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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 Information

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Neopterons that travel widely for food and can survive in almost any environment. Konchu roll into balls both to protect themselves and to fend off threats. Their sturdy shells are fairly easy to procure and are highly prized by armorers.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Shield Bug
  • Family: Konchu

Konchu is a small sized Neopteron and is quite different compared to other small Neopterons.

Habitat Range

Konchu are highly adaptable and can pretty much be found anywhere in an environment. Konchu have been seen living in the Ancestral Steppe, Sunken Hollow, Volcanic Hollow, Primal Forest, Heaven's Mount, and Frozen Seaway. In each of these areas, the Konchu look quite different from each other and can easily survive in them.

Ecological Niche

Konchu are low in the food chain and are pretty much eaten by many predators such as Jaggi, Jaggia, Zamite, and Velociprey. The main predators of the Konchu is Yian Kut-Ku, its subspecies, and their more dangerous relative, Yian Garuga, which scoop them out of the ground and swallow them whole or even cause them to crawl away in fear. Konchu primarily feed on rotten flesh, animal waste, plants, and mushrooms. Some Konchu will even eat ore. They will sometimes even attempt to jump on larger monsters to feed on.

Biological Adaptations

Konchu have a hard shell used for protection against threats and used for rolling at high speeds at threats in defense. Konchu also possess powerful jaws used for holding and for warning claps against threats. When in certain environments, Konchu can vary in color depending on the area and can use this as a form of camouflage in those areas.

Behavior

Konchu mostly stay hidden until they are threatened or smell food. Konchu will swarm around kills but they will wait until the predator is finished with that kill before feeding on the leftovers.

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