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A new planet has just been discovered.
Dubbed SUIWULD, the planet appears to be a generic terrestrial with one exception: the ocean water has been replaced with some form of highly processed nutrient liquid. There are some basic creatures living here, and you will soon colonize this planet once life feels advanced enough.
You've just purchased a time desynchronizer, allowing you to speed up relative time on this planet to your will.
Peer-reviewed studies suggest that there was once an extremely advanced race of sentients here over 10000 years ago. They built great machines beyond comprehension to satisfy their every desire, but never left the stars. One day, they were all gone. Collapsed under its own weight.
>How to play: Pick a creature, edit it in any drawing program, maybe add text explaining what happened to the creature, save as .png. In other news, an Evogame is a style of game on /qst/ where a few starter creatures are given, and anons make edits to the drawing to represent them changing and gaining traits as the generations go by.
Notes:
>You can beam down and explore the planet! Just ask to beam down with a location, and you will.
>Evolution tree will be posted every 1-2 days. Random events will happen every few days.
>Try not to make evolutions too abrupt. This is evolution, after all
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First, the Lenti. Nodes on its stem eventually unfurl, revealing delicious seeds. It appears to work by concentrating flavor molecules in the ocean into the seeds. So far, its the only plant.
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Roches appear to resemble the extraterrestrial pest P. americana, and might even be related directly. They are poor swimmers, so they mostly just eat washed-up organic matter on the shores. Major food source for other creatures.
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Zyfish are filter feeders found everywhere in the ocean, consuming water and nothing else. They almost always suffocate after consuming plant matter, as it gets stuck and causes a blockage in the lungs.
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Aks are closely related to Zyfish, and can be considered the apex predators of the current ecosystem, for now. They mostly just laze around, dive for food, and stare hopelessly at the ruins of the old world. The head cavity is exposed due to a longstanding mutation in the species. Its a good thing this planet is perfectly sterile... for now.
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>>5208773
Example Evolution
On some Zyfish, the tail fins get thinner and flowier, increasing its attractiveness to mates.

I'm also using Sans-serif font, 40px name, 25px text if you want to keep text consistent in evolutions
On this note, we are ready to start. Have fun!
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>>5208778
this specimen belongs to a variant of these ak isolated by no other reason then not simply moving away from the general area with a bigger mouth allowing for easier consumption of washed up Zyvish carcasses that eventually wash ashore but not reducing the minimal choking hazard
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>>5208760
the only meaningful competition is other members of there species is the race for food making them faster and more articulated in the frontal section allowing them to eat faster as much as they can
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>>5208754
Some Lenti start producing bigger seeds. The extra volume is not used to store more supplies for the developing seed, given the abundance of nutrients, but to store air, making the seed buoyant, and causing it to get swept up by currents. For now, the seeds float about the oceans until they gather enough nutrients to start developing, with the extra mass causing them to sink back to the ocean floor. Some do so sooner, their air pocket breached by shocks ill-advised consumption by Zyvish specimens, as the larger seeds can still fit within the filters.

Those modifications cause the affected Lenti to seed far and wide along the planet's main oceanic currents, instead of in a circle pattern.
The effects on population growth remain to be seen. While the floating seeds no longer have to fight for space in between their elders, a trip on the currents is by no means safe, and there are slightly less of the bigger seeds per stem.
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>>5208787
Zyvilters have entirely eliminated the risk of choking on solid food by switching exclusively to nutrient water. To do this, their teeth have now become interconnected, with thin gaps in-between, so that no solid matter may enter.
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Day 1 cladogram
Something major will occur within 1-2 days.
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>>5208760
this little dude's face becomes useful as another set of legs. They are a touch faster at moving, and a bit better at climbing.
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>>5208760
the roch fly is called that because it "flies" more like jumping and flapping a few more centimetres away as they desperately scramble away while feeding on scraps left by the ak to supplement there diet.
had to become smaller due to weight issues very squishy
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An evolution of the AK broadmouth, the AK have now developed fingers! Two of them at least..oh and a thumb! They can now grab washed up Zyvish with more effeciency, maybe even grab a live one and bash it against a rock if they're fast enough.

However, all of this extra brainpower devoted to fingers and movement is a little much. As a result of increased blood flow tp their new digits the AK's cheeks are slightly flush and discolored.


Also the brain is a little bit bigger and the head is continuing to form.
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Being carried by the currents close to and at the surface of Suiwuld's nutrient oceans has exposed the altered Lenti seed to a new source of nutrition: sunlight.
Before long, almost forgotten mechanisms start back up, and the chlorophyll-adjacent pigments which gave the Lenti their green tint, and which they probably inherited from an ancient surface dwelling ancestor are once again producing energy for the plant through photosynthesis, greatly improving development in its early stages before it sinks back down. These modifications develop near simultaneously within many Lenti specimens, and before long, the faster growth allows them to outpace non-sunlight using specimens.
The pigments mostly fall into disuse when the Lenti seed sinks, expect in the rare cases where it does so in shallow water. Still, such a marked advantage mean this variant is now the most widespread, a fact helped that virtually all Lenti contain vestigial pigments, meaning that any Lenti which develops the "air sack" seed modification will sooner or later develop this one.
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>>5213710
cool beans and reminds me of a itch io game i love
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The AK now have more bulbous necks/lower jaws allowing easier consumption of large fish.

Their hair has stopped growing and pink coloration of the skin has increased

Their malformed nose has now properly formed into a sort of shield to protect the front of the still forming skull
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>>5208752
>>You can beam down and explore the planet! Just ask to beam down with a location, and you will.
I would like to beam down near a single Ak colony! However, as an inconsiderate novice space-explorer, I'm down here with a cold and sneezing in their vague direction.
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>>5214332
Drop the name, it may be something I've played a while back. And thanks.
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>>5214813
https://hellochar.itch.io/mito
i can do one even better
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>>5214712
probably should not go down there due to there being a different atmosphere
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>>5215304
Yep, that's the one I remember, so I suppose it was a subconscious influence.
>>5215333
I'm not sure about that, we're lacking data on atmosphere composition. Going from the OP, I'm considering that this planet works exactly like Earth until told otherwise.
Speaking of, it'd be nice to have some more data like atmosphere, light, day cycle length, seasons, sea states, and other stuff.
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>>5213589
The Ak Fisher uses it's brain as a lure, allowing it to easily catch prey without much effort. This is a near-perfect strategy, the only flaw is that if the Ak cannot react fast enough and the Zyvish manages to snatch up it's brain the Ak will die instantly.
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>Lentis grow more and more seed sprouts.

Lentis end up producing more and more offspring, as the ones that reproduced more came to be more and more numerous, outcompeting their not as prolific ancestors.
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>>5217106
>>5209385
Forgot to reply
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>>5209694
>Grew longer intestines to better absorb nutrients.

After the immense success of this branch, the Zyvilters needed to become more efficient in their energy extraction. And so they grew a bigger gut to accomodate more intestinal tracts to better absorb nutrients.
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>>5213589
A subspecies of Ak Grabber finds itself favoring inlets, lagoons, atolls, and similar fishing "chokepoints". Able to spend days lazily sitting in one spot, scooping up whatever Zyvish pass by.

They develop longer, more muscular arms suitable for snatching up passing Zyvish, and their skull takes on a strange brim to help keep their pale bodies from being roasted in the sun. Their legs, however, become partially vestigial, as their sedentary lifestyle means less energy and nutrients need to be dedicated to locomotion. Their skull brim also makes it difficult to see above them, but since they spend most of the day scanning the water below them, it's an inconsequential sacrifice. So far.
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>>5208760
The shell of these Roches has changed color to blend in better with the sand of the shore
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>>5217196
>Sensory spots around mouth to sense vibrations in the water.

More advanced defensive detection mechanisms have been developed after being more predominantly predated by the Ak Grabbers.
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>>5208773
its front teeth act as a safety net pieces to large to get past them tangling into it handling the largest bits, the ingrown teeth at the sides are bendable swiveling outwards when pressed and creates openings at the sides where medium sized bits get pressed by the flow out, and as a continuation of its mouth cavity mirrored allows it too get rid of any bits stuck in it passing out of the other end instead of slowly building up inside it.
>something something gill slits, nice mouth gril that stuff tangles into can be used as a weapon when trashing, toothed second mouth that pukes
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>>5218870
fuck forgot the picture and i did not mean to post that.
>this variant of the zyvish took a different path only partially fusing its teeth, resulting in openings at the sides where the water can flow getting rid of medium sized bits that where not tangled up in its frontal teeth, but for the more passive bits such as the seeds floating around in the water column there was a drastic mutation a secondary mirrored near vestigial head continuing the mouth cavity letting out only the smallest of bits that eventually would built up leading too death but its only postpones the inevitable
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>>5217783
Rock lives the good life digging into the sand with there backlegs blending in near where the food would eventually end up at the edge of the shore as close as they can to the waterline giving them a headstart for the race.
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>>5217914
The gluttonous Zyvilters Have developed even more their feelers, turning them into essentially windshield wipers to aid in clearing out plant matter from their teeth.

New stud feelers now grow on the end of their tail, aiding in feeling stuff behind them.

A new pair of horizontal tail fins now flow from their tail, making them even more appealing to pottential mates.
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>>5208773
The Zphatish evolved from Zyvish on the simple premise of you dont need to move when you are breathing your food, growing fat its stomach hangs below it a great big sack unable to move under its own power from the spot on the seafloor. it cant move and will NOT move except for ONE thing not too choke to death, its main body hanging over the stomach like a boat to a anchor, will violently jostle up and down side to side squeezing its stomach together, while moving its mouth in a blind panic sending water shooting out hopefully dislodging anything inside or stuck too it
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>>5211655
Roch Rays are a species of Roch Fly who's wings have become more adapt at catching the wind and carrying their tiny bodies significant distances in search for carrion, while expending little energy. Their short fluttering hops becoming lengthy, majestic glides. Though still not proper flight, and requiring decent elevation in order to remain in the air longer.

>>5216119
Ak fishers who manage to survive the evolutionary disaster of using your own brain as bait develop calcified "armor" on their elongated brainstems, leaving them less exposed to quicker prey and tide buffeting alike. Stronger anchor muscles in their skull, allow them to more quickly retract their brains from the water. While not quite as tempting to potential prey, their general lifespans increase significantly.
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>>5208752
>You can beam down and explore the planet! Just ask to beam down with a location, and you will.
I'm curious about what you actually mean by this
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>>5219495
It means that you can explore the planet as if this were a regular quest
Also, I'm back. Day 8 cladogram.
>>5214712
You decide to beam down to a single Ak colony near the shores, at what you can only assume is the decrepit ruins of a fishing city. You will reach the surface shortly.
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>>5213710
These lenti increase their surface area to soak up more sun, gaining what appear to be cusped leaves.
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>>5209385
Focusing more on creating berries some Lenti don't reach the full size of their brethren
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>>5208760
In order to improve their swimming capabilities Searoch have developed a rudimentarily, barely moveable tailfin
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>>5218872
This new Zyvish branch, now called Shank, now switched their diet to be primarily based on meat, since their digestive system now can handle solid matter.
They predate on the fragile Ak-fishers brain stalks.

>flipped upside down for the added flatness on their previous underside that is more useful on the top.
>upper jaw is now positioned a bit futher back, allowing to easier chomping on stuff that comes from above.
>new teeth on the mouth palate.
>a bit more streamlined for added speed.
>color a bit more blue to surprise their prey.
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>>5219301
The Longgut Zyvilter's long gut lets it extract more nutrients from it's food
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>>5214712
You reach the Ak Colony.
>>5215970
So far, observing the planet, you notice that the atmosphere is a bit smoggy but otherwise earthlike. Since theres no moon, you assume that the sea does not have any signicifant tides or waves. The day cycle seems to be a 20-hour cycle. Seasons are mild.
You haven't spotted any Ak right now. They must be inside one of the buildings. Where do you go?
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>>5220144
due to not having anything anything like stomach acid the strange adaptation of crude muscles around the intestines mashing the soft tissue of the brain and letting it soak into the cellwalls along with some soggy dead plant cells without it clogging it up as much that often would have prevented it from feeding on fluids resulting in starving to death. anything consumed is barely processed at all mostly killing plant cells by blocking sunlight, this eating provides no actual energy actually a complete netloss but provides a slight amount of cellular building blocks for its tissues and reproduction.
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>>5220337
>Go inside ruins
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>>5220515
Support>>5220515
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>>5211619
Some of these, living on soft sanded beaches, develop their front legs into appendages used to dig little trenches in the sand from which they extract nutrients. Soft extrusions line the inside to maximize the surface area of the new organs to aid with the effective capture of nutrients
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>>5209385
In order to protect their seeds, some lenti have evolved geocarpy, elongating their nodes as they ripen and burrowing them in the ground as they burst open.
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>>5219306
Having some locomotion proved a successful adaptation for some Zphatish, which developed strong, fatty tentacles to slowly drag them over the sea floor.
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>>5211619
having twice as long legs as its ancestor the Pocn wad into the water further then any other roch species eating vegetation while it still floats on the water actually being less adapted too eating vegetation laying flat with the ground
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>>5208778
it started first with some neurons getting caught onto parts of head growing but this generation after generation became more exaggerated and why? because these strings of neurons and tissue vibrated? it grants them a crude awareness of that something is happening somewhere if sufficiently loud and there are no other disturbances good for knowing were is a roch somewhere but not where.
the growths ads about 20 cm of height making them more noticeable too each other for mating purposes
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>>5216119
Some Ak Fishers go a different direction then >>5216119 and instead gained a rudimentary second brain back where it originally was, with the baitbrain instead controlling the lure. This new brain is still less developed then it's predecessor/counterpart and they need a large amount of calories to meet the energy requirement of having two brains so losing the baitbrain is still a death sentence
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>>5208760
Some Roch develop wider flatter feet which combined with their small size allows them to walk on water for short periods of time
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>>5217712
continuation of the earlier adaptations being refined a bit more a bit more brim growth a more well adjusted nose and symmetrical shoulders too more evenly distribute muscle power. main difference really the only thing that make them different is some skin between the fingers making them a bit better at moving in the water lunging forwards finger scooping water spread apart before closing for less resistance
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>>5220515
You decide to enter the ruins. There appear to be a good amount of Ak in this area.
You about forgot, but Ak can speak.. sort of. It mostly seems to be strings of nu-english they picked up from somewhere. Scholary debate still rages on with whether this actually carrys any meaning, or if Ak are even sentient at all.
You even try to communicate with one
>"Hey buddy! Hows it going?"
To your surprise, he actually manages to respond back
>marvel ak fish red bigot few yes got window fauci
You about decide you've seen enough for the day, but sneeze as you walk back. Within an instant, you see one of the creatures sprout something and die. The other Ak look unnaturally scared, and start panicking. This can't possibly be good.
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>>5224960
A new creature has been introduced to the ecosystem: fungus. Fungi tend to colonize exposed or unprotected organs, messing up the brains of Ak, infesting Lenti, and clogging Zyfish. It's very slow to reproduce, but will likely lead to the extinction of many species over the next few days.
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>>5224962
Can we evolve fungus or is it more of a thread we should evolve creatures to counter?
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>>5208778
The Akup or sometimes called Kuppa, defend against fungal infections by secreted fluids that brain the slosh around in, its coagulants derived from blood in a similar way too mucus but much more watery.
they take advantage of the lack of competition from other aks and set up in fungal infected zones, this defense depends on them not Leaning and spilling there fluids too much, put pressure on them for better balance and agility, such as having a neck and a more protruding jaw too not jostle the skull.
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>>5208773
The Slivish's body is coated in a thin layer of antifungal slime that also makes them taste more bitter
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>>5219364
by the power of pullies the ak fisher eats good snatching up smaller prey
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>>5219657
by the power of wings vibrating rhythmically beating and pulling, they move there rudimentary tailfin a piece of there shell to move in the water instead of being sweeped away with the minor water movement and liquid surface tension. water is now less of a danger but drowning comes fast as usual
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>>5214535
The Cannibal Ak feeds exclusively on the brains of other Aks, plucking them out of their open skulls like fleshy little berries. The Cannibal Ak, like all other Aks, is too stupid to differentiate between Ak species, and thus evolution has saw fit to give these creatures a fleshy covering over their skull to prevent them from eating each other's brains. During the mating season however, the male Ak's braincover will retract, and it will use it's uncovered brain as "bait" to attract females. In this state, the male will attempt to fornicate with any Ak that approaches it, with no regard whether it has a covered skull or not, so homosexual and interspecies matings are still common.
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>>5225075
yes, you can evolve fungus. its a creature, just like everything else.
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Rolled 2 (1d5)

extinction roll
5 = no creatures go extinct today
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Day 15 cladogram
4 creatures have gone extinct
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>>5226954
the puca is related to the pucn
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>>5226954
kek the fungus source
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Rolled 7 (1d10)

extinction roll 2
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7 creatures have gone extinct
>>5227218
fixed
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>>5209385
The shape of the Lenti's seeds has changed to become more hydrodynamic, this does mean however that it takes longer for the seeds to develop and the plant produces less of them at a time
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>>5223677
The brim has developed into a full cover that is much bigger then the brain it protects
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>>5224962
When devoid of moisture, Fungus cysts are able to survive in a desiccated state. They quickly reabsorb water and spread when they sense it, allowing infestations to remain undetected for long periods, until they strike all at once.
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>>5217106
growing taller using there natural near neutral buoyancy the Lentickle sways further up releasing its seed so it has a longer time to float around in the near still waters to not collide with as much ruins until it sinks down the seafloor
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>>5214535
why leave the water?...well other then breathing off course. these ak have transitioned too a mostly zwilter based diet and aquatic lifestyle physically just degenerating as walking on 2 legs is too much effort there nostrils extending pointing downwards acting as a waterlock so they dont drown
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>>5221433
the sudden richness of organic material from fungus and death explodes this species numbers, combing the sands for dead or living organic material strands and granules.
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>>5223082
ak fisher developed head extrusions around its bait controller brain reducing the effect of ambushes trying to grab for that brain
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>>5221449
Zphat volume expands forming nearly a tether between the stomach and body allowing them to bellow larger amounts of liquid
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>>5209694
with the rise of predators there has been a need for speed resulting in increasingly large fins and flippers. with a adjusted filter mouth being angled too the sides instead of being so flat allowing trash to be sweeped off by the currents generated from swimming fast
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>>5230456
floating in the water like bloated corpses the AK buoy, its body and head may only be 51 cm large but has extremely long arms, this horrific air bloated creature floats around on a cushion of its own swollen anatomy held in place by whats left of the head cone around its air filled skull. they swim with there hands or walk along the bottom with the tips of there fingers before striking at prey
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>>5233492
The Lentickles go one step further and shoot for the surface, using a bladder of air at the end of their tubes to float it's arm like a buoy.

A second seed patch is present in the alongated arm.

The abnormally large seeds are a side effect from the excessive growth hormones necessary to reach such sizes.
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>>5238800
This adaptation opens up limitless evolutionary potential, having now unlocked atmospheric air, which is richer in the gasous compounds it uses to photosynthesise.
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>>5223099
Rowch with a simple change messed up its sense of direction flipped onto its back turning its book lung upwards so it does not drown.
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>>5219364
RochReaper generations upon generations of feeding upon the armor and flesh of other Roch dropped by the AK has accustomed there diet and stomach to flesh. they blend in among there relatives wings covering there bodies muddling up there profile, so closely related there scent is masked, UNTIL they Strike forelimbs clasping onto prey eating them alive with there longer mouths reaching down between claws
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>>5211655
Showing there genetic fitness among each other males grow big showy exaggerated flashy antennae a handicap showing there survival skills and ability to feed themselves, impressing the females that blend in near perfectly among Rochfly. as you would expect this splash of color makes the males easy to identify and hunt
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>>5219364
Their main predators, disguised as regular Rochs, are a twisted menace.
With it's deceitful nature it could surprise them at any time, revealing it's dangerous talons and voracious appetite.
Now, though, the Roch have an incredible arsenal of detection. Equipped with longer, and more sensitive antenae, and pair of glands that produce a sweet smell they now can sense regular fellows by smell. Not only that, they can also spot their terrors by visual queues, with the newly evolved iridescent covering of their shells, regular Rochs display a beautiful sheen that the Reapers can't reproduce.
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>>5219589
Cusped leaves POP out increasing surface area in upwards with all the bumps merging with the reproductive organs simplifying there growth pattern.
the seedlings get a early start with there own leaf strand sprouting before they detach and float away getting them a advantage over other seeds growing over them before they can sprout securing them there place.
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>>5225144
The AKtards came to be because of their newly aquired appetite of the sweet tasting bugs.

>It's way more convenient to eat at ground level if you're shorter
>It's way easier to just lick your food into your mouth
>you don't need complex appendages to lick stuff to death
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>>5242181
>size update
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>>5241786
Majestic perfumer rochrays larger glands protrude exoskeletal extensions from the pores on the Elytron forming nozzles all this too spray there scented fluids from engorged glands and why? too attract others of there kind as safety comes in numbers, alone they are easy pickings not able too create large openings to get away with a snack or a ambush instead of being someone else, while there are more mouths to share between its enough too fill all there bellies
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>>5211655
sroch flym feed upon the rotten old seeds and failed sprouts that have come too the waterline, they extend there time under the water with soggy cardiovascular fluid filled wings never pumping up and hardened fanned by wingcases to absorb minute amounts of oxygen out of the water, there spiracles stuffed with bristles keeping the water at bay mostly preventing them from drowning but both working on the principle of osmosis too replace air as there exhalations diffuse into the water around them they are not small or efficient enough too be fully aquatic small labored "breaths" for survival