Non-animals that can move

What actually stops fungi and other kingdoms from developing motile, macroscopic organisms? I am tired of only finding animals interesting. Fungi, at least, don't have rigid cell walls, so they should be able to move. There are, of course, also other macroscopic clades besides animals, plants, and fungi, e.g. the one that brown algae belong to, which are usually called "SAR", "Chromista", etc. These also could be possible areas where we could find a species that has 'moves like Jagger'.
>lack of a sophisticated nerve system
Doesn't stop jellyfish, comb jellies and other dimwit animals from being able to move.
(inb4 some midwit answers "at least they have one". Yes. The locomotory function necessitates a minimum nerve system, which such fungi would gain as a simple matter of consequence.)

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    plants move a lot, its just so slow we cant notice
    look up sped up plant videos, usually they turn around to be always facing light

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >What actually stops fungi and other kingdoms from developing motile, macroscopic organisms?
    Wait until you learn about slime mold.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Desmodium Gyrans.
    It does not move to other locations, but it has visible movement to intercept the most light, using smaller leafs signalling to their bigger ones.

    It also moves with vibration/ sound.
    Had a few raised from seed last year, they are medium hard to keep, as far as I know. They require a lot of light, and their telescopic like way of growing can get a bit top-heavy. Trying to top a few this year, to see if it gets a sturdier, bushier grow.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      theres also Mimosa pudica, that reacts to being touched
      I like feeling the leaves close around my finger tips, its like a handshake

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Had one in the backyard, but wasn't suitable for the climate over here. Curled up its leaves when it got dark as well, very interesting plant.

        Another plant that has some mobility, at least for function... The venus flytrap. The closing strength is bizarre.

        For true mobility, there are different kinds of (mostly desert) species of tumbleweed that use wind to spread out over distances.

        Some plants develop sticky hairs on the seeds to cling them to passing animals, this is not direct mobility, but it helps to spread their offspring.

        But the most interesting plant with a genious way of spreading? The common stinging nettle. Using venom not to kill, but to annoy humans into kicking you as far as they can.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Who said they haven't?

    Just because something evolves from something doesn't mean the original thing ceases to exist replaced by the new thing, every often the old thing stays as is and the new thing which evolved from the old finds its own niche.
    Sometimes the opposite happens
    >picrel

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I can barely believe this moronic website's denizens sometimes. Sorry for the moron tier answers from the local inhabitants, OP.

    The answer is simple, plants and fungi as realms of life have not made hyper multicellular creatures and sentience yet mainly because we are already here to prevent such a niche from being adopted and adapted for any other concurrent species and realm of life on this planet at the current time, if there were no humans it'd be free game for it too for the remaining of this planet's evolutionary chain.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Personally I think evolution cannot explain why not a single plant evolved some animal like feature such as movement, vision, a nervous system or something like that. Also there are no animals that evolved photosynthesis or roots. A God is required to resolve this problem

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Personally I think evolution cannot explain why not a single plant evolved some animal like feature such as movement, vision, a nervous system or something like that.
      There are many studies showing that plants can form conditioned reflexes. have long term memory and some sort of vision. Most plants move and react very slowly so we usually don't notice it but there are some capable of rapid movement.

      >Also there are no animals that evolved photosynthesis or roots.

      There are, from symbiotic relationship with algae to stealing chloroplasts and using them to perform photosynthesis. Also there is a crustacean who parasites crabs and does so by growing "roots" all over the crab insides.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        In addition there is actually a species of hornet which can convert solar energy into electrical energy, no stealing required

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Personally I think ... A God is required
      It's natural to think that when you've been raised to believe in a god or gods and you don't understand the basics of evolution.
      Try reading a decent entry-level book about evolution.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Try reading a decent entry-level book about evolution.
        suggestions?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        cringe

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      okay but then how was god created?
      no, you can't say he created himself.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >A god
      No one god could do this. It was at least 5 gods - some of them were magical animal people and at least one was a talking horse. Nothing else explains the way the world is.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      A god is the easy way of answering things you don't know. But when those things get answers, people stick to a disproven "god" because they were raised that way. They don't want to give in, even with blatantly obvious proof... If everyone believed that unexplainable things were caused by god- no science ever would have taken place. For example. You are born because your father fricked your mother, and theirs did so before them. It isn't a miracle, its easily provable. The only thing seperating humans from animals is communication, and the evolutionairy possibilities from that. If Ook could not express his more successful way of hunting to Krag, Krags offspring would not have had that advantage. How about this wood to make stuff out of, instead of improvising things in situ during the hunt. Ooga from the next settlement over used wood to make fire! Now Ooga gets to sleep with all the women, AND the men! He's just so succesfull.

      Fast forward a couple of years, Ooga gets beheaded with an axe, made with bronze the assailant cast using Ooga's very own fire. Ooga's kids grow up fatherless, but with knowledge to survive. Soon, they cook meat over a big fire, to celebrate their dad's invention. Cooking up the bastard that killed him.

      Soon after that, strange, more eloquent, brighter folk arrive in ships. They pay Ooga's kids a hefty amount of shiny marbles and some bits of string, and they take half the village back to where they came from. And a short while later they were claiming "we wuz kangs 'n shiet".

      Tl:dr, having faith to soothe your worldview is fine, unless you shove it down peoples throats. If god isn't the proven answer, learn to accept that ffs. Also racism.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        cognitive dissonance is the root cause of all human problems

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    let me introduce you to floating plants

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Plants have roots so they can't walk around but they do move the same way a coral polyp still moves

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous
  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Reddit tier post

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Lot of people here massively underestimating the dynamism of plant root systems, not to mention the complete mobility of many fungus species.
    Mycologists don't have to dig up an entire forest floor to find some kinds of fungi. They can set baits for them. The fungi "smell" the bait underground and literally grow towards it so they can consume it. Some even recycle their own arse end so they can grow quicker towards the bait.
    Fungi build numerous different kinds of traps to catch nematode worms, freshwater plankton and other prey.
    Look into this stuff. It's really fascinating.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    in the specific case of fungi, mycellium grows ON its food for the most part, there's nowhere for it to go.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      this
      the main reason for animal mobility is going after food, no need to walk if you're attached to it

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically because they don't have a sophisticated nervous system, jellyfish are in a liquid which is cheating but they're also a miracles of their own right.

    Moving is a huge effort that requires a lot of co-ordination or else it's just gonna be aimless flopping about.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      this, if you havent specced into mobility since the start its highly unlikely you'll never develop it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >never
        ever

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Plants move. Venus flytraps can move pretty quick

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    What stops them is probably the fact they’d end up competing with the more advanced animals which have already gone down the route of a mobile lifestyle

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Even if passively, everything is quite mobile. Seeds/spores move around using animals or the wind, or even the sea.
    And I recall a lot of bacterium can actually move around, some in motor-like way, even.

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