|Release date||April 25, 2012|
|Color||Black with Yellow|
Turpentine Dragons were introduced to Dragon Cave during “The Turpentines“ release. At first the eggs dropped in the Alpine, but then switched to the Desert biome.
The reason behind this was that Nectaris, the spriter of these dragons, created them long before the biomes existed and hadn't thought about a possible biome for them, but mentioned in a posting that she thought the Desert biome would be more fitting than the Alpine, but was too shy to contact TJ09 about this. About them changing biome despite her shyness of contacting TJ, Nectaris wrote in the News thread (and here) that she thought that TJ might have seen her post and changed it in favor of her wish. It has also been proven that turpentines can breed with other dragons.
Official Dragon Description Edit
"This egg smells strongly of turpentine."
"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has a strong odor of turpentine, and your hand burns when you touch it."
"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has a strong odor of turpentine, and your hand burns when you touch it. And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing."
"Turpentine dragons are named for the oil that covers their scales. This oil resembles turpentine in odor and is mildly toxic; it will not kill but it burns to the touch and will cause illness in anyone who ingests it. Turpentine dragons roam in large packs, often stealing food from larger dragons, though they are able to hunt for themselves if necessary. Many other breeds consider turpentine dragons to be pests, so they primarily breed among themselves."
- Nectaris (All)
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Nectaris revealed the following information in a post on the forums:
"I know I had no plans on any relation with the vampire. The eggs in all technicality do not produce the turpentine oil, it is the mother who rubs her own oil onto the egg to protect it from predators. Theoretically, if the mother was not around to object, you could clean off the egg and it would be perfectly safe to handle."
In response to a question regarding whether the toxin would be harmful to other dragons, Nectaris said:
"It would only hurt them if it reached the skin underneath the scales, or any unprotected area, like the mouth or eyes. Their poison is not that strong, usually it just produces a burning sensation, and maybe a painful blister on those who are more sensitive."