Iron Hive

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Iron Hive
(Ferrocubile effervo)
Main image of Iron Hive
Species is extinct.
18/119, Volcanic Eruption
Information
CreatorSublyme Other
Week/Generation16/110
HabitatIttiz-Ovi Desert
SizeHive: 30 cm Long
Drone: 1.5 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportUnknown
DietCarnivore (Baby Spadeclawed Shellwalker, Baby Cleaner Sauceback), Lithovore (Iron)
RespirationUnknown
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual Budding
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Siderobiota
Ferrovermes
Siderostegae
Ferrochelatomorpha
Ferrochelatae
Ferrocubilidae
Ferrocubile
Ferrocubile effervo
Ancestor:Descendants:

The iron hive has used the poor adaptation of a weak shell to its advantage. Its young, unlike those of its ancestor, can break through the back of the shell. When the lumbering 'mother' nears a meal - within half a mile that is - the young will swarm out in droves. These numbers can be as great as a few thousand, with additional from older 'daughters' who have grown large enough to begin reproducing on their own. When the young arrive they completely overwhelm a shellwalker and its stalwart defender, the cleaner sauceback. Once they have killed the duo they begin dicing up the meat and carrying it back to the hives where they will bring it into their hole in the hive where they and the hive will begin to digest it.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Gushlych (order Ferrochelatae)
  • Hidestrider (subclass Ferrochelatomorpha)