Armadillus Immortalis Nov 2, 2010 5:43:49 GMT -5
Post by Krii on Nov 2, 2010 5:43:49 GMT -5
Common Name: Dillo.
Average Size: Forms a fist-sized ball when coiled up.
Average Weight: 1 Kilogram
Usual Pelt Colour: Varies according to location. White, Grey, Black and Brown variants are most common. Those used in Dillo-Ball (Click here) are painted with blood.
General Appearance: The Armadillus Immortalis is a somewhat of a cross between a rodent and a crustacean. It is the size of a small rabbit and has it's back lined with though calcerous plates. This is where the Species name "Immortalis" originates, the Dillo isn't immortal but in actual fact the plates are a very tough and resistant material, known to resist even direct bullet fire without getting scratched. The Armadillus doesn't have any teeth and is an organism with a very slow metabolism. This is especially viewed by the Armadillus' slow and ardous movements only managing a few inches per minute.
Habits: The Armadillus Immortalis affords to be slow as it can defend itself by rolling into a ball thus the delicate and exposed flesh is defended on the inside while the calcerous well defended plates are on the outside. It reproduces once every year to yield to a lot of 5-10 cubs. The Dillos form nests in trash piles where they are known to keep a stash of edible trash for their young ones and come out frequently to scavenge.
Diet: Scavenges trash for scraps of anything edible, known to eat some herbaceous non-thorny plants.
Predators: The most common predator is the Gastornis Novus. The Flamma Lucerta and Dracon Vulgaris also consume it though.
Niche: Urbanized areas, scrap heaps and anywhere humans are present.
By Products: Used in the live form as a ball in the famous craze of sports and competition known as 'Dillo-Ball'. consumable milk is extracted from the Dillo's mammary glands. The milk is known to have counter-radioactive properties.