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Unnamed (ID: bjRL)

Male Red Long-Nosed Wheel Crab
Creature Info
Owner: lamsweete
Species: Long-Nosed Wheel Crab
Sex: Male
Personality: Stoic
Origin: Wild Caught
Caught: January 30th, 2022, 2:13 AM
Stage: Adult
Rarity: Common
Chroma: RedRed

Species Notes

Grouping: Mechanical, Arthropod

The Long-Nosed Wheel Crab is a bio-mechanical crustacean that is a scavenging omnivore, found in arid climates near bodies of water. It has a symbiotic relationship with a tree-like cycad found along riverbanks in relatively arid climates, known as the Mace Tree. The Mace Tree's heavy, hard-shelled pods can inflict serious injury if they happen to fall on a researcher, but make perfect protective armor and convenient transport for the Wheel Crab, which travels long distances by rolling itself forwards. The spike at the end of this variant's mouth acts as just another spoke of the wheel when it tucks its head in. They reinforce the shells with a lacquer-like secretion, and seeds dislodge and fall from the shell as they roll around, helping the plant spread. Eggs are carried in the mother's humid shell, then the young are deposited into a seed pod that will later become their first shell.

Long-Nosed Wheel Crabs are temperamental in the wild, and will ram into threats at high speed with their spiked armor. Researchers are advised to keep an eye out for their territory—but an easy countermeasure to getting ran over is to simply step out of the way; Wheel Crabs cannot make sharp turns, and will roll right past them. Among their own species, they are somewhat sociable, and when raised around other creatures, they will tend not to see them as threats.

Artwork: Windy


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