This creature was originally destined for the art store, but I ran too close to the edge to attach it to a mat. It is an xworm. Using its claws, it climbs the trunks of trees in groups. Each segment of its body emits periodic flashes of x-rays. Each segment is also photosensitive to x-rays. Worms on one side of the trunk are able to detect hidden burrows or insects inside the tree when a worm on the other side flashes. Once prey is detected, the race is on as each worm burrows into the tree with its claws, still flashing. Whoever reaches the prey first does not share, but if these worms did not hunt together, they could not detect any prey to begin with. Thus, cooperation is still statistically advantageous.
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.