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Oct 21 '16 at 14:15 comment added John Dvorak @JustinOhms I love the idea of giant swarms of migrating plant...-like animals.
Oct 20 '16 at 22:38 comment added Justin Ohms @Ryan I like the idea of "months generating energy" perhaps these "plantimals" could spend a large part of their time "hibernating" in the sun just storing energy and then move, perhaps for seasonal migration to follow the sun. They could even have hard photosensitive hard shells to protect them when they are sleeping.
Oct 20 '16 at 16:27 comment added Ryan @JustinOhms The lowest part of the food chain basically has to have something plant like. The energy for the ecosystem has to come from somewhere, but whether its a heat vent or the sun, the best refinement methods will never generate very much energy. Plants today can spent months generating energy, but Herbivores still need a lot of them just to function. Grass can spend weeks photosynthesizing, but it wont even be one meal to most herbivores. Anything beyond the most basic of movement just can not be powered by any biological raw energy to meat method.
Oct 20 '16 at 2:39 comment added Logan Pickup I'd think that the energy requirements of mobility would make most of the x-photosynthetic animals practically immobile, even if capable of movement. Predators are able to eat several energy producers in order to get a more concentrated energy source to power their movements.
Oct 20 '16 at 1:01 comment added Azuaron @JustinOhms Convergent evolution, my friend.
Oct 19 '16 at 22:08 comment added Justin Ohms +1 ... but they really sort of sound like walking plants
Oct 19 '16 at 20:56 history answered Azuaron CC BY-SA 3.0