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FRIC — Viewing Species: Petalplucker

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Species Info
Grouping: Avian, Flora
Rarity: Seasonal
Time Per Stage: 20 Hours
Wild Caught: 4165
Captive Bred: 408
Total Population: 4573

Wild Caught Acquisition

Perennial Meadow — Found at the Sector's nest during Spring Breeding Season.

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
359 Total
Green
344 Total
Blue
358 Total
Purple
344 Total
Orange
304 Total
Pink
357 Total
White
330 Total
Tan
250 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
250 Total
Silver
247 Total
Gold
235 Total
Bronze
248 Total
Rainbow
246 Total
Sapphire
247 Total
Emerald
243 Total
Ruby
211 Total

Baby Stage Notes

To the untrained eye this looks like a craggy rock, but it’s actually an egg. The lumps on it don’t feel very thick, and could very well be caused by the organism forming inside trying to hatch instead of being a normal part of the shell.

Juvenile Stage Notes

The creature that hatched from the lumpy egg has a beautiful, petal-like coat covering most of its body. Despite appearing avian at a first glance, it has a pair of arms and no visible trace of wings, vestigial or otherwise. It will incessantly peck and pull at whatever is within its reach, usually the end of someone’s coat or some other dangling object that appears enticing. It loves to sunbathe any chance it can get, keeping the branch on its head in the sunlight as much as it can. The claws on its front limbs are very sharp, but only see use if it feels threatened.

Adult Stage Notes

Petalpluckers blend in almost perfectly in the tall flowers that grow in the Perennial Meadow. They are ambush hunters, crouching down and lying in wait for unsuspecting prey to cross their path. When a wild one encounters a researcher, they are more likely to run away instead of attacking. They typically lay their eggs in smaller flower patches that are no good to hunt in. While normally they are solitary, it’s very typical for multiple Petalpluckers to lay their eggs in the same spot.

Despite their appearance, they are unlike some other similarly built species that share the avian and reptilian groupings. They are not part of the reptilian grouping, and are a notable curiosity in regards to the evolution of natural creatures on Chroma. Individuals raised in captivity are much less timid than their wild counterparts, but maintain their solitary nature. They don’t mind being observed for hours on end, but quickly grow tired of physical contact such as being petted and having their coat brushed.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Wymsical