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FRIC — Viewing Species: Tunnelwyrm

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Species Info
Grouping: Reptilian
Rarity: Uncommon
Time Per Stage: 24 Hours
Location: Mining Site S
Wild Caught: 2882
Captive Bred: 284
Total Population: 3166

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
345 Total
Green
290 Total
Blue
287 Total
Purple
265 Total
Orange
240 Total
Pink
259 Total
White
266 Total
Tan
119 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
155 Total
Silver
136 Total
Gold
144 Total
Bronze
135 Total
Rainbow
160 Total
Sapphire
138 Total
Emerald
138 Total
Ruby
89 Total

Baby Stage Notes

Could definitely be easily mistaken for a rock due to its appearance and texture, but the shape is undeniably an egg. Sometimes frantic movement can be felt coming from inside of it.

Juvenile Stage Notes

This maned serpent loves to bury itself in anything it possibly can, be it through dirt or a pile of dirty laundry. A rock-hard plating covers its head, simultaneously protecting it quite well and making accidentally bumping into it a mildly painful experience. Mesmerising patterns decorate its body that can easily make one sick if the serpent moves around very quickly, though these patterns themselves never actually move. It will utilise this optical illusion to try and confound potential prey before biting them.

Adult Stage Notes

Tunnelwyrm live within caves and mountainous areas, borrowing their way through the earth to get from place to place. Their rock-hard heads aid them in this venture; if they cannot easily burrow their way through something, they will use their heads, along with the sharp spikes protruding from them, to break through tougher substrates. The patterns that adorn their long bodies are utilised to make predators and prey alike dizzy, as the wyrm frantically gyrates to create a sensory overload for all looking directly at it. Larger food items are torn into more manageable chunks, but smaller prey is most typically swallowed whole.

Their thick, coarse manes are something of a curiosity. They do not appear to aid them in their day-to-day lives, but they are presumed to perhaps be used as part of mating in some way, be it a display to seek out a mate or an indicator of desirability. Finding a sleeping Tunnelwyrm in the wild is extraordinarily difficult, but ones raised in captivity are very comfortable with sleeping out in the open if someone they trust is nearby. When sleeping, they coil themselves up tightly, sometimes even making a raspy snore.

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: Wymsical