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>> No.21960119

1. Wezar. A close cousins of the desert dwelling wespars. They are solitary ambush predators, who kill their prey with their stinger.

2. Wlouz. Perhaps the last surviving member of the winged flouz lineage. They lack proper eyes, though they have many light sensitive patches on their skin. Because of this, they use their keen sense of smell and touch to navigate. Their wings allow them to move with relative speed, and their long tentacle arms allow them to grab and constrict small prey. Like many flouz descendants, they posses light organs, which they mostly use to confuse both prey and predators.

3. Lasmar. Close relative to the desert bound usmals. The lasmals are slow, mud dwelling critters who use their raspy tongue to feed on plant matter and detritus.

>> No.21960152
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4. Torrog. A cousin of the burrogs. These heavily armored and slow creatures move in small groups. They are mostly herbivorous, though they will occasionally eat smaller creatures, if they catch them.

5. Hops. A primitive hoppa species, whose ancestors were blown to the central continent in their floating larval stage. These small hoppas are mostly nocturnal, using their light organs to illuminate their way. They are opportunistic omnivores, who move in small herds.

6. Snaruu. Slow moving and extremely poisonous colonial organism who live in humid places. They use their poison tongue to defend themselves and even attack other critters. They feed by crawling over their food, and releasing digestive acids which melt their food into slurry that they can then absorb trough their skin.

7. Swaho. Another colonial organism, which lives in water. Uses it's fins to move and it's small tentacles to filter food from water.

8. Stingar. A fast, eel like kuckar descendant, which uses it's sharp "face" to pierce the skin or trunk of the target, and then inject it's digestive juices inside of it, so the creature can then suck up the liquefied innards. They are omnivores, feeding equally on plant roots that reach to water, and on animals.

>> No.21960163

((see the lower set of things...that look like plants.))

1. Kakt. A close cousin of the kaskus. The kakt has a long trunk/leaf that resembles a tube. Inside the tube resides the kakt's spore poles. The kakt is most common in windy areas, as there the spores get around the best. The plant's defense against herbivores is it's hard skin.

2. Mugar. A yantar species that grows one great mug like leaf, that gathers water. It too, reproduces by spores, which are emitted by the long wispy "tentacles" that grow from it.

3. Lras. Hrass descendant, which stores excess nutrients in pulps in it's roots.

4. Freolla. Evola plant which has ring like leaves growing from it's segmented trunk. The topmost cup like leafs house the spore emitters of the plant.

5. Yaced. A fungal organism with limited mobility. Grows in murky and humid places, decomposing detritus. It can move it's fungal roots around slowly, trough hydraulic pressure. It spreads trough spores.

6. Chan. A cousin of the cho plants. It's thick and hard leafs protect it's juicy main trunk, in which it stores nutrients.

>> No.21960178

Grab a life form, edit it in MS paint, It does not have to be a master piece, then post it back up here. For bonus points, tell a little story involving interaction with other life forms. "creature X preys more on creature Y, develops this feature". have fun.

Discussion thread
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>> No.21960424
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Snaarus develop a larger tongue which they use to attack Wezars.

>> No.21960981
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Wezars develop a long proboscis to get at the nectar of the sugar Kakt. The sugar would normally nourish it's spores as they journey to get to new locations, but now nourish the Wezar. The spores cling to it's face and fall off over time, allowing the species to propagate.

>> No.21961536
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The Yeced Fungus evolve to move faster, so as to facilitate scavenging carrion and dead plant matter.

>> No.21961833
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The Yeced accumulate a huge surplus of nutrition from their boost in mobility and intake, and such bounty must not be wasted.
The solution is to adorn a storage cap on each sprouting body, under which are an array spore-emitting gills that developed from its primitive pores.

>> No.21962230
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a breed of Snaaru develops a lower stance and refined sense of smell, to search for the nutrient packed Yeced. It should be noted their knees bend outward instead of forward, with most forward movement being achieved from the hips/ shoulders. They can sidestep quite quickly.
The Midget Freolla could not disperse it's spores as easily, as the taller kin. Developing a sweet nectar, it attracts the wezars.
The wlouz cannot easily support it's own weight as it grows older, a flaw in the species. A second set of wings compensates, but eventually the gas filled body relies on a combination of fluttering wings, gas lift, hopping and walking.
The Hops develop fuzzy feet, but this simply hides the reality of three razor sharp talons, only one of which is exposed. They have moved from nocturnal omnivores, to pack predators who still eat vegetation.

>> No.21962398
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Competition for light is tough where there are huge forests. Freollas that had larger "leaves" got more light and had better chances to survive. Freolla leaves grow larger.

>> No.21963231
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A branch of the Lrass evolves to better survive on the fringes of the jungle, where the desert begins. They gain a waxy outer coating to preserve moisture, and it makes them look lighter in color as well. Their bulbs also become more important, and they grow in size and number now, storing water in addition to nutrients

>> No.21963270
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An ofshot of the original yaced evolve a more complex sporangial aparatus.

>> No.21963328
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The evolution of the sporangia continues as it loses it's supporting stalk, however it produces a lot more spores as it did before.

>> No.21963372
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Swaho evolve a longer tentacle apparatus to increase the filtering efficiency.

>> No.21963437
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The increased food intake enables the swaho to increase fin size. These fins are very flat, and easy to break. So when a predator attacks a swaho, it may survive if it targets the fragile fins.

>> No.21963458

Torrog, you mean.

Also, a breed of Torrog maintain their ancestral legs, with hind legs becoming more muscular in order to propel the creature along the ground faster. This new breed uses quick ambush tactics to overcome unprepared small prey.

The larger amounts of meat in their diet support the muscle change, but the lack of plant based minerals cause their armor to become less dense, more like a leathery shell.

Will someone please draw this? I have no skills with paint.net or anything ;_;

>> No.21963478
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Lasmars develop longer eye stalks that allow them to better observe their environment.
Their raspy tongues also grow longer, and become slightly dexterous, allowing them to grab and drag food into safer places, where they can eat in peace.

>> No.21963552
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The yaced evolve longer roots to facilitate better nutrient absorption. This coupled with their advanced sporangia enable them to produce more spores.

>> No.21963591

The swaho evolve filaments that increase the effective area of their feeding tentacles.

>> No.21963598
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Forgot to attack picture.

>> No.21963639
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Here you go!

>> No.21963659

Beat me to it!

>> No.21963660

You are a saint, sir!

>> No.21963688
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The mushroom-sniffing Torrog decides the delicious fruit of the Yaced is worth tearing through yards of hardy roots and develops a pair of blunt, tough tusks to do just that.

>> No.21963788
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When yaced move, they lose their fungal filaments which make up most their feeding surface. The yaced usually takes time to reabsorb these filaments before migrating. However, when a new feeding spot is found, time is needed to grow these appendages again. The yaced are not the only decomposers, so in order to better compete with them, they have volved filamental sacks. In these sacks fungal filaments grow to a coiled shape, while the sack gains internal pressure. When it is needed, these sacks burst open, lashing out filaments over the nutrition rich area, enabling the yaced to immediatly start feeding with an increased absorbing capacity.

>> No.21963844
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Losing the sporangia to the occasional Torrog rampage increases selection over the yashed.
It answers by evolving harder, stronger spores. These new type of spores don't get digested, and when the Torrog does what you need to do after a good meal, voila the spores are on top of some delicious material.

>> No.21963944
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Some yaced go on another route. They start to evolve strong neurotoxins able to instakill a full grown Torrog in a mere seconds. This is very benefical for the yaced, because soon there will be a lot of decomposing food nearby.

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>> No.21963988
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Thanks to the increased food intake, the swaho grow bigger.

>> No.21964055
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This strain of yaced shall be known as yaffle.
The yaffle evolves a bigger and more tasty sporangia, making it a prime meal. This facilitates the reproduction of the yaffle, however creating this sporangia takes a lot of energy, so the fungus "flowers" a lot less.

>> No.21964129
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The swaho face an increased predation to their minimal size increase and growing abundance. To combat this, they start to form large groups when feeding. Between the meals they lie attached to different substances, usually roots or stones.

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A breed of stingars adapts to eating swahos.
They swarm their victims, ramming to their frail bodies, with their sharp and barbed face, tearing pieces of flesh with them while releasing their digestive juices. They use a tongue like appendage to drag the pieces of flesh attached to the barbs, to their mouths.

These swarms can quickly render a swaho into liquefied mess of shredded and melting flesh, that the swarm then ravenously feasts upon, sucking up the slurry to their maws.

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The Chan gains a hard coating on its trunk, making it undesirable unless something finds the leaves tasty. But they're so hard! Maybe someone can evolve to eat those leaves...

>> No.21964221
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The killer fungus evolves primitive ambulacral legs, to facilitate it's movement through the soil or over the surface.

>> No.21964282
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To combat the increased stingar predation the swaho gain a thick mucus layer that tastes bad, and is sticky.

>> No.21964291
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Oh my! Some of the freolas have contracted an infection! It causes foul smelling goop to be excreted in the spore cups. The infections don't kill the freolas, but the goop does tend to collect some spores, making it more difficult for the Freolas to spread.

>> No.21964307
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The Yaffle becomes the staple diet of the Yaffle-Hunter Torrog and they all spend their days actively seeking their favoured fancy.

Though they may seem formidable, the pair of long claws on a Yaffle-Hunter's front paws are in fact very nimble and delicate; they're used to remove the Yaffle fruit without disrupting the mycelium, which means more Yaffles in the future.

Yaffle-Hunters have also cottoned on to the relationship between defecation and Yaffles, albeit as a "put poop here, receive Yaffles later" kind of idea, but it leads to communal dumping grounds between gangs of Yaffle-Hunters, and the start of a herd mentality.

>> No.21964324
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The yaffle evolves an organ that gives of a highly concentrated stench when the yaffle's sporangia are ripe.

>> No.21964340 [DELETED] 
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Due to a strange mutation, a new breed of mugars is born.
The tower mugars grow multiple mug leafs atop of another, and thus growing far taller than the singe leaf mugars. The tower mugars gain increased water storage capacity as well as more light due to their new found structure.

>> No.21964354
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Due to a strange mutation, a new breed of mugars is born.
The tower mugars grow multiple mug leafs atop of another, and thus growing far taller than the singe leaf mugars. The tower mugars gain increased water storage capacity as well as more light due to their new found structure.

>> No.21964363
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A hero comes! Over a few generations, some base lines hops become attracted to the smelly goop that harrases the freolas. They deperatley climb the trunks to get at the goop, which it turns out is filled with a couple rare nutrients. A hops will stick its tentacles in the spore cup, and then lick the goop off its tentacles. This also spreads freola spores all over the creature, allowing freolas to spread farther and faster.

What beneficial relationship! Infection, plant and animal working together!

>> No.21964430
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The yaffle evolves an alternative, sessile phenotype. This type of yaffle only grows at the communal dumps of the Torrog. It creates more sporangia, makes them more often, and has a strong stem to support itself.
It tastes almost like it's free living brethren, but there is a difference, making some bolder Torrog to hunt "wild" free-moving yaffle because those taste a bit better.

>> No.21964482
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Some of the stingars use their sharp "face" to puncture hide of large animals and then use their digestive juices to dig way inside them. Once inside the stingar starts to feast on innards of the animal while it is still alive.

>> No.21964492
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The neurotoxic yaced create toxin secreting spores. When coming in contact with a wet enviroment be it a mucous membrane or just a pool the spores release the killer toxins creating dead food to grow upon.

>> No.21964574
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In some cases the mucus layer of two animals may merge. This later leads to chains of swahos that swim and feast together.

>> No.21964594

>Picture-less fluff update

As the Yaffles play such a big role in the life and times of a Yaffle-Hunter, it comes as no surprise they are incorporated into their mating ritual.

During the breeding season, a male Yaffle-Hunter will go on a journey to find the biggest wild Yaffle he can. Once found, he fights his instinct to devour the delicious fungus and instead guards it with his life from other males.

When the female is ready to mate, she will make her own journey and track the scent of wild Yaffle. Upon finding one, if there is a male, she will judge the size of his Yaffle and if satisfied, allow him to mate; if she is unsatisfied, she will just move on. If she comes across a Yaffle with no male, she will eat it there and then, thus damaging the chances of incompetant males to breed.

>> No.21964632

i think it would be interesting to do an EVO game with actual earth animals

>> No.21964722
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The wild yaffle phenotype evolves a more complex stench creating organ. When ripe the stench also incorporates some feromons mimicing those used by the Yaffle-Hunters.

>> No.21964779
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Swahos forming a Hoswarm grow appendages to each other through the thick mucus layer. Through these appendages by the means of chemicals the swarms movement can be coordinated.

>> No.21965033
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Because infected Freollas require hops to spread themselves, tall and straight freollas can't spread so easily as they are too hard to climb for hops. This is why shorter or more curvy infected freollas are easier for hops to feed on and thus spread more.

>> No.21965049
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The toxoced creates complex sporangia to facilitate the dispersal of the increased amount of spores. This also comes with a behavioural change. The toxoced only moves around the open, does not enter the soil anymore. It can be found in dark and humid places such as caves, or under great roots. When something nears the toxoced it reacts by ejecting a cloud of toxic spores.After this the corpse is left to rot a bit, then the adult form begins to feed, while inside the corpse the younger generation emerges.

>> No.21965092
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While they still eat a lot of the goop produced by freolas, some hops find that swahoos are a plentiful source of food. Their tentacle bristles become shorter, which allows them to more easily catch swahoos while wading out in swamps and rivers, and still allows for easily scooping freola goo.

>> No.21965279
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A specific type of Hoswarm is starting to form a tighter bond. 3 swahos join their appendages to create a super colonial organism. The bridges formed by the 3 animals participating enable them to act as a single organism.

>> No.21965405
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Long chains of swahos forming the Hoswarm create bigger junctions, but keep their indivudality. These colonial swahos have larger tails to facilitate the movement of the colony.

>> No.21965504
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While some freolas have become dependent on Hops spreading their spores, others, while currently less common, managed to reproduce by having larger spore-emitters which didn't get completely stuck in the goo from infection.

>> No.21965518
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These changes in behaviour lead to radical changes in morpology to better suit the new lifestyle of the toxoced. It evolves 4 strong tentacle like roots with advanced hydraulic systems. It only grows feeding filaments when enough decomposing food is around.
Competiton emberges between the adult form and of the spores. To combat this, the fungus creates infertile toxic spores and less and less fertile ones, however these have an increased survival chance and are bigger.

>> No.21965650
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The wild phenotype of the yaffles have evolved a self maturing sporangia. When the time comes, the sporangia detaches itself from the parent fungus with nutrition reservoirs. The fungus actively chooses a good place for the sporangia. It ripes alone, near the surface or on it, usually the stench organ pointing skyward. The parent fungus begins growing another sporangia immediately after losing the previous one.

>> No.21965734
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Hotris evolve primitive eyes to better suit their free moving lifestyle.

>> No.21965819
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The Hoswarm units create a more extensive mouth aparatus, thus increasing their feeding efficiency.

>> No.21966241
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The toxoced creates a great central body, that is essentially a unicellular survival organ, that stores nutritions. It shell is much harder than the fragile body of the fungus. If the conditions are turning dry, or there is no food around, the fungus may revert to this spore like state, only to reemerge later if the conditions are right again. This large "spore" is also very toxic.

>> No.21966320

I think it might be time for a moratorium on evolving the yaced ofshoots. Other creatures need some love.

>> No.21966484
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Overall, it would be better if people made splinter species, instead of constantly evolving one species towards certain goal.
Think what kinds of changes would allow the creature to fulfill some niche, and then apply them. This way, a single species can evolve into many new ones, by filling different niches.

Anyways, here is a new snaruu species.

The Mega snaruu, as it's name implies, is a big and strong snaruu species. It evolved to survive in slightly drier environments, such as the river banks of the plains, where snaruus had harder time surviving, due to the dry season. The increase in size was due to the need for the snaruus to protect themselves, as they could not rely on their numbers in the drier regions, as well as to increase their strength.
These snaruus hibernate underneath the river mud during the dry season, as they require water to properly function.
They are omnivores, that also eat detritus, though they have some predator tendencies, as they use their 3 poison tongues to kill any smaller critters that wander too close to them.

>> No.21966588
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You will become my steed.

>> No.21966753
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Hotris units evolve better adaptations regarding their junctions and a faster lifestyle. The tails have became divided and much longer. When the Hotris swims fast it creates a unique spinning movement pattern.

>> No.21967157
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As a result of predation from a predatory cousin, the back shell of the Torrog extends down to cover the vulnerable shoulders.
(From baseline)

Like glunds, the shell is actually the torrog's exposed spinal column.

>> No.21967327
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The Leatherbacks become more dependant on their back legs and, soon their front legs become arms, which they use for grasping prey, or in some cases, shredding with their new claws. They've also become a bit more slimmed, with a smaller, less humped back, and a neck for greater ease in biting prey.

Pic is courtesy of nad. Neck and back were altered by me to make them a bit more predatory

>> No.21967447
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The feeding filament of the Hotris units cover the whole mucus sack now, creating some sort of digestive cavity. Also, bio luminescent organs appear on their tails. These organs produce a fluorescent goo, made by symbiotic bacteria. Hotris may release this goo, leaving a spiraling trail of luminescence behind.

>> No.21967869
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The front tentacles of the Talon Hop become stronger and develop a hooked claw. While hunting Torrogs, they'd often have to try flipping them over to expose the bottom of their neck.

To hunt, they jump on the torrog's back, hook around the shell, and hang off the side, trying to rock the creature until it flips onto its back. Others of the pack will then try to hold it down from righting itself and then strike at the now exposed vulnerable points.

I assume that these Hops live in the plains, while the other lives in the swampy jungle.

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Some Lras begin to spread by stemming off from their root systems.

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>> No.21971276
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The Mugar Towers need a place to store all the water they're collecting. They develop a sponge like root system, that instead of absorbing water, it's dedicated to storing water, and leeching minerals from the soil. It also helps that they keep the Mugar Towers more stable

>> No.21972153
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An offshoot of the Wezar baseline that evolves a stronger pair of mandibles to facilitate it latching onto prey and staying on to repeatedly sting it with its stinger.

>> No.21973086
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Others Hops in the plains begin to shift towards eating more vegetation again. To deal with predators such as the Talon Hop and the Leatherback Torrog, they fight them off with their own talons if just running won't work. The position of their legs shifts to a different point to improve balance while running.

>> No.21973122 [DELETED] 

I remember the very first thread. That was fun. Now I'm just confused.

I also remember spamming baddass murder-jellyfish evolutions onto the Flouz. Also coming up with the name Flouz. I love where they're going right now.

>> No.21973944
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Talon hops develop a furry frill, and fuzzy pom pomps on the end of their tentacles. They use these as "swabs" marking their territory with pheromones as they go.

>> No.21973958
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Behold, after many generations of living off of nectar we have the Flutter Wezar. It uses large false eyes on it's wings to scare off would be predators as it cruises around from plant to plant.

>> No.21973973
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Snaruu's begin to crawl towards the drier climates with a thicker more opaque skin. The Snaruu Alphas hunt lesser snaruu species with their powerful retractable/ extendable jaws.

>> No.21973995
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the woluz's limbs become air filled, with numerous little internal flap like valves. This allows them once more to fly, and now grab with greater dexterity. A downside is that they can no longer strangle prey like they used to, instead skimming the surface of water for creatures like the stingar, using their surgically sharp beak to cut off the head of the creature.

>> No.21974191
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introducing the Murgar death maw. Looks like a nice place to have a drink, but then it slams shut.

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>> No.21974671
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A challenger appears! A torrug variant who is immune to the toxins of the fungi happily eats them, building up lethal doses within it's own body, making it deadly to other animal.s Slow to breed, they are a rare sight.

>> No.21975217
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glowing tails to light their way at night. also...i cant help myself.

>> No.21975242
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Hoptors. pack predators that will migrate from the edge of the desert to the heart of the jungle. Powerful foot talons can rend flesh or find purchase on uneven terrain. a single claw is hidden in each "pompom".

>> No.21975251
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mud stingars are amphibious and will attack land animals, burrowing into their guts.

>> No.21975263
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Two new lasmar species that evolved from the stalk eye lasmar.

In order to avoid competition, and find more food, some lasmars began leaving their muddy riverside homes, and moved to the plains. These lasmars, over time, evolved stronger legs that allowed them to move faster. In order to avoid predators, these defenseless creatures also became nocturnal, and thus developed larger eyes in order to see in the dark. These cat sized walking slug creatures graze on plants of the plains and forest floors during night, moving in small herds.

Other lasmars continued to adapt to their niche as mud crawling detritus eaters. They grew fatter, and bigger, their legs started to atrophy as they began spending more and more time almost completely submerged in mud, only their eye stalks above the surface, monitoring their surroundings. If danger approaches, these mudgrubs will quickly submerge their eyes and lay perfectly still, in order to hide from predators.
The mudgrubs feast on detritus and all kinds of other organic stuff they find in the mud of the riversides. They reproduce extremely rapidly, as the lethality rate of these defenseless creatures is very high.

>> No.21976018
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The limited number of remaining toadstool yaced species, pressured by specialized Torrog predators, becomes nocturnal. The cap of the Ghost Yaced collapses onto the body of the fungus during the day to hide. At night, the cap extends up to reveal a faint bio-luminescent glow.

>> No.21976062
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Some of the chen plants grow very large, due to the fact that herbivores rarely eat them. Eventually, these tall chen plants diverge into a species of their own, chemneys that use their height to better disperse their seeds, which have small wings so they can catch wind and spread far and wide.

>> No.21976222
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Some of the Wlouz in time have evolved to have stronger tentacles than before. this helps them to take hold of their prey and grab branches to relax on them.

>> No.21976572
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The larvae was weak, numerous defects in the make up of it's own fragile life. Sometimes though you cant account for luck. While the larvae who were more active wriggled and tried to thrive, they attracted the attention of predators, and were eaten. Onward it drifted amid the ocean currents until it landed in a shallow area of a salt bog. There was little in the way of danger. The slug like creatures regarded it with casual disinterest, to small to be of threat. Well, this little fucker survived, off of decaying vegetaiton, then small life forms, then those slugs. A lack of pigment, ability to smell, functioning light organs and malformed legs gave rise to a near constant use of it's own tentacles. It lived out it's entire life never knowing it's own kind. It died shortly after the stress of laying a clutch of it's own larvae who repeated the process, over and over again, saying in this one location. The shorter life expectancy, and albinism could not be helped, but those with stronger legs eventually survived, and overcame, developing a communication of strange shrieks, clicks and howls, the music of the jungle. One day, the pink fleshed creatures crept through the canopies, and through the foliage, to spread out into new territory.

>> No.21976903

an offshoot of stingar develop a taste for chemney plants. They have a series of small hook like legs and very sharp jaws they use to climb the plant and burrow inside them. they don't kill the plants
<s>no picture, will make one soon</s>

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>> No.21978596

A small change with big consequences, the Leatherbak Torrog's new tasty leather armor attracts larger predators. Now assuming the role of prey for the first time in it's evolutionary history, the Leatherback's spine begins to straighten and stand up, helping it maneuver as it takes to the trees to avoid new predators. It's sharp claws, once helpful in catching small prey, become short and blunted. The leather shell that once protected the spine is gone, leaving only moderately tough hide behind. The fingers and toes extend, providing extra grip as the new Forrog swings from branch to branch.

>> No.21979186
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As Wlouzes mass grows so does their wings grow in time to support that newly gained strength.

>> No.21980397
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Just to mention this again, the shell IS the spine.

>pic is an ancestor

>> No.21982094
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The Ghost Yaced's bio-luminescent glow grows giving off a stronger blue light. This light now comes from both the spore frills under the cap, and the fungal filaments.

>> No.21982272
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The yaffle hunter torrogs that don't become these guys >>21974671(lets call them Grenogs), switch to two new food sources. Their lower horn objects slowly combined with their face to form a hard beak that can chomp through the chans, giving them an exclusive food source again. However, in the time between evolving to eat chans and their previous form, they survived on lras pods and Tower Mug roots. Their claws are no longer delicate, but spade like, for digging up those tasty roots and pods

>> No.21983172

Yaffle and Toxoced are two different species, so because the Grenogs feed on Toxoced, Yaffle-Hunters can continue their yaffle hunting days. But that does not mean some of them can't form a new herbivore species.

>> No.21983355
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A little branch of from this. Not all the Leatherbacks take to the trees. Some continue their predatory lifestyle, and their bodies change to become fully suited for hunting. They are larger and stronger now, and their spines have receded into their backs, making them more manuverable. Only an area of leathery skin remains on their heads, which is flushed with blood during mating season for both sexes.

Behold: The Leatherheads. Our first Dinosaurs

>> No.21983439
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To combat the occasional Grenog treat, some Toxoced alter their neurotoxin, forming a strong hallucinogenic substance. If a Grenog shows up, they release spores that contain this drug. While the Grenog is tripping the Toxoced tries to get away. Another adaptation is the enchantment of the central "spore". It gains additional thickness, and it's material gets stronger thanks to metalic salts and specialized protein structures. Even if a Grenog eats the Toxoced, it leaves it's central core intact, such is the strength of the sphere.

>> No.21983865
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The three individuals that make up the Hotris entity enter a path of specialisation. First it is only apparent at the chemical level, but this soon leads to some color alternation.
A few facts about Hotris reproduction.
The Hotris is a super organism, made of three colonial organisms. Each of these colonies releases their own eggs. From the eggs hatch unicellular flagellates. These seek out each other and merge to form a cilliated amoeba like structure with multiple nuclei from the different cells that merged. Some gene transfer occurs at this point, making room for some adaptive genetic processes. The mature "amoebas" find each other on some substrate and create the colony that will later form a monolarvae. These larvae swim freely, when they have matured enough, they find each other, merge into triplets, which later grow into adult Hotris forms.

>> No.21984335
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The swahos making the Hoswarm no longer resemble their ancestors. They have adapted to the colonial lifestyle. Each unit is still autonomus, not merged they only stick together. Their mucus protective layer surrounds them all. They have evolved long feeder tentacles that search for detritus and small animals and plants.Their bodies became bulbous and they have grown a long tail. The Hoswarm swims in a manner as a worm moves the last animal starts the movement, it's neighbor continues and so on.

>> No.21984614
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The Ghost Yaced's fungal filaments are no longer lost when the Yaced has moved on. Now, the filaments enter a hibernative state when not connected to the fungal body. While hibernating, the filaments are covered with new debris and detritus that can be quickly absorbed upon the fungus' return.

Because of this new behavior, the Ghost Yaced group together, and form rings of fungus, usually in sheltered, damp overhangs or shallow caves.

>> No.21984794
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The Lras bulbs become even bigger, and now Lras is mostly immune to even the longest of droughts. It also becomes an even better nutrient source for the Parrotfaces

>> No.21985021
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The Forrog is on its way. I'm working on it right now. So don't anybody steal this from me. I think this is the first time I've ever tried to redesign a creature from scratch, and I want to do this one.

Sorry if that sounded a bit hostile. In the meantime, have a less crappy version of the Leatherhead

>> No.21985117
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With more predators moving into the forests, the two other Hops species develop their own methods of survival.

For those spending all of their time on solid ground, those which blended into the environment better survived more often.


The river hops began hiding in the waters where they hunted swahos. Those with longer breathing tubes had less chances of accidentally inhaling water while hiding. They poke their top eye above the surface to check if it's safe to leave the water.
Of course here, there's the issue of stingars.

>> No.21985275
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BAM! Done with forrogs. I'd suggest that Forrogs be considered to exist in a variety of less humanoid forms than this, which would make up for our lack of tree dwellers.

>> No.21986605
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as the Torrogs move rather slowly, the Wezars with stronger pincers, Lets call them Pincer-Wezar, have begun to make them a staple of their diets. To combat the Torrog's stronger hides, they Pincer-Wezar's tails have increased in weight, allowing their stingers to be whipped at brutal forces to punch through their hides and get to the softer flesh beneath.

>> No.21987169

and by hides i meant to say their shells

>> No.21987625
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The Snaruu begin to localize their poison into boil like growths with a flimsy membrane that is easily broken. These growths are highly pressurized and when broken spray the poison outward from the attacked Snaruu.

>> No.21988039
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To protect the group's collective resources from any scavenging animal, the Ghost Yaced develop a hard chitinous shell on their caps, ringed with sharp spikes. These Yaced are now called Crown of Thorns Yaced.

In addition to the defensive adaptations, the Crown of Thorns Yaced also has limited chemical communication between individuals through a chemical transfer via fungal filaments. These basic communications allow for the sharing of food or danger location information.

Obviously because the chemical transfer couldn't take place through dry hibernating filaments, the Crown of Thorns Yaced has to be near the individual it is communicating with. Information is quickly shared between localized individuals, with long distance communication slow, due to individuals having to physically move close enough to make the transfers.

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>> No.21991151
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Grenogs develop a few new traits. A slightly larger bulk, and a long tail. when approaching the Toxoced, it will turn around and begin "sweeping" with it's tail, then smacking with it's tail to get at the central spore's internal pulp. Not always successful, it will eat the spore whole. it's digestive track stripping off the outer layers of the spore, where it will eventually pass and repeat the cycle anew. It should be noted that sometimes Genrogs will happy bound into a Toxoced with no intention of eating it, only to inhale the hallucinogenic spores then go off on their way. They still enjoy Yaced as well.

>> No.21992856
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Certain Ghost Yaced develop a large amount of pressure inside, when threatened by the Grenogs or others, they will explode. This cap will often fly a fair distance, propagating the fungi.

>> No.21994761
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Some talon hops in the past found themselves in the mountain range to the east. Over time, the old gas sacks in their bodies became enlarged, making them lighter. From this, these hops had became able to jump higher and climb easier. The float gasses also cause them to fall slightly slower than other things, but not by much.
The downside is that it becomes more difficult to run without deflating the chambers first.

Over time, the diets of the mountain hops begin to include more plants again.

>> No.21995011
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The Singar that live in Chemney plants start to display coloration matching the plant, they also get smaller, their tails become shorter and fatter

>> No.21995036

just out of interest how big are these things compared to each other?

>> No.21995242

Not entirely sure.
Torrogs could be anywhere between the size of a pig to to a grizzly bear.
Hops I'm guessing are somewhere between a child and an adult.
Wlouz looks small, but they descended from something huge. Not sure at all.
Wezar are probably like those giant insects back in the Carboniferous era.
I think the rest are pretty small.
I have no idea about the plants though.

>> No.21995521

no picture development. The inside of some Ghost Yaceed stalks is lined with hundreds of small hard spore pods.When the stalk explodes, these pods fly out as neon glowing fragmentation. Thus was born the Grenade Yaceed.

>> No.21995586
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Some of the 4 winged wlouz over time adapt to an more active hunting style. Instead of slowly drifting trough the canopies, hanging their long tentacles and waiting for their keen senses to detect something nearby to grab, this new breed of wlouz actively seeks out prey.
They use a newly developed, primitive echolocation to detect small prey, such as floating larval hops, that they grab straight from the air.

They have also developed more centralized patches of light sensitive skin, so they can better communicate with each other trough their light organs.

>> No.21995872

The Ulbus plant (#5) grows in harsh regions where water and nutrients are rarities. They are common in dry wastelands. Becuase of this they never grow more than knee-height.

The Ulbus (uhl-buss) begins to develop a sort of nutirent storage system, so that it can survive on past nutrients. Basically, a starchy aboveground tuber. A potato on a stem.

>> No.21996015
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Captcha sustains itself on my pictures, the glutonous FIEND!

>> No.21996075
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Under high evolutionary pressure, the Toxoced further adapts to the Grenog threat. The central spore gets nearly unbreakable even by the biggest Grenogs, so they have to swallow it more often. The tentacles get longer and their hidraulic ambulacral system starts to resemble a hydraulic muscle system. This causes the movement of the Toxoced to quicken. The sporangia sink into the bulbous ends of the tentacles, but appear at their ends as well. This way the Toxoced may direct it's various spore showers towards a specific target.
A new type of microspores appear, that come in great numbers. These are harmless to other creatures, but work as a smoke grenade, giving time for the Toxoced to escape. These smoke spores are usually used together with a rapid escaping behaviour. The Toxoced quickly coils the tentacles under itself, and jumps away under a screen of smoke spores. Not to mention this spore smoke maybe also deadly and/or trippy.

>> No.21996140

I'm laughing my ass off at the ideas that Grenogs find these things incredibly fun, like some kind of lsd-dispensing, semi-sentient chew toy.

>> No.21996290
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The Pincer-Wezar further adapt to their surroundings. With their primary food source being the slower moving Torrogs, the Pincer-Wezar's attack method begins to shift. They move away from their typical attack of high speed flight, slamming into their enemies and begin to be more stationary ambush predators. They wait motionless among the various fauna, leaping into flight when the enemy. Reflecting this change in hunting style, the Pincer-Wezar's legs have fused into larger, stronger legs to facilitate their leaps, and their wings have begun to shrink, changing to be suited for short bursts of speed rather than sustained flight.

>> No.21996468
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Deleted the picture, thinking that I uploaded the wrong thing.

>> No.21996519
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The colonies making up the Hotris further enhance their specialization. One unit starts to become the stomach and storage for the three of them. The tails shorten, the eyes starts to regress, however they gain more bulk and stronger, longer feeding tentacles. Another unit becomes the propellant of the Hotris. It gains more and longer tails. The field of view becomes greater. The third unit becomes the protector of the Hotris. Secreting most of the protective mucus and growing a set of protective tentacles this unit also starts to regress the tail tentacles.

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>> No.21996578

I demand to know what this is, because if I'm the only one seeing it, I think I brewed the wrong tea.

>> No.21996688
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>> No.21996728
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Chemney Stingar start to form colonies inside the plants, once main 'queen' takes up residence in the central spore producing part of the plant

>> No.21996732

Well it is a supercolony consisting of three swaho descendants that merge together forming a trisymmetric being. Soon the symmetry will be no more, because each subunit started to specialize in a task.
And I wish I had any tea at all.

>> No.21996783
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The Snaruu's toxin boils bloat further, becoming engorged with their toxic secretions. The membrane begins to toughen slightly, except for small spots which are significantly weaker, which causes a higher probability of the eruption of toxin to be aimed by the Snaruu. The membranes also grow back rather quickly, taking about a day to recuperate the lost fluid.

>> No.21996914
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Over time, the walking lasmars further adapt to their new niche. These herbivorous slug like creatures develop stronger legs, starting to rely more on the 4 center pairs of legs for movement, while their front and back limb pairs develop into small graspers.
This new body configuration allows them to gait away from predators faster, as well as carry food around.

Their small herds still scatter around the forests and plains during nights, grazing on the plantlife while hiding under foliage and roots during days.

>> No.21997389
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Over time, the Mud Grubs begin to grow small patches of grass-like fur that simulates the short grasses that grow in the mud pits where they live.

>> No.21997526
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A splinter species of the tower mugars emerges, that grows the additional "mugs" in clusters, instead of towers.
These plants thrive in dryer conditions, as it can collect rain water more efficiently than the tower variant, due to it's new structure.

>> No.21997880
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The yaced-hunter became more and more socialized. They behaviour over the yaced permitted them to gather in larger herds.
But this had the inconvenient to make them more vulnerable to pincer-wezards.
As they got stalked by these vicious insects, they were bound to migrate near to caves (assuming that they "carry" yaced with them).
But they began to get hunted really efficiently by the toxoced stems.
But happily they social behaviour allowed them to befreind the lone grenogs that were eating/playing with them.
Then, it was not rare to see a few grenogs in yaced-hunters herd.
This brought benefits to the two species. As the grenogs protect the yaced hunters, they get a greater intake of toxoced gathered by the gathering of many killable animals.

>> No.21998313
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The Parrotfaced yaffle hunters are now mostly removed from their ancestors. They subsist entirely on Chans, Mugars and Lras bulbs, which means they don't compete with the grenogs or yaffle hunters. They too move in herds, though much smaller ones, as they've gained weight, and are now rivaled in size and bulk by only the grenogs, and even then they heavily out weigh them. Because of their bulk, it's incredibly difficult to support the shell-spine their ancestors had, so it is lost, which is no big deal since their own size makes up for it.

>> No.21998341

Also, their name is now Prags.

>> No.21998398

I'd like to rename yaced-hunter species to Yarrog to make it shorter.

>> No.21998457
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no argument here

>> No.21998481

in order to defend their Chemney plants the Stingar start using their digestive juices as a projectile weapon, eventually evolving the ability to spit a highly caustic substance over some quite significant distance

>> No.21998748

As they are becoming more light-sensitive, the winged-wlouz started to live at night time as it allowed them to hunt more discreetly.
Their interest to light made them spot blue spots of light emitting from the ground at night.
Some of them were bound to make an approach (not without some of them being killed by winged-wezars).
These fungi became a rich secondary exclusive (no animals showed interest to these blue-glowing weirdos).

>> No.21998768
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With the bigger groups come bigger communal dumps. This causes the sessile yaffle phenotype to reach new form. A few of these yaffle "trees" can be found near a pack of yaced-hunters. They provide the pack with an increased amount of everyday yaffles. Still not as tasty as the wild types, but still a delicacy.

>> No.21998788
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Forgot pic.

>> No.21999266

But these trees became a problem.
With the grenogs also "enrishing" the dumps, toxoced "balls" were brought in it. Anyway, the grenogs were able to control the toxoced from poping out. But these trees becoming a hideout for them, they were often destroyed by hungry grenogs.

>> No.22000705
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The new Prags are difficult to hunt. Only with cunning, speed and stealth can they be taken down by the Leatherheads. To this end, these cousins of the new dominant herbivores gain closed toed feet, for faster running, coloration more suited to their environment, and some of the more gregarious Leatherheads work together, though for the moment they are still lone predators. Beware the forests, for the Leatherheads are on the prowl

>> No.22001982
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due to their largely sedentary nature, the Mud Grubs have begun to grow plants from their mudpits on their hides, with the root systems anchored in the mud and caked on dirt that accumulates on their bodies.

>> No.22002172

> mfw velociraptor

>> No.22002225

Moving forests. That is all. Make it happen, because it will be AWESOME. Imagine different tribes living on their own slugs, either trading or fighting as they cross each other. The slugs? Just munching on grass, barely noticing the tiny critters atop them.


>> No.22003198
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I know it's early but, here's an evo for the Sul.

>> No.22003309

Hey, save it for North when it starts.
By the way, they're like typical insects.

>> No.22003358
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The Snaruu's boils have finally fused at this point, becoming a large pressurized sac of their toxic excretions. a sphincter like hole forms from the weakened patch near the Snaruu's forehead, allowing the toxin to be sprayed at enemies. the membrane over the Snaruu's eye has thickened to protect against this toxic spray.

>> No.22003511

What about moving mountains?

>> No.22004305
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The Mud Grubs have begun to form a kind of symbiosis with the plants growing on their backs. The root systems have begun to work their way into the Mud Grub's flesh, drawing nutrients from them, which has caused the Mud Grubs to eat more voraciously, consuming large amounts of plant matter and detritus. Because of the large amounts of food they are consuming, the Mud Grub species has begun to become slightly migratory, consuming nearly all food in an area before moving onto newer areas. this migration has also added more plants to their muddy backs. Along with this, their diet has caused them to begin to swell in size, moving towards the size of a small Earth Swine.

>> No.22005148
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in an attempt to further prevent the plundering of their stored nutrients, the Crown of Thorns Yaced develops a progressive paralytic spore, released from small cysts on the Yaced's body.

As a predator sniffs around the fungus, the Crown of Thorns releases a steady stream of paralytic spores. These slowly accumulate in the predator's system, eventually causing full-body paralysis. This means that any animal that spends too long in a grove of Crown of Thorns could easily end up becoming dinner for the fungus.

Because of the new source of carrion to decompose, the Yaced's behavior also changes, making them almost only found in groups.

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>> No.22007351

Because of their recent behavior change, the Crown of Thorns groups have evolved faster and more complex communication. These new complex "thoughts" can be transmitted both through physical contact between individuals, as well as over a short distance through fungal filaments.

CAPTCHA: mahoom purpose

Mahoom purpose, indeed.

>> No.22007633
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Grenogs develop a better tail for threshing, out of sight and internally the Grenogs gain a complicated filtering system to deal with the paralytic spores of the fungi. Often they will be the vanguard of the herd, mindlessly bouncing about, plowing through the fungi taking the brunt of the paralytic spores with so much a a mild tingle as they look for their favored prey of hallucinogenic sore spraying fungi.

>> No.22007703
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The pale ones quick life span allows for a more rapid adaptation to environmental stresses. The beak becomes internalized,concealed within a fleshy mouth. This allows for a wider variety of communication, and chewing without loosing food. win win. The eyes begin to adapt to hunting in lower light. It should be noted they are slowly spreading up the western coast, northward. If no shelter during the peak hours of sunlight can be found, they will attempt to dig shallow nests and cover themselves with dirt/ sand/ etc.

>> No.22008110
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these new larvae becomes a prey of choice for the nightsky lords.
They develop a tarker skin and a more efficient palette of confusing light to hunt the light-sensitive creatures.

>> No.22008362
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Elongated "horns" allow for true hearing, while a modified snout is filled with modified taste buds. The air can be tasted, not necessarily smelt. A small "tail" extends from the main body, used in mating displays. It is full of flexible semi mobile tissue. Mates with a larger tail, are healthier, longer lived, and more desirable.

>> No.22008386

They also develop a way to release their intake of toxic substance in a deadly bite.

>> No.22008641

What do you mean by "typical insects"? Is there something that looks off in the picture?

>> No.22008798

I love these guys, they're like a weird cross between a kaiju and an armadillo.

>> No.22008881 [DELETED] 
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So how exactly did the Imperium do space travel back in the Great Crusade without the Astronomican?

>> No.22008885

Whoopsie doodle.

>> No.22008912

Don't worry about it. I'll answer your question anyway.

The Astronomican is a point of reference that Navigators use as a reference, as in "I am 7 lightyears from the Astronomicon. It helps them keep their bearings in the stormy seas that are the Warp. Think of it as the "north pole" of a compass. The Astronomicon is this "north pole".

>> No.22008920
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>doesn't know how to delete his own posts

>> No.22008960

Evo post here. Monsters be eating outcomers.

>> No.22008973
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a long tongue will often flick out, not unlike a snake, to get a grasp of the area and what is in it. Organs and musculature continue to shift.

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The Toxoced no longer needs their ambulaclar legs for movement. However this organ was also a chemical and photoreceptive one, so as the legs regress so increases their importance as a photo and cemical receptor. Now, the Toxoced have developed a lot of "eyes" and "noses" surrounding their body. Also a new skin adaptation appears in the form of chromatophores. Now the Toxoced can alter it's skin pigments to match the environment. This way it can better conceal itself from the would be prey and the playful Grenogs.
A shitf comes in reproductive strategy; most of the spores now are in use for various chemical attacks and defense. The Toxoced creates smaller megaspores, that resemble it's central orb. These spores are placed into the corpse of a freshly killed victim to ensure the decomposing food necessary for the growth of the new generation.

>> No.22009331

This thing is becoming straight up monstrous...

>> No.22009356

Some toxoced escaped the grenog-yarog dominion to take back to the jungle fungal ground.
Their toxic spores made ravages on the pale ones.
Even their hallucinogenic spores were deadly to them because of these creature upgraded sentience.
A new generation of deadlier toxoced took over the jungle soil.
They are also developing a light sensitive organ.

>> No.22009391
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I also had a pic for that.
Semms there are two breeds of these motherfuckers now.
Let's call them jungxoced.

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If a sessile yaffle phenotype survives the occasional Grenog treatment, and the communal dump and the occasional other decaying materials are enough, it may grow into a very large fungal structure. Under the strong supporting roots there is room for a whole Yaffle Hunter herd or communal dump. The mushroom like structure continuously produces yaffle sporangia which fall down from the tree when they are ripe.

>> No.22009591
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The Mud Grubs continue to grow larger, supporting larger and hardier plants on their backs. They continue to feed the plants off of their voracious diets, consuming mass quantities of detritus and plant matter. Their increases in size have made them a more welcoming target for predators, so their flesh has begun to toughen up, becoming more like leather. The root systems of the plants they support have also begun to weave over their flesh, forming a semi-flexible shell in some places. Their more ambulatory nature has also caused The Mud Grubs forward legs to become stronger, slowly dragging their bulk across the land as they search for more food. Their rear legs continue to atrophy though. At this point, they have grown to be roughly the size of an adult Boar (about 2 feet tall at shoulder).

>> No.22009648

Fortune Discussion Thread now in session:

Considering adding crunch and mechanics. Penny for your thoughts?

>> No.22009763
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The Hoswam colonies are no longer linear, instead they form a sphere. The animals face outward, feeding with their tentacles, which are also accountable for the movement of the sphere while the colony is in this state. The original tails face inward and are only used when the sphere turns completely inside out. This happens regularly, because the animals waste is deposited inside the sphere, and sometimes it is necessary to get rid of it. In this inside out state the colony may swim faster using the tails of the collective.

>> No.22009776

Are these microscopic organisms, Nad? Even if not, wow, just fucking wow.

>> No.22009820

I am not Nad, these are quite macroscopic. A Hoswarm unit originating from the swaho was a lot bigger (see >>21963988). Now thanks to the semi-sessile lifestyle and feeding, they have grown larger. Combining it as they form a sphere, we got something that may have a 2 meter radius.

>> No.22009832


I am not the one who has been evolving the swahos, so I don't know how large those colonies are.
All I can say is that the original swaho, depicted in the starting critters picture, is to scale with all the other critters in that picture.
The torrog in it is around the size of a small dog.

>> No.22009865

Well, then it is a way bigger then 2 meters. That may restrict these forms to deep lakes and river horns and mouths.

>> No.22009918

My apologies, your artstyle is rather similar so I assumed.

>> No.22009965
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Under these protective and nourishing hideouts, a very isolated breed evolved.
The females started to diffrenciate. They lost their horn and plates to only nourish and breed.
Only the young males went out of the hives to take head of a heard.

>> No.22009996

Sexual Dimorphism strikes again.

>> No.22009997

Nah, compared to the awesome art Nad makes, I am just tossing colors around. What may have made you confused, that the head part of the Hoswarm units is almost identical with the original art.

>> No.22010100

It's kind of mandatory for a hive species.

>> No.22010108
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The woody bushes across the Mud Grubs back has begun to dominate their flesh, covering even larger patches of their leathery backs. The bushes have also begun to bear a purple fruit that acts like an anti-venom for the Mud Grubs. The Mud Grub's legs have further progressed along their paths of growth and atrophy, with the rear legs being little more than a pair of nubs. The Mud Grub's tongues have grown longer so that they can tend to the bushes along their backs and pick the mature fruits. The Mud Grubs retain their rather rapid reproduction, laying eggs in shallow streams as they travel. The young are spawned in large amounts since only a small number of them actually survive to adulthood.
The Mud Grubs continue to grow rapidly, having attained a height about 3-4 feet off the ground.

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Sometimes Toxoced take up the nasty habit of hiding in corpses, waiting for carion feeders or animals from the same stock to inspect the corpses, so they can spray them with their spores.

>> No.22010150

I wasn't dissing it by any means. Carry on, you magnificent bastards.

>> No.22010219

>inb4 Zombies

>> No.22010325

Too late zombie analogues are all over Borgas IV.

>> No.22010623

a subgroup of Chemney Stingar start burrowing into other creatures and living in the brains, more often than not this just ends in death for all concerned

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>> No.22010705

Every time I forget this planet is a "Death World"...

>> No.22011549
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Guess they're back unting yarrog/grenog herds...
>death world indeed

As they get vicously infected by toxoced and Chemney stingar, the population of yarrog decreses.
They also have some problems with mudgrubs ravaging the lands, eating mindlessly their beloved yashed.
Some treid to take over the plains but they were hunted with no mercy by letherbacks and talon hoppas.
The grenog/yarrog proportion on the herds turned a bit in favor of the grenogs.
They started to stomp every yarrog dead body for their toxoced day meal.
But the real problem were the stingars. These insects seemed to have grown numerous since the decay of the pincer wezars.
The selective pressure enhanced the development of much thicker and largest protection.
Their metabolism changed and they became able to use the fungi's chitine (the fungi cells are protected by chitine) into their armor instead of leather/bone-like matter.
The armor was more protective but also lighter and flexible. The yashed inceased their walking speed. usefull to escape from deadly insects.

>> No.22011609

Ooh, nice shading on the back plates there. Bravo.

>> No.22011636

2. Mycon.

>> No.22011639

I started these but i finally decided to keep going with the herd.
They're available if someone is willing to make them grow.

>> No.22011676

>magic wand to select each plate.
>one blend tool strike with 0/0/0 black on it.

>> No.22011799

I know how to do it, I was just saying I liked your colour choice, that's all.

>> No.22011868

No doubt on it.

>> No.22011954
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over several generations these 'brain' Stingar leave the safety of thier Chemney plants and prove to be slightly more succesful at burrowing into a creatures brain without killing it, even able to exert some basic control over it (go that way etc. etc) their front set of legs evolves into a series of nerve filled tendrills to mesh easier into a creatures brain. They also get smaller

>> No.22012062
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You sick basterd!

>> No.22012107

it's far too stupid to be a Gou'ould. that and instead of weird deity power trips they just spread more singars and chemney spores everywhere.

>> No.22012220

Just saying, just saying...

btw, i took the yarrogs but i don't intend to steal the grenogs. If the anon who used to take care of them is still here, i'd be glad to play along with his guys.
>Together we shall take over the lands!

>> No.22012248

I don't mind you saying, I kept thinking the same thing myself, to be honest I can't really think of many more brain parasites

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The snaruu have begun to travel behind the voracious Mud Grubs, consuming what little nutrition there is left in their excrement. These Snaruu can subside simply because of how much a Mud Grub will eat as it travels.
Their toxin sphincter expands into a tubular structure to allow for greater control in direction with the toxic spray.

>> No.22012281


Due to the increased defensive adaptations against it's paralytic spores, the Crown of Thorns Yaced begins to isolate it's self from other, tasty, fungi that it used to share territory with.

Because of their isolationist behavior, the Crown of Thorns Yaced develops a ring of small directional light sensitive spots above each spine on the armored cap. These patches of light sensitive tissue all for the colony of Crown of Thorns to identify/react to animals/predators around them.

(no picture at the moment, but I will make one later)

>> No.22012374

> Giant slug wars between Mud Grubs and Snaruus

Make it happen!

>> No.22012427
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Sounds like a slugfest to me.

>> No.22012569

The new soil-sterilizing cortege of the mudgrubs makes them unliked by the yarrogs. They atempt to keep them away from their dump fields.

>> No.22012970

The Mud Grubs continue to their symbiotic relationship with the bushes growing on their backs. Their rear legs have finally disappeared, and their forward legs have become significantly stronger. The Mud Grub diet has moved fully from vegetation and detritus to solely vegetation. Their tongues have begun to change from the raspy series of tentacles into a pair of grasping tentacles with the rest being designed to pulp the gathered food material.
The grass like hair has also begun to spread down their backs, creating matted areas where dirt and the fallen leaves from their bushes gathers creating a surface ripe for plant growth.
The Mud Grubs expand further in size, reaching the about the size of an elephant. At this point, the Mud Grubs have begun to move away from their muddy homes, travelling towards larger plants to sustain their voracious diets.
Their reproduction rates begin to slow, since their bulk offers a stronger defense against predators.

>> No.22012977
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forgot the picture

>> No.22013226
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I'm gonna strike all the food chain here.
Being eaten either by grenogs and eventually by mudslugs that does not mind their poisonous nature, jungxoceds started to take over the treetops.
They developed longer and stronger tentacles to jump and crawl between the branches.
They started hiding in the freolla tubes to hunt hoppas, poisoning them, grabbing them when they fall off the ground and climbing back on the trees. But their presence had an unvoluntary effect.
Their fungal nature included ancestral characteristics such as emmiting antibiotic substances. This causes the goop infection to slowly disapear from the freollas.
Whitch had effect to dramatically reduce the treetops hoppas' population.
As it goes, the principal source of food of the nightsky wlouz were to disapear.

>> No.22013421

Yesss, it is growing...

>> No.22014097
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As they are forced to go find their food the ground, the wlouz night hunters start to use the mudgrubs' bushes as hideouts to hunt their new favourite meal.

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Running Lasmars are being hunted to extinction! They need a way to escape predators. Fortunatley, many of them develop tiny little hairs on their feet that provide them an immense amount of grip on objects, allowing them to climb into mugars or large chans for saftey. They also take to eating any forrog larvae they find sheltering in the mugars

>> No.22015628
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A mutation in a few of the Mud Grubs has caused them to bloat to monstrous sizes. These Mud Grubs, Lets call them Greater Mud Grubs, split off from the main population of their smaller kin. They begin to make their habitats at the edge of the jungle, where the plants are less restrictive of their larger proportions. The Greater Mud Grub now grows throughout its lifetime, having "growth spurts" every 5 years or so. During this time they eat virtually everything they can reach, grinding it to a pulp with their shorter, thicker tongues. The average specimen is seen as being about 20 feet tall, and twice as long. Their hair has grown to cover most of their body, now housing a large amount of flora including the grasses they simulate. The bushes they have the symbiotic relationship with have multiplied, spreading out over the Greater Mud Grub's hide retaining the woody shell. This is an offshoot of the main Mud Grub species

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The forrogs aren't doing well with their new Lasmar friends eating vulnerable young, and they can't move back to the ground, as its far too dangerous. Since they can no longer leave their young alone, many forrog parents opt to take their larval young with them. Eventually, this new behavior results in a physical change: a patch of skin on the chests of forrog is now present for larvae to cling on to as a forrog parent goes about its daily buisness. This helps to create a bond between the parent and child that extends into teaching the young how to survive, and making them more social.

>> No.22017886

this is all my bueno.

>> No.22017922

>Nongent approves of something I am doubtful of
>My doubts melt away

>> No.22019230
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Bump with Snaruu evolution tree.

These always help me keep track of what each species is evolving into. Let me know if something is wrong or out of order. I think it should be right, but i can quickly fix any errors.

I'll be making more after I brave the snow and cold for more bong rips.

>> No.22019837
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Here is the Wezar Tree. Ill be adding the simpler ones first, because they are easier to map out.

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I love it when people do this. It makes my job so much easier.

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>> No.22021735

We evofags have to stick together, you know.

>> No.22021998

Last evolution for the herd yarrog.
The decrease of weight of their armor allowed them to grow in a more agile form.
Their tail elongates to gran them more balance.
This gives them better chances of surviving against the predators.
Also, the males are able to go further to seek sesile yashed branches and females. This has the effect that the species spreads more around the environment.
They still stick with the grenogs.

I'll make a last evo for the hive yarrog and they'll be added to the mighty burrog lineage.

>> No.22022019

Can't show pic, 150 limit.
See on the discussion thread.

>> No.22022023

I absolutely love the butterfly Wezar, it looks stunning.

>> No.22022052

They're my favourite insects too, the others are mean.

>> No.22022137

New thread?

>> No.22022362


I'm pretty down. I had a few more ideas for the Crown of Thorns, and maybe a few others.

>> No.22022389

I also think all the 'rog animals are good.

>> No.22022781

The large-shelled torrog now has little fear of predators. Over time, the size of the shell has expanded a little further, covering more of the face. Their legs have also become shorter. This keeps more covered by the shell, and makes them more difficult for Talon Hops to flip over.

Image is in the discussion thread.

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