Although the Juvenile Ventgarden looks similar to its bigger counterpart, it has some differences. It is far smaller, and cannot be entered through the bottom opening. While it still contains the platforms within its membrane, the creature has no sand accumulation on them, nor any flora within. It also lacks the branching red structures that anchor the adult Ventgardens' tentacles to the floor. Instead, its tentacles move in a swaying motion.
Unlike adult Ventgarden specimens, Juvenile Ventgardens are free-swimming rather than anchored in one location. They can be found drifting around the Tree Spires in small groups.
Roughly 20m long, the Juvenile Vent Garden represents the immature life stage of the fully-grown, established Vent Garden. This gentle giant appears to swim in aimless, looping circles around mature Vent Gardens.
Swimming: While their swimming can seem directionless at first glance, the young Vent Garden is actively growing and strengthening its tentacles for when it finds a vent upon which to anchor and mature.
Bell: The bell of the juvenile vent garden remains sealed until it anchors over a vent. Once anchored, the heat and pressure activate a cluster of latent stem cells that develop into an opening over the course of a few months.
Assessment: Docile - Not a threat.
|Source: Scan Juvenile Ventgardens|
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