Dingus Radiomold

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While the Spotted Radiomold and its descendants had break-out success on Horrible Rectangle Island and the waters around it, the ancestral species known as the Radiationcell would remain relatively marginal in their ecosystems and only playing minor ecological roles. For some Radiationcells that got swept into the water ways of Dingus, however, they would suddenly find themselves in an environment full of potential predators and thus needed to develop certain adaptations to defend themselves. This would lead to the evolution of the Dingus Radiomold, which at first glance may resemble the Spotted Radiomold but lives very differently. One reason it resembles the Spotted Radiomold is because it too has become colonial, since they also came together into colonial mats since those are harder to completely consume than singular cells and the colonies can grow back any cells that had been eaten by other organisms. The cells still look pretty similar to their ancestor and relatives as well, with a large donut-shaped organelle at their center to produce energy from the fusion of heavy water to create helium isotopes. They can also photosynthesize to make sugars and oxygen while the nucleus membrane incorporates lead to provide shielding so it doesn't irradiate itself to death. Unlike its ancestor, however, the cellular membrane of a Dingus Radiomold cell also contains trace amounts of lead to make them tougher. Dingus Radiomold Cells that form the other edge of the colony even develop sharp serrations around the outer edges of the cellular membrane. This goes in correlation with the newest cells in the colony expanding and accumulating from the center with signals then being sent to the outer cells to divide in proportion of the colony.These two adaptations help protect them from predators, since the amount of background radiation they produce is nothing to write home about as its around the same as the normal amounts of background radiation in and around Dingus. With sufficient energy and resources they reproduce every 5 minutes, which is good so they can keep up with the moderate levels of predation they experience.