sloth fur

❤ ❤ ❤  Incubus Kuro
But he’s too lazy to visit you in your dreams~ ┐( ̄∀ ̄)┌  
He’s really picky when it comes to humans (or for the most part, just REALLY lazy to do incubus stuffs on them), but once he takes a liking, he doesn’t let go~   ♡

@sleepyshirota WAKEY WAKEY Look who showed up! xD
Gosh, I suck at male anatomy (I mean the abs for the most part hahahaha). Forgive me. aHA~  (・ω<)☆

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Requested by @lucky-rick

Torterra practically has a whole ecosystem on its back. It grows trees, moss, and bushes; small pokémon build nests and sometimes spend their whole lifetimes on Torterra’s back. According to the pokédex, herds of Torterra are mistaken for “moving forests”, and that’s fairly accurate.

So how, and why, does Torterra do this? A close relationship between species, like the organisms thriving on Torterra’s back, is known as symbiosis. This kind of relationship benefits at least one of the species involved. 

Sloths in our world have a relationship similar to Torterra’s. Sloth fur is long, thick, coarse, and slow-moving, making it an ideal environment for species to live. Algae, fungi, moths, beetles, and cockroaches all commonly make their homes in the fur of a sloth. 

The sloth gains the benefit of camouflage: the green color of the algae and fungus help it hide among the trees that it lives in. The small organisms get shelter, water, and safety. 

The interesting thing is that the type of algae that grows on sloths, Trichophilus welckeri, only grows on sloths. This algae is not found anywhere else in nature besides on sloths’ backs. Biologists theorize that this is because this algae needed that kind of environment to evolve and grow: the sloth and the algae evolved together.

This fits Torterra rather well; the plants on his back grow starting on young Turtwigs. It may very well be that the plants and trees on Torterra’s back are only found on Torterra’s back. They have a co-evolutionary relationship like the sloth and the algae.

The tree benefits by getting nutrients and water from Torterra, and it also no doubt helps transport the tree’s seeds around, particularly to other turtwig. The fact that Torterra moves also might be beneficial to the plants: it doesn’t have to worry about dry seasons or cold seasons, since Torterra would migrate to avoid those, too. 

Torterra, in turn, gains camouflage. It also gains an easy food source: tortoises are herbivores, and so if they can’t find food elsewhere there’s always a supply on their backs.

The small pokémon that live on Torterra gain shelter, protection, and food from the small ecosystem. They might help Torterra by eating pests or parasites, or by helping the natural processes that make the tree grow well.

In any case, it seems to be a good situation for most if not all of the pokémon involved. The giant Torterra hosts a variety of plants and animals on its back.

Torterra has symbiotic relationships with all of the plants and animals that live on its back. Torterra benefits from camouflage and food, and the rest gain shelter and protection.

Lupus Draconis Field Guide

Quick rundown of the LDs: They eat a LOT, anything high-energy, and can digest rotten meat/bone. They hold huge territories alone or in pairs.

They can breathe fire, and use it for aerial, distance, and nighttime communication. The gaseous fuel for their fire comes from digestion.

Desert: Large size, short fur, big soaring wings. Extra plating to reflect sunlight. They search from the air for prey in burrows, then dig.

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Forest: Small, fox-size, short wings. They live/hunt in packs, and have white-tipped tails to signal each other. Can climb trees to eat eggs.

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Arctic: Large and flightless. Their small wings fold underneath a heavy mantle of fur. Primarily scavengers, they share kills with bears.

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Swamp: Medium size, shaggy sloth-like fur. They use their wings to make themselves buoyant and wait in the water for prey to come close.

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Cenote Diver: They fly from cenote to cenote and fish in the water. Long necks and long faces for lunging. The only LDs that can hover.

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Coastal: They dig out burrows on/in cliffs. Small body, largest wings, they ride air currents and skim for fish. Pelican-like throat pouch.

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Domestic: A very high-class pet, but expensive and impractical. Imagine if you had a cat the size of a dog. They knock -everything- over.