Even though they don’t occupy the “apex” niche (does anything, really?), the Crescents are still predators of small prey. Their elaborate, multispecies respiratory system gives them the ability to move faster than anything else in their ecosystem, but, like the sauropods of Earth’s past, they prefer to move their body as little as possible, preferring to reach from where they are.Continue reading “The Crescent and its Prey”
The Crescent/Frond symbiote is a pretty badass predator. But there’s always a bigger fish. The Deep Biggo (I’m really hoping to come up with a better name before publication) is a filter feeder with a symbiotic trick up its sleeve for getting bigger prey.Continue reading “The Deep Biggos — Filter Feeders With a Plan B”
I’m starting to work out the specific physiology of the Crescent symbiont in the Crescent/Frond symbiote project that I’m doing for Almost Real.
Its gills look like eyes, its eyes look like mouths, its mouth looks like genitals, and its genitals are in its gills.Continue reading “Almost Real Symbiote, Sketch 3”