Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Toci1 - Unmtsee of Troy by Tapejara Toci1 - Unmtsee of Troy by Tapejara
A smaller relative of the Great Unmtsee, Unmtsees of Troy are 90 cm long herbivores that feeds on small bush rather than trees. They are well known for the males bright colors and their construction skills. Unmtsees of Troy get their name from the fortifications they build for shelter. They gather stones that they clasp between their jaws and drop off to a site. Females have the ability to create a paste with a certain plant they eat. They belch the paste on top of stones, onto which males drop more stones, creating walls over time. When predators approach, a male signals the others from the tree tops using their bright tail fin. The rest of the colony gathers within the walls they built, walls that are hard to knock down.

Males are brightling colored to attract females within the colony but they would stand out if they stood on bare soil. Thats why they travel through bushes of bright plants to help blend with the environment. Females are brown like the Great Umntsees to help blend into the if they can't escape into the fortification fast enough. It also prevents passing predators to notice the high amount activity when construction is underway.

FUN FACT
:bulletgreen:Unmtsees of Troy live in the tropical jungle of Toci1, closer to the equator and where large mountains once stood. The rocks are the rubble of those mountains.

Raise this barn. Raise this barn.
One, two, three, four.
Together, we can raise this barn.
One, two, three, four.

-Apple Family

Thanks to :icondarkoverlords: for providing me the lyrics.

This is my 150th drawing in the Traditional art sci-fi category, woohoo.
:iconsolifugus:
Solifugus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Neat little critter, but it seems a bit too terracentric.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
February 4, 2013
Image Size
891 KB
Resolution
1100×646
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
361
Favourites
12 (who?)
Comments
1
Downloads
1