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FRIC — Viewing Species: Aceranguis

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Species Info
Grouping: Reptilian, Arthropod
Rarity: Common
Time Per Stage: 19 Hours
Location: Crop Circle Canyon
Wild Caught: 4269
Captive Bred: 604
Total Population: 4873

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
400 Total
Green
409 Total
Blue
456 Total
Purple
379 Total
Orange
361 Total
Pink
275 Total
White
470 Total
Tan
334 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
270 Total
Silver
222 Total
Gold
229 Total
Bronze
199 Total
Rainbow
276 Total
Sapphire
209 Total
Emerald
204 Total
Ruby
180 Total

Baby Stage Notes

An ovular, leathery egg. It's smooth in texture, but has some faint speckling against the light grey shell. It's cool to the touch and should probably be kept in an incubator.

Juvenile Stage Notes

A long, thin cobra has emerged from the egg. Though it has a ridged hood and glittering scales, the strangest part about it is the barbed stinger on its tail. Testing reveals that the stinger contains venom, but at its infant stage the snake's toxin seems to only cause irritation to the applied area, unless someone is allergic to it. The baby snake hisses and rears when threatened, arching its tail defensively, but is more likely to flee than strike unless cornered.

Adult Stage Notes

The Aceranguis is a rather common snake in Crop Circle Canyon, much to the detriment of unprepared exploration teams. It is highly venomous, delivering its poison via both its fangs and its scorpion-like tail stinger. In addition to injecting venom, it is able to spray it from its fangs several meters away with incredible precision, aiming for the eyes or visibly open wounds of its attacker. The venom is acidic and corrosive, appearing to do damage to envenomed tissue by directly melting it than relying on neurotoxic or haemotoxic properties. If left on otherwise healthy skin for more than about an hour, it can cause necrosis, but the real danger comes from its tendency to cause permanent damage to eyes and muscle tissue.

Aceranguis are primarily defensive in the face of a threatening predator or researcher, and prefer not to waste their venom. If cornered, however, they have been known to chase and actively pursue their attacker until it bites, stings, or loses its quarry. Their banded patterning serves both warning and camouflage purposes; in shaded sand and rock, the black striping can help it blend into outcroppings of rock and shrubs, while under direct light the bright contrast of its markings against black, as well as the glittering of its scales, can warn a curious predator of danger. Their scales are shiniest just after a shed, and females are typically more glossy than the males, being the ones to attract male snakes for courtship and breeding.

Common Chroma

Red
Female/Male
Green
Female/Male
Blue
Female/Male
Purple
Female/Male
Orange
Female/Male
Pink
Female/Male
White
Female/Male
Tan
Female/Male

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Female/Male
Silver
Female/Male
Gold
Female/Male
Bronze
Female/Male
Rainbow
Female/Male
Sapphire
Female/Male
Emerald
Female/Male
Ruby
Female/Male


Artwork: Keileon