Description: Naturally-formed hollow metallic particulates provide an internal environment for vital metabolic processes at a precise temperature (and depth of ocean), although this gives these surfaces a finite lifespan of functionality. It is within this environment that the rhibozome makes copies of itself. There is no lipid bi-layer membrane, concentration gradient control of these porous granular environments requires a different species.
They have a complex of proteins that act as a printer for replicable proteins (genome material), reception sites and reaction sites surrounding it's replicable material. It has a longer genome than other species in the system it occupies coding for different materials and components in reaction to contact with catalytic components or under certain environmental conditons such as temperature and pH changes. They also act as an instruction library and translation station for other species, so it can produce appropriate templates for the manufacture of materials that will help species that in the long run help Ferruzippus.
Food: Environmental nucleotides, small amino acid and fatty acid fragments.
Reproduction: Replication via inverse translation
Optimal Ambient Temperature: 265°C
Regions: Deep hydrothermal vent