Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Chocolate Earwig
Birthday: Monday, January 23, 2023
Owner: dreamsandlove
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Stage Progress: 53.26%
Overall Progress: 72.43%

A hatchling chocolate earwig starts out pale and fragile, the size of only a needle's end and almost too small to make out with bare eyes. The hatchling goes through several molts while growing and with every molt it grows bigger and slightly darker. Hatchling chocolate earwigs already exhibit the species' customary behavior of seeking out chocolate and related sweets, eager to sink their tiny pincers on the treat. After the hatchling has indulged itself it emits a very faint aroma of cherry flowers that puts anyone smelling it in a good mood.

Chocolate earwigs are among the smallest of companions, but what they lack in size they make up in numbers. Catching a glimpse of these nocturnal creatures may be hard, however, as they tend to scatter and hide from the slightest movement or flicker of light. They like to nest within cupboards and as a result may end up infesting food or spell ingredients. As they are found virtually everywhere the chocolate earwigs were early on experimented on to see if they possessed any magical abilities. While the creatures themselves didn't seem to have any notable magic another use was found, which still lingers today. The chocolate earwigs are commonly used for spell ingredients. They enhance the potency of potions, especially those of affection and desire, and even when ingested as is, especially roasted, enhance certain emotions. While the creatures are commonly found nearly anywhere, roasted chocolate earwigs are still regarded as a savory privilege of the wealthier class.

Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: Rosehill