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FRIC — Viewing Species: Trilopede

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Species Info
Grouping: Arthropod, Mechanical
Rarity: Common
Time Per Stage: 21 Hours
Location: Mining Site S
Wild Caught: 3663
Captive Bred: 342
Total Population: 4005

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
350 Total
Green
383 Total
Blue
408 Total
Purple
321 Total
Orange
271 Total
Pink
291 Total
White
283 Total
Tan
169 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
230 Total
Silver
204 Total
Gold
188 Total
Bronze
181 Total
Rainbow
220 Total
Sapphire
194 Total
Emerald
179 Total
Ruby
133 Total

Baby Stage Notes

This egg is surrounded by a thin layer of gel, and anchored to a rock by a long stalk. Something can be seen curled up inside the egg.

Juvenile Stage Notes

The egg hatched into a baby myriapod with a dull exoskeleton broken up by bright circuit board patterning. It crawls around aimlessly and eats decomposing vegetation, mold, and rusted metals. It curls up into a protective ball when startled.

Adult Stage Notes

Trilopedes are a slow-moving species of biomechanical myriapods. They are easy to overlook in favor of much of the larger and flashier fauna, as at first glance, they appear to be much like millipedes with decorative flanges similar to a trilobite beetle. This led to them being passed over for study at first, until a researcher observed a group of Trilopedes demonstrating problem-solving behaviour and constructing a bridge from their own bodies to retrieve food across a stream while others carried it back to share, much like an ant colony.

Trilopedes communicate via electrical signals, and while they are capable of functioning independently, their behaviour is more intelligent in groups, and some researchers have been attempting to direct groups of Trilopedes via external signals. Luckily, their passive nature and scavenging diet makes raising groups for study rather easy. They can deliver an electrical shock in self-defense, but this is unusual.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Sora