I though that would be interesting to read about some of the transgenic plants and animals GMs introduce in their games. Here’s my proposition: Flower frogs Flower frogs are genehacked animals designed to live in microgravity. They are also called orchid frogs or flytraps. Their purpose was originally to hunt insects living in habitats – especially habitats with hydroponic cultures, but more than one scumbarge coped with their roach infestation thanks to flower frogs. The flower frog requires at least moderate air humidity and access to some amount of water in liquid form – especially during the breeding season. The animal itself is, well, a frog. It is brightly coloured, with decorative and highly aesthetic patterns. What makes it different from a regular frog is a large orchid-like structure growing on its back. The structure consists of a set of petals and small tentacles, as well as glands excreting sweet, fruit-scented substance. The flower’s purpose is to attract, entangle and digest small animals (although the flower frog can also eat the regular way). Some breeds use petals as propulsion system – either by flapping them, or by trapping air inside and then pushing it out rapidly. This of course works only in zero- or very low gravity. The flower frog breeds in a quite interesting way. When male and female meet (and if the male is accepted) they join their flowers together, forming sort of a temporary bag. Inside the bag, the female lays her eggs, which are immediately fertilized by the male. The process takes up to one hour. When it’s finished, both frogs split their flowers, sharing fertilized eggs between them, enclosing them inside their respective flowers. At this stage – until eggs hatch and little after that – the frog looks not unlike some kind of a fruit, a pomegranatemaybe (well, apart from eyes and legs which aren’t really standard fruit accessories). When eggs hatch, tadpoles stay in the parent’s flower for a while – usually up to a week or two, depending on temperature and parent’s access to food and water. When tadpoles are big enough (they grow front and rear legs, but don’t lose their tail yet), the parent releases them into some sort of a water environment, or at least a place with very high humidity. Young frogs are omnivorous, initially preferring algae etc. - but with no access to food (or when there is no place the parent can release them from the flower) they can turn to cannibalism. Believe it or not, but in some habitats flower frogs are considered edible and even delicious. It’s a case of personal preferences – not everybody enjoys the sweet taste of their meat. However, discretion is advised – some rare breeds of the flower frog can be intoxicating or poisonous. Most sensible genehackers include some kind of information about the specific breed – often in the form of an inscription appearing somewhere on the frog’s body, tummy being the favourite. [here imagine a picture of a red-and-purple frog, floating in zero-g, with ‘eat when ripe’ inscription across its belly] Flower frogs are open-source.