The hexdigger split from its ancestor, the mason hexspourous, living in the scrublands and the western sections of the polar beach The continuation of the Oathinian Explosion, along with two and a half million years of the ruthless culling that comes with such a harsh climate, has changed the digger's physical characteristics markedly, although its basic anatomy is much like its ancestor's. Coming from the same group of hexspourous's that evolved into the darter, the digger possesses many similarities with it. It now lives in the rocky soil of the beach, eating any dead flora, fauna, or waste that it happens to encounter.
Quadrilatterally symmetrical through a chance mutation, and with its air-tubes bent, it moves through the soil by rotating slowly, with most of the soil moving through the mouth. The mouth-appendages, like the darter, have hardened, allowing it to chew through the rockiest soils. The fronts of its air-tubes are now closed while underground, so as not to clog them with dirt, and are now peppered with microscopic holes that intake oxygen, with co2 being released through the end. It will incubate larva in its central cavity, allowing them to eat their way out of the body.
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