When the mana thread that was watching the glacial salamander eggs started pulsing, Amy paused her experiments and pulled her attention to the room that contained the eggs.
The eggs had grown a lot bigger than when she had left them. They were once about 50 centimetres in width and height and now were about 100 centimetres in width and height. All of them within the cluster of seven eggs had little cracks in them, and she watched as the first parts of the salamanders started to appear to the world.
As the salamanders crawled out from their shells, Amy was finally able to see what they looked like. All of the salamanders had the basic shape of salamanders that you would see back on Earth. Five of the salamanders were light blue with transparent spots, smooth skin, a tail with some little spikes on it, no scales, and sticky padded toes that looked like they would help them stick to ice as well as walk on top of deep snow.
There were two salamanders from the grouping that looked different from their siblings. The third salamander that hatched seemed very different from the first two. It had a darker colour blue as its skin, no spots, and clear blue eyes. The last salamander was, from what Amy could tell, the most different.
Unlike the previous salamanders, this one looked more like it belonged in an aquatic environment. Its colour varied from dark to light grey, had webbed toes and a flat-looking tail that looked like it would help it swim.
With a smile, Amy decided to pull up the descriptions of the three different types of salamanders that hatched. The first description that she pulled up was the light blue salamander with transparent spots.
A type of salamander that is only found within cold and icy environments. This species produces a kind of venom in its teeth that produces a dry ice effect on the flesh of its prey.
The second description that she pulled up was the dark blue salamander.
Deep Freeze Salamander
Once a glacial salamander, it was exposed to such a severe change in the coldness that it mutated into a deep freeze salamander. As such, this salamander is a lot more connected with ice mana and will naturally cool the area around it.
The last description that Amy pulled up was the grey salamander.
A species of semi-aquatic salamander. This salamander can live and hunt above and in water, but it is more agile when hunting in water.
Amy was quite pleased with the two new mutations, as well as the glacial salamanders themselves. It shocked her that she would get mutations and have one type be venomous and another type to be aquatic in nature. The other to be more connected to ice mana, which is observed in her iceberg.
With the discovery of the mutations that some of the glacial salamanders have gone through, Amy decided to get their population to increase. Unlike with the snails, Amy wanted the salamanders to breed together. There were four females and three males, and one of the males was the deep freeze salamander.
She wanted to breed them together for a couple of things. The first one is to see whether they could interbreed. The second reason is to see if both species would be within the cluster of eggs. The third reason is to see if any traits, mutations, or new species could be produced this way.
She took the salamanders and placed them in one of the rooms with some water and some moss and stones in it. Afterwards, she used the same trick that increased growth, but instead, she pushed breed, breed, breed, through the mana thread. Amy watched as the males paired off with the females, and since all of the salamanders had the increased growth gene that seemed to appear after she used the mana thread to boost growth. But, it is slower than if she manually did it and a lot faster than their normal growth.
With the salamanders looked after, Amy decided to go back to the icey kelp. She took the first of the new sprouts and placed it on a middle level in height clumping of ice roots. She carefully laid out the roots so that they were anchored correctly and had enough room to continue to grow around the cylinders of ice. Amy then took a thread of mana and started sewing the roots onto the ice. The sewing action that she took was like sewing sequins to a shirt. She took the roots and ever so carefully started sewing parts directly into the ice. While she was doing this, Amy kept on pushing mana into the plant in hopes of it surviving.
Once she was done, Amy took a step back and admired her work. Unlike what she originally envisioned, the kelp had its roots growing throughout large knotting of ice roots, and it was surviving.
With a smile, Amy decided to take the second kelp sprout and instead of using her own mana, she decided to use ice mana. Unlike the first kelp sprout, where she attached the roots on top of the ice roots, she wanted to try to make the kelp grow out of the ice.
Amy chose a low-level knot of ice roots far away from her first experiment with icey kelp but still reasonably close to her iceberg. Using ice mana, she opened up a circular cylinder hole that was large enough to place the icey kelp in. Once the kelp was in the hole, she closed the ice around it. Amy quickly used the ice mana to penetrate the roots into the ice as far as she could. As this was being done, she was also injecting ice mana into the plant itself in hopes that it would be able to help the plant acclimate to be able to grow in ice.
When Amy was finished with her second experiment, she once again took a step back and watched to see if the icey kelp that was growing in the ice would survive.
With all the things that Amy wanted to get done finished, she decided to take a break and just watch her territory.