The gelatus split from its ancestor, the herbivorous trisphourous. Approximately a quarter of a centimeter wide, these colonial organisms arose from a gene that caused the herbivorous trisphorous to clump together. While this meant less surface area, it also meant that they couldn't fit inside of the mouths of feeders. It is now a common sight in Mason Polar Sea and the surrounding bogs, floating near the surface releasing its ancestor's enzymes and re-absorbing the nutrient-rich broth formed. Once it reaches a quarter of a centimeter in length, groups of cells will clump off of the original, continuing the species.