Mhoats with this trait tend to have goo with a sandy texture and appearance with pieces of "sand" (silk) constantly shedding from their body. Because their goo lacks some stability, they are unable to make sheets of silk but can make an extra adhesive film whenever their goo comes into contact with water, at which point it darkens in appearance and sand will begin to drop in clumps that can be harvested and used as a spreadable glue.
Mhoats with this trait often tend to have seashells buried in their goo or stuck to the surface.
This type of goo shifts in color depending on specific stimuli a mhoat experiences; what causes the color shift is unique from one mhoat to the next and if two mhoats share a method of color shift (such as emotions), this does not mean they will share the same goo color. This color shift can affect all of the goo or only parts of the goo and can be caused by different stimuli such as emotions, seasons, weather, etc.
When submitting a mhoat with this design you will need to include a set of colors and either symbols or words outlining what causes the goo color to shift. You will also need to include in the comment section of the design approval what the exact method of color change is.
This goo shifts across a pre-determined set of colors over time, mhoats with this trait are usually unable to control the color shift or even stop it to display only a single color. It's possible for this trait to only affect parts of the goo and leave other sections with a single color. When drawn a mhoat may be shown with all the colors of their gradient shown or only a few present.
When submitting a design with this trait you will need to have a gradient bar present as shown in the trait example so we can make sure it follows the trait guidelines above and so that anyone using the masterlist as a reference can easily pull the colors and replicate the gradient easily.
This trait causes mhoats to lack the plating that normally covers the body, mhoats with this trait are less protected from the natural elements than their fellows. When this trait occurs in aquatics specifically, they tend to stick to shallow waters or live primarily in aquatic settlements, since their plating is normally protection against the water pressure of deeper waters.
*Aquatic mhoats with the shell-less trait by default will have the no vents mutation trait.
Mhoats with this goo type appear to have a second color of goo filling the insides of their bodies, this can be present over their entire body or only in sections. If done in sections, these can be shaped to resemble simple objects like stars, hearts, and other small recognizable shapes.
This trait is not required in mhoats with visible innards, such as skeletons, muscles, and organs, as these are the existing internal structures of a mhoat that happen to have a unique color.
This trait allows mhoat's goo to have colors that range from white to black, which includes shades of grey that lack hints of color. Any color that has either a Saturation under 15 or a Value/Brightness under 5, falls under Greyscale Goo. Please use HSV/HSB to check, or input your Hexcode into Google, to see if this matches.
Galaxy goo allows for the goo to resemble space or the night sky and uses colors that fall outside the usual range allowed by standard traits. The base color of the goo may use pastel or shade goo while the stars use any colors that fall in the range of pastel, greyscale, or shade.