Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Noctus Esplendit
Birthday: Monday, February 18, 2019
Owner: whitewolfjustice

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Young esplendits hatch completely helpless, flightless and unable to do much more than wiggle and chirp. Upon first hatching, all esplendits are light pink and wingless, and it is very difficult to tell the daius and noctus hatchlings apart based on appearance. As they age, their colors fade into their telltale pastel or dark hues, long before their wings grow in. Until then, the most reliable way to tell them apart is by observing when the hatchling is most active. Daius hatchlings wake at dawn and are active all day, begging for sugary treats and sniffing about flowers. Noctus hatchlings wake at dusk, begging for harsher flavors like fermented fruit and enjoying the light of the moon.

Esplendits grow magnificent wings upon reaching maturity. Once grown, daius esplendits begin their journey to find their permanent mates. This may take many years, but once they have found each other they stay together for life, raising young in a small family group. Noctus esplendits, out of mating season, begin working to raise the colony's young as a large group. Rarely does a noctus parent raise its own young, instead giving it over to the colony to be raised by many members.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Lazuli