Contest: ScalinkContest: Scalink5 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Weight: 5 lbs.
Scalinks are a type of surly, reptilian Kreatures. Unlike other reptiles, Scalinks are capable of a limited amount of endothermy. Instead of being able to control their own body temperature, Scalinks can heat up certain parts of their body. Scalinks spend a large part of their time basking in their sun, far more than a regular reptile would. This excess heat is stored and used for offensive and defensive purposes.
During the mating season, male Scalinks leave their burrows to search out females, smelling out the pheromones which are released. They will attempt to impress the females by heating themselves up, with the more favoured males able to keep it up for longer. Females are very picky and the decision may take up to a week, with the female driving away males that are starting to wane. Eventually, the female will consent and will later lay around half a dozen eggs. These young S