|Hello, we here at Speculative Evolution have noticed a recent increase in the number of guests visiting our community. While being a guest does allow you to browse the forum at a basic level, it does not give you access to everything. There are many things that guests cannot see, and therefore we urge you to join our us so that you may contribute to our community and the projects we are undertaking. If you would like to register, please click the link below. If you are already a member, please ignore this message and log in. Thank you for your cooperation.|
Join our community!
|Caravan spade; giant cephalostian herbivore|
|Topic Started: Oct 23 2010, 07:15 AM (291 Views)|
|StinglessBee||Oct 23 2010, 07:15 AM Post #1|
Name: Caravan spade
Time: late Carboniferous
Size: 3-6m in length
Diet: mostly herbivorous, relying on the large density of neocharophytes in neospoggia forests. However, they are capable of attacking neospoggia tentacles when there are little neocharophytes to eat.
Habitat: Nomadic, travelling from neospoggia forest to neospoggia forest
By far the largest species of spade, the caravan spade differ greatly from most of their family. Whereas most species feed using thin beaks designed for picking at algae and neocharophyte stems, the caravan spade uses its beak to scrape neocharophytes from their roots en mass, often taking in a large amount of sand or neospoggia chitin alongside their food. They would certainly deplete the forests of life if not for the predations of the ocean dragons, though only the largest ocean dragon would attack an adult caravan spade.
Like their relatives however, the males use their tentacles to both clasp the female during mating and to wrestle other males into submission. The females, meanwhile, use their tentacles to form a place for the eggs to remain until they hatch, with the tentacles holding to eggs by coiling gently around them. Normally, caravan spades are solitary creatures, but will tolerate others of their kind when food is plentiful or when journeying from neospoggia forest to neospoggia forest (because of this, this is when they normally mate).
|1 user reading this topic (1 Guest and 0 Anonymous)|
|« Previous Topic · Rewriting Earth · Next Topic »|