Gas Giant Helicozoan


    The alternate, sedentary life stage of boukalizoans. The Helicozoan is, in essence, a living wind turbine. The propeller-like structure on top, termed a moulin, spins in the strong winds that constantly swirl about the planet. The other end of the moulin is hooked to a solenoid-like structure that turns its kinetic energy into electrical energy that can be utilized in numerous enzymatic processes.  

    To the right is an illustration of this electricity-generating structure, termed the solenoid complex.
Here C. is the shaft extending down from the moulin. Near its top and middle, the organs labeled A. and D. are friction-reducing toroids. Within each is a collection of smooth calcium carbonate spheres that, as their name imples, reduce the friction created by the rotating shaft. At the base of the shaft is a rod of magnetized iron termed the magnetic style, which spins in a coil of copper (H.), creating an electric current which is tapped by the enclosing elctrosome (F.) and transported throughout the body.

    The moulin is an organic structure that contains living tissue and blood vessels. During the helicozoan's active, rotating phase, the moulin goes dormant and spins completely free of any attachment to the parent structure. Periodically, though, it must stop and attached to structures B. and G., the ameboid oosome. These organs secrete a variety of amoebae-like cells that penetrate throughout the moulin, providing nutrients, repairing damage and fighting off infections.

    Although the helicozoan bears little resemblance to a boukalizoan, developmental analysis has determined that the branching, root-like structure of this organism is a modified version of the boukalizoan’s germ sack. In addition, the blue lines running along this helicozoan's roots are derived from the eyes of its alternate life stage. Scientists have yet to determine the organ equivalents to the moulin and solenoid complex in boukalizoans.


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