Bumble Crystal

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Bumble Crystal
(Cryosisyphus bumble)
Main image of Bumble Crystal
Species is extinct.
19/125, ice comet impact event
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation18/119
HabitatNorth Tundra, Allen Ice Cave
Size1.5 m Tall
Primary MobilitySedentary, Slow Rolling
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis, Detritivore, Filter-feeder
RespirationPassive (Lenticels)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSpores, Fragmentation
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Crystallozoa (info)
Cavacrystalita
Coelocrystalla
Glacigemmales
Cryosisyphaceae
Cryosisyphus
Cryosisyphus bumble
Ancestor:Descendants:

The bumble crystal replaced its ancestor, the cave crystal. It has developed stronger photosynthesis for the limited light within the cold polar North. Rather than just a geodesic ball it has developed spike crystals all over so it can wedge itself between glaciers. In doing so it can still get some light even in crevices without falling to the dark bottoms of them, and even then they can gain some light shining through the ice itself. In addition to photosynthesis its roots will absorb microbes from the ice and soil as well as any rotting organic material it comes across when it is blown to new locations.

Its roots are normally hidden within its protect crystal shell but when it comes to a complete stop after being blown around by the strong polar winds it will unfurl them and search out glaciers for water or soil for minerals. They have a root node on each side so even if its upside down it will have one facing down. Inside it is a new organ that can tell which direction it is sitting, by having the fluid inside the organ tell it how it is oriented. In addition to this it has hollow chambers located in the spikes which fill with fluid that is freeze resistant. Using a series of siphons it's able to pump the fluid from one spike to another in order to reorient itself in a more favorable position. It cannot however use this for locomotion since it takes a lot of energy to do, and it needs most of its energy to stay alive in this harsh environment, especially when it goes into a dormant state during the winter.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Crystal Brambley (class Coelocrystalla)