Title: Messengers: Glowal Messenger specimen #2 from the Messenger Study by Dr. Saint Linger

Date: 2016-02-18

Summary: Glowals The desert climate can be harsh and unforgiving. Getting information to where it needs to be in such a brutal climate can be an incredibly difficult task, but the Messengers are capable of some incredible things. Due to the constant high temperature of the desert, the Glowal Messenger spends most of its time traveling beneath the sand to escape the heat. The tunneling abilities of the Glowal can be compared to a dolphin's agility in the water. However, the Glowal's speed is greatly affected by rainwater, causing it to lose velocity as the ground collects moisture and thickens during storms. Under the right conditions, the Glowal is capable of unthinkable speeds, above and beneath ground, making it the most athletic of all the Messengers. The berating winds atop the surface of the sand produces wonderfully rhythmic patterns and aids in camouflaging the tracks of the Glowal. Above all, the outer coating of the Glowal absorbs sunlight by day and moonlight by night for energy and glows a magnificent yellow as it gains speed. When night falls in the desert and the temperature drops, the Glowal sticks close to whatever shrubbery or stones may be nearby to avoid being seen as it collects light energy from the moon and gains luminosity. Specimen #2 -November/1981 -Kalahari Desert/Botswana What is so unique about the Deserts of the world is their diverse climates and weather. The Kalahari Desert receives significant rainfall so I decided to visit and search for Glowal Messengers, keeping their loss of agility in wet conditions in mind. The Kalahari is home to a very wide range of life and offers more forms of vegetation than most subtropical deserts. I came upon this specimen on a rainy night when Glowals travel the least. It's glow was unusual in that it was far more blue in luminosity than I had ever witnessed in Glowal Messengers. The darker coloring of this Glowal could be due to more frequent rainfall which causes slower travel and more time spent underground. Note the exaggerated sharpness of this specimen's shape and unique layering, most likely from a greater need to puncture a wet desert floor. Dr. Saint Linger, Dr. rer. nat. *available through etsy shop. link in bio*

Size: 15.0 x 15.0

Category: Personal