The Escritoire is a block that allows you to find out more information about a genetic sample of a bee, tree or butterfly. By researching a specific species you may increase your odds of breeding them.
Placing a genetic sample in the middle will display tiles which you can click on and uncover. The goal is to uncover and match all pairs.
Uncovering two non-matching tiles will end the game and you can try again by taking out the genetic sample and placing it again. A genetic sample is never consumed, regardless of the research outcome.
It is possible to get research hints by placing species or its produce in the left slots and clicking the microscope button. The fewer hints which are used the higher your chance of a reward at the end.
The rewards for the mini-game can include:
The research notes give you a permanent increase in odds of successfully breeding a specific breed of specimen. Right-clicking a mutation note to learn it will increase mutation chances by 5%, up to a maximum of 1.5 times the original odds (i.e. a 15% mutation becomes 20%, a 1% mutation becomes 1.5%).
The Escritoire requires no power to operate.