An interesting note about the Altaroth is that they can absorb mushrooms, berries, and other resources into the sacs on their backs. When hunters kill an Altaroth in this state, they will drop a shiny item depending on what they have absorbed. This can be taken to an advantage; if a hunter were to intercept and collect the resource the Altaroth was heading for, before the Altaroth reaches their target, the Altaroth will move on, and can be forced to consume one specific type of plant or mushroom. The hunter can then kill the Altaroth to gain the item dropped. The swelling of their sacs is indicated by different colors depending on what they have eaten.
Altaroth can shoot a greenish-yellowish liquid from their abdomens, which will inflict a temporary defense drop.
Insects that widely inhabit many areas. Noted for absorbing fruit, mushrooms and honey, then carrying them back to their nest. Materials can thus be collected from their swollen abdomens, whose color is related to what is being carried.
様々な場所に広く生息する”甲虫”。実やキノコ、ハチミツなどを体内に取り込み、巣まで運んでいくという習性を持つ。そのため、腹部が膨らんでいる個体からは有益な素材が採取できる。また、摂取している素材によって腹部の色が変化するようだ。 Insects that wildly inhabit many areas. Noted for absorbing fruit, mushrooms, and honey, then carrying them back to the nest. Materials can thus be collected from their swollen abdomens, whose color is related to what is being carried.
Altaroth may also climb up vines and rough rock walls, much like hunters. This can be seen in the Flooded Forest, where in Area 8, Altaroth climb vines to reach mushrooms on the higher level.
Smaller Altaroth will not attack unless one other of their kind has been attacked. The larger ones, however, will attack as soon as they spot a hunter and order the rest of the swarm to attack as well.
Larger Altaroth will not absorb any of the resources in their area unlike their smaller kin.
Altaroth will attack large monsters if provoked. This often happens with larger monsters, such as Rathian and Rathalos,