By Hydro | November 3, 2013
Despite the tenacity of the species of Mason the end had finally come. With near vacuum atmosphere any gasses and water evaporated into space. The reef which helped contain these vital elements lost them over time until they reach a tipping point. The ecosystem collapse and within a blink of an eye the species of Mason were extinguished. The precious water that once sustained Mason was a ring around Sagan 4. However even that disappeared from sight and fell to the surface. So much so that the oceans of Sagan 4 rose up yet again. Now having even deeper oceans. Many islands disappeared into the deep. While one world disparately needed water the other was engulfed by it. All that was left on Mason were the dried out fossils of the amazing species that once roamed around on its surface. Even the caves and caverns that once hid the species from the harsh radiation of species crumbled and were exposed. Mason was dead, but it had a good run.
By Hydro | October 21, 2013
The pinyuk split from its ancestor and moved further down south. In order to compensate to the increase in heat, it has evolved to be smaller in size, its “eye-ears” are larger, and its feathery coat has become less thick. Their feathers have also evolved to become more complex than its ancestor’s proto-feathers, being identical in structure to those of Earth’s birds. The pinyuk’s tail has evolved a third pseudo-toe that helps support its weight better and allow it to rear itself up for longer periods of time than its ancestor could. This comes in handy when they are looking out for predators. Another way they have adapted is by having its main body be colored purple, which helps it blend in with the purple flora surrounding it, while its blue legs blend in with glass flora.
By Hydro | September 2, 2013
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the creation of Sagan 4. Many creative people have worked on this project over the last 7 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!
In the image above it shows a different dioramas by Rhodix.
By Hydro | August 13, 2013
The seaplane tonboswarmer is incapable of flight, and moves more like a pond skater than a dragonfly. Its second pair of wings lay below its body and contact the water, like the pontoons of some kinds of seaplanes. The seaplane tonboswarmer can often be seen sitting on the top of the water’s surface, quietly photosynthesizing. On some days, the wind may gently push its body, causing it to drift over the water. If disturbed, the seaplane tonboswarmer vibrates its upper pair of wings as a threat display. If that does not work, it vibrates both pairs of wings to skate away. When it needs to abruptly decrease speed, it dips its tail fin into the water to increase drag.
By Hydro | July 15, 2013
The bora scuttler split from its ancestor, finding a new food source in the borinvermee on Solpimr Island. The excess moisture of the Rainforest allowed them to move inland on the island; they developed internal water-storing organs underneath their plates to help though. Its jaws have elongated, allowing it to pry between microflora and other tight places to get at its prey; its head also have a lateral-rotating joint for aid in the search for prey. Its claws have extra prongs to allow it to grip the ‘bora trunks better, and a row of spines on its rear to deter predation. Its upper plates and spines have pigments that match the bark of a ‘bora, though they still have some chlorophyll for rudimentary photosynthesis.
By Hydro | June 15, 2013
The tamjack split from its ancestor. Their fur has shortened and they have become more streamline in order to swim faster, its movement similar to Earth’s otter. The scales on its back have shrunk and increased in number. They now serve the same function as the scales on Earth sharks in that they direct water into currents over the body, thus increasing aerodynamics. Their primary adaptation is their tail. Instead of being a thick rudder, it now has serrated edges like a saw. Not only does this allow individuals to chop down larger flora for use in their floating nests, but the grooves also add power to their swimming strokes, in a similar way to the bumpy grooves on Earth’s humpback whales; they can also swing their ax-like tail as a weapon in and out of the water if they are threatened. It has become so successful that it has replaced its ancestor in all but the southern coasts of Dixon.
By Hydro | May 16, 2013
The hullback split from its ancestor, the seashellsnapper. However with so much competition in Bumpy Polar Coast, its ancestor was forced out and eventually went extinct there. Now in the open ocean, it had to drastically adapt or die.
By Hydro | April 11, 2013
The tunnel rustling split from its ancestor and moved into the Barlow Desert, following the pionferruses. It has shrunk to half its size, both to make its subterranean lifestyle easier as well as to prevent it from exhausting its food source.
By Hydro | March 22, 2013
The gupongrass split from its ancestor and grown larger leaves. Starch buds protrude from the base, which also stores it in large amount inside, giving it a soft structure. The bush base is quite small, growing no more than 10 cm long. It will bend according to the water flow direction, eventually being broken or uprooted and fixed in another place. It lost the ability to grow runners, but still can form huge fields due to the large amount of leaves that keep growing and detaching from the base, regenerating new bushes when resting on the ground.
By Hydro | February 14, 2013
The arboreal flunejaw split from its ancestor, the rainforest flunejaw. The evolution of the bighorn krugg and its eating of flunejaw eggs took a toll on the flunejaw population. Some responded simply by being more protective of their eggs, but some took a different route: they began climbing the newly evolved tribranch grovecrystal, then the tallest flora in their environment. Regaining their distant ancestor’s mucus-coated eggs, but also keeping the eggs hard-shelled, they could lay eggs on the ‘bark’ of the grovecrystals. To climb trees, they had to become smaller, so they became half as large as their ancestor.