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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002864Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2010-07-27 09:552014-01-17 10:42
ReporterCaptain Mayday 
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.12 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.31.15 
Summary0002864: Stranglers have no gender specified. 50 year lifespan.
DescriptionSuggest adding the following to Stranglers since they've got a limited lifespan and without gender have no way to breed.

TagsIntentional/Expected?, Probable Quick Fix
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Quietust (reporter)
2010-07-28 05:58

Several other creatures have this problem: floating guts, flesh balls, giant earthworms, and cave floaters.

I can only assume that the [CHILD] token is now optional, since there are quite a few creatures who lack it but otherwise appear to have stable populations: voracious cave crawler, magma crab, crundle, hungry head, helmet snake, giant toad, giant olm, giant cave spider, olm man, antman, bat man, and werewolf.
Knight Otu (manager)
2010-07-28 08:59

Having male and female castes is really only important for civilized creatures (which simply don't spawn if they would die out), and for creatures that should reproduce in fortress mode. Other creatures seem to get by on spontaneous genesis for the time being, though maybe we'll get new tags when improved wildlife tracking comes in.

That said, the description of stranglers make them sound like relatively "normal" creatures as opposed to stuff like outsiders, pseudo-undead, constructs, or plant beasts, so giving them genders would make sense.
Quietust (reporter)
2010-09-03 11:52

A few years of progress in my current fortress seems to indicate that [CHILD] is still required in order for a creature to reproduce in Fortress mode.
Toady One (administrator)
2010-10-02 04:33

This should be sorted out for 0.31.15.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-07-27 09:55 Captain Mayday New Issue
2010-07-28 05:58 Quietust Note Added: 0011180
2010-07-28 08:04 Dwarfu Tag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2010-07-28 08:59 Knight Otu Note Added: 0011189
2010-07-29 09:08 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Probable Quick Fix
2010-09-03 11:52 Quietust Note Added: 0012388
2010-10-02 04:33 Toady One Note Added: 0013142
2010-10-02 04:33 Toady One Status new => resolved
2010-10-02 04:33 Toady One Fixed in Version => 0.31.15
2010-10-02 04:33 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2010-10-02 04:33 Toady One Assigned To => Toady One
2014-01-17 10:42 Kirig Stonebeard Issue Monitored: Kirig Stonebeard

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