MICROFORM: Germalady seldom feel the need to take on an infectious form, lacking any obvious symptoms or even a capacity to spread from one host to the next. Rather, the Germalady simply integrates itself with a host body until it has total control over their cognitive and motor functions. While occupying a body, the monster may assemble portions of its original form as appendages, defending itself with its usual microbiota as it slowly replaces the victim's inner tissues with its own.
REPRODUCTION: A Germalady fertilizes itself with borrowed genetic information as it exits a host body, and may later bury a small egg in damp soil. Remarkably, it is also capable of replicating tiny Pathogerm and any other Fectoid it has encountered, though this requires a prolonged incubation period. Germalady have been known to construct large "hives" of garbage glued together with mucus and living Fectoid biofilm.
PERSONALITY: the Germalady is a proud and haughty creature, regarding most other organisms as both uglier, lower class and "filthier" than itself. Though naturally immune to disease, it is extremely wary of contramination by microorganisms that are not its own, exhibiting severe hypochondriasis and taking great pains to avoid contact with the "unwashed masses."
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