Mutants of the World

As modern methods of genetic manipulation become more commonplace, we endeavor to chronicle the most interesting, helpful, or artful examples of the craft of genetic manipulation.


This planimal has become a common household pet. An adult bananant can regrow any removed limbs.

tags: banana, ant, food, planimal


This engineered lawn ornament makes a lovely addition to any yard's water feature. The flameingo eats shrimp which it cooks in its heat resistant beak.

tags: flame, flamingo, swamp, ornamental

Barn Owl

tags: owl, farm, useful

Manta Rat

tags: manta ray, rat, ocean


tags: LEGO, stegosaurus, paleo


tags: LEGO, stegosaurus, paleo

Ski Otter

tags: skiing, sea otter, snow, forest


Fabeae Labs really let all the stops out with this impressive hand-spliced example of organic mechanical engineering. Careful use of the mechanisms that naturally developed in the sundew and venus flytrap plants, scientists have managed to create a reasonably accurate clock that moves through rapid cell growth, turgor pressure in the cells of a 'stem-screw' mechanism, and membrane walls which can switch from water-resistant to water-hungry.

tags: peas, clock, peacock

Hammerhead Stork

This stork brings sturdy nail pulling and hammering capabilities to any coastal or inland environment. Ciconiiformes have frequently been the basis for useful hybridizations, but only this recent allele has been approved for FHA repairs and light construction.

tags: stork, useful, beach, hammer, hammerhead shark

Panda Boar

tags: panda bear, boar