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What should Spuig do next?

Migrate East (River Delta)
Migrate West (Lagoon)
Migrate South (Rocky Cliff)
Go Onto Land for Brief Periods
Evolve/Improve Senses
Grow Larger
Improve Defences
Improve Speed
Improve Hunting/Feeding
Gain Intelligence
Mass Reproduce

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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #225 on: March 07, 2009, 04:00:15 pm »
I locked it so that it wouldn't change while I was working on the picture.
Was I wrong to do this? :-[
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #226 on: March 07, 2009, 04:04:26 pm »
Maybe, but its your thread.

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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #227 on: March 07, 2009, 04:46:05 pm »
OH, no. I mean it's been happening for a few days in this thread.
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #228 on: March 07, 2009, 04:49:32 pm »
This one's taking me a while to do, since Spuig has so much detail (and I'm doing multiple ones, as well as the other critters living at the coast), not to mention that the shape is hard to do at different angles (and if you noticed I have yet to do him in a non-front view pose).
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #229 on: March 07, 2009, 06:15:43 pm »
Hahahaha, it's already starting. :P
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #230 on: March 07, 2009, 06:16:17 pm »
The flischification!

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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #231 on: March 07, 2009, 06:44:31 pm »
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. YOU SHALL BE A-FLISCH-ILATED.
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #232 on: March 09, 2009, 07:22:27 pm »
Yellow won!

Generation 19


Spuig soon had eaten all of the non-yellow algae in the area of the coast, several years passed by, and yellow was the dominant, and only color in the area.   The surviving color was also a distinct shape, long and super thin, almost hair like, named Hair Weed.  New creatures have now become apparent.



At the bottom, we have a Spuig descendant from generation 11, called Sand Nerves.  Its colors have changed to match the sand color, and it has yellow tentacles coming off of the top of its body.  It gets its name from the fact that if Spuig, or any other animal not immune to it, touches one of them, it gets a nasty sting, which is especially lethal to Spuig because its nerves are exposed.  They can swim around, with the tentacles hanging downward.  In the upper left, a blue cell descendant, called the Rock Ring Worm.  It is immune to Sand Nerves' attacks, and will usually break off a few tentacles to eat, although it will eat its young whole.  It has an effective predator, in the lower right, which it cannot eat.  It is a green cell descendant, called Spike Vase, from the same line as Rockpedos, but from very early on.  As you can see, from the outside it appears like a poriferan, but on the inside it has a nasty spike that will lunge into its victims.  It will do this at random, you can touch it more than one hundred times, when it just goes off.  It will then retract the spike, hopefully with some flesh attached.  It can't eat Sand Nerves, but they will eat them.

Spuig's diet changed to hair weed.  (also, I'm revamping the stat sheets)


Stats for Spuig:
Population: 4/6
Diet: Hair Weed
Reproduction: Sexual, Hermaphroditic
Habitat: Coastal Area, Beach
Size: 16 cm
Speed: Fast
Senses: Chemical (Weak), Touch (Weak)
Brain: 1/10
Respiration: Oxygen from Iron Oxide
Blood: none
Abilities: none


Stats for Sand Nerves:
Diet: Spike Vase, Spuig
Reproduction: Budding
Size: 10 cm
Speed: immobile
Respiration: Oxygen from Iron Oxide
Blood: none
Ability: none
Current Edibility: No

Stats for Rock Ring Worm:
Diet: Sand Nerves, Spuig
Reproduction: Spawning, Asexual
Size: 22 cm
Speed: fast
Respiration: Oxygen from bubbles
Blood: none
Ability: none
Current Edibility: No

Stats for Spike Vase:
Diet: Rock Ring Worm, Spuig
Reproduction: Spawning, Asexual
Size: 15 cm
Speed: immobile
Respiration: Oxygen from bubbles
Blood: none
Ability: none
Current Edibility: No


Stats for Hair Weed:
Size: 25 cm
Reproduction: Parts broken off grow into whole plants
Eaten by: Spuig
Current Edibility: Yes
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 06:22:58 pm by Kenotai »
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #233 on: March 09, 2009, 08:00:33 pm »
Do I sense the beginnings of a Cambrian Explosion for Spuigs homeworld?

Evolve eyes.

Unless you want to go the way of Darwin IV and use echolocation instead of sight.

Edit: I forgot to vote for two things. I'll vote for evolve/develop hunting/feeding. Maybe evolve proto-jaws of some kind.
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #234 on: March 09, 2009, 08:04:40 pm »
Whosoever votes to go forth onto land is a traitor! SO SAYETH THE BROTHERHOOD OF THOSE WHO WOULD GREATLY ENJOY AN UNDERWATER CIVILIZATION BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH AS IT IS!(B.T.W.W.G.E.U.C.B.W.D.H.E. for short.)

And evolve/improve senses.
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #235 on: March 09, 2009, 08:07:32 pm »
Whosoever votes to go forth onto land is a traitor! SO SAYETH THE BROTHERHOOD OF THOSE WHO WOULD GREATLY ENJOY AN UNDERWATER CIVILIZATION BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH AS IT IS!(B.T.W.W.G.E.U.C.B.W.D.H.E. for short.)

Plus we don't have anything in the way of legs yet.

Kenotai, have anything resembling arthropods or something with legs evolved yet? It could be something you haven't mentioned yet.

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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #236 on: March 09, 2009, 08:09:55 pm »
Evolve magnetic senses.

As in, since various creatures use metals in their cardiovascular systems already, evolve a way (using magnetic fields >_>) to detect the blood. Also, it will help us find any creature that's spewing the delicious Iron Clouds we love, and we'll be able to detect where DOWN is.

Also, it seems like a kewl system we havn't seen much of yet.
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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #237 on: March 09, 2009, 08:13:43 pm »
Evolve/Improve Senses.

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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #238 on: March 09, 2009, 09:03:48 pm »
Since you wanted to do a pic of Spuig showing something other than what is suppoused to be its belly, I think. So, I decided to help you out. I wasn't sure of the exact contours, but I used placoderms as a model. I may have made the headplate a bit more ornate than neccesary.




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Re: The Journey of a Cell - A Spore Story
« Reply #239 on: March 10, 2009, 05:24:01 pm »
Do I sense the beginnings of a Cambrian Explosion for Spuigs homeworld?
Wait, so I'm inadvertently doing something scientifically correct?

Plus we don't have anything in the way of legs yet.
Neither did Cyto, so your argument is invalid.  Not that we will be going on land any time soon.

Kenotai, have anything resembling arthropods or something with legs evolved yet? It could be something you haven't mentioned yet.
You'll see.

Since you wanted to do a pic of Spuig showing something other than what is supposed to be its belly, I think. So, I decided to help you out. I wasn't sure of the exact contours, but I used placoderms as a model. I may have made the head plate a bit more ornate than necessary.




Thanks for this.  I never thought too much about what the side view looks like, except to know that Spuig is much flatter than that.  And the back is almost exactly like the front, except the large one goes up farther to fill up the space where the mouth would have been.




As in, since various creatures use metals in their cardiovascular systems already, evolve a way (using magnetic fields >_>) to detect the blood. Also, it will help us find any creature that's spewing the delicious Iron Clouds we love, and we'll be able to detect where DOWN is.
Down is where our armor drags and our chemo senses go haywire.  And we should be seeing some puffers soon, it just takes them a couple generations more to migrate to where we are.  Also, I will be using your suggestion, since it makes the most aesthetic and physiological sense.
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