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Biont Hunters' Club - Island #1
« on: May 20, 2014, 09:45:39 AM »
HERE BE SPOILERS. TURN BACK ALL THOSE OF A WEAK HEART OR INCOMPLETE STORY.





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Hey all,

I wanted to create a place to compare notes on what we have identified and where we found them.

So far I have

35 Photobionts
  • Aircomber
  • Apprentice Tree
  • Blue Bloom
  • Brackenball
  • Bristlebrush
  • Bulbmoss
  • Candlewort
  • Cassandra's Harp
  • Collared Boa
  • Devotower
  • Gordon's Rose
  • Gordy Tree
  • Groundbloom
  • Handtrap
  • Hydropod
  • Phoenix Tail
  • Podclaw
  • Purple Joshua
  • Sail Iris
  • Sand Iris
  • Sea Briar
  • Serpentweed
  • Scaled Ancient
  • Sinew Weed
  • Spindlepus
  • Spine Tube
  • Spinewhip
  • Star Spore
  • Stilt Strider
  • Spiderheart
  • Trumpetpod
  • Vampire Gourd
  • Volkanwort
  • Whalebark
  • Unspecified Photobiont (technically shouldn't be here?)

6 Motobionts
  • Bristletongue
  • Bristletongue (long necked)
  • Razorback
  • Rockmole
  • Sail Flyer
  • Spade Burrower

Am I missing anything?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 06:36:07 AM by jim »

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Re: Biont Hunter's Guide - Island #1
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 09:59:28 AM »
I have 34 and 5 respectively, so I would not know. We could have different combinations though, that I am missing other species than you.

Edit: Missing Spade Burrower and Sail Flyer so far. I by the way, do have an unspecified motobiont. As far as I know, the only place to catch that one is in the 'seashot'

Edit 2: Sorry for the slightly late response, my main RSS feed did not catch the edit.
Anyway, of the photobionts I am missing the bulbmoss
« Last Edit: May 21, 2014, 06:44:01 AM by DemosMirak »

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Re: Biont Hunter's Guide - Island #1
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 10:30:05 AM »
Hang on, I'll add the full list!

[EDIT] full list added.
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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 06:44:59 AM »
Anyway, I miss the spade burrower, sail flyer and bulbmoss. The sail flyer I have seen in the air, but I have never gotten close enough to actually be able to tag it. Got any hints and tips for those three?

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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 09:25:10 AM »
Bulbmoss I found to the east of Mt Jemison. almost exactly half way between the mountain and the Obelisk.
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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2014, 09:27:39 AM »
The best Sail Flyer photos I got were looking out over the cliffs to the north of the EM Transmission Source.

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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 09:37:26 AM »
Spade Burrowers are a tougher find.  I have a bunch of photos (taken mainly in the north-most quarter of the island), but I'm not sure I would have spotted them without using the IR camera.

I have a sneaking suspicion that they are not actually that rare, just difficult to spot. I wonder how many of my photos they appear that I haven't noticed?

There is one in the middle of this photo: https://extrasolar.com/photo/78pwOlXyJZvsN07dclImyA

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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2014, 09:43:44 AM »
Is the Spade Burrower the grey thing with some spines sticking out of it, lying in front of the rock?

And thanks for the tips, I will put it on my to-do list, right after I clear up all the fogy spots on the map.

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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 11:26:59 AM »
Hi DemosMirak,

Yep, that's a Spade Burrower at rest. I've found them most commonly in the northeastern parts of Artocos Island, though I've found them sporadically in other areas too. I have an interesting photo of an apparently rare encounter between two of them but which I'll have to upload and post later...

To augment jim's comments about the other denizens, Van Susteren's advice about where to find Sail Flyers is spot on... they favor high winds, so can be found near ocean cliffsides. They are diurnal, so you can only see them during daylight hours (though they also are active during transition hours, dawn and sunset).

The Bulbmoss can be found only in a single small area, as jim described. They are bioluminescent, so can be spotted easily in low light conditions.

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I'm of a slightly different opinion than Van Susteren on a couple of the "biont" classifications, but that's a separate discussion... ;)
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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2014, 07:29:28 PM »
Ainia, do the 35 / 6 numbers match up with what you have found? I'm secretly hoping I have much more to discover...

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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2014, 10:20:08 PM »
Hi jim,

Yes, your list matches what I've found (though I've been deliberately dawdling with finishing the storyline, so haven't encountered the unidentified Biont yet).

Here's that Spade Burrower pic I promised:

[spoiler=Spade Burrower social life][/spoiler]
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Re: Biont Hunters' Club - Island #1
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2014, 11:02:14 AM »
That pic is very close to being NSFW ;)

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Re: Biont Hunters' Club - Island #1
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2014, 06:36:17 PM »
My God, Sir, you are a Spade Burrower?  Welcome to our august company (actually it's december for me).

But surely it is OK, they still have their shells on?

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Re: Biont Hunter's Club - Island #1
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014, 12:27:27 PM »
Bulbmoss I found to the east of Mt Jemison. almost exactly half way between the mountain and the Obelisk.

This is the area I have scoured for it.
[spoiler][/spoiler]

I'm suspecting the area where you find them may be smaller than I assumed  ;).

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Re: Biont Hunters' Club - Island #1
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2014, 02:30:19 PM »
Oop, I think jim must have meant *west* of the mountain. DemosMirak, judging from your map, it looks like you made a short stop in the right valley... you might want to review the photo from that particular stop.

[spoiler=Specifically...]Check the area halfway between the mountain flag and the obelisk on the *left*[/spoiler]
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