Recepta genus

Description

Extremophiles that are found exclusively on planets wlth atmospheres dominated by sulphur dioxide. Using a combination of inorganic and hydrocarbon materials, they build a shielding bubble. This allows them to create an isolated biome with regulated temperature and chemical composition. Growth is a difficult and complex process that requires careful melting, regrowing and freezing of the external shell so that the internal organism can develop. This is a gradual process meaning that larger recepta are of significant age. Reproduction is also similarly complex and revolves around a budding process, which creates a smaller version of the adult. Once detached, it can roll under the action of gravity and air currents before coming to rest, where it will deploy a holdfast marking its final position.

Minimum distance between two genetic samples: 150 m

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Sulfur Dioxide atmosphere
  • Maximum gravity: 0.27
  • Recepta species depends on planet type:
Planet typeSpecies
Rocky
High Metal Content
Recepta deltahedronix
Recepta umbrux
Icy
Rocky Ice
Recepta conditivus
Recepta umbrux

 

Recepta conditivus

CMDR ArkannFR49 , Recepta conditivus, Heart Sector NY-Q b5-0 , A 4 a

Description

A recepta species where the body of the organism is suspended above ground inside a sphere-shaped translucent membrane. This is filled with chemical-rich fluid that both protects the organism and provides the chemical soup needed for metabolism. Chemical exchange is controlled actively through the membrane and passively through the extensive root structure.

Vista Genomics Value: 645 700 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Sulfur Dioxide atmosphere
  • Icy or Rocky Ice planets
  • Maximum gravity: 0.27

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
AntinomyLime
PoloniumWhite
Ruthenium
Technetium
TelluriumCyan
YttriumGreen

 

Recepta deltahedronix

CMDR Fly34, Recepta deltahedronix, Boewnst TG-J d10-2411, 5 e

Description

This species of recepta produces a thick lattice of trunks in a deltahedron shape. This grows around and above the globular central organism, and helps to capture, retain and focus geothermal heat for thermosynthesis.

Vista Genomics Value: 711 500 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Sulfur Dioxide atmosphere
  • Rocky or High Metal Content planets
  • Maximum gravity: 0.27

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by rare material found on planet:

MaterialColor
CadmiumLime
Mercury
MolybdenumOrange
NiobiumMulberry
TungstenRed
Tin

 

Recepta umbrux

CMDR Vanpourix, Recepta umbrux, Prua Phoe LW-C d247, 3 A

Description

A recepta species that grows a thick latticed structure for protection. A fine translucent membrane stretches between its gaps, allowing sunlight to penetrate and reach the inner organism for photosynthesis.

Vista Genomics Value: 596 500 Cr

Conditions of occurrence

  • Planet with thin Sulfur Dioxide atmosphere
  • Maximum gravity: 0.27

Colored variants

 

Colored variant determined by the parent star type

Star typeColor
O
B
AAmethyst
FMauve
GOrange
KRed
MMaroon
L
TTeal
TTS
Y
W
D
N