Pickworm: derived from the feeble pinworm, these weird creatures first evolved in the proximity of the low-tide gardens, where both drill lettuces and pillar lettuces coexist, acting as a ramp for it's evolution. dotated of a particular, very hard horn and strong muscles to support it, it carves out it's nest by digging on the calcium growths of it's plant of choice, while carefully remaining hidden in the foliage in case of necessity. obviously, plants with stronger, thicker pillars are preferred to those with thinner ones, and as a matter of fact this animal acted some selective pressure on these very plants by breaking all the ones that ended up being unfit. after it's done, it will lay off in it's new hole, where it will cover itself from predators and deposit it's eggs. the holes are often reused whenever one of it's owner dies, sometimes passed on between generations. a short, stocky body helps squeezing in it, while the whiskers, quite developed, can be used also to clean it off from detritus. for obvious reasons, this creature is now much more common in the deep pillar forests, where hundreds of these can live in a single plant.ù
Dartworm: among the succesful finworms, some switched to a more cruent lifestyle, mostly involving literally darting itself to the prey. the dartworm may be weak and unremarkable alone, but it has developed a peculiar group hunting strategy that often ensures them a happy meal. they hunt by darting themselves on the preys, that range from barely bigger rorolas to humongous foes like the novish, trying to scrap out some bits of meat. it is one of the slimmest fishworms, but it has a well-developed fin, now vertically oriented to give it even more push, which gives it a fair advantage over many of it's cousins. the whiskers, now atrophied due to being a hassle against the new lifestyle, have been replaced in scope with tiny and underdeveloped eyes.