Metalmite is the common name for several unrelated metal-eating microbes found in asteroids fields.
Physiology & Ecology
In the Beyond, Metalmites can be found in the following systems:
- Aerhy/Middle Beyond
- Enigma/Delta system
- Hichmakani/I-Glathriel system.
Life Cycle & Reproduction
No information yet available.
Metalmite are chemotrophs, who feed on the metallic asteroids in a planetoid belt. They have also been known to infest (...and ingest) the hulls of starships that have not taken precautions against them.
History & Background (Dossier)
Travellers' Aid Society Advisory
Common defenses against Metalmites, taken by starship crews, include:
- Hull coatings that are Metalmite-repellant.
- Hull electrification.
- Laborious hull cleanings made by unhappy crew-sophonts in vacuum suits.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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