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FRIC — Viewing Species: Petalplucker

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Species Info
Grouping: Avian, Flora
Rarity: Seasonal
Time Per Stage: 20 Hours
Location: Perennial Meadow
Wild Caught: 2913
Captive Bred: 236
Total Population: 3149

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
245 Total
Green
242 Total
Blue
248 Total
Purple
230 Total
Orange
214 Total
Pink
256 Total
White
236 Total
Tan
161 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
176 Total
Silver
168 Total
Gold
159 Total
Bronze
168 Total
Rainbow
169 Total
Sapphire
176 Total
Emerald
170 Total
Ruby
131 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