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|Armored Cannon Beetle Larva|
|Scientific Name||Granitus chukkulinae|
|Areas|| Valley of Repose, Wistful Wild|
|Underground Areas|| Subterranean Complex, Snagret Hole, Glutton's Kitchen, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Carry Weight|| 7|
|Max. Carriers|| 15 Pikmin|
|Seed Worth|| 8 seeds|
This specimen is a lithopod larva. This expedition was unable to confirm the existence of any mature lithopods, leading to concerns that the species was extinct on this planet, but the discovery of the creature in larval form eased such concerns. Lithopods, like flint beetles, use internal metabacteria to aid chemical digestion. These metabacteria can only survive in certain environments, such as within the body of certain insects, so lithopod larvae do not contain any metabacteria immediately after hatching. Larvae feed on partially digested ore regurgitated by mature lithopods, ensuring the larvae obtain metabacteria they would not have normally acquired.
Carefully remove every grain of sand, peel back the exoskeleton, and slurp heartily!