This trait appears on mhoats with a gradient of color across their goo, these gradients may involve either single or multiple colors so long as the mhoat has the associated traits (single tone, double tone, or triad). Any gradients present on the mhoat's body are counted by the color that begins a gradient and ends the gradient, so if a third color appears in the middle of the gradient and would naturally occur from mixing those two colors, then the goo would still fall under double tone.
This trait allows mhoats to have different types of shaped goo form along the parts of the body lacking plates. This can be either small details like little shaped extensions from the leg or as large as altering the shapes of the front legs in noticeable ways, but the legs will still always appear leg-like.
This goo type shifts color during different circumstances, the most common are when the goo overlaps something or a temperature change through something like touch or from the general surroundings. This trait can affect either all of the goo or only part of it. This color shift can be a single color, a gradient, or even reveal hidden markings in the goo, it's a highly varied trait with a lot of room for creativity.
*When the goo shift is due to objects being behind the goo, sections like the ears and eyes will not shift color as they are backed by plating or the rest of the mhoat's skull.
This mutation affects the goo and extremities, causing vapors that float away from the body before disappearing. This trait causes the extremities of the mhoat's body to be less solid, which means that someone could potentially run a hand through sections of the body affected by this trait.
Mhoats with this trait have shaped goo around their chest and stomach that can make them appear to be cut open with their ribs displayed and additional goo hanging from the body. This is merely a visual detail and mhoats with this trait still have all of their internal organs beneath the area where the trait displays.
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 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 trait.
This trait grants Goo Mane as a free mutation and mhoats with this trait are not able to have Faux Horn traits as there is no plating present on the body.
Goo Patches are any goo placement that doesn't fall within the accepted minimum or maximum for mhoat goo, this trait can cover a large section of the body or smaller areas and isn't confined to the area shown on the trait image. Areas where goo patches present can allow for additional retractable limbs beyond what is standard and may affect traits such as wings and tails.
Mhoats with this trait appear to have an empty section of their body filled with strings of little twinkling lights, and these lights are not confined to goo color restrictions so may be any color or combination of colors. Meanwhile, the glass-like goo that surrounds the 'empty section' is held to the usual color restrictions despite its unique transparency.
Jelly-filled Goo can counteract the see-through effect present on goo lights, as it will fill the container either partially or completely. The goo filling may be any level of transparency, which is up to the artist.
Mhoats with this trait form extra thick layers of silk that resemble wrapping paper and while the colors always remain the same it appears that the pattern of the silk is always changing. When the silk is removed to be used, the mhoat's goo resembles colors seen on cardboard tubes until the next layer of silk forms. The section of goo that resembles cardboard tubing is able to override Neutral Goo and Grayscale Goo colors.