Phylogenetic Tree

 

Phylogenetic TreeThis is the most complete speculative phylogenetic tree we’ve done to date, showing how we believe that the Morphoids relate to one another. You can see that there are a lot of questions left unanswered, and much more to be learned.  This diagram will definitely change, as our research advances.

Cephalopodia’s Effective Camouflage

Cephalopodia has very effective camouflague (in certain situations).  Here are a few photos of the creature in nature.

Gynoecium: Nutrient Acquisition


Gynoecium seems to suck nutrients off of things to feed.  He does not generally harm other animals, but seems to enjoy cleaning them.  We think he feeds off of the organisms that live on other animals, and on the things in his environment.

Bacterios eat….?

We’ve discovered that, while the bacterios may enjoy the coolness of the stream, they are mostly there to eat the mosquitos and mayflies that live by the stream.

Bacterios in a heatwave….

I’ve sighted (and filmed) these Bacteriophages by a small stream…. I’m not sure what they’re doing there though.  Maybe they like it because it’s cooler there?

Question: Why don’t you know very much about these creatures?

We’ve only been studying the Morphoids since they showed themselves in the fall of 2010.  These things take time, and a lot of research and speculation, especially in the beginning.

Morphoid Bones? Part Two

So I didn’t want to say anything before I was sure, but the bones I found the other day are actually comprised of silver!  I took them to a specialist friend of mine to see what she thought, and after doing a few tests, she said they are indeed silver.  Such a strange form for silver to be in…. I wonder if these could be bones of something (Morphoid, I hope!) or if someone is pulling a prank.  Time to do some more tests.

Question: How did you start your research?

When I first discovered these creatures, I spent a lot of time observing them in their natural environments, making notes and photographing them.  Many of them are shy creatures, and seemed wary of my being there. Morphoids are also different from a lot of animals in that they seem to move more when you’re not looking.

Gynoecium’s Skin

This is a photo of Gynoecium’s skin.  You can see the new layers peaking through underneath of the older ones.

Discovery: Morphoid Bones?

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We believe we may have discovered some Morphoid bones!  If you can see them in the photo, you will notice that they are a little hard to see because they blend in among the decaying wood where we found them.  They are unusual objects, surprisingly heavy, and unlike any bones I’ve ever seen before.  I will post more information when I’ve had a chance to study them in more detail.