Crag-Climbing Radioplate

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Some populations of Crawling Radioplates began to move onto the cliff-faces due to interspecific competition, but they needed certain adaptations to not tumble to their demise. This lead to the evolution of the Crag-Climbing Radioplate, who has taken their plumbochitin claws and turned them into large hooks to maintain purchase in the rock as they scuttle about for whatever detritus they can find. One particularly common thing they came across on the cliffs, however, were several species of Radiomolds who up to this point had no natural predators on the cliffs. This gave the Crag-Climbing Radioplates an untapped source of food that no one had access to, so they began feeding primarily on these. While they still get energy from radiation and taking in ambient levels of spite, they have shifted towards being consumers of primarily Radiomolds but also any microbes they come across on the cliffs. Sometimes they descend far down the cliffs and close to the ocean as they feed on Radiomolds, which puts them at risk of being knocked off the cliffs and falling into the sea by large waves. Because of this, the Crag-Climbing Radioplates' ability to produce an adhesive secretion to remain attached to a solid surface comes in handy though they still produce less of it than species such as the Stalked Radioshrub, Radiobushes, or the Radiomolds. Similarly to their ancestors, the Crag-Climbing Radioplate has small clones of themselves bud out of their rear end, though they grab onto the cliff before fully detaching so they don't fall to their death. Once they are fully detached, they will crawl away to live their own lives.