Welcome to Traditional Evolution Game, part 5.4! In this thread, we will continue the evolution of species on Florainsuram. The rules of the game are as follows:1. Find a creature that is still alive3. Paste the creature in a pixel editor program like MSPaint4. Make a noticeable mutation for them that makes sense and is not too major5. Add necessary format either in description or within its picture, please follow format shown below this post for this5. Post evo here, with a description of what changedNow, for do's/don'tsDO post no matter how shitty your art is! WE NEED YOU! It's not that hard to edit in paint, just do your best!DO try to use the pencil tool instead of brushes, as it will make it easier to edit linework and recolourDON'T mutate the same creature over twice in a row! There'll be plenty of family lines in need of love.DON'T overdo mutations. A creature doesn't suddenly grow legs, intellect and fire-breathing.DON’T forget the format, otherwise people won’t know where your creature is from or what it eats etc.DON’T forget to link back to creature you have evolved when postingDON’T forget to have fun, and don’t forget to post, more players and less lurkers is what will keep this aliveAgain, without further ado, let us begin!
>>2700761As time went on, the continent Florainsuram drifted south, away from the polar regions, becoming warmer and losing it's ice cap. However, back when Florainsuram was still encrusted in ice on it's northern side, a polar species made it's way under the ice sheets. Now that the sheets have melted, the species's dangerous waste has begun to leak.The continent is composed of following areas:Northern Fields: Flat region that takes up around 3/5 of the continent, was once covered in ice sheets that prevented the release of huge amounts of chlorine gas produced by it's inhabitants.Avg Temp: -2°C (8°C highest, -12°C lowest) Weather: Cool winds, rain and snowfall, poisonous clouds of chlorineEastern Fields: Flat region, bountiful in natural resources.Avg Temp: 6°C (18°C highest, 2°C lowest) Weather: Cool winds, rain and snowfall, poisonous clouds of chlorineMountain Range: Rocky, steep mountains, with large supplies of minerals but low organic content.Avg Temp -20°C(12°C highest, -40°C lowest)Weather: Winds at high altitudes, snowfallSouthern Fields: Flat region, every year it is flooded for a few months.Avg Temp: 12°C (20°C highest, 4°C lowest) Weather: Cool winds, rain and snowfall, seasonal floods, poisonous clouds of chlorineSouthern Islands: Islands near the Southern Fields, which also sustain seasonal floods.Avg Temp: 0°C (8°C highest, -3°C lowest) Weather: Cool winds, rain and snowfall, seasonal floodsLeaf Mats: Living islands, abundant in food but often very small.Avg Temp: 10°C (15°C highest, 7°C lowest) Weather: Cool winds, rain and snowfall
>>2700767CREATURES THAT INHABIT THE CONTINENT: https://imgur.com/a/JqdITCaThose marked with "E" in the imgur album are endangered species, with the reason for their endangerment being written below the "E", and will soon go extinct, leaving their niches empty and likely collapsing the ecosystem if a replacement creature for that niche doesn't appear in time.Regions marked with "C" on picrelated are those that are covered in the chlorine clouds produced by Chlorine Phloomps.
>>2700768The Tapot-Yil are excellently prepared. They are already producing a sodium-rich jelly which they used to warm themselves with (once it touches water) when the continent was still cold. Now, that this is no longer necessary, this sodium is put to another use: To bind the chloride, making sodium chloride, also known as tablesalt. This they extrude into the ground, and to avoid killing their own soil they also spit out excess salt into the atmosphere with new organs on their crowns, often carrying seeds with them.So successful are these new strains that they even take root up in the northern fields, in the deepest, thickest chlorine.
Is there a disc?
>>2700777>>2700790Oh a discord! Yeah there is, but I think it's mainly for contributors
>>2700774I love it when weird creative stuff like this happens
>>2700768The GrundleShoff evolves a pouch for holding extra air. When trapped inside of a chlorine cloud, it will hold its breath, and can do so for up to 10 minutes if there is minimal movement. Once outside of the cloud it refills on air.
>>2700768Chlorine is actually a micronutrient, vital for plant growth, the Beyblu Palm increases in size due to this. The Beyblu used to go dormant during the cold seasons, but as the continent warms that is no longer necessary. It instead goes dormant whenever the amount of chlorine becomes too much, only to reawaken once it's lowered to breathable levels. These states of dormancy can be an hour, a day, or even a week.
>>2700768The resin secreted by the Palmcap is rich with sodium, any chlorine that makes contact is crystallized into salt, pink due to its impurities. The Palmcap also grows slightly in size, because chlorine boosts plant growth.
>>2700768The heavy Gourds die in droves, taking the leaf matts with them. Only those survive that somehow shielded themselves from the chlorine: There were a few which mutated such that their cells would solidify when their chlorine intake reached a certain level - nominally temporarilly, but in the oceans of Florainsuram, chloride overdose is a permanent state. So the largest part of the Heavy Gourds petrify as the cells fill themselves permanently with inorganic matter. The once great plants are now little more than leaves resting on dead bodies, artificial lime islands hanging on to the seafloor.
>>2700768Interbreeding with their cousins has given these Grundleshoffs an air pouch as well
As Leafmats die in droves, The alcoholic Phloomps begin emigrating into the shallow waters near the shores of Florinsulam. Their bottoms become slightly stronger, and multiple tentacles begin growing seemingly randomly out of them.
>>2704811A mutant offshoot of the SnowShoff; HasslingShoffs expresses carnivorous atavism, complete with loose skin of ancient grundles. It is unlikely this species will survive unless it can spread, due to an extreme amount of territorial hostility.
>>2706093The HassleShoff is the latest iteration of this line. It has partially adapted to the chlorinated regions and predator lifestyle.It's face is retractable, along with its sensitive and very important snout. A thick mucous layer protects and covers the skin underneath. This protects against struggling prey.
>>2700768Evolution of pirate purp. adapted to handle Chlorine rich environments via filtering atomosphere through their mineral and carbon rich "stacks" located on the abdomen.Periodically a pirate purp will clear out the stacks, via high moisture air with a significant amount of lipid content, emitting a sort of mustard gas.
>>2706170more floppy skin due to very hostile disputes between neighbors. Otherwise it looks like >>2704811or>>2706093and small packs will attempt to blend in with their herbivore cousins, but actually kill and eat other predators.
Loss of bubble defense has allowed it to escape endangerment and allow it to breath the horrid air of this land, in compensation for its lack of bubbles and slower mobility, it can use its "Guards" to defend itself and also providing a non digestible choking hazard to predators. As for what it does to catch prey, It uses its guards as a false wall, hiding behind it and using surprise tactics to crush its prey underneath it.
Lungs adapted to chlorine, allows it to use said chlorine in its bubbles to add a corrosive property to them
>>2700768Driven out by poisonous gases and competing carnivorous species Carnoshoff migrates south.It develops a venomous stinger at the end of its trunk.It hunts most actively during the seasonal floods, laying in knee-deep water with only the end of its trunk visible. When prey approaches it strikes with the trunk and waits until the prey is paralyzed by the venom.
>>2707207some Carnoshoffs develop massively oversized glands that can be used to spray fluid under pressure from great distances. Of great interest with regards to the environment, the Carnoshoff's two glands are not the same. Indeed, one houses highly concentrated sodium solution, while the other contains the filtered from the environment over time as low dosage exposure.The nearly pure liquids collide as a vaporized high pressure mist and undergo an exothermic reaction, resulting in green flame.
>>2707289damnit. ignore me. I got the chemistry way fucking wrong. If someone is more awake and skilled than me, go for it, otherwise its just a venom supersoaker.
>>2700768The Forest Whip starts to grow in the Mountain Range. It's not easy to find good soil here, so it starts to secrete a dew that attracts Stachworms that break down the soil around it and spread its spores. Its roots become bitter to avoid getting eaten by the Stachworms.
>>2707289Large groups of Carnoshoffs become more and more accostumed to semi-aquatic life. Eventually, hunting in flooded areas, and in medium sized bodies of freshwater proves to be quite efficient, and so the Aquatic Caroffs develop a more elongated body that allows them to swim more swiftly, and develop hoofs that are more suited to an aquatic enviroment. Cartilage flaps are developed near the "knees" of the animal, giving them more balance while submerged.
>>2707289The Carnoshoff develop slender body, now they can jump out of the water with great speed, catching prey that might otherwise get away. Their glands now produce large amounts of powerful paralyzing venom that can be sprayed at a distance.
Can i just make a New Creature to join this quest or do i have to use already existing creatures to branch my own one off ?
>>2708402You have to use an already existing creature, here is a link to the species. https://imgur.com/a/JqdITCa
>>2706170What the fuuuuuuuck
>>2700767The Chtloomp are a byproduct of the accelerated chlorine production of their brethren, to further their search for nutrients in the Northern Fields they have developed lengthend feelers and an eyespot to get to more Nutrient rich enviroments
(posting this for another person, he can't access the thread so asked me to post for him)A group of Fludworms got stranded deep into the southern fields after the water receded and got cut off from the rest of the species. They adapted to life on the mainland by blending in with the color of the soil. Herbivorous species mistaking their mustaches for food created a selection towards shorter feelers. Finally, their limbs developped hairs and glands that produce the same slime they use for their eggs, to anchor themselves at high tide.
In just a few years, the population of Florainsuram has been cut down, billions of plants and animals dying to the horrible chlorine clouds. Perhaps the worst loss was the Leaf Mats - a whole unique ecosystem, now only a footnote in history.
>>2708565However, in just a few million years life has repopulated, and diversified to fill the niches previously held by now-extinct clades. The continent still has a future.
Winterberry whips in the southern fields have taken advantage of lack of predators and abundance of growth area by growing taller and thicker.Due to huge population spikes swathes of the southern fields are a water-logged bramble of skin-like "vines"
>>2708568Can this guy be added retroactively?A few Farcesaurs manage to survive on the edges of the Mountain Range. To burrow in the rocky ground they evolve hard digging claws on their front petals.Their diet consists of what they can dig up: plant roots and Stachworms.
The Fludworms of the Southern Fields have evolved ways to deal with the limited water and latent chlorine gasses, turning into the Fludigrade.The once-fins of the Fludigrade have become a filtering system, creating a pocket of breathable air/water. A side effect of this is that the "beard" must be cleaned often to be effective, creating communal grooming behaviors among large "chatters" of Fludigrades
It has been 50 million years since the continent came under onslaught by the horrendous chlorine-producing phloomps. There haven't been any significant events since the extinctions caused by the phloomps though, letting the other species replenish their numbers in the meantime.
The Chtloomp have migrated to the estern fields in search for further nutrient rich enviroments.They also have developed a unique defensive mechanism to ward off predators. They do this by saving the excess Chlorine they produce in their bodies, producing a deadly Chlorine gas that they are capable of shooting at attackers.
Many Cthloomp living in the Northern Fields begin migrating to the freshwater bodies in the continent. They develop slightly stronger limbs, allowing them to have more stable and precise swimming motions. Their digestive system becomes slightly more complicated, with their substrate filtering organs becoming longer, allowing them to properly separate the specific chemical components used in their chemosynthetic processes, multiple glands are developed to aid in this process. A separate system dedicated to the storing and excretion of Chlorine is developed, with its main components being the Chlorine Appendix, where the gas is stored under a vaccum, allowing the difference in pressure to compact the gas to facilitate storage. Theres also the Chlorine Bladder, which is used to remove excess waste, whether the reason being the fullness of the appendix, or the Cthloomp being pressured under stress to do so.
>>2719459wow thats much better then the one i kinda drew, thank you
>>2718867The Cthloomps in the Northern fields find little to no competition otuside of their own species, which drives the individuals in their genus to grow bigger and bigger. Segmentation appears on their body, and their tentacles increase in number in order to move their larger bodies. Their mouth appendages also increase in number, answering to the higher caloric needs due to their size and the cold temperatures in the north.
>>2718736Unevolved Chlorine Phloomps begin to capitalize on the high amounts of Chlorine in the atmosphere. They begin using Cl2 to synthesize Dichloromethane in order to use it as a thermoregulator agent in their body due to it's refrigerant properties. Two large "gills" develop on their backs, allowing them to suck in the CL2, and a large, continuously growing tail is developed in order to store the CH2CL2 and move heat around it's body.
In the southern island chain, the roots of winterberry whips go deep enough to reach mineral deposits. Carried through the network of roots with nutrients, they end up on the top, where over the years, they accumulate to form irregular metallic concretions. Since those are effective at anchoring the whip in case of erosion, the plants gradually optimize the efficiency of metal delivery through their "miner roots".
>>2722435, but now it has >>2722429
The Stachworm family continues to evolve in strange ways, the Stach Wyrmgrowing much larger in the safer mountain range enviroment.In large groups the StachWyrm uses its specialized antennae to scare off Farcesaurs from a meal or nesting areas, creating a inherently instinctual need to form large coloniesWhile the Filtrosus have specialized their small size into being aggressive annoyances that can chew off whole chunks of hide or piles of mud in record speeds.
Through the abundance of new nutrient rich locations in the eastern fields the Chtloomp have become a bit more smarter and started protecting their soil, they have become more hostile towards one another which has escalated in a new form of leecherous evolution they started preying upon everything they can get their tentacles on, useing their suction cups to stick to new prey and sucking the nutrients out of them useing their newly developed threeparted jaw. They have started to Hunt in packs of 5 to ten Chtloomp's .
>>2704811Grundleshoffs have evolved purple pigmentation around their head area for differentiation between them and Hasslehoffs, and short horn-like knubs on their heads for intimidation and mating display