Huhnary

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In a mere chance event on the Dingus Beach, the spores of a Pissing Sky Bush got into the ovaries of a Canarwrong “tree morph”, resulting in the mixture of their genes and the creation of a whole new taxon. This would lead to a whole new group of organisms known as the Huhnaries, which combine the traits of their two ancestors and take them in truly bizarre directions.

The first thing that can be immediately noticed is the 3 different sexes present within the species and their radically different forms. The largest of the three are the all-female "tree morphs", which still retain many of the ancestral traits though the hybridization with the Pissing Sky Bush has left its mark. Much like a typical canartree, the "tree morphs" of the Huhnary have a well developed skeleton that provides support and a well developed root system to help extract nutrients. It has even reverted towards being more like other Canartrees in that the "tree morph" has lost the photo-receptive cells that were present in the Canarwrongs and has become much more symmetrical in shape. The largest difference of all, however, is the reproductive system as this was where most of the traits from the Pissing Sky Bush present themselves. For example, the beak petals are reduced in size and pushed to the side while the "mouth" that contains their ovaries has become a long tube which will violently vomit out small spores that get carried by the wind and land somewhere else. To have these spores get fertilized, however, the “tree morphs” must rely upon one of the other two forms in the species. The most common being the “flying forms”, which are almost akin to typical male canarflora in terms of reproductive role. The fact that they are all male is due to a mixture of the “crawler morph” of their ancestors getting their genes mixed with those of the Pissing Sky Bush and only the male genes expressing themselves. The head of their ancestor has become bloated and balloon-like due to the presence of the helium sack inherited from the Pissing Sky Bush. Combined with the three pairs of wings that are beat back and forth, the “flying forms” are able to fly great distances even if it's pretty awkward and slow. The root system has become shorter but bushier so they can not cause as much drag while flying, while not sacrificing the amount of surface area for respiration. The way these male Huhnaries breed is by using the pissing tube they get from their piss flora ancestor, which will be inserted into the reproductive organs of the “tree morph” so they can fertilize their spores. Since the “flying morphs” still get all their energy from photosynthesis and they reproduce with the pissing tube, the ancestral mouth from the Canarwrongs has become permanently sealed while the beak petals have become tiny and vestigial. Their one eye helps the “flying morph” navigate as they fly around in the canopy while the dorsal and ventral branches help them steer. The fact they only get their energy from sunlight combined with their active lifestyle means then”flying morphs” have relatively short lifespans, usually living for only a week or two at most. The strangest form of all, however, is the “crawling morph” which is also the rarest of the three Huhnary forms. In many ways, the “crawling morphs” have hardly changed with the 9 legs derived from their ancestral wing branches still being used for locomotion (although the three legs on the ventral side have become reduced in size) and the 3 dorsal wing branches being used to gather sunlight since they do not consume other organisms. The 3 side pairs of legs of the Huhnaries “crawling morph” form has however developed keratinized claws to help dig into the surfaces of trees since they have become mostly arboreal. By staying in the canopy, they are able to avoid most of the ground predators such as the Bug-Upper, though this will not deter arboreal predators such as the Unchisaru. For them, the “crawling morph” has a different defense, where they leap off a branch and glide a certain distance by stretching out all of their limbs and steering itself along a certain path so it can reach a new tree. The one single eye still helps them navigate as they crawl about the branches as they watch out danger and look for potential mates. While they can breed, the male “flying morphs” do not recognize the “crawling morphs” as the same species and only actively seek out the “tree morphs” which means the “crawling morphs” have to seek out mates instead.

Due to their semi-active lifestyle being sustained only by photosynthesis, the “crawling morphs” only live for a few months. While this is longer than the “flying morphs”, it still does put a time limit on how long they can search for a mate. With other “crawling morphs” and “tree morphs”, this is easy enough as the former will seek them out as well while the latter does not move at all. When two “crawling morphs” meet, they will stick their pissing tubes into the other's mouth and exchange gametes so they can then vomit up the fertilized spores at a later point of time. With the “tree morphs” it is a bit more one sided as they can only fertilize their spores while the pure females cannot fertilize the “crawling morphs” in turn. When it comes to the male “flying morphs”, “crawling morph” Huhnaries are a bit more aggressive in their mating habits, as they will ambush them from a perch and snatch them mid-glide. Once they have the male restrained, they will proceed to initiate copulation though the male can only fertilize them.

Since the "crawling morphs" of Huhnary are both male and female at the same time, they are immune to the Transbruh's ability to change an organisms sex. The form is still actively producing antibodies in their system to attack any Transbruhs that enter their system to prevent internal bleeding. Since the “flying morphs” are derived from the “crawling morph” in a sense, they too also produce the antibodies in their system and thus are immune to Transbruhs. The female “tree morphs still lack the ability to create these antibodies, but the frequent events of copulation from both the “flying morphs” and “crawling morphs” mean antibodies are found all throughout their tissues and thus they have a huge resistance to Transbruh infections. Since the male “flying morphs” are derived from the “crawling morphs” rather than from the female “tree morphs”, the females that do get infected by Transbruhs will instead have a painful death as their body systems begin to shut down.