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Dino Dossier: Dungbeetle

Todays new dino dossier announces the dungbeetle. It's made out to be the perfect pet for every tribe, since it produces high-quality oil from human wastes. This allows tribes that don't feel drawn towards underwater oil sources to operate their machinery anyways.

Common Name: Dung Beetle
Species: Scarabidae Gigas
Time: Holocene
Diet: Coprophagic
Temperament: Passive
Domestication
Tameable: Yes
Rideable: No
  • Wild:What magic created the scarabidae gigas, I cannot say. What I can say is that this creature is a perfect symbiont for advanced human tribes.
  • Domesticated:Scarabidae makes me think humans have been on the island for a long time. Why else would a creature evolve to be such a perfect pet? Most tribes jealously protect their scarabidae, whom are handily tamed with the skilled use of some well-handled feces. These wondrous little organic biofactories are truly a sustainable, green, eco-friendly source of resources for living off the land. Oil becomes gas, which is generator fuel. Fertilizer means crops, which is human fuel. The scarabidae can power all aspects of island life!
  • Known Information:Coprophagic, it eats mostly useless waste (feces). It metabolizes this waste into a more refined waste product, along with an oily byproduct. The oily byproduct is chemically the same as the oil found in the oceans around the island. Somehow, scarabidae converts feces into oil. If that wasn't reason enough to worship the scarabidae, the refined waste product is almost identical to fertilizer from a compost bin.

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  • Raw Meat
  • Chitin

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