Twelve-Winged Worm

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Twelve-Winged Worm
(Pennarigida duodecim)
Twelve-Winged Worm.jpg
20/?, unknown cause
Creator Flisch Other


Week/Generation 7/47
Habitat Huggs Swamp, Yokto Swamp, Krakow Temperate Forest, Huggs Temperate Forest, Yokto Temperate Forest, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Krakow Plains, Flisch-Krakow Rainforest, Flisch Temperate Forest, Krakow Temperate Forest, Flisch Savanna, Flisch Plains, Huggs Rainforest
Size 6 cm Long
Diet Herbivore (All Plants and Immobile Plent matter)
Respiration Semi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Heterotherm (Basking, Heat from Muscle Activity)
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)

Each wing of the twelve-winged worm has differentiated into two smaller parts, which can be moved independently from each other, because the joint of a wing has divided into six joints, one for each wing. The wings now even have different functions: The first four wings (first two pairs) are used for active movement. The next six wings (next 3 pairs) are bigger and are mostly used for gliding in the air. The last pair of wings is used for navigation, so that they can decide the course directly. Due to this active style of flying, they have to burn a lot of oxygen, and their respiratory system had to advance. Now the worm breathes in at the head through tiny airholes. Then, the oxygen will transported through the whole body and the waste products will be breathed out at the rear of the worm. Because the twelve-winged worms can search for food actively and control their course, they are much more efficient than the wingworms and emperor wingworms and almost displaced them on Glicker. Still, their radius is limited and, like their ancestor, they were hindered at getting to Wright by the desert between the two continents, leaving Wright for the emperor wingworms.