KairaSilvermist Posted July 16, 2014 Share Posted July 16, 2014 (edited) Greetings, fellow Tenno! You're probably wondering what this thread is all about! Well, essentially, it's like this: We have Critters in Warframe, but only two kinds. Sand Skates, and Kubrow. Until we get more, this "Thread" will only list the Ecological information that we collectively posses about these two Creatures. Before we begin, I will define Ecology for you, so you know what to expect; Ecology is the scientific study of how creatures interact with their environments and surroundings. Possible information can be from how diverse and numbered a specific breed of a creature is, to how dense the population in a given area is. We are basically going to be dissecting how these creatures live, eat, hunt, and anything else we can find out about them. The best part? This can be done without using a Codex Scanner at all. I would like to point out, I am only doing non-faction "Critters", so Infested, and the Mutalist Osprey are out. Let's begin with the first added to Warframe, the Sand Skate: Sand Skates live on Phobos, a large desert terra-mass that is located nearby Mars. At one point, Phobos was likely covered in a large quantity of water, or wracked by constant windstorms, as indicated by the large canyons that mar its surface. This point is further reinforced by the "Swimming fin" shape of the Sand Skates, and how they appear to "Swim" through the sand, indicating both clever adaptation to the slow loss of water over the millennia, and a tougher hide than would be found if it had stayed in the water, due to the coarse sand constantly braising the surface. The colour of the sand and dust indicates that, like Mars, Phobos has an above-average iron content in the terrain. The Skates themselves have a flattened body, and a darker top, suggesting a natural camouflage to help them hide from predators, and perhaps a way to sun themselves if they get too cold. If they are found, they defend themselves by using their muscles to fire a multi-barbed spine that can cut through a Tenno or Grineer's armor, and cause minor bleeding for a short period of time. Sand Skates, like Manta Rays, don't seem to have any toxins laced in their spine, however, they seem to be a lot more aggressive. Sand Skates seem to move in very small groups, of no more than four or five at a time, indicating either live-birthing, and a family mindset, or a single Clutch of eggs born at one time binds closely with each-other and stays together until breeding time, at least. A Sand Skates' diet seems to consist primarily of small insects that live in the sand, and slightly larger things, up to small lizards. As it is a Desert-planet, a Skate would get MOST of the water it needs from its food, needing little to no drinking from the scarce water sources. Our next creature we're going to examine will be the Kubrow: Kubrow inhabit the damp forests on Earth. Judging by their bone structure, and where they inhabit, Kubrow could be a long evolution chain of creatures ranging from Wolves, to Llama, to Panthers, or even Platipi. They live in dens, which seem to be connected in multiple areas, due to Kubrow from one den not attacking Kubrow from another den. The reasons behind this could simply be no interest in a territorial squabble, or that they are from the same "Colony" of Kubrow, just simply choosing to leave the nesting grounds from a different area. Kubrow have a coarse, black fur covering their body, over a thick, tough skin, which is resistant to small-arms fire. They don't rely on camouflage, so much as simply taking down their prey as a coordinated pack, suggesting that they have a bond from birth, and are trained by the pack leaders from a young age to fight and hunt with the Pack. The shape and size of their noses and ears seem to suggest poor eyesight, and a preference for diurnal hunting, where their senses of smell and hearing can come into play alongside their eyesight, though, due to their enhances senses of smell and hearing, can accurately hunt at night, in order to defend their Den(s). Kubrow seem to have teeth similar to a Human's; sharper in front, and flattened at the sides, indicating a mostly Omnivorous diet, though we cannot rule out that Kubrow aren't scavengers form time to time, as we Tenno encounter them most often near areas with a number of Grineer. The Kubrow seem to share little love for either Tenno or Grineer, choosing to hunt BOTH groups with the same ferocity and the same movements, with varied results depending on the alertness and reaction speeds of the target. Their claws on their paws are short and stubby, indicating they are primarily for gripping the terrain, much like wolves, to increase their mobility in conditions that would slow down a Tenno, such as a windstorm or a heavy downpour, both which would create unfavorable conditions for movement. Kubrow do NOT preform live-birthing, and seem to be egg-layers, though as of now, it is unknown if it is a single egg or a clutch of them. Kubrow likely are all raised together by a single parent, as a hunting pack, whose job it is to bring in food from certain areas to benefit the Colony. Kubrow have a habit of picking up various items dropped on the ground, whether they be collects of nanites used to reinforce a Tenno's armor in the field, or a container holding various resources that are used in various recipes. The Kubrow have a habit of taking these items straight to their den. This indicates one of three things; They hoard shiny items, and use them to chew on at times, they eat these as part of their diet, indicating a diet similar to a scavenger, or they use them as gifts to impress a possible mate so an egg, or some eggs, can be laid, and a young Kubrow reared. Please, fellow Tenno, if you find out anything else about these two creatures, or if you find another creature that does not belong to the Corpus, Grineer, or Infested, let me know, that I may catalog it for future reference. The more information we find out about these creatures, the more steps we can take to domesticating some of them! Any information you find, let me know what section and subsection of the galaxy you were on. I need to be able to clarify this information. Video evidence will NOT be shunned, and will be welcomed! Let's catalog them all! So far we've gotten several snippets that I've missed from several of you fellow Tenno! For now, there may be more, but this is a rather complete listing of what we have now. If you do find something else that someone has missed, please do not hesitate to inform us! Edited July 17, 2014 by Mewfan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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