Crustling

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Crustling
(Crusterusa parasiti)
Creator Nergali Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Crocusiophyta
Aaurumphyta
Gilduorba
Photocolonia
Parasitocae
Crusterusa
Crusterusa parasiti
Epoch/Generation 1/142
Habitat Yokto Volcanic, Krakow Volcanic, Russ Volcanic, Flisch Volcanic, West Mason Polar Scrub, East Mason Polar Scrub, Mason Polar Beach
Size Microscopic
Support Unknown
Diet Photosynthesis, Parasitic (Jedec, Leteti, Provuci, Stisnite, Teci)
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual, Spores, Mitosis



The crustling split from its ancestor when several spores landed on one of the several macro fauna found on Mason and adapted to surviving on them. Spongy in texture, it leeches nutrients from its host after which it is passed throughout the colony. Causing mild irritation once a colony has reached a significant size as shown in the image, it begins to bring attention to itself. This typically causes the host to rub itself with its oral tentacles in order to remove them. Once the colony is "scratched", it pops in a cloud of spores which are carried by the wind and will grow should they find a suitable host to land on. If a host is too heavily parasitized, it can die. To prevent this, should two colonies with different genomes come in contact, both engage in chemical warfare until one is beaten into submission and eliminated, typically by the larger of the two.


Living Relatives (click to expand/collapse)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon.
  • Leukocrusts
  • Northern Gildring
  • Airbulb
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