Tallubester Evolved from: Tubester Evolution Bonus: +1 Gene Tubester Genes: 1x Filter Feeding, 1x Buoyancy, 1x Skeleton, 1x Roots Tallubester Genes: 2x Filter Feeding, 1x Buoyancy 1x Skeleton, 2x Armor (carapace?), 1x Roots Genes added: +1 Filter Feeding, +2 Armor Description: An evolution of the tubester with thick armor to help against predators. It stays with the filter feeding strategy, but now stays completely still when fully grown, being well-protected and feeding off the waters around it. To deter or even fully defend it from predators, it has evolved thick bony carapace around it, covering it in protection save for the perforating vents that allows it to feed. It may grow quite big at your discretion. Offspring resembling Blobsters occasionally bud off from the body, which eventually drift away before maturing and sinking to the seafloor. If the location is good, here they will grow into a new Tubester. (Last two sentences are from Tubester description, nothing changed here) Note: I'm not sure what to call this thing's armor. Carapace? It's not an exoskeleton since it's not something it can move. I was also considering dropping Buoyancy before realizing that it was necessary for its reproduction. Possible solution would be that the remove 2 add 1 (or whatever) would require some form of changes that make sense. Afaik, eyes were probably evolved by happenstance with a number of organs chaining together in certain protein formations, that then with evolution changed to become eyes (which happened independently a few different times in the same fashion). So a "free" switch is maybe a bit too much, while trade 2 for +1 related organ could work, if you want a system like this.