Use Ratios to Help with Our Spaceport Census!

“Blasters, we walked into the Larva Den this morning and discovered a bunch of brand-new Larva pals that we had never seen before. As part of our annual Census, we like to keep track of just how many different kinds of larva we have on the ship at any given moment. With this information, we can use ratios to learn interesting facts about our space friends. So just what are ratios? Ratios are statements that tell us how sets of numbers compare. So if we had 3 green larvae and 9 pink larvae, which would give us a ratio of 3:9 larvae, or 1:3 if, we simplify it. That would mean for every green larva aboard our ship, we would have approximately 3 pink larvae!

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Now we can put this handy knowledge into use as we conduct our annual Larva Spaceport Census! Using our high-resolution image of the Spaceport’s larva population, count the total number of our little friends. Then, let us break that number down by color. Can you tell us how many we have of each color?

With our scientific data of the ship’s larva population, we can create our very first ratio! Let’s start by making a ratio comparing all of the different colors! Once you have mastered that, make smaller ratios that compare each color with a different color.

Ratios not only help us compare numbers, but they can allow us to better predict outcomes in the future! Say that we returned back to the Larva Den tomorrow morning and discovered that the amount of green larvae had doubled! Using the power of ratios, we can find out approximately how many yellow larvae we might be able to expect to see in the Larva Den as well! To do this, multiply the number of pink larvae by 2.

Were you able to predict how many pink larvae there would be? Use this knowledge of rations to let us know the answer in the comments!

Which Color Kit is Best for Your Mutt?

Have you had a chance to decorate your Mutt with a color kit yet? I know that so many of you Blasters on the I.S.P. are ready to give your Mutt some extra flash to their coat. However, I thought some of you might have a bit of trouble figuring out just what is the right color kit for your Mutt. That is why I decided to showcase some of the stylish patterns we have at our Mutt Accessories Stations this week so you might have a better idea of what color kit expresses your Mutt’s personality!

But first, I wanted to give you the scoop on how Color Kits work. Once you’ve purchased a color kit at one of the accessories stations in The Park, click on your Mutt and select “Dress Up”. After that, click on the kit that you would like your Mutt to wear. Then, click on your Mutt to place it!

Now that you have color kits figured out, it is time to pick out the perfect look for your Mutt!

The Relaxed Look
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Would you describe your Ickasaur as being “the calm in the storm”? This lavender color kit will be the perfect match for its soothing spirits!

The Bold Look
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If your Mutt is always looking for ways to stand out from the pack, then try one of the brighter color kits at the Mutt Accessories Station.

The Stealthy Look
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However, your Mutt might prefer to blend in to the night to sneak up on Alien Intruders. This outfit will help your Tweeter stay on the offense as it helps to save the galaxy!

The Stoic Look
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Chiseled out of the sturdiest rock in the galaxy, this color kit will make your Mutt look strong and confident. It is the perfect style to cheer up a Mutt that is nervous for its first day of Mutt Training!

The Natural Look
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A classic choice. This color kit uses the freshest leaves from Planet Avatarus and makes your Eye-Clops’ legs look like stems of a tree. If your Mutt loves to wander through the rougher terrain of Spaceport, this is a great color kit for it!

Of course, these looks are just a few of the color kits you can purchase at the Mutt Accessories Station. You can even unlock brighter and bolder styles as you climb up the ranks of Spaceport Cadets. Once you have had a chance to pick out a new look for your favorite space friend, send us a screenshot of your Mutt in your color kit!

Keeping Your Larva Healthy

One of the fist things that any Blaster does after boarding the ISP is choose their larva. Your very first larva will be a long time companion through your Math Blaster missions that you will always cherish. I certainly know the bond between my first Mutt and I is unbreakable. With that in mind, you will really want to focus on starting this friendship on the best possible foot! Once you meet your Larva over at the Den, it is time to head to the Incubator to let it grow! Your new responsibility is to give it a comfortable environment.That way your larva will hatch right on schedule and turn into a healthy and happy Mutt.
1In order to do this, we will need to collect crystals to help change the mood of the Incubator. Let us head to the Park and start searching. Before we go, though, we should take note of the crystals that will help us make the larva’s habitat satisfactory. If you see the bars at the bottom of the screen, you will notice that the volume of the music in the yellow part of the line. That means it is a bit too loud for this little fellow and we want to bring the volume down to the green area. As we walk around the Park, make sure to find the crystal with a single music note, so we can soften the tunes in the Incubator.
2Now that we are at the Park, it is time to search! Hmm… Where could that crystal be??? We have to keep a sharp eye on these things, since Crystals change locations every couple of seconds.
3Oh look! Right by the entrance we came in from! Let us quickly collect it and head back to the Incubator.
4All you need to do is click on the crystal image and then click on the Incubator. Ah… Now that is much better!

Keeping your larva’s Incubator comfy is super helpful for any rookie Blaster to practice. A happy larva will grow into a happy Mutt that will be your friend forever. Also, the responsibility you gain from this friendship is a great quality to have on the Spaceport. After all, we need our Crew to watch over their stations as soon as possible when they hear the sirens of a Red Alert! So start taking care of that larva today and raise it at the Incubator!

Caring for Your Mutt

“Happy Friday, Blasters-Max here! Have you ever seen a Monster Mutt scurrying around the International Spaceport? Mutts are adorable little creatures that come from a far-off planet in the galaxy. While GC, Monty, and I were cruising around space, we found these little critters and just could NOT say no to them once they decided to help themselves and board the ship. Ever since, we have had this incredible nursery at the I.S.P. where hundreds of baby Mutt larva and Mutts play around. To encourage all of our awesome Blasters to raise their own Mutt, we made their special center right below Spaceport so it is super easy to get to!
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Well, the whole reason I am making such a huge fuss about Mutts is that I found this lonely little Mutt while strolling through the I.S.P. I decided to adopt him, but I could use some help right now bringing him back to health. Would you care to join me?

When your own Mutt is in need of some care, the first thing you should ask is what specific things you can do to raise its spirits. The best way to do this is by checking the bars at the top right corner and checking the levels for hunger, happiness, and energy.
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Lets start by giving this Mutt some food! It sure looks like it is hungry! Make sure to choose the right food, baby Mutts drink milk while older Mutts eat Kibbles. Just look at it eat!
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Now we will want to help revive its happiness. This is the fun part! Spend some quality time with your Mutt by playing with it and petting it! Seems like this Mutt really enjoys getting brushed! Also boost its happiness with a color kit to make it stand out and feel stylish.

At last, it is time to give this little one some rest so that it will be ready for tomorrow’s adventures! Take it to the Mutt Dorm to sleep with all of the other friendly Mutts around spaceport.”

A Walk in The Park

“Greetings Blasters! Max, here. Although we may not have seasons in space, we still enjoy pretending like we do. We occasionally get a bit homesick of Earth and just want to have a nice day in the great outdoors. Thankfully, our top scientists and the I.S.P. designed a special place for us just so we can do this. We like to call it The Park. The Park is a simulated environment at Spaceport that is perfect for any craving to hit the outdoors.

Since our sources indicate that it is Spring in the Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, we thought we might celebrate by having a nice picnic in the Park. There are so many great activities in the Park for the Blaster that loves exploring the rugged moon rocks and cyber grass that space has to offer! Let us check them all out!Park1 Continue reading

Reunite with Your Mutt at Shuttle Bay

Hey Blaster! Owen MolecularVoyager here to give you the latest scoop on Shuttle Bay. After putting so much time and care into raising my Mutt, I sure do get lonely now that he is all grown up and released. Thanks to Shuttle Bay though, I never have to wait too long before reuniting with a Blaster’s best friend–Wait, have you never been to Shuttle Bay? Let me tell you all about it! Shuttle Bay is the port on the right-hand side of the Mutt Training Center. Here you can visit all your old Mutts on their new home planets!
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My Pod: Your Home Aboard the Space Station

Every Blaster needs a break from working to save the I.S.P. and your Math Blaster Pod is the perfect place for a peaceful retreat. Here, Blasters can throw their own Pod parties to celebrate their accomplishments, invite over their in-game B.F.F.s, or just relax and decorate their humble abode. For some tips and tricks to mastering this area of the Space Station, here is a video on what to expect while in My Pod!

Make it your own –  A Blaster’s Pod is their home away from home and can be customized with all the things that make a Cadet calm, cool and ready for adventure! While you’re settling in, you can fulfill one of GC’s Missions and grab new furniture from the My Pod Store or rearrange existing furnishings for a brand new feel! With all the options for beds, tables, seating, and lighting or gadgets, Cadets can personalize their Pods to make it truly their own!

Seeing Stars – Your Blaster can track their Star Status on their very own chart located in their Pod. You can collect more Stars by helping out fellow Cadets in caring for their Monster Mutts or by visiting other Blaster’s Pods and ranking them!

A change in scenery – Is your Blaster enjoying their view of space from their Pod? Perhaps you would rather relax in a Pod underwater. Whichever it may be, Cadets can change their Pod Location to suit their mood. Grab different Locations off the My Pod Store to switch through sceneries!

Click here to learn more about your Pod!