I had an idea for a forum activity, inspired by exquisite beast.
Basic idea is that we will start with a basic creature, and incrementally evolve it over time. I will start us off with a creature, with an ID of A.
You then take one of the existing creatures(initially only A will exist) and take it a step forward in its evolution. You then append its ID with a new letter based on how many other people evolved that base.
For instance, we start with A. Three people create new evolutions of it, called AA, AB, and AC. If two more people make changes, once to AB and once to AC, then the total creature pool becomes A, AA, AB, AC, ABA, ACA. Try to pick creatures that are more advanced to evolve, while I expect several species to grow out of this, I would much rather have 3 or 4 highly developed ones than 50 creatures barely different from the original.
When evolving a creature, provide a picture of the changes, a description of the changes and what they do for the creature, as well as any changes in lifestyle habits it has.
I will compile these entries into a navigable tree of its evolutions, and eventually compile an overview of this genus.
You can submit as many creatures as you like, but you can only evolve a creature once, and you cannot evolve your own creature.
So, without further ado, Creature A:
ID : A
Description: The siltsifter is the common origin of many species. It is a bottom-feeder, who, as the name implies, likes to sift around in the mud at the bottom of oceans and lakes. It feeds on whatever organic matter it can stir up, and will bury itself in the mud for camouflage.
I have set up the website to keep track of the evolutions