Inchok

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future
Jump to: navigation, search
Inchok
Inchok2.jpg
Base Information
Classification Autotroph/chemotroph
Terrain Subterranean
Locomotion Walker/burrower
Size Unknown
Speed Unknown
Strength Unknown
Social Structure Unknown
Weapons Unknown
Armor Unknown
Source
Homeworld Nafud (Dagudashaag 1418)
Multi-world No
Canon No
Extinct Extant
Reference "Library Data: Ushra." Signal-GK 3 52.

The Inchok are a semi-intelligent species native to Nafud (Dagudashaag 1418), who live in complex, communal burrows under the sandy surface of Nafud.

Physiology and ecology[edit]

The Inchok are deaf - they sense each other (and more importantly their prey) through vibrations set up my movements in the sand. Basic communications between the Inchok is achieved through ‘drumming’ signals onto compact sand using a spade-like tail; vibrations are picked up by special sensitive pads found on the underside of the limbs.

Diet and trophics[edit]

They extract oxygen and water directly from the sand. The sand is taken into a special gut and chemically broken down to release the O2 and the water which are reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Water is then reabsorbed by kidney-like structures. These organs are so efficient that virtually no water is lost during normal metabolism.

References and contributors[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.