BulbAn arrow-shaped cap filled with very small quantities of an unknowable chemical or venom inside and tiny hairs on the outside.
StemA stalky and succulent feature supporting the bulb above the ground.
RootsA colony's root systems, numbering in scores of individuals, reaches one foot under loose earth.
discharges, resembling miniature lightning, to discourage predatory or passing species from trampling.
VenomThe center of the jolt's bulb contains a chamber of vicious toxin. Under the chamber is a coil of fiber shaped in a cone that forces the venom through the bulb tip when something lands on it.
Dietary Needs and Habits
CarnivorousIn spite of its adaptation to salt, its home soil is often nutrient deficit due to that same displacement from salt. As a consequence, jolt colonies are somewhat predatory. When their roots sense an approaching animal, they release strong discharges in a collaborative chain reaction that causes muscle spasms that trip the unwary passerby. Afterward, their victim would scape or impale a part of themselves on the bulbs and die nearby from the venom. Typically small animals are susceptible to this predation like rain toads, worms, certain flies and wild birds.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Arrow/Spear HeadsThe bulbs' tips can be sharpened through fire to become a dangerous projectile. And when lashed to a shaft of wood would grant a lethal reach to archers, pelters and spearmen.
Anti-InvasionAlive or dead, those who can recognize the treat of a field of jolts would be persuaded from entering. As such, many enemy groups have taken advantage of jolt to defend strategic positions.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
tinged worker trains also plant them on the edges of their walking paths and hanging off coven windows in separate pots.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Pressure ReceptorsA jolts' root system is composed of a wide mesh of hair-like fibers protruding from a singe dense prod. The underground mesh extends a hand's length from the main plant and intersects with the root meshes of five other jolts. When the surrounding soil is compressed by animal movement, the entire colony reacts and targets the approaching intruder.
Rod-like main structure covered in fuzz
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Ranging between dark blue to light purple
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