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FRIC — Viewing Species: Cloaked Shrubstalker

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Species Info
Grouping: Arthropod, Flora
Rarity: Very Common
Time Per Stage: 15 Hours
Location: Forested Laboratory
Wild Caught: 4460
Captive Bred: 674
Total Population: 5134

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
539 Total
Green
432 Total
Blue
1303 Total
Purple
358 Total
Orange
327 Total
Pink
312 Total
White
328 Total
Tan
253 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
174 Total
Silver
160 Total
Gold
160 Total
Bronze
176 Total
Rainbow
171 Total
Sapphire
163 Total
Emerald
167 Total
Ruby
111 Total

Baby Stage Notes

This round, leafy egg is much heavier than its size lets on. It has what appears to be a thick vine or root coiled around it.

Juvenile Stage Notes

The egg has hatched into a pupa-like arthropod with long feelers and a leafy cloak. Such an appearance means it's well adapted to camouflaging itself in foliage, meaning that keeping it within of one's range of sight when it's outside is important. If frightened it usually opts to hide, even if it cannot blend into its current surroundings very well, if at all. When left be, it will idly inch from place to place, even going up onto walls and ceilings. Trees and branches, or anything close enough to those two things, are favoured perching spots.

Adult Stage Notes

Widespread in forested areas, Cloaked Shrubstalkers are large in number but difficult to spot at a first glance. Their leafy cloaks hide them from potential predators quite well, and if disturbed their tiny legs can carry them with surprising speed. If there is no opportunity for escape, they will typically stand their ground by frantically crawling all over whatever is threatening them and lashing at it with their whip-like feelers. Unwitting individuals find themselves becoming an easy meal for a Demon Weed after being enticed by their lures. These arthropods are active at all times of day and, if left be, will pay no mind to researchers passing by.

In captivity they quickly become used to the presence of their handler, but can be nervous around people they don't recognise. Being only two feet long on average have led some researchers to teach them how to perch onto their backs. What would normally be a space one would use for carrying a backpack instead is utilised as a way to take advantage of a Cloaked Shrubstalker's impressive camouflage. The trust they keep in their handler means that even if a threat surfaces they are unlikely to flee.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Wymsical