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3 parents

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:56 am
by Tarux
I have created an organism that requires 3 parents to successfully develop.

It starts it's life as a male.
Releases sperm, then becomes an unfertilized female.
Where it can become fertilized. Once it has become fertilized, it will begin to develop an egg.(The white swimmer is the sperm)
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Re: 3 parents

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:00 am
by Tarux
After being fertilized, the female then lays a partially developed egg, that requires to be fertilized again to continue development.
Once the egg has been fertilized, it can continue it's growth, developing into a new swimmer.
Each swimmer requires 2 sperm, one to fertilize female, one for egg development, and a mother to lay the egg, effectively having 3 parents instead of 2.

Re: 3 parents

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:03 am
by CandyYAHFT
So.. The partially developed egg is like a toddler that requires milk to turn into an adult?

Something like that? Wtf?!

Do you release that you have to sprinkle sperm in an egg to make it hatch?


Re: 3 parents

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:04 am
by CandyYAHFT
Really weird concept.

I congratulate your creativity.

Re: 3 parents

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:00 am
by Tarux
That's basically what it is. I know, weird concept indeed.

Re: 3 parents

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:34 am
by C4pung
Based on the recent reproductive flower, Ive been thinking about implementing 3 "genders" swimmers. Male and female are the usual swimmers (female carry stemo, male carry secro).

But now both gender carry an unfertilized stemocyte that will turn into their corresponding reproductive organ if fertilized by the third gender (secrocyte is way easier but virocyte will be super cool). Right now I dont have a working species :cry: , the main problems will be limited modes (obviously), gender detection (how they chase each other), and gender probability (how to make 1/3 probability).

Re: 3 parents

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 pm
by Noughtypixy
That's cool, look forward to seeing what you do with gametes.