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Trelis

Trelis by Naelín
 
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Biología

Anatomía

Los trelis son pequeños cuadrupedos ungulados de tres dedos. Su columna forma un arco extremo en la espalda debido a la gran diferencia de largo entre las patas delanteras y traseras, haciendo que tengan los hombros a la mitad de la altura que la pelvis. Tienen el cuello largo y una larga cola gruesa, que les sirve para balancear el cuerpo, y se desplazan mayormente saltando con una inmensa agilidad. Cuando no estan galopando, su cola suele encontrarse enroscada contra la pelvis. Estas criaturas tienen el cuerpo cubierto de lana, excepto por la cara y orejas, las extremidades, y la mitad inferior de la cola. Su lana suele ser de color más claro que el resto del pelo, que va del castaño claro al negro. La lana puede tener el mismo rango de colores, pero los trelis son criados para favorecer aquellos con lana blanca.  

Reproducción

Los trelis se pueden criar muy fácilmente y se reproducen velozmente. Los domésticos tienen habitualmente entre 6 y 9 crías por camada, pudiendo reproducirse unas tres a cuatro veces por año luego de gestar a sus crias unos 50 días. En estado salvaje, sin embargo, tienden a reproducirse menor cantidad de veces, y tener camadas de entre 4 a 7 crías.  

Dieta

Los trelis son hervivoros que se alimentan mayormente de hojas largas, raices y semillas.  

Relación con los Societarios

Domesticación

Si bien el trelis existe en forma salvaje en casi todos los pastizales del archipielago, esta es una especie que fue altamente domesticada. Practicamente todas las civilizaciones de societarios crian trelis en cantidades desde hace miles de años, por lo que la variante domestica esta totalmente domesticada. El razgo más distinguible entre ambos es que la enorme mayoría de los trelis domesticos han sido seleccionados para tener lana blanca.  

Usos

La lana es el uso más evidente y esparcido de los trelis. Debido a la facilidad para criarlos y lo velozmente que se reproducen, esta lana es accesible y ampliamente utilizada, con el detrimento de que esta especie es considerada básicamente de pocos usos: Luego de algunas esquilaciones, es práctica común faenarlos por su carne, o utilizar sus cueros completos en lugar de tejer la lana.
   

Anatomy

Trelis are small, ungulate, three-toed creatures. They are notable by the extreme arch formed by their column that makes their shoulders rest at about half the height of their hips. They have a thick tail that rests curved upwards and forwards in a spiral , almost touching their pelvis. This tail springs back like a whip when they jump, adding impulse and making them very fast when running.
Their bodies are covered by wool, except for their face, ears, extremeties, and the ventral half of their tails.
This wool is usually lighter than the hair on the rest of their body, which can range from light brown to black. In the wild, the wool itself can have the same range of colours, though the domesticated specimens are bred selectively to prefer white-wooled individuals.  

Biology

Behaviour

Idradelta by Naelin
The trelis is a simple, social creature that, in the wild, lives in groups of around twenty individuals of any sex, inhabiting big and complex burrows. They are nocturnal, though the domestic ones, especially those kept as pets, tend to have more irregular patterns of sleep and spend long stretches of the day being active.   They can live together in peace with other creatures, and are generally housed with idradeltas.  

Reproduction

Trelis reproduce fast and easily, especially in captivity.
Domestic trelis have three or four litters a year, giving birth to between 6 and 9 babies per litter after a gestation period of around 50 days.
In the wild, they have fewer litters per year, with between 4 and 7 babies per litter.  

Diet

Trelis are herbivore creatures. Their diet consists of long leaves, roots and seeds. In captivity, they are fed mainly hay.  

Geographic Distribution

Wild and feral trelis are present in almost all grasslands of the archipelago, while the domestic variant can be found in nearly all societarians settlements.
They don't prosper in thick woodlands, badlands and mountains, as they cannot burrow properly and cannot escape efficiently by sprinting. For this reason, wild colonies are absent in Stunveldt.  

Relationship with Societarians

Domestication

The origin of the domestic trelis has been lost to history with evidence of it dating from at least a couple thousand years.
Their use has spread through every societarian civilization thanks to its easiness to breed and care for, their widespread uses and the little space they require.
The domestic trelis differ from the wild primarily for the selective breeding of white wool in the domestic one, while most wild ones are brown or agouti.  

Uses

Trelis are primarily bred for their wool, which is easy and cheap to produce thanks to the speed in which this creature grows and reproduces.
However, a singular trelis is generally sheared only a couple of times, as the common practice is to slaughter the creature for their meat and full hides before their meat becomes too though.   The meat of the trelis is highly appreciated, and used especially for stews.   Some trelis are also kept as pets, a practice that gained popularity in recent years.
Distribution of wild and feral trelis in the archipelago
Classification
Simple species
Lifespan
7 years
Conservation Status
Extremely common
Average Height
30~40 cm
Average Weight
5 kilos


Cover image: Trelis

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Feb 11, 2023 06:09 by LexiCon (WordiGirl)

Your art style is always so very charming! <3

Feb 23, 2023 12:17

Thank you very much <3 This is an ooold drawing but these critters are definitely still cute!

Feb 11, 2023 07:28 by Mochi

You don't understand how much I NEED these in my life xD

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Feb 23, 2023 12:18

They would look adorable hopping everywhere, but I have to assume they poop like crazy

Feb 14, 2023 15:38 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Your creature design is always so amazing. I definitely want one as a pet please. Or two. Or seven.

Feb 23, 2023 12:21

Thank youuu <3 The design of this one was hard to nail down but I'm happy with the result! Seven would make a happy herd, but you would have a lot of trelis-rounding and poop-scooping in your future

Mar 21, 2023 14:17 by TJ Trewin

I want to squish them :3


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