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FRIC — Viewing Species: Painted Kalak

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Species Info
Grouping: Mammalian, Flora
Rarity: Seasonal
Time Per Stage: 20 Hours
Location: Elusive Oasis
Wild Caught: 4301
Captive Bred: 464
Total Population: 4765

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
338 Total
Green
361 Total
Blue
398 Total
Purple
361 Total
Orange
354 Total
Pink
304 Total
White
343 Total
Tan
180 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
286 Total
Silver
292 Total
Gold
297 Total
Bronze
263 Total
Rainbow
277 Total
Sapphire
277 Total
Emerald
258 Total
Ruby
176 Total

Baby Stage Notes

This tan, speckled puppy has four ears, a small plant growing at the end of its spine, and spends much of its time hiding and napping. It's very clumsy and unsteady, but it seems very aware of where you are when you approach it.

Juvenile Stage Notes

The puppy has grown into a lanky adolescent canid, and has grown rows of cactus-like spikes along its sides. It spends most of its time playing, and its colors are getting steadily more vivid, with the spots blending together into stripes. The plants on its body have grown significantly. It seems to primarily use its ears and the heat pits on its face for navigation, and still trips over inanimate objects sometimes.

Adult Stage Notes

Painted Kalaks are a species of mammal that appear to have lost their endothermy in exchange for developing heat-sensing pits along their lips and symbiosis with water-storing desert flora. They hide near oases in tall grass, with only their tail-plants sticking out, and ambush herbivores. They are more active at night, after spending all day basking and sleeping while soaking up heat.

Painted Kalaks in the wild will attack large prey, and have been known to injure researchers who fail to notice one and get too close. In captivity, they need to be kept in very hot enclosures, but they do bond with their handlers and will not attack them. Their symbiotic plants can be gently harvested from without harm, and contain a gel that's extremely good at soothing burns--overharvesting, though, can lead to dehydration, as they store much of their water in the plants.

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: Sora