Sixty-five. Its mouth-parts have become adapted like a mosquito’s for sucking the blood of prey animals. It’s generally more compact, with claws and piercing mouth the only extremities with any reach. Its wings are still pretty huge.

Sixty-five. Its mouth-parts have become adapted like a mosquito’s for sucking the blood of prey animals. It’s generally more compact, with claws and piercing mouth the only extremities with any reach. Its wings are still pretty huge.

The Sixty-forth Beast.
The beast’s wings have consolidated into a single set of wings, nearly spanning the length its entire body.

The Sixty-forth Beast.

The beast’s wings have consolidated into a single set of wings, nearly spanning the length its entire body.

Sixty-three. It’s become more streamlined and lightweight, and its wings have consolidated into a set of four wide wings that can keep it in flight.

Sixty-three. It’s become more streamlined and lightweight, and its wings have consolidated into a set of four wide wings that can keep it in flight.

The Sixty-second Beast.
The beast’s fan display has been repurposed as a set of transparent wings and its shell has become a sort of rudder.  Both of its eyes have now completely settled into its head.

The Sixty-second Beast.

The beast’s fan display has been repurposed as a set of transparent wings and its shell has become a sort of rudder.  Both of its eyes have now completely settled into its head.

Sixty-one. It’s a sort of lumbering, low-energy creature now. The shell-display spreads to form a wide halo around the head of the beast, to collect sunlight and keep it warm, and the eye-stalk has split into two segments.

Sixty-one. It’s a sort of lumbering, low-energy creature now. The shell-display spreads to form a wide halo around the head of the beast, to collect sunlight and keep it warm, and the eye-stalk has split into two segments.

The Sixtieth Beast.
The beast has become more beetle-like.  The superficial-most layers of the its shell has separated from its body and can flare up in display.  They vibrate together to make a variety of resounding noises.  The beast’s “eye” has slowly grown smaller and more complex, now covered in light-sensitive eye-spots.

The Sixtieth Beast.

The beast has become more beetle-like.  The superficial-most layers of the its shell has separated from its body and can flare up in display.  They vibrate together to make a variety of resounding noises.  The beast’s “eye” has slowly grown smaller and more complex, now covered in light-sensitive eye-spots.

Fifty-nine. It’s more of a squat, scuttling crablike creature now, with its composite front limbs now more crab claws than precise manipulators.

Fifty-nine. It’s more of a squat, scuttling crablike creature now, with its composite front limbs now more crab claws than precise manipulators.

The Fifty-eighth Beast.
The beast has become more squat and compact, now capable of retracting its head into its protective shell.  Its sensory “eye” has become smaller and its stalk more agile.

The Fifty-eighth Beast.

The beast has become more squat and compact, now capable of retracting its head into its protective shell.  Its sensory “eye” has become smaller and its stalk more agile.

Fifty-seven. The stalk supporting its sensory-pumpkin has become thin and muscled, and can extend or coil close to the body for safety. The manipulative tentacles and pincer things have combined into a single pair of appendages.

Fifty-seven. The stalk supporting its sensory-pumpkin has become thin and muscled, and can extend or coil close to the body for safety. The manipulative tentacles and pincer things have combined into a single pair of appendages.

The Fifty-sixth Beast.
The beast has become more turtle-like, with a protective shell and stocky legs.  Its sensory rings have grown an encompassing membrane and a short muscular stalk and its proboscises have thickened into a set of manipulative tentacles.

The Fifty-sixth Beast.

The beast has become more turtle-like, with a protective shell and stocky legs.  Its sensory rings have grown an encompassing membrane and a short muscular stalk and its proboscises have thickened into a set of manipulative tentacles.