The Fire Troon (Troonus Pyrus) is a small, thermophilic Troon living predominantly in suburban areas.
Fire Troons are very small, standing at only 2cm tall. The stalk is also 2cm in diameter, and the dome protrudes a further 5mm from this. They are a very deep brown/black colour; and their eyes are only 1mm in diameter and deep black. Their skin is shiny as it is coated in a flame-retardant substance that is excreted from the Troon's gills. Their mouth is large compared to body size, at about 1cm in width, and filled with large, grinding, plate-like teeth perfect for grinding up their food. These teeth are covered in a chemical that combusts on contact with a particular chemical found in pine wood.
Food Of ChoiceEdit
Fire Troons feed exclusively on burnt wood, which they crunch into an ash-like powder.
Food Acquisition MethodEdit
Fire Troons acquire their food through a highly destructive method. They bite into pine wood, causing the chemical on their teeth to combust. This sets the pine wood on fire, and the fire spreads throughout whatever the pine is a part of- be it a tree, a forest, a house or a city. The Fire Troons then sweep out, festing on all of the charred wood left behind.
Before the industrial revolution, Fire Troons lived mainly in the pine forests of Europe.
However, when cities began to spring up offering even more wood to eat; Fire Troons moved to the cities, and were inadvertently spread around the world. They now only live in cities; as they have become addicted too the chemicals in treated wood.