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 Period One, Era Two, The Fight for Survival Begins
GeneralStoner
Posted: Apr 1 2008, 02:46 AM


Algae


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 12
Member No.: 7
Joined: 25-March 08



Name: Shell Muncher
Ancestry: Shell Feeder -> Shell Cruncher -> Shell Muncher
Creator: GeneralStoner
Genes Added: Tentacle-Arm x1, Chitinous Shell x1, Feet x1
Genes: Filter Feeding x1, Chitinous Shell x2, Swimming Sex Cells x1, Tentacle-Arm x2, Flesh Digestion x1, Simple scent detection x1, Beak x1, Feet x1
Description: The Shell Muncher is a close relative to the Shell Cruncher. It now has 2 forward oriented Tentacle-Arms to increase in the grabbing potential as well as scent detection. The thickness and size of the shell has also increased allowing for more protection from the emerging predators. It has also developed simple feet to move itself about on the sea floor and closer to potential prey.
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GeneralStoner
Posted: Apr 1 2008, 03:11 AM


Algae


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 12
Member No.: 7
Joined: 25-March 08



Name: Constricting Tube
Ancestry: Filter Tube -> Capture Tube -> Constricting Tube
Creator: GeneralStoner
Genes Added: Horizontal Tubes x1, Digestive Enzymes x1, Spores x1
Genes: Filter Feeding x1, Horizontal Tubes x2, Stalks x1, Strong Stalks x1, Constricting Tubes x1, Trigger Hairs x1, Large Size x1, Digestive Enzymes x1, Spores x1
Description: This derivation of the capture tube has doubled the amount of tubes located on one stalk, as well as developing Digestive Enzymes that are secreted after the tube has captured its prey. The Constricting tube has begun to release spores as its method of reproduction, letting the tube begin to spread farther away from its current location.
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GeneralStoner
Posted: Apr 1 2008, 03:28 AM


Algae


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 12
Member No.: 7
Joined: 25-March 08



Name: Fighting Fish
Ancestry: Mouth Worm -> Swimming Worm -> Fighting Fish
Creator: GeneralStoner
Genes Added: Tail Fin x1, Hinged Jaw x1, Sharp Teeth x1, Flesh Digestion x1
Genes Removed: Filter Feeding x1
Total Genes: 1x Swimming Fins, 1x Chitinous Chordate, 1x Lager Body, Tube Body x1, Wriggling Motion x1, Fission Reproduction x1, Tail Fin x1, Hinged Jaw x1, Sharp Teeth x1, Flesh Digestion x1
Description: The fighting fish has evolved to prey on the influx of fleshy creature in the ocean. The tail fin developing to give the fish much needed speed as a predator, and increase its stability a bit. The combination of a Hinged Jaw and sharp teeth have assured that almost any prey the Fighting Fish latches onto it will eat.
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GeneralStoner
Posted: Apr 1 2008, 03:50 AM


Algae


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 12
Member No.: 7
Joined: 25-March 08



Name: Blanket Algae
Ancestry: Dull Algae -> Blanket Algae
Creator: GeneralStoner
Genes Added: Extending Stalks x1, Budding x1, Fast Growth x1
Genes: Photosynthesis x2, Pressure Resistance x1, Rock Adherence x1, Extending Stalks x1, Budding x1, Fast Growth x1
Description: The Blanket Algae has developed stalks that grow from one end of a fissure or chasm to the other. They also Bud at the node from which they are affixed. This causes the Algae to completely seal off a chasm over time from the waters above them, forming a blanket of sorts.
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DragonSage1313
Posted: Apr 1 2008, 11:07 PM


Gaea: Lord of the Earth


Group: Overseer
Posts: 44
Member No.: 1
Joined: 22-March 08



QUOTE (Webster52402 @ Mar 30 2008, 05:54 PM)
Name: Harvester
Ancestory: Desert Worm -> Harvester
Creator: Webster52402
Genes Added: Severing teeth x1, Acidic Stomach x1, Water Retaining Skin x1
Genes Removed: None
Total Genes: Burrowing x1, Mouth Tube x1, Severing Teeth x1, Acidic Stomach x1, Water Retaining Skin x1, Asexual Budding Reproduction x1
Description: The Harvester is just that. A Harvester. Thanks to the spread of the fungus that has choked off the land, the Harvester found a new food source. Worms began to develop severing teeth at the front of their mouths, and as they burrowed began to chew through the roots that the fungus laid down to anchor itself, swallowing it into itself. Thanks to an acidic stomach developed inside it, it was able to break down the fungus, and eject what nutrients it didn't absorb behind it into the soil.

It also began to develop more water-retaining skin, allowing it to remove the fungus that kept its predecessors dry, and still manage to keep from killing itself. The Terra Worm too, thanks to the soil enrichment, would undoubtedly aid in keeping the worms moist as they dug through richer, more absorbent soil.

Hey Webster... you're going to have to change that. An acidic stomach is a bit more than one gene. You'd need a gene to get a stomach organ. A gene to have acid-resisting walls, and a gene to actually produce the acid. I'm going to need you to change that, or I can't accept it this round. Sorry.
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Jisaan
Posted: Apr 2 2008, 12:50 AM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 43
Member No.: 8
Joined: 25-March 08



Name: Jet Cruncher
Ancestry: Shell Feeder -> Shell Cruncher -> Jet Cruncher
Creator: Jisaan
Genes Added: Water Jet Muscle System x1, Jet Nozzle x1, Water Storage Bladder x1
Genes: Filter Feeding x1, Chitinous Shell x1, Swimming Sex Cells x1, Tentacle-Arm x1, Flesh Digestion x1, Simple scent detection x1, Beak x1, Water Jet Muscle System x1, Jet Nozzle x1, Water Storage Bladder x1
Description: The Jet Cruncher evolved as a partial solution to the age old problem of its ancestor... Having to wait for its prey to move within reach. This new offshoot of the species is able to launch itself onto any prey in its vicinity using its relatively sophisticated jet propulsion system, and even move from one place to another should food become scarce.

As for the locations, the bladder is inside the part of the creature that stays within the shell, the muscle system is located between that and the bottom of the creature, while the nozzle is on the bottom. For this reason, it should be noted that it requires the use of its tentacle to raise it off the sand when it first collects water.

Finally, it might be able to adjust the amount of water in the bladder to assist with buoyancy control... Don't see why not, but don't know for a fact.
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Jisaan
Posted: Apr 2 2008, 04:06 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 43
Member No.: 8
Joined: 25-March 08



Name: Jetstream Hunter
Ancestry: Shell Feeder -> Shell Cruncher -> Jetstream Hunter
Creator: Jisaan
Genes Added: Water Jet Muscle System x1, Jet Nozzle x1, Water Intake Channel x1
Genes: Filter Feeding x1, Chitinous Shell x1, Swimming Sex Cells x1, Tentacle-Arm x1, Flesh Digestion x1, Simple scent detection x1, Beak x1, Water Jet Muscle System x1, Jet Nozzle x1, Water Intake Channel x1
Description: A close cousin of the Jet Cruncher, the Jetstream Cruncher has chosen a slightly different approach to water jet based propulsion. Instead of moving in quick pulses, as water is taken in, held, and expelled, this creature has adapted to create a constant stream with which to propel itself, taking water in through a newly adapted channel in its tentacle and expelling it though the nozzle on its bottom at the same time.

It is therefore able to actively hunt prey without slowing down until the muscles controlling the jet are exhausted. It should be noted that it will generally wrap its tentacle around its shell during this process, for stability against the constant intake of water.

Note: I'm actually going to tweak the Jet Cruncher's behavior so that it waits for its prey before suddenly exploding towards it and seizing it with its tentacle, so as to avoid excessive competition between the two species
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 09:51 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



VIVA LA FUNGUS

Name: ěrken Root
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Desert Root -> ěrken Root
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Increased Spore Dispersal x1, Photosynthesis x1, Increased Lifespan x1
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Water Retention x3, Spores x1, Fast Reproduction x2, Increased spore dispersal x1, Photosynthesis x1, Increased Lifespan x1
Description: A hardy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the °rken root has changed to better survive in the desert, its main source of nourishment now being the rotten remains of other fungus when they die and sunlight. It has a tightly bound, watertight skin that surrounds the little white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface.
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 09:53 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



Name: Bulbed ěrken Caps
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Bulbed Desert Caps -> Bulbed ěrken Caps
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Fast Reproduction x2, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Water Retention x3, Spores x1, Photosynthesis x1, Bulbous Growth x1, Fast Reproduction x2, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Description: A hardy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the bulbed ěrken cap has evolved to survive in warmer territories as well as to gain nourishment from it, it also feeds on the rotting remains of its own kind when able . It has a tightly bound, watertight skin that surrounds the bulbous white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface.
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 09:54 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



Name: Strand Root
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Shore Root -> Strand Root
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Fast Reproduction x1, Increased Spore Dispersal x2
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Water Retention x2, Spores x1, Fast Reproduction x3, Increased Lifespan x1, Increased Spore Dispersal x2
Description: A hardy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the strand root is designed solely to exploit living on the shores to feast on the dying bodies of other organisms. It has a tightly bound, watertight skin that surrounds the little white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface. The main difference from its ancestor being that it spreads wider and faster
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 09:56 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



Name: Bulbed Beach Caps
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Bulbed Caps -> Bulbed Beach Caps
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Fast Reproduction x2, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Genes Removed: Elongated Roots x2
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Water Retention x2, Spores x1, Bulbous Growth x1, Fast Reproduction x2, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Description: A hardy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the bulbed beach cap is designed solely to exploit living on the shores to feast on the dying bodies of other organisms. It has a tightly bound, watertight skin that surrounds the bulbous white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface.
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 09:57 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



Name: Vann Root
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Aqua Root -> Vann Root
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Fast Reproduction x1, Aquatic Spores x1, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Spores x1, Fast Reproduction x3, Increased Lifespan x1, Aquatic Spores x1, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Description: A flimsy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the vann root has settled into the water nicely as it feeds on what it can. It has a tightly bound but weak skin that surrounds the little white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface.
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 09:59 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



Name: Bulbed Vann Caps
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Bulbed Aqua Caps -> Bulbed Vann Caps
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Fast Reproduction x1, aquatic spores x1, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Spores x1, Bulbous Growth x1, Fast Reproduction x3, aquatic spores x1, Increased Spore Dispersal x1
Description: A flimsy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the bulbed vann cap has adopted to life in the the water feeding on what its able. It has a tightly bound but weak skin that surrounds the bulbous white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface.
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 10:01 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



Name: Depth Root
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Aqua Root -> Depth Root
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Pressure Resistance x1, Heat Resistance x1, Hydrogen Sulfide Absorbation x1, Aquatic Spores x1
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Spores x1, Fast Reproduction x2, Increased Lifespan x1,Pressure Resistance x1, Heat Resistance x1, Hydrogen Sulfide Absorbation x1, Aquatic Spores x1
Description: A flimsy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the depth root has taken a dive into into the deepest reaches of the water in search for nurishment. It has found life around the hot vents there to its liking. It has a tightly bound but weak skin that surrounds the little white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface.
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Bodhi BloodWave
Posted: Apr 4 2008, 10:02 PM


Sea Slug


Group: Intelligent Designer
Posts: 34
Member No.: 3
Joined: 22-March 08



Name: Bulbed Depth Caps
Ancestry: Gnarl Root -> Bulbed Aqua Caps -> Bulbed Depth Caps
Creator: Bodhi BloodWave
Genes Added: Pressure Resistance x1, Heat Resistance x1, Hydrogen Sulfide Absorbation x1
Total Genes: Fungal Consumption x1, Spores x1, Bulbous Growth x1, Fast Reproduction x2, Pressure Resistance x1, Heat Resistance x1, Hydrogen Sulfide Absorbation x1
Description: A flimsy, albeit unextraordinary fungus, the bulbed depth cap has moved into the deepest reaches of the water in search for nourishment. It has found life around the hot vents there to its liking. It has a tightly bound but weak skin that surrounds the bulbous white growths of fungus that penetrate the surface.
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