Flashwalker

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Flashwalker
(Refulgilitofer nuerofibre)
Main image of Flashwalker
Species is extinct.
20/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorOpDDay2001 Other
Week/Generation18/118
HabitatYokto Beach, Yokto Temperate Woodland, Yokto River, Yokto Marsh, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Huggs Chaparral, Yokto Temperate Rainforest
Size18 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis, Detritivore, Scavenger
RespirationActive (Microlungs)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSpore-Coated Eggs
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Clade
Superclass
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Coluripoda
Ossicancer
Entomocarcinia (info)
Crystallophylagia
Ambulatorigemmidae
Refulgilitofer
Refulgilitofer nuerofibre
Ancestor:Descendants:

The flashwalker replaced it's ancestor. Although it is called the flashwalker, not all of them grow flashwalker crystals. Some will grow crystalwalker crystals, which are smoother and less rugged, making it hard for flash forests to survive on it's crystals. However they are plentiful on it's shell-back. The flashwalker evolved to be faster and sleeker than it's ancestor due to predation from the hammertoe and ancestors. Because of this predation, crystalwalkers tended to run into colonies of flash crystalroots, while in these colonies some flash forest spores would get onto their backs and grow in small colonies. When these 'infected' individuals reproduced, the likelihood of their 'children' having some flash forest spores on them was high. This allowed the spread of flash forests far outside their usual habitat.

It is able to secrete a chemical through the nerve cables that grow into whichever crystal inhabits it, inhibitint it's growth to a manageable size. Without this chemical, flashwalker crystals could conceivably grow to heavy to carry. In exchange for this, it shares some of it's nutrients with the crystal. Flashwalker's and their crystalline companions are permanently joined after the initial growing period as the nerve cables eventually bunch together to form a primitive communal brain and nervous system. This means that the bulk of it's brain is outside it's body, under the protective canopy of it's crystalline guest, just like it's ancestors.

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)
  • Creab Walker (family Ambulatorigemmidae)
  • Fermi Giant Leafkutter (class Entomocarcinia)