Pelican wrote:Start as herbivore and evolve as soon as you can for speed. I wouldn't even bother adding the carnivore mouth, but that should work as long as your primary focus is on speed. I got my eight-minute achievement in the same run I got the cell pacifist achievement. If you don't put on a carnivore mouth and instead go for extra flagella, cilia, or jets, you won't be tempted into time-consuming fights with other cells.
This is how I did it as well. Rigged for speed, you can zip around one of those larger plants and eat it clean. No need for the carnivore mouth at all.