Greater Cryotable

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The Greater Cryotable has become fully terrestrial. Its cuticle has thickened to provide greater resistance to desiccation along with providing it protection from freezing during winters. It grows to 2.5 cm tall in the polar conditions. Its plate will orient to the passage of the sun. Reproduction still relies on water being present and has become synchronized with yearly snow melts. Spores are produced on the underside of the plate and will swim through water films on the organism till it finds another spore to fuse with and then germinate into a new Greater Cyrotable once the spore reaches open soil. They are most common in high silica environments, but have expanded their ranges to wherever silica utilizing microbes are present.