$50 each, for First Time Owners/Non owners only! (First time owner means you have never owned a Xero. Non owner means you may have had a xero at one point but do not currently own any!)
Guest designs by the wonderful Jollymutt! Thank you, Jolly!
You may have one person claim for you if you cannot claim yourself, otherwise it is against the rules!
Claim in the comments HERE! Please post the number that you want! FCFS!
And for fun... some mushroom facts!
Brick Cap Mushroom (1): This species is sometimes considered edible but caution must be taken to avoid confusing it with similar-looking deadly species. The taste of a brick cap is mild to somewhat bitter. However, when cooked, brick caps have a nutty flavor. They are especially delicious when sauteed in olive oil.
Chanterelle (2): Many species emit a fruity aroma, reminiscent of apricots, and often have a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling). The name chanterelle originates from the Greek kantharos meaning "tankard" or "cup"
Honey Mushroom (3): Honey fungus are regarded in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Germany and other European countries as one of the best wild mushrooms. They are commonly ranked above morels and chanterelles and only the cep/porcini is more highly prized. However, honey fungus must be thoroughly cooked as they are mildly poisonous raw.
Amethyst Deceiver (4): This mushroom itself is edible, but can absorb arsenic from the soil. Because its bright amethyst coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name "deceiver".
Parrot Toadstool (5): This toadstool is generally considered edible, but not worthwhile due to its small size and sliminess. Consumption of over 20 specimens in one sitting can cause gastrointestinal disorders.
Maitake Mushroom (6): This mushroom also known as hen-of-the-woods, maitake (舞茸, "dancing mushroom") in Japanese, ram's head or sheep's head. In Japan, the maitake can grow to more than 45 kilograms (100 pounds), earning this giant mushroom the title "king of mushrooms"
Oyster Mushroom (7): The oyster mushroom is a choice edible, and is a delicacy in Japanese, Korean and Chinese cuisine. It is frequently served on its own, in soups, stuffed, or in stir-fry recipes with soy sauce. Oyster mushrooms may be used in sauces, such as oyster sauce. The mushroom's taste has been described as mild with a slight odor similar to anise. Oyster mushrooms are used in the Czech and Slovak contemporary cuisine in soups and stews in a similar fashion to meat
Black Trumpet (8): It is also known as the black chanterelle, black trumpet, trompette de la mort (French), trombetta dei morti (Italian) or trumpet of the dead, djondjon (Haïtian). They look rather unattractive, but have a very good flavor. When dried their flavor acquires black truffle notes; in this form, it can be crumbled as a condiment.
Coming soon, at 3pm EST 9/17 (tomorrow!)
Project XERO: Batch 003
#1 was already chosen by the raffle winner, but 2-6 will be available for adoption tomorrow!
This batch will be a little different from the others:
2, 3, 4, and 5 will be OTAs!
What's an OTA? It stand for 'Offer To Adopt' - This means its NOT first come first served, and people would be able to offer a variety of things, such as money, artwork, characters, or even things like fursuit parts, and more. After 24 hours, I would pick my favorite offer to give the character to in exchange for what they offered.
My preference hierarchy for OTAs: Money > Fursuit Parts > artwork > characters (I am a professional character designer so I don't often see other characters that I like, sorry!)
As for #6...
I noticed a huge amount of demand for this one, so to keep things fair, I decided to sell this one via Flatsale Raffle.
What this means is that everyone who is interested in buying this design will be entered into a raffle. After 24 hours, a winner will be drawn, and the winner must pay for the design!
It's not a free raffle, its just a more fair way to select a buyer for a design that's in super high demand, without doing a high AB or having it sell in seconds.
The price for #6 will be $200! You only pay if you are selected to be the buyer, you don't have to pay to enter the raffle itself, don't worry! Please only enter the raffle if you are willing & able to pay for the design if you win!!
They will be posted on my Twitter, with a link shared here as well. https://twitter.com/NeonSlushie
#B-33 - the first Prototype Xero for sale!
What is a Prototype Xero?
Prototypes are the rarest of all the 'subspecies'; these Xeros are amongst the first created in the lab, before X-001, 002, and etc. Since these Xeros were experimental and early, some of them may have odd traits...
This Xero is being auctioned off for CHARITY!
I will be donating 100% of the sale to Motor City Fur Con's charity guest, Detroit Hives!
From Detroit Hives:
We believe a healthy future for bees reflects a healthy future for humanity. The health of those in our inner-cities, specifically people of color, is often the last to be considered - it's our mission to change this. By transforming vacant lots into educational apiaries, we revitalize neighborhoods. We're Detroit Hives, a honeybee education and conservation initiative that engages urban communities in our mission by creating cultural experiences that are both educational and relatable.
Not only do we want our bees to thrive in Detroit, but we want the people of Detroit to thrive as well. By transforming vacant lots in the inner city, we are cleaning up local neighborhoods and adding value to our community, making them safer and stronger. When we plant gardens at the farms we provide food for the bee colonies and in turn, they pollinate our plants, increasing fresh vegetable harvests for the neighborhood residents. A perfect example of how bees and humans help each other thrive! By starting urban bee farms we are not only rebuilding honey bee populations but rebuilding the beautiful city we call home.
BIDDING IS HERE ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NeonSlushie/status/1447245549703413767