it's legs can no longer hold it up and it has to crawl on it's massively, absurdly overgrown heart musculature. Like a snail that's REALLY into cardio.
>>5121568Over the millions of years, Roman Hermits have grown in size exponentially, especially as the spores have brought in a new plentyful food source. In fact, they've grown more than usually allowed in an evogame, but it's fine.Their tongues have not grown with their bodies (or only done so marginally) and are now big bushles of bristles with which they comb the sea for goodies.
>>5141327they also evolve a closer look
>>5121568Other Roman Hermits develop their tongues into modes of propulsion, draging themselves along the seabed - this also has the advantage of removing them from the oversaturated niche of filterfeeder to a hitherto underused bottomfeeder one, where they especially like to gnaw on the skeleton of dead saltusses >>5127727 >>5131897
>>5139452Their spikes fuse into one and their colouration gets a little more subdued
>>5111972>>5111979emerging from near extinction and extreme rarity is the Monstera ab Chomper nearly the same as before but with some improvements iterating on its already existing abilities, Gill ridges/filaments protected behind filtering sharp prehensile spikes protecting there respiratory system. durable lashing tongue with a ridge of regrowing teeth/claws/spikes ready to tear into prey and bring it into the mouth avoiding explosions and having to move much saving energy on a borg heavy diet. wide compound eye offering a near 360 field of vision. branching of the legs strengthening and compressing,extending and gripping. and lets not forget the SHEER MONSTROUS GIRTH of this long beast that just happens to be Size 7: Horseshoe Crab (35 - 70 cm)
>>5142353hope its not too large but now at its smallest size its able too eat borg even when inflated consistently and its cousins
>>5111979From Nomad Tungus develop the Parasigus, as a response to the reemergence of chompers >>5142353These fuckers latch on to chompers and just start eating them from the outside. They do so in great numbers and develop barbs so that ripping them off leaves open wounds that fester and kill the chomper - this is to deter chompers from using their tongues to rip them off. This strategy is not done with any sustainability in mind - Paraisgus quickly rid an area of the sea from the few solitary chompers and move to the next, ravinous and genocidal.
>>5111972>>5111979another branching, the Ab scrubba lives among borgetta scrubbing there skin roughly with its bristles collecting up sticky algea, they are fecund increasing there egg amount, there eyes are focused on escaping mostly keeping a looking out behind it for fleeing and rapid respiration from increased gill filaments
>>5113056Juggernaut Kinailthere were a line which focused on the harping ability this new line will focus on the bulk and strenght.the males have become Gradualy bigger and heavier than their predecessors. they reached a size when they cannot stay underground anymore ( growing young still capable of that) more importantly their armor has incorporated great amounts of copper to make it more solid and strong. the shell is near impenetratable ( as for now) by most other animals. the downside is extremely slow regeneration if damaged, constant foraging for borgettas (for copper), and an extremely long growth phase taking five times longer than females on the upside outlive them by decades . they are as voracious as ever dugging out small plants to eat the roots. territorial fights between males are extremely slow and most of the time lethal ( slow regeneration) any wrong move and the structure of the shell gets damaged so much that other creatures can easily break them open.( extremely old males can be totaly bluish by colour)females on the other hand changed little they incorporate a smaller amount of copper into their bodies so they are more fragile but on the other hand more agile. they form "troupes" small bands of foraging females in search for a male by the irony of life they are the ones singing for the attention of the males. While the mesmerized male stands one of the females are sneaks up to the male and starts stimulating it to grab and hold them with their small back legs its not without dangers tough.
>>5138149The Flyler as a whole aren't really built for spending time on the ground. Lacking in hind legs, they're generally forced to slither around like a snake, and are over all easier to catch. To avoid this fate, a Flyler variant has evolved with the express purpose of avoiding spending time on the ground.The Yehar Flyler has a longer tail than their ancestors, which is both highly muscular and flexible. They can use this to wrap round sufficiently sturdy outcroppings and rest or even sleep hanging from it like a bat, reducing the number of times they need to land. It's also easier to get in the air from this position, as you just need to drop and start flapping. It can also be used as a rudimentary whip, or even a lasso, snagging smaller prey to lift into the air with them, or impeding the movement of larger ones by wrapping round their legs.Of course, they can't stay off the ground the whole time, and so the claws on their wings have changed orientation so that they function as more effective legs while on the ground. They can still slither around of course, but it's useful if they need a little extra lift.
>>5123167The Sporecatcher Bleb is adapted to feed on Sporkaki spores, spending most of the year in a state of torpor up until sporefall, at which point it opens up and hungrily gulps down swathes of spores.
>>5139713Divergence.One: Small and omnivorousAnother: Big and herbivore.One: eats eggs and seeds and all sorts of thingsAnother: Grinds wood with his saw face and eats it
>>5143672the fluffy itsybitler has expaned there diet further to include nectar from the Bloomin flowers, its fur reduces friction on land that would injure there skin, the fur acting as slight armor against claws, slight improved camouflage while keeping it insulated and protected from direct sunlight
>>5142384Juggernaut Kinail male develop a metabolic quirk where exposure to certain compounds present in local fungal colonies gets them all riled up. The most riled up and angry of them often go on to kill their competitors and hold massive swathes of territory.Frenzied as they are, it is not uncommon for the Kinail to attack and harass creatures many times larger than it.
>>5134729The Grogus...Sorta swimming, sorta hopping its way into survival. Not particularly smart, or fast. Grogus, what made you so good at survival?To which it would respond, if it had enough of a brain to "Why my blood is under more pressure than any other organism on this planet, and mostly made of oxygen carrying lipids that also bind excess ATP, so I rely on a combination of hydraulic and traditional muscle action for movement. That coupled with my tongue allows for an excellent ambush strategy, old bean."that is what the Grogus would say if it could. But it cant, because its about as smart as any frog or insect.
>>5138112Some of these bloomin adapt to living in the darkness. Not so much at hiding in it. A diet rich in luminescent bacteria results in a persistent glow to somewhat translucent skin, particularly around the gut. A longer tail allows them to place their young better and quickly compare flower pulses to see if they are kin or not, simply leaving them alone if not.
>>5144848forgot the image. >:(
>>5144838>Why my blood is under more pressure than any other organismGigablirts would take offense to that if their brains weren't smeared across the floor rendering them unable to formulate higher thoughts
>>5144929I challenge you to a blood pressure battle.Gigagigablirts develop modified symmetrical heart chambers. Internal organs are for idiots. When your cardiac membrane is as thick as rhino hide you can flaunt that you have guts, or at least a big heart. The hearts also allow the Gigagigablirt to defensively projectile vomit a horrific spray of blood at would be threats.
>>5144838The Humped Grogus's hump holds a powerful hydraulic bladder which powers it's extending neck, allowing it to "punch" prey with it's face. It tends to lurk in murky lakes, waiting for a Gigagigablirt to come down to quench it's thirst, at which point it strikes, either breaking the blirt's shell with a closed fist or latching on and puncturing it's heart with an open hand.
>>5144080Pixybitler.now their diet only contains nectar and berries.their coloration become more irridescent.the upper pair of noses has grown "antenae" to function as a radar its very sensitive to aerial vibrations.the long drilltongue is for consuming nectar without the need to land.metabolism is extremely fast and they are always foraging for food
>>5137562The Hivetta has a bunch of guys living in it's hollow body cavity and that's sorta fucked up
>>5144971Sometimes Gigagigablirts end up separated into two distinct creatures: the Blirt and the Gigagiga. The Blirt acts mostly the same as a normal Gigagigablirt, save for using their legs instead of their hearts for movement, and the males being unable to reproduce for the obvious reason of having non-exploding heads. The Gigagiga, meanwhile, doesn't really do much of anything, other than flop around and squirt blood.
>>5120267The Meadows Grazelker has adapted a mostly nocturnal lifestyle, it's eyes becoming smaller as their sight related needs are simplified, since their main prey glows in the dark.
>>5111984>>5111979emerging from >>5122031 >>5122030 reef the heightened metal toxicity has pushed the species further then before developing a robust nerve sheets and renal system filtering out toxic metals and venoms but with a slight habit of building up in there skin leading too discoloration.there exists countless minor variants of these fractal kina they are close enough to breed with there ancestors sort of muddling the definition of a single species with such morphs as the red lovebites, yellow zig zaggers, blue ringos, purple blurples, spike puffs, short finned rollers, and the rarest morph retro mimic mixed among there ancestors all these mutations or perhaps just variants depending on the mineral content of the water who knows except the waters of the world has so much more color now how ever much painful it would be too touch
>>5111984>>5111979trapped in >>5125181 gel the speckled algea have had to drastically change there structure the front a sharp blade and point to penetrate and push the gel, the middle is belted by a flagella that waves providing propulsion gripping against the water and gell to move it forwards imparting a slight rotational force, flap ridges trying to stabilize pushing forewards moving material behind it while its last flagellum spins trying to push more.all of these features just to move in the thick gelatinous material by the vescigea to find decent exposure too light and form reproductive bundle colonies often around sunken in organic material, but most importantly a shift in the light spectrum they feed on light not filtered out by the gel and water while taking advantage of a new resource Iron that binds quite well with oxygen for energy.they have a habit of taking the path of least resistance leaving channels, highways and bypasses leading to the gel being filled with veins filled with oxygenated slow moving liquid pulsating
>>5111979>>5111972TOWERING above its rival the sticky algea is the Sticky Algea CAP twice as tall it will have access to more light blocking those lower then it partly
>>5112869this magic duo teams up further becoming codependent as means of reproduction and defense living inside the other fully time with its all climate build swimming walking wandering all over the world defended by there inhabitants covered in horrible hooks the capability to fly backwards with extreme speed "licking" with there horrible behind dealing death by toxic tongalingus >created by nongent the great philosopher
--Ecological Progress Report: Western Janus Early-Mid Metapurgaluxian Log 6--As the Metapurgaluxian Era approaches its Middle Period, life in the Western Hemisphere of Janus has continued to flourish in this stable period, as organisms continue to establish niches and new communities throughout the moon world's biosphere. Once simplistic Spiolga Reefs have flourished into a mural of vivid colors that dot the fringes of continental shelfs. The Sporkaki Flotillas have become a veritable sanctuary for organisms cast out to the seas by Janus' power Typhoons, with a handful of Flotillas even rivaling the magnitude of the smaller islands of the moon world's archipelagos. Most significantly though in recent period, Janus has seen the emergence of flying organisms, as the once terrestrial Jumpler clades have now taken to the skies, no longer burdened by geographic barriers. These new genera may one day even expand outward from Western Janus to the rest of the moon world.As time progresses ever forward though, life on Janus is once more being faced with new adversities, many of which are only now beginning to impact the Western Hemisphere. In the Greater Veritas Ecoregion, tectonics are now putting Extraveritas and Inveritas on a collision course with one another, with these landmasses being predicted to merge in the next few million years. Further south in the Tenebris Ecoregion, the Isla Obscura and Tenebris archipelagos also being shifted westward via tectonic shifts, with many of these islands to collide and merge as well. Finally, due to the massive increase in plant life on Janus, oxygen levels have begun to starkly increase by up as much as 30% since the start of the Metapurgaluxian Era. All these changes have placed new stresses on the world at large, but in Western Janus the immediate that has coincided with the rapid emergence of new genera of organisms is the death of tens of genera across the hemisphere, many being outcompeted by specialized organisms.--GM/Librarian Notes--> The attached series of Phylogeny Charts will more than likely be the final ones for this thread. So anything marked with a red flag will go extinct by the end of thread.> Organisms marked with the Orange-Yellow Flag are not going to be extinct in the last thread, but will only be available in the next thread, but only under limited circumstances,> These Phylogeny Charts are accurate up to this post (>>5145078), but all organisms created after this point will still be considered canon.> Extinct Genera will be highlighted in the following post> New Genera will be highlighted in the third post
--Ecological Progress Report: Western Janus Early-Mid Metapurgaluxian Log 6.2----Extinct Genera-->>5115520 Endothermic Algeod Gen 2>>5115521 Salty Acid Bleb Gen 2>>5123116 Fungae>>5119674 Dusty Fanshrub Gen 1>>5114515 Decoy Swamp Tree>>5118398 Canopy Alteau Gen 2>>5118890 Greater Canopy Alteau>>5114780 Crouching Bloomgetta>>5120209 Glowing Bloomgetta>>5119720 Carnivorous Borgetta>>5120438 Bloomwalker>>5122193 Newnametta Gen 1 & 2>>5120206 Ghoul Caldray>>5116048 Swamp Caldirt>>5116125 Pillarfoot Veritanian Caldirt>>5120987 GigablirtCutekina (Base Organism)>>5113056 Burrower Kinail Gen 1>>5119606 Acoustic Harvester Kinail>>5119850 Acoustic Drummer Kinail>>5123193 Harp Drummail Gen 1>>5114707 Muddy Tunler>>5122441 Blind Tunler Gen 1Jumpler (Base Organism)>>5125060 Nymphler Gen 1>>5114777 Stinging Mycophiler>>5114906 Crawling MycophilerLegdei Skelker (Base Organism)>>5120133 Loraxi Skelker>>5120267 Loraxi Grazelker Gen 1Smol Skelker (Base Organism)>>5118951 Swinging SkelkerNomad Tungus (Base Organism)>>5119600 Treading Nomad Tungus>>5115730 Climbing Tungus>>5114491 Terrestrial Grougus Variant 1>>5118976 Terrestrial Grougus Variant 2Ab Chomper (Base Organism)--New Genera--[Shallow Seas/Coastline]>>5132155 Plinky Algea>>5132121 Stinky Rocket Borgetta>>5132201 Edgy Rocket Borgetta>>5141327 Brushmeet>>5142236 Borgleworgle>>5142353 Mostera Ab Chomper>>5142362 ParasigusAb ScrubbaMonosaltus & Polysaltus[Freshwater Basins]Plinky Algea>>5132820 Buster GettaStinky Rocket BorgettaEdgy Rocket Borgetta>>5139863 Nymph Kinail>>5134729 Grogus>>5144838 Crocanura Grogus>>5145041 Humped Grogus[Fertile Plains]>>5136736 Strewbish>>5139392 Prancing Gigablirt>>5139687 Over-hearty Gigablirt>>5144971 Gigagigablirt>>5144831 Juggernaut KinailLesser FlylerBeheader FlylerDrab Beheader Flyler
--Ecological Progress Report: Western Janus Early-Mid Metapurgaluxian Log 6.3----New Genera Continued--[Glowing Meadows]>>5137562 Handetta, Bigboygetta & Strobelight Bloomrunner>>5137883 Jaw-Trap BlooomrunnerLoraxi GrazelkerLoraxi StridelerLesser Flyler[Cool Mediterranean]>>5138112 Bloomin>>5144849 Nocturnal BloominPrancing GigablirtOver-hearty GigablirtGigagigablirtJuggernaut Kinail>>5135351 Fanned Jumpler>>5135386 Gulping Jumpler>>5138149 Common Flyler>>5139452 Beheader FlylerDrab Beheader FlylerYehar Flyler>>5139713 Lesser Flyler>>5145078 Pixybitler[Flooded Forests]>>5143558 Sporecatcher BlebsNymph Kinail>>5142640 Yehar FlylerGrogusCrocanura GrogusHumped Grogus[Primordial Terra Firme]>>5136861 Loraxi TuffaloBeheader Flyler>>5139452 Drab Beheader FlylerYehar Flyler>>5138096 Loraxi Grazelker>>5139864 Loraxi Strideler>>5140899 Asymmetrical Grazelker[Rocky Coastline]>>5134881 Toilet Blep[Sporkaki Flotilla]Plinky Algea>>5136895 Ballas-Tuber Sporkaki Dust-Geyser TreeStinky Rocket BorgettaEdgy Rocket BorgettaCrocanura GrogusHumped Grogus[Spiolga Reefs]Plinky Algea>>5136832 Rosy Plinky Algea & Plinky Steamy BorgettaStinky Rocket BorgettaEdgy Rocket Borgetta>>5142371 Ab ScrubbaBrushmeetBorgleworgle>>5131897 Monosaltus & Polysaltus[Organism Pack]>>5131916 - Burrowing Fungalgae (Flooded Forests & Primordial Terra Firme)- Funkbörger (Fertile Plains, Flooded Forests, Primordial Terra Firme)- Carbophyphillic Fungalgea Unit (Shallow Seas & Spiolga Reefs)- Weeping Plangae (Freshwater Basins)>>5143672 Bigandstrongler & Itsybitler (Ubiquitous)
>>5136861by cloning, splitting, merging now at a 90 degree angles they have been able to form large cubical structures that access more light and glows brightly at night, scaring away borg and cladirts that would approach it seeming like a humungus creature
>>5147831>>5140899the hybrid offspring of these two, its physical perfection attracts attention its well balanced form, agile strong limbs, refinement, *cough* *couch* ... symmetry of its body confuses many related species who attempt to mate with it often producing genetically viable offsprings..... but one important detail is with its omnivore hybrid diet it has expanded beyond eating just knail, tuffalo its diet includes related skelker and loraxi really anything it can fit into its mouth.
>>5143672Further adaptation.Small: it's wings turned out to be highly modified fingers, of which there were still more inside it's body. Atavism saw a duplicated wing structure, and it turns out a biplane is pretty good at what it does. The slow flying itsybitler becomes a persistence hunter, as swarms of the creatures will gradually chase down larger organisms and get a single nibble of flesh before flying away. Some organisms survive this, and others do not. Being a dietary generalist is handy though.Big: Taking a cue from it's smaller cousin, some have adapted to snatching smaller "birds" out of the air as they fly for a quick snack. They are abundant, and trees do not fly, so any time not in the air is time where risk is increased. A simple tail hook enables territorial battles. A slit wing membrane will see them over quickly.
>>5149182>>5136861 Loraxi TuffaloThe bacteria of the Loraxi Truffalo has infected and cohabitated near genetic cousin species such as the Giant and Bush type truffalos.>>5122240>>5126423These plants play host to numerous organisms that are attracted to the soft glow and giving rise to a robust nocturnal ecosystem, as well as some sweet continental mood lighting.
>>5123118The beaks of the blind tunler shrink and retract, becoming pointier and thus better suited for shoving aside dirt. Their shorter length also means their primary antennae become more useful at examining anything they happen to bump into, as they'll reach it before the beak. I say primary antennae, as they've developed a thin layer of secondary antennae across their bodies, almost like fur. These little hair-like structures aren't quite as sensitive as the primaries, but are perfectly servicable for detecting vibrations in the soil. This frees the primary antennae from the job of sensing predators, and allows them to focus on checking out whatever they happen to find underground.
>>5139687sexual dimorphism rules less dramatic physical changes between the seasons but the lower and upper head continues there switching between the seasons maintaining 2 regular memories, the development of tendrils/tails counters there slow movements allowing them to defend themselves against quicker smaller predators
>>5130831>>5129212what looks like one is two both close relatives nested inside each other with the external acting partly as armor and quite effectively by just the fact its not filled with volatile compounds of whole explosive algeodes or a bubble that could be poped. the electromagnets of the two works in tandem driving the internal borg into a violent fast spin where its rough interiors rips apart solid chunks it spends energy to gain energy.>the electric engine
>>5151719This would be more acceptable to me if any of theblirt's ancestor had>bones>teeth>pupil eyes>nose sockets>skull sockets>any excretions.
>>5152005Today we shall discuss: Fungus Amongus.Or: Western Janus Fungal super colonies and their subdivisions.Most fungus within this discussion falls into a singular family that can be easily mistaken for many distinct species.Ubiquitous fungal worms grow under the soil, in patches of grass, through rotting root networks and even the hollows of trees. Supporting and being supported by them is the vast mycelium network. As the worms reach ever increasing lengths they fragment, and simply become more worms, but at some point the segments are too large and individual segments break off to form the next stage of life.Fungal "dogs" or "walkers" ambulate on small leg like pseudopods, 4 in total, and are guided by a combination of crude chemical and light sensing. Still decomposers, they favor biological material from organisms, be it carrion, or waste. In time these little critters grow bloated and fat! The gravity of the moon is too much for their boneless structure and they begin to resemble a classical fungal cap, albeit, mobile. These larger forms will actively "hunt" patches of vegetation, or even creatures too weak to crawl away. The leathery outer skin of the burger allows it to migrate further from it's homelands, and in time, its mass become too much and it must become waterborne.This lifecycle sees it bloat with moisture and develop a looser consistency, during which time many organisms feed and feed off of it before it washes ashore and begins it's final stage of life. Over the course of many months and even years, the colony will dissolve, burrow, and disestablish itself, gradually melding into the soil to become one with the mycelium network.
>>5144849Nocturnal Bloomin enjoy a relatively peaceful existence, though sometimes food becomes scarce, or they must hide from many predators who hunt via the biochemical nightlights of this world.During these times of high stress the bloomin will exhibit a most unusual behavior; pulling off their tail and swallowing it partially. The tail grafts into the creature's mouth, becoming something of a tongue and lure. After this the head rapidly shrinks and seemingly deflates to become something of a lid for their now pitcher like mouth.these Bloomin wander the night, and even days, consuming flying organisms, or anything really, that falls into their maw. Large packs of headless bloomin are called hordes, and can be heard long before seen from their endless yet melodical droning moan. The noise seems to deter most would be predators, though for those brave enough, there is an easy meal to be had.
>>5115834>external chitin having a similar composition to the mandibles >mandibles>compound eye having different types of eyes like pixels on a screen expressing different colors depending on material composition expressing being in patterns like the spots on a cheetah and how depending on location and topography they become lines >just a random dent on the end of the tail>dents>bleeding they like there ancestors to get rid of waste, toxins and such building up inside there body but unlike there ancestors they cant explode there head so they need to regularly and nearly passively get rid of this waste that accumulates in there eyes that regularly discharges it like a weeping pustule
>>5152080>>5152005whoops had the wrong link prepared
>>5115834The inflated sac beneath on its underbelly expand across the entirety of its ventral body, and become rigid and durable in sections. This allows them to float or dive as needed, and also give them some protection from underbelly attacks and debris that would injure them.side sacks can be used while inflated as neck floaties or deflated through small internal openings to create loud sounds that other individuals can feel in the water when close enough drawing attention before communicating there intentions with there glowing parts
>>5112225switching to spore reproduction due to a more quantity over quality method due to unstable environmental conditions, strands inflate with the created oxygen storing it internally around a hollow center all structural integrity being based on pressure. its unique mostly air structure with minimal biomatter allows individuals to grow rapidly and spread with minimal resources, growing tall over surrounding individuals often after the dry lightning has caused wildfires wiping out other vegetation it will establish itself along with the rain, it exists only in the fertile lowlands due to the moisture content needed for the plant to not rupture from drying out its skin.>rapid proliferation species with extreme fluctuations in populations
>>5152080>>external chitin having a similar composition to the mandibles>the mandibles are literally still on the evo and can be visibly seen to share no characteristics with either the bones or teeth
>>5136736what started at first to simply survive being crushed from gigadirt too gigagigablirts and gigagiga with mineralization of its leaves eventually escalated it growing harder and harder and its bulb larger and larger to survive being suffocated from light and atmosphere under the bulk until the breaking point where the first of its ancestors had punctured the hide and drawn there first taste of blood there is no going back now. Goreroot supplements its diet of light and water heavily with blood of enemies as fertilizer growing stronger from it, the giga related things that would flop ontop of it would be punctured and leak blood down the channels of its leaf and cup filling it, due to the content of the blood they would use similar compounds found in the shells of giga related species growing stronger with it.fun side effect they can survive for extremely long time being covered by funkbörger long enough for something to crush it or wildfires to burn the top away
>>5152164It wasn't long before the Gore root developed more potent responses to would be predators. Storage sacks holds a mixture of bromelain and digestive enzymes. Any creature who remains stubbornly (or unfortunately) on the spike is injected. The gore is broken down much faster and these yellow fruiting gore roots are quite popular with herbivores for their tart taste.Weaker jawed predators have also been observed using the root as a sort of predigestion for their own prey.>>5150813>>5147831
>>5143558>>5134881The Blep lines hybridized to create a more potent offspring. Larger, and more acidic, the "common blep" emits a constant odor, whose milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. In particular during mating season it can cause some species to come to the blep even before a suitable mate.The resulting interaction involves the unfortunate creature falling into the blep's open digestive pit, and being digested. Bleps will also make use of any biological matter, be it sporefall events, or biological waste. Their secret to success is simply to exploit all available resources as greedily as possible.
>>5130489Ever larger, the twin harp drummail has a more complex language, with the ability to twist and pivot it's sound generating organs. Though at high speed the harps allow it to aerodynamically stabilize itself, and achieve small feats of gliding.
>>5152049Through symbiosis with the Blep, the Turdle has managed to greatly simplify it's lifecycle. There are now only two stages to it's existence: the Worm, which lives in the Blep and uses it's seductive wiggles to further entice animals to approach it's host; and the Doggy, which will live in your ass if you ever decide it's a good idea to approach a weird hole in the ground with a huge worm sticking out of it. Once the Doggy Turdle has matured, it will exit the ass and search for a Blep to make it's home in or for a fellow Doggy to make love with.
>>5123107>>5121756>>5120530>>5120595Algeod hybridize between near cousins, growing slightly in size. The Capacitive Algeod and metalized Algeod compliment well. Benefitting from increased internal volume, their photosynthetic cytomaterial easily collects a wide spectrum of light, while more esoteric chemical reactions capture heat and electrical energy to fuel cellular growth. the amount of available energy outputted by the plant often benefits those who would consume it.--Pipis stays mostly the same, but will often bind together into colonies or super organisms. Explosions act as a form of reproduction, scattering the collective to reform into new colonies.--Nestle algae evolves to become smaller, but more numerous. The gelatinous membrane that surrounds the plant grows thicker, and more complex, hosting the chloroplasts of the organism. It is not uncommon for tidepools and other shallow bodies of water to become effectively congealed, and suffocate the organisms living within.
>>5123188The Bombrella Alteu is a rather underwhelming plant its a smaller yet more widespread ( the only places it cannot reach are oceans and arid climates ) descendant of the apotheosis alteu. they stand lonesome in every habitat Januswide well for the most part. but when they reach the end of their lifecycle Rougly around a Century or so they began to rapidly ( as a tree can be) metamorpise brances limping down and the tree starts to split and rapidly starts to grow a giant Stem on the top of it there is the "parasol canister" hundreds of seeds growing inside with a parasol like growth. And finaly when stormy season hits the exhausted tree will release the seed from the small holes on by one. and when the canister is empty the stem often breaks down. for the tree only death remains the few unlucky ones may suffer a few decades before passing out at last. For the seeds they will fly upwars unto the oxygen scarce athmosphere here they spend some months finalizing their development. and when the time is ready they detach from their umbrellas in near unison and starts falling. for the sake of landing on land the seeds have small flaps that accelerate them. inside the seed there is enough protection to brace for impact. thsi Event is a Nut Hail it happens yearly for about two days nuts are far between each other but still possess danger globaly to anything because if it hits nothing can survive it.
>>5158585>>5123188The Host Alteau genesis is hard to describe, and more of a gradient of change as one passes further and further away from primodria terra firme and its alluvial soil. root networks break down, and trees begin divergent adaptation, evolution. Symbiosis with local species sometimes started as parcitism, but became beneficial. Sometimes it just lead to dead ends and death.The Host trees, furthest flung of the Alteau, live up to their name. Parasitic glowing truffalos endlessly consume and replace their leaves while supercolony fungus fills in the hollows and clings to the bark. Sporekaki trees find purchase on the bark, in the fungus, and in the truffalo puffs.Individual plants are self evident if one looks hard enough, but at a distance, each contorts and grows with one another, in competition, in symbiosis. Decaying and growing.these trees form the bastion in which others may survive, as all around them lay the hostile bleb fields; a living minefield of acidic stomachs and hyper saturated talc like soil.
>>5152118Bagbrush diverges into two lines and two different survival strategies.Jellygrass stores water in a highly aqueous internal jelly, forming segmented bodies. When the body is too bloated it will simply split off segments, each one going on to form a new plant. Or get eaten. Their ubiquity and large size coupled with simple biology and thin membrane leads to creatures occasionally living inside the plant, as well as blights.Jellygrass is steadily spreading towards the ocean and more wet environments, not well adapted to drier climates.--Plasmagrass is much like it's predecessor. Full of gas. But now the gas is ionized at night as the plant "cracks" its excess water stores to generate energy. A byproduct of oxygen and hydrogen results in water, which is pretty great for the plant, but unlike the JellyGrass, the plasma grass needs richer soil, less its plasma cycles drop from nightly to "as available." PlasmaGrass that is growing in less hospitable climates can be seen with irregular cycles and even firing during the day.Being full of combustible gas, or potent oxidizers can be a problem, but surely nothing bad will come of it, and even if it does the environment is very wet, and that will never change either, so there will be no bad times ever. Plasma life is the best life. Get shit on other grass. Also: Exploding in the face of herbivores has been a powerful deterrent thus far.
>>5154203Some of these drummails gradually develop limited flight. Their inability to fly very far leads them to short distance hops, with scooping claws to grab whatever animal or plant mass is available.Successive generations lead to a preference towards isolated or otherwise desolate nesting grounds; the tops of mountains, caves, rocky islands or anywhere remote and perceivably sheltered to the drummail's stupid little brain.Scoops of dirt and food are dropped in the nursury area, occasionally creating a miniature biome.
By the power of the >>5159426 G'dorats mighty wings blind tunlers >>5151422 where transported by these horrific beasts onto this desolate island too feed there young but some escaped into the desolate wasteland.The island was nothing but fields of rotting sour acidic corpses mixed with talc like powder, around the edges of the island closest to the waters where the acid was diluted enough to not be deadly some vescigae remains with red-channel algea >>5148444 >>5125181as if forming the lip of a bowl keeping all the dust inside, with further inland the last of the bleb1 remaining after the apocalypse a more conservative species that matures slowly building up its acidity starting simply filled with sugary syrup eventually going sour until it dissolves flesh >>5154199>>51521642 First we have a small capped individual, the flat empty jello ground or talc wastes suits it quite well with no shadows around it photosynthesizing on its ring around its structure serving as a umbrella protecting against the squirting showers of bleb acid or hottest midday sun, under it using its openings to passively collect moisture.3 Second we have the tree likedescendants, towering above the bleb just enough for the arching squirts of acid not reach it leaves, instead only impacting the thorns/scales hugging the stem with less harm, these hard growths gives it structure and rigidity. Like its diminutive cousin it collects moisture by using the tubes of it 3 holed scales be it rain, mists or morningdew filling its hollow root.>>51507704 Growing as it usually would the Boneboo evolved harder stems chemically Basic protecting against Acid, while the paler color serves to regulate its temperature and waterloss while the bulges protects against being cut neatly along the joined area.by its predator the bonecutter Kiki5 who would come during the night sawing, cutting, eating the plant and anything hidden among the structure unbeknownst to them the boneboo lights up drawing in the young g'dorat out on a late hunt.hidden among the boneboo lives the plow kiki6 digging and feasting on the roots and bulbs that the bonecutter often also eats. this strikes a careful balance between the species.>>5136736 evolves to disperse its seeds as quick and widely as possible with seeds sinking in becoming internal instead of mostly sticking to the outside with sticky juices more about being so much food it only becomes partially digested to start growing in a pile of fresh fertilizer, being a popular snack among all species.Hidden in the ground is the kiki tunnelers coming in two varieties first the flat beaked grinding kiki8 enjoying the bulbs of the strewbish7 and red goreroot decendants 2 3.but here comes the bleeder tunneler kiki9 using its sharp mouth parts to drill into the >>5154194tangy yellow goreroot decendant10 leeching its fluids stored in its bulb.>Part 1
>>5160463the tangy goreroot10 does not merely live of the scraps of predators like g'dorat even if very popular, under the ground it feeds on >>5148444 red channel algea by use of oneway valves supplementing there diet as they no longer photosynthesis to any meaningful capacity.The whiskerback kiki11 often steals the half digested corpses from other predators on the tangy goreroot or carrion left behind but sometimes hunt quite ineffectively when carrion gets lean, most of its adaptations are too simply avoid conflicts the extensive feelers/antenna on its back alerts them too ambushes from behind on reflex they leap and run away sometimes lashing with there bent claws they walk upon. bad taste or good staste is quite subjective as its attracted to the putrid smell of carrion and often deadly mistake of a bleb1 Just called the lesser kiki12 feeds upon fruits of all kinds even the tangy goreroot berries being a tasty treat if risky thing to eat sometimes risking eating bleb1 very often perishing.But most important is the Greater Kiki13 that all others are named after a Gigantic hybrid of bonecutter and lesser kiki as a keystone species that keeps the island alive, it uses its majestic tong like mouthparts to safety rip out Bleb bulbs and chewing them up with its beak. like all kiki its covered in a coat of antennae as sensory organs but also offering a slight protection against acid splashes but unlike all its cousins the Greater Kikis luxurious coat does a wonderful job. all life depends on it as without it the island would simply become as desolate and hostile as it was before.this has been the story of a island its unknown what will happen upon it or its other isolated neighbors so separated from the rest of the world >part 2 Fin
>>5160463Surface dwelling Kiki of the bleb eating variety develop great variety in appearance, but remain biologically compatible. The overall morphology of beak and body is consistent, but hair and fat deposits vary by region.
>>5158585Bombrellas continued on as they were for a time, but eventually the long root network of their distant kin made contact with them. The Alteau imparted some small fragment of their own longevity to their cousin, and it was used to great if still terminal effect.The Bombrella's branches will "wilt" until making contact with the ground, at which point they develop into a crude series of roots which allow the plant to draw excess nutrients and moisture from the surrounding soil. This final act sustains the plant as it moves into a reproductive frenzy cascading towards metabolic self destruction. The tree may produce as many as 5 tranches of seeds, each successive run further wilting the plant until it is but a husk.The seeds themselves are mostly unchanged save for an "exothermic sack." The tissues and fluids of the seed's carrier are gradually metabolized in a process that creates a large amount of heat used to fill the sack with hot air, allowing it to float much, much higher, and consequently further than before.
>>5158585some of the trees take an entirely different route of heated gas lifting, going with a single massive seed pod that may sometimes make it to land, sometimes to the water. Its survival strategy is probably not the best, but, it also allows the plant to travel much further than others, and the pods can withstand the oceanic environment for a few years, bobbing away in the lonely water.
>>5136895The Parasitic Sporkaki has taken to coasting off the work of other Sporkakis, abandoning it's own photosynthesis and resource production in favor of simply stealing nutrients through it's roots. As it's lifestyle means it doesn't need to invest in leaves or sun access, it can dedicate most of it's energy to spore production, making it amazingly fecund among it's peers.Sporkaki floats infested by Parasitic Sporkaki face a serious danger, as if the parasites displace too many of the "working" sporkakis the float might not have the strength to keep itself together.
>>5120254The Caldira's folded frontal limbs move side to side clipping anything that comes between the teethed blades nothing getting in there way no matter what be it a creature or tree in there steady march forwards at a quite respectable speed for there size, even if nearly completely flat against the ground.there territorial behavior continues, claws doing more then simply cutting plants but can lash out with quite a bit of force and speed slashing, ripping flesh or carapace, its tail does more then pushing against the ground and can swing side to side up, down protecting its sides and behind to a degree, with there tail they are much more elegant and speedy in the water,there segmented body structure allows them a decent enough turning radius allowing them to not deadend in tight spots as much
>>5152062Nocturnal Bloomin have evolved to carry out asymmetric warfare in non permissive environments under degraded circumstances.
The Balloomin uses these fungal balloons both for shelter and for dispersal. It's metallized talons help it hang on to the balloon's surface.
>>5131916>>5154273hybrid or perhaps nested inside each other of turdle and weeping plangae are found most where there is rotting organic matter and moisture even thriving in brackish anoxic environment even perhaps preferring it. There growth pods generate methane making them highly unpleasant to eat but there "seeds" choco pods outer surface is formed from a lattice of fats and sugars giving it a satisfying cracking sound while retaining moisture, its insides squishy and airy a bit chewy and containing such compounds as phenylethylamine, tryptophan ect. due to the wide selection of different genuses differences. giving mild sensations of contentment, elation along with its content of fats and sugars, they are most often spread by being consumed the spores and some tissue being excreted but if left alone will continue developing eventually until there primitive eyes and pseudo-pods extruding out cracking holes in the shell before toddling on onto a suitable spot to settle down or being snatched up and or consumed by some other lifeforms to continue on its life-cycle. they are a very benign fungea often littering the leaf litter, there growthpods stinking when stepped on and if not a bit heat sensitive but they dont smell bad at all
>>5131916weeping plangae and funkbörger miniature hybrid while still seeking dead organic matter by scent produces dry canes made from excess sugar and other such things being able to absorb quite alot of moisture before dissolving, laced with there spores that will either be spread by enough water dissolving them giving them a headstart of energy and a suitable environment or being licked by or consumed by other lifeforms making there excretions or mouths spread it onto dead plant matter or carrion
>>5152062Over time the bloomins adapt further, dealing with their strange...issue. When a bloomin is badly hurt, or very ill, it stands a strong chance of degenerating into a more feral and simple minded form. These "degenerates" are still harmless to the tribe, the instinct of non violence towards one another quite strong. Though eventually all of them go too far, and usually wander off into the dark one last time, to join the roving hordes and packs.Sometimes though, they don't, and will stand shock still, a living statue, before turning on their kin, eating their tissue to sustain their own as they reach terminal cellular failure. It is for this reason bloomins oftne carry a stick. Its useful enough that they can poke things with it, or use luminescent moss or otherwise to banish the dark.
>>5131916drifting in the cool Mediterranean is the Lolipod forming a shell around there balloons from there sugary waste material and some other compounds making them hydrophobic preventing simple water from dissolving them and removing there protective layer against leakage, sunlight and water loss. the balloons are filled with spores that are spread by being poped or shattered, either from being consumed, licked or simply drifting slowly upwards until a leak springs and it starts hurdling towards the ground
>>5152049has fragmented from the whole and specialized for a aquatic environment having sort of 2 stages of life one a immobile form that thrives on and feeds on water logged "wood" such as the random bombrella being extremely good for the population to explosively grow before stabilizing or declining, while the mobile form using genes from the methane producing ancestors to grow a internal gas pocket to remain neutrally buoyant moving by kicking there pseudopods and side flaps, there soft squishy bodies helps there habit of squeezing into tight spaces.
>>5144838are ambushers but a bit more active there ancestors lashing tongue has grown hard plating along its side frills and tip, piercing shells and soft flesh reeling them in to be mangled against there single jaw holding them in place as its cuts before food is slithered down its throat.lurks often at the edges of waters where it permits, tongue being the only thing peaking out of the surface listening as well as it can for prey with its quills, before striking sometimes even flicking its jaw upwards to impale before darting backwards with its limbs. they regularly move onto land to move into new nearby water sources diet consists mainly of medium to small prey such as knail and small tunler even out at the sporekaki hugging the bulb
>>5161853the parastitic sporkaki trees developed an unusual symbiosis with a strain of fungus, becoming victim to parasitization themselves. The Fungus line the inner walls of the sporkaki tree's central shaft, and thoroughly coats the spores of the tree in it's own spores. These spores are much smaller and powerfully psychedelic, causing animals who are susceptible to the effects to usually avoid the area; thus improving the fungus's chances of survival. In turn though, the sporkaki parasite spores are smothered and significantly fewer make it to any form of maturity.Thus far the mainline trees have proven to be immune to infection, perhaps already playing host to another form of symbiosis.
>>5131916>>5164215>>5164235>>5165053The Funkborger becomes the Phonkborger. Gas is stored internally and under pressure, gradually liquefying. When the organism is full, it begins to release the liquid into pulses into specialized expansion chambers that create a powerful bass acoustic shockwave, and ungodly stink.This barrage of sound and stink usually repels most would be predators, and also serves to clean the borger of sporkaki spores. Braps and Wubs.--Fungus on this planet seems to enjoy its own company. The weeping plangae and funkbörger miniature hybrid further hybridizes with the Lolipod and also plays host to the hybird turdle and weeping plangae, aka "the nougat". This new super colony has begun competing with the Phonkborger, as the two species of fungus are not compatible."The Nougat" begins to spread quickly, as its host provides it great mobility, and thus new range. That it is a tasty treat for all life is of added benefit.
>>5130890have enjoyed such morphological changes as claws fusing partially with a exoskeleton on the forearms increasing the pinching power use of backlegs for balancing and mobility with a higher stance and a longer reach.some have washed down the rivers getting stranded onto the only floating thing the sporekaki using there long limbs to grapple over gaps when close enough the female hiding among the leaves whole the maiden and males hide on the trunk blending in with the knobs and warts, the maiden uses shock coloration and sounds to scare away other creatures if found as a last ditch effort.same on land except the males and maidens blend in with dirt
>>5120195the twisty canopy tree has a reduced step decline for water too climb up and its spiral shapes lends it elasticity and flexibility against stormwinds but its just slightly enough too go above all others even tangling up with other plants sometimes forming 3d weaves of plants supporting each other for a arboreal environment even for terrestrial lifeforms if they can get up the decline and not slip off.sometimes there own fruit starts growing in crocks of its branches along with soil formed from fallen leaves and rotten fruits taking over dead individuals by growing from the top to the bottom
>>5167800to clarify its multi generational when a individual dies the seeds will use the materials to regrow into a new individual or just grow in the nook of a living tree on a small patch of soilalso i hope this will be the kick for arboreal life
>>5114472stands a bit shorter but its two mouths align on the bottom side of its body it will swim or crawl along water flows sensing and pushing around with there mouths to see if there are any prey such as shid, nougat and really anything that it can gobble up, its glowsacks are still there but hidden under the skin forming bumps at the bottom corners of the mouths