Due to the large number of sun absorbing species around in the small pool, Mancerxia amphaflorapod has adapted to live both on the water and land. This amphibious walking plant can only stay out for a short time though before drying out even though it is about the size of an ant (2 mm). Its cone shaped body stores water so it can keep wet while the outside has developed a harder water resistant shell to prevent evaporation. The leaves have now grown even larger to absorb more sunlight. It must still go into the water to refill and re-hydrate as well as lay its budding babies into the water to grow.