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Ovibos moschatus
Scale 8 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2


Ovibos moschatus has a MOVE of 2.
“When the herd is threatened, the bulls and cows will face outward to form a stationary ring or semicircle around the calves.”

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Graphic by Kirsten
Photo by US Fish and Wildlife
The muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is an Arctic mammal of the Bovidae family, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor emitted by males, from which its name derives. This musky odor is used to attract females during mating season. Muskoxen live primarily in Arctic North America, with small reintroduced populations in Sweden, Siberia […] read more

Enterobacteria phage T4

T4 phage
Scale 1 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: T4 Phage is a PARASITE of (any) E. coli card.
Play: 2 T4 phage cards played under 1 E. coli card will result in the discard of all 3 cards.
Play: A T4 phage and an E. coli can be played together as a single action.

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Enterobacteria phage T4 is a bacteriophage that infects E. coli bacteria. Its DNA is 169-170 kbp long, and is held in an icosahedral head. T4 is a relatively large phage, at approximately 90 nm wide and 200 nm long (most phages range from 25 to 200 nm in length). Its tail fibres allow attachment to a host […] read more

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus
Scale 5 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2

2 POINTSPasser domesticus has a FLIGHT of 2. • Passer domesticus is considered to be an INVASIVE species of Aves cards of identical scale and food chain rank.

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Graphic by Tricia
The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a species of passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae. It is also known by the alternative vernacular names English Sparrow, Indian Sparrow, and Spatzie or Spotsie. It occurs naturally in most of Europe, the Mediterranean region, and much of Asia. It has also been intentionally or accidentally introduced […] read more

Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

Euprymna scolopes
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Euprymna scolopes has a MOVE of 2.
Euprymna scolopes and Vibrio fischeri (a bioluminescent bacteria) are MUTUALISTIC.

Graphic by Gina
The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid (Euprymna scolopes) is a species of bobtail squid native to the central Pacific Ocean, where it occurs in shallow coastal waters off the Hawaiian Islands and Midway Island.[1][2] The type specimen was collected off the Hawaiian Islands and is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C..[3] E. […] read more

Madagascar Giant Day Gecko

Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3


Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis has a MOVE of 2.
“Giant day geckos have no eyelids. To keep their eyes clean, they often lick them.”

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Graphic by Liesbeth
Photo by Brian
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis Gray, 1870, is a diurnal arboreal subspecies of the day geckos (Phelsuma spp.). These geckos are apart of the Phelsuma group, which consists of 70 species and subspecies. One common name is Madagascar giant day gecko, being large and is found in areas of tropical and subtropical forest in northern Madagascar. As […] read more

Trembling Aspen

Populus tremuloides
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Populus tremuloides has a SPREAD of 1.
One P. tremuloides colony (a community of trees from the same original tree), named Pando, is sometimes considered the heaviest and oldest living organism.

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Populus tremuloides is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America. The species is referred to Quaking Aspen, Trembling Aspen, and Quakies, names deriving from its leaves which flutter in the breeze.[1] The tree-like plant has tall trunks, up to 25 metres, with smooth pale bark, scarred with black. The glossy green leaves, […] read more