|Studying the Tubers|
|Adult & Young Tubers Ascending|
|Close up of Droplets to Feed Tubers|
|Pitcher Plants Feeding the Tubers|
|Precocious Young Tuber|
|Garden of the Ancients|
|Note Flying Baby!|
|Fungal Growth & Fern Trees|
|Moon Fruit Trees|
|9th Ancient with Medicinal Pods|
It is possible that the 9th ancient species (the one with the red bean pods) contributes to the ability that the Pitcher Plants have acquired to produce food for the tubers. This has not been proven yet, but we believe that bean pods that fall into the water release a chemical that floods the water. The Pitcher Plants may use this, in combination with the nutrients from the fungal growth, to create the green and cyan droplets the tuberplants feed upon. The seeds & pods can be eaten, but they will cause inebriation in avatars (prolly humans too). These seed pods are also a strong medicine that can be used to reduce fever, reduce pain, and cure cancer.
|A Golden Guardian with Rootlets|
Occasionally on Dark Moon, you may come across a Puffer Flower. Our research team was at first wary of these lovely plants that gave off I fine mist of spray when one got close to the flower. What we have found, however, it that this mist actually contains the "cumulative essence" of the whole Bog! There are not many of these Puffer Flowers, because it takes years for then to mature. At maturity, they are capable of producing this mist. In fact, they actively seek an avatar to spray it at. This is the ultimate means of communication in the Bog. The fine mist is in fact a healing potion created in the flower. These flowers can only survive in an ecosystem that thrives on love, such as Dark Moon's Bog. It is the ethereal compassion and love of the Tuberplants, the complex chemicals of the 9th Ancient tree's seed pods, and of course the fungal growth the tuberplants produce, carried by the rootlets of the Golden Guardian Trees that enable them to do so.
|Enjoying Puffer Flower's Spray|