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FRIC — Viewing Species: Lusomna

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Species Info
Grouping: Arthropod, Elemental
Rarity: Seasonal
Time Per Stage: 20 Hours
Location: Swamped Factory
Wild Caught: 1914
Captive Bred: 167
Total Population: 2081

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
162 Total
Green
143 Total
Blue
161 Total
Purple
145 Total
Orange
129 Total
Pink
141 Total
White
151 Total
Tan
145 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
129 Total
Silver
124 Total
Gold
99 Total
Bronze
104 Total
Rainbow
141 Total
Sapphire
108 Total
Emerald
99 Total
Ruby
100 Total

Baby Stage Notes

This small egg is attached to the underside of a leaf. When disturbed, it glows an eerie blue. It seems like it'd dry out easily if not kept in a very humid environment.

Juvenile Stage Notes

The egg hatched into an aquatic insectoid creature. While its egg was somewhat flashy, it is dull and muddy, and spends much of its time submerged and half-buried in mud. It eats voraciously, and will eagerly devour anything small enough to fit in its jaws, mostly other aquatic insects and small fish. It seems to recognise when its handler brings it food, but isn't particularly curious when full.

Adult Stage Notes

Lusomnae are a species of dragonfly-like insect found in the depths of Chroma's swamps. They absorb sunlight during the day, then use their stored solar power to create glowing wisps of eerie light when they become active at dusk and through the night. These wisps serve to both lure in other insects to prey on, and to misdirect other creatures looking for a snack. Their eerie lights have also led the occasional researcher away from safely recorded paths and into dangerous sinkholes or submerged structures.

There are few creatures that can match the agility of a Lusomna in flight. As a result, they are highly effective predators of other insects. In captivity, Lusomnae are capable of learning to recognise that researchers will feed them, but are not particularly trainable beyond this point. They are not very social creatures, except during their autumnal mating season, during which each Lusomna will attempt to attract mates using their glowing wisps. The many flickering orbs create a dazzling light show in the fall evenings.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Windy