Ice Crystal

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Ice Crystal
(Favicrystallus polar)
Main image of Ice Crystal
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation10/62
HabitatNorth Tundra
Size6 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietConsumer, Photosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Lenticels)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSpores (or Blown around Spheres)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Crystallozoa (info)
Cavacrystalita
Coelocrystalla
Coelocrystallales
Coelocrystallaceae
Favicrystallus
Favicrystallus polar
Ancestor:Descendants:

The ice crystal split from the honeycomb crystal. Even though it's only half the size of its ancestor, it is still very large! It has rounded out to support the weight of snow. It works like an igloo. The inside of the ice crystal is warmer than the outside. During the winter, it will stay dormant, but when the snow melts it will expose the photosynthetic outer shell. The outside has an antifreeze-like chemical that keeps the cells from freezing during the cold winter. However, the inside animal cells don't have this and are only kept warm from the trapped air inside the honeycombs. The roots are shallow due to the frozen soil. Sometimes they get blown away from the high winds and will get pushed to new areas, and thus can spread either that way or via spores during the summer.

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 Entourage Swordgrasses (order Coelocrystallales)
  • Mangrovecrystal (class Coelocrystalla)