There has been another sighting of a Sepal specimen! This one looks really similar in size and shape to the one we have in our laboratory. This time, we just took some photographs and watched, until we lost sight of it in the grass.
There have only been verified Morphoid sightings in the last year or so, since the fall of 2010. We’re not sure if they did not exist before that point in time, or maybe something has been driving them out of hiding. Either way, they’re here now, and so we are observing them.
How do you know plants are alive? They grow, are moist and delicate, and have a healthy colouring.
No, seriously, we know the Morphoids are alive because they move, even though we haven’t seen more than a couple actually move. While we can’t detect a heartbeat or any rhythm of breathing through their thick skins, they are warm to the touch. We’ve also seen them in their natural habitats.
We think Sepal must eat grass, or bugs, which are plentiful where he lives. We’ve never seen him do it though. The Morphoids are all very aware when they are being watched.
None of the Morphoids we have seen has died yet. We are not going to kill one to do a dissection. When one dies on it’s own, we may do a dissection.
This is footage that we think was filmed sometime in the 30’s…. a friend passed it along to me. She thought it was likely a forgery, like an image of the Ogopogo, because there are no other records of any encounter with a creature like this. We are sure it is a Morphoid- the skin texture is much too distinctive to be discounted. We have no idea if this creature still exists, how many of them there are or were, where it lived or what it ate.
There are actually three parts to this footage. I’ll post the other two segments in the next couple of days.
Bovinae reminded us of the horns of cattle.
Image from The Full Wiki.
I’m sure many of you are familiar with this. This is a chart showing the taxonomy of a human, a fruit fly, and two of the Morphoids, Pteropod and Gynoecium. As you can see, though we’ve determined that Morphopodia is a phylum, everything else mostly speculation at this point in time. Because there are things missing, we are not sure how the Morphoids completely relate to one another and the rest of the kingdom of Animalia.
We make sure that each Morphoid has access to a variety of possible foods, including grains, steak, cereal (Cheerios), and carrot sticks. Occasionally, we even put out small bowls of milk for the Morphoids, but that does not seem to appeal to them. We have even tried crickets and mice, but have had no success with anything.