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depravityinblack:

Featherfloof has grown and she is BEAUTIFUL.




seaglass-fr:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!NEW BReEDINg PaIR





midoridragonuus:

delsin doing work. * u *

he won second place on the second day of the mistral masquerade!!




thisispirateclan:

Xilitla is just made of plants and nothing can convince me otherwise.




gemlight:

My Legacy Founder’s mate, Quartz, is not so good with books. She loves reading despite it, though!

Help I’m falling in love with Tundras






arianagladewing:

I love Tundras. I just *sobs* I love Tundras, I love every kind of Tundra *cries* I’m sorry… I just really love Tundras and I really want to hug all of them but I can’t and that’s crazy because I can’t hug EVERY Tundra… but I just want to. I want to. so bad *cries*

I’m sorry, it’s just every time I hear about Tundras, I just love Tundras. It makes me cry.

(seekritly hopes someone gets the reference ;.; )









Hello again, fellow seekers of knowledge! It is I, Beverly Fluff (the Science Puff), bringing you the first installment of my series of treatises on dragon eggs. Today’s installment will focus on the, ahem, nature of the Nature egg and its attendant materials.

Let us begin!

The Egg
The nature egg is currently thought unique in the dragon family tree (excuse the pun) in that the egg itself contains no yolk but instead relies entirely on photosynthesis to nourish the young within. There is a controversial idea that this suggests a closer connection between dragonkind and other walking creatures of the realm that rely on the photosynthetic process to make do, such as the
strangler and the leafy moth. However, it is this researcher’s estimation that further examination of this claim is warranted before it can be upheld or dismissed.

On the external surface, the egg sports a woody, bark-like shell. As the egg matures, the bark-like shell withdraws slightly to permit the passage of the egg sprout, located at the apex of the shell. The sprout on top and general bulb-like exterior of the egg is thought to provide hatchlings with the reassurance that the Gladekeeper shall watch over them always. For dragon species that can digest plant foodstuffs, the Nature egg remnants may also provide a much-needed initial boost of energy and nutrients for hatchlings. Analysis of the eggshell components indicates that microorganisms on the shell promote immunological strength for dragons of all diet types, by exposing them to a “sampler” of ambient microfauna found in the Viridian Labyrinth. 

Assistant tundra suggests that the green sprout on top of the egg could be referred to as “a tasty tuft.” It’s this researcher’s position that we move against that notion and further more admonish the assistant with a disapproving frown and a loudly cleared throat. 

A brief breakdown of the Nature egg components can be found below. 


Figure 1. Components of the Nature egg and their relative percentages. 

The Nest
Most nature nests are made deep within the Labyrinth itself where the prospective parents will create a scrape in a suitable location. This location seem to vary from dragon pair to dragon pair, but nutrient rich soil and excellent foliage is always prioritised, as these things provide the best chances of hatching healthy, viable offspring. 

It is also noteworthy that all nature nests attract an entourage of fireflies. These are revered by most as the Gladekeeper’s smallest helpers and it is considered taboo to make a meal out of them. Aside from the mystical association, the fireflies benefit greatly not only from not getting eaten but also from the healthy nest soil in which they can bury their own young until such a time that they hatch.

Final note
The oological community has seen some rather heated debate over the proper care and handling of Nature eggs found in abandoned nests or otherwise separated from their progenitors. Techniques for Nature egg care varies wildly, with some believing the egg should be planted in fertile soil, and others believing the egg is better left propped up on specially-made skewers over a bucket of water. In this researcher’s estimation, the prospective unhatched Nature egg warden should attempt to replicate the strategies outlined in this treatise and let Nature take its course.




raiona Asked:
a tundra appreciation blog. i have found my true home. -curls up in the fluff and never leaves-

My answer:

Friend! Welcome into the fluff. ♥