Sugar-Trunked Balloonarch

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Sugar-Trunked Balloonarch
(Hydrogenflora honeyballoni)
Sugar-Trunked Balloonarch.jpg
19/125, ice comet impact event
Creator Hydromancerx Other


Week/Generation 17/111
Habitat Flisch Rocky, Flisch Temperate Forest, Flisch Savanna, Krakow Scrub, Flisch-Krakow Rainforest, Krakow Temperate Forest, Krakow Plains, Krakow Rocky, Huggs Temperate Forest, Huggs Volcanic, Huggs Rainforest, Huggs Scrub, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Yokto Temperate Forest, Yokto Rocky
Size 2.5 m Tall
Diet Photosynthesis
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Unknown
Reproduction Asexual, Sexual, Sugar Filled Spore Bubbles, Hydrogen Filled Seed Bubbles

The sugar-trunked balloonarch replaced its ancestor the balloon arch and its relative the bubble arch. Its new method of reproduction was quite successful. The sugar-trunked balloonarch was able to spread across most of Glicker except for the taiga, alpine, tundra, desert, swamp, marsh and beach biomes.

It can still reproduce asexually like before but now it has a new sexual method that takes advantage of the "sweet tooth" of the local fauna. It will grow thick sugar-filled bubbles at the bottom of its trunk. Inside the sugary, honey-like substance are tons of tiny spores. These spores stick to the fauna that eat and lick up the nectar, then when they go to eat another bubble it will transfer the spores to a new balloonarch, thus pollinating it.

The smaller pink bubbles around the middle spread the seeds in the wind, while the two large bubbles up top are to support its weight. All of the pink bubbles are filled with hydrogen like its ancestor. They also still have their fire resistant qualities and those that lives in the scrub, savanna and plain regions typically do not produce honey during the dry season and focus on the asexual reproduction methods.