Qimiori - Water Forests
Expansive water forests - the Qimiori - thrive along the shallow banks of the "Mìbi̋i̋milùqìì" islands between the Sea of Water Dragons "Nátí épóqôná" and the Hot Waters "Oguljiwa". The forests are created by Britl - knot trees, which grow on an area of about 283 km². Due to their dense growth next to each other, they form a particularly protective environment for many water-loving species.
Type: Forest cloud/water
At a Glace
Total area: approx. 283 km²
Average temperature: 17,5° C
Ressources: Blue Quartz, Dye, Alcohol
Species: Knot Tree, Blue Crayfish, Tadder Newt, Drop Coral
Aquatic forests thrive only in salt water on sandy soil enriched with blue quartz. They owe their blue color and optimal nutrients to this quartz. The islands are located in the subtropical Ongotub Zone. There are warm sea currents around the droplet islands, which ensure water temperatures between 15°C and 20°C and thus optimal growth conditions. Qimiori can be divided into three vegetation zones, the soil, knot and leaf zone. They are habitats for drop corals, blue crayfish and tadder newts.
Britl - Knot tree
Britl is a species of tree composed of multicotyledonous stems, each with one leaf, that intertwine above the ground, resembling a knotwork. This gives the individual stems a better hold in stronger currents. About seven to ten dark blue stalks sprout from a cone tuber and reach a maximum length of two meters. Light blue leaves that are 50 cm to one meter long grow at the ends of the stems and reach below the water surface. Here they can optimally use the sun, which penetrates through the surface, for photosynthesis. The juice from the stalks is extracted by the water people Qírīrī for alcoholic beverages or to make medicines. The leaves are used for coloring.
Tho GRIBI ernores
This coral species belongs to the soft-anthozoa, which attach themselves to the stalks of the knot tree in the terrestrial zone. Each coral consists of a colony of light pink to purple polyps that grow together in a teardrop shape. It grows to a maximum of ten centimeters. The polyps, which grow to around eight millimeters in size, feed on phytoplankton.
Lox IOLRI atlamo
Blue crayfish are about five centimeters long and belong to the amphipod species. They live primarily in the "knotted" stems of the Britl and eat dead leaves from the tree. Male animals build small nests in the stalks, in which females who want to mate lay their eggs, which are then fertilized. They are also responsible for brood care.
Teva MIGLU oslumte
Tadder newts are a purely aquatic newt species that grow to around 20 cm in length. They have a light blue camouflage pattern and feed on blue crabs, insect larvae and small aquatic snails. The animals are sexually mature at about ten months. The female absorbs the sperm through a cloaca and attaches about 100 to 500 eggs to the underside of the leaves of the Britl.