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This is merely a plausible explanation for the monster(s) in this article, and may or may not be considered canon to the series.

In-Game description

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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.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Insect Shell
  • Suborder: Spine Insect
  • Family: Altaroth
  • Species: Altaroth

Altaroth are a species of Neopteron common to the New World. Their closest relative is the Hornetaur.

Habitat Range

Altaroth have been seen in a variety of environments. They've been spotted in the Jurassic Frontier, Deserted Island, Sandy Plains, Flooded Forest, Volcano, Misty Peaks, Primal Forest, Frozen Seaway, Volcanic Hollow, and Heaven's Mount.

Ecological Niche

Altaroth are at the bottom of the food chain. They feed on mushrooms, honey, nuts, and fruit. They are the primary food for the Barroth, Volvidon, Kecha Wacha, and Ash Kecha Wacha. Altaroth are also a delicacy to humans due to them producing the Ripened Mushroom.

Biological Adaptions

Altaroth have large mandibles used for absorbing their favorite foods. Though these are primarily used for food, larger Altaroth are known to bite enemies with these mandibles. To help them feed, special enzymes are used to digest these foods. The foods are changed before they're held in Altaroth's abdomen and brought back to the colony. Their abdomen produces formic acid, similar to ants, for protection. Compared to other Neopteron, Altaroth are quite fragile in nature.

Behavior

Altaroth are quite peaceful until provoked. If attacked, Altaroth will send in their soldiers to fight and protect the colony. Atlaroth live inside huge nests filled with a giant colony.

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