How about some decedents of land-swarmer elerd's working on?
It would be cool to see swarmers take over lots of niches, instead of the regular carpozoa and plents.
Post Merge: June 27, 2009, 01:31:30 AM
They aren't in competition with the hebivous cloudswarmers.
Meh, I suppose your right. I was thinking more along the lines of space than food, although the atmosphere is a pretty large place. I changed it.
Fruiting Cryobowl (Scaphiumestus fructusconsortio)
Habitat: East Drake Boreal, West Drake Boreal, East Drake Rocky, West Drake Rocky, East Drake Taiga, West Drake Taiga, Artir Polar Beach, Justin Polar Beach, Bumpy Polar Beach, Drake High Grasslands, Drake High Dessert, East Drake Tundra, West Drake Tundra, Mae Sandstone Caves, Russ River, Russ Marsh
Size: 12 cm Wide
Diet: Lithotroph (Hydrogen), Photosynthesis
Reproduction: Sexual, Fruit
The fruiting cryobowl has split from its ancestor, the cryobowl, and has evolved a symbiotic relationship with the drake cloudswarmer. Its ancestorís hard, chitin covered seeds now have a layer of soft, spongy tissue around them. When a drake cloudswarmer eats the fruit, it regurgitates the seed. Most of the time, the seed lands on the ground, allowing a new cryobowl to grow. Occasionally, though, it will regurgitate the seed into the bowl of another cryobowl. The cryobowl will use enzymes to break down the seed and combine its genetic material into new fruit. In return, it lets the cloudswarmers use its bowl as a nursery and gives it a portion of its cryodome hydroutine. The fruiting cryobowl has grown twice as wide, allowing it to capture more sunlight and provide more space for both its symbiotes.