Sagan 4

Sagan 4 Creature Feature #67 – Sheltered Gilltail

By Hydro | November 27, 2014

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By Coolsteph

The sheltered gilltail replaced its ancestor. During daytime, sheltered gilltails hide in crusicruges. At night, they emerge to feed on LadyM korystals. Using crusicruges as shelter and only being active at night help it avoid falling prey to one of its many predators. Most of the time, sheltered gilltails look much like their ancestors. Most of the time, the only physical differences are the slightly smaller bodies, absence of a fin below the respiratory tube, and proportionally bigger eyes. However, during late summer, female sheltered gilltails grow an small, needle-like ovipositor. The females inject a special toxin into the inner membranes of a crusicruge with this ovipositor. The toxin greatly modifies the crusicruge’s hormones, sterilizing it and making it grow bigger in a more upright shape. As a result, the enlarged crusicruge effectively becomes a protective wall. The female lays only one egg into each crusicruge, and each sheltered gilltail lives in the same crusicruge it hatched in.

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Happy Halloween!

By Hydro | October 31, 2014

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(Image by Neoskel)

Happy Halloween everyone!

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8th Anniversary

By Hydro | September 29, 2014

On September 2nd was the 8th Anniversary of the creation of Sagan 4. Many creative people have worked on this project over the last 8 years. We have had people come and go, just like the species of Sagan 4. Many thanks to everyone who has participated in the past and present. May Sagan 4 have many years to come. Happy Anniversary of Sagan 4!

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Diorama Spotlight – North Barlowe Boreal – Biglian Period

By Hydro | August 19, 2014

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Biome: North Barlowe Boreal
Period: Biglian Period
Creator: Jlind11
Fauna: Snoa, Snow Sauceback, Joviglut, Shovel-Tube Fessurum, Tube Fessurum, Thaworm, Fuzzy Gusherworm, Wraith Capiri
Flora: Featherprong, Orbion, Lunggrow
Micro: None

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They Never Were #2

By Hydro | July 19, 2014

Here are a few species that never came to be by Somarinoa.

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“It was a Trowelhorn Gulper intended to begin to occasionally leave its burrow, and whom had a horn that could be used more defensively. I believe I was also going to go with a more zebra-like coat on this thing, likely paled versions of the Trowelhorn’s colors. Although the name and info is a few computers back now and so I don’t remember them at all, I am currently referring to this thing as the Saberhorn.

What I was most proud of in this image was its toes. I personally thought they came out looking really pretty good, especially considering all my blander MS Paint Sagan art (now don’t go trying to convince me to use another program because computerwise I am a die-hard Paint fan for my lineart). This was also at the beginning of my usage of actual paper and art pens over the original pencil lines (before these images I would NEVER mark over my original lines on paper for fear of screwing it up)” – Somarinoa

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“This here is the Bogeyman, a descendant I had planned for the Night Slasher. It was larger, its sabertooth flanges had elongated to better protect the teeth when the mouth was closed and it grew a small crest to aid in sound resonation, giving them a frightening roar, using it to scare victims awake as well as to communicate to one another. There was more than likely other information but I do not recall it. I remember though having an idea of some descendants of this thing, including species known as the yorshado, the vampire, and the damphir (which fed on its cousin, the vampire).” – Somarinoa

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Diorama Spotlight – Darwin Tropical Rainforest – Biglian Period

By Hydro | June 12, 2014

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Biome: Darwin Tropical Rainforest
Period: Biglian Period
Artist: Colddigger
Fauna: Springing Ketter, Ridge-eyed Darbola, Fruit Phlyer, Vitesenza
Flora: Dark Grass, Broadleaf Hugograss, Rainforest Trunkplage, Raincatcher Sune

Since I ran out of creature features for the moment I thought I should spotlight some of the past dioramas. Ones that have not been shown on the blog yet. Here is one of my favorites by Colddigger. Perhaps in the future we can have a diorama contest again.

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Sagan 4 Creature Feature #66 – Bonegrass

By Hydro | May 27, 2014

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By Hydromancerx

The bonegrass split from its ancestor, the jeluki boneflora. It has left Jeluki Salt Swamp and now lives in the intertidal zone of the northern tropical beaches of Darwin. During high tide the live much like their ancestor, but during low tide they have become more adapted to land. Like its ancestor must use the seawater of high tide to absorb calcium through calcification. This gives it a hard exoskeleton trunk.

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Sagan 4 in Starbound

By Hydro | April 20, 2014

So I just made a Starbound mod that adds Flora from Sagan 4. I call it the Hydroflora mod since it also has Naucean flora too. I plan to add much more. :)

Here are some of them …

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You can download it here.

http://community.playstarbound.com/index.php?resources/hydroflora.1941/

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Sagan 4 Tumblr

By Hydro | March 6, 2014

Coolsteph was nice enough to set up a Tumblr for Sagan 4. You can find it here. Thanks Coolsteph!

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Sagan 4 – The Comic

By Hydro | February 15, 2014

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Nuevolución has been making a comic for Sagan 4. Check it out here.

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