Tigg Craftings

Dinumi Species Info

 

(Realistic view of a wild dinumi, in this case, my female "Dindin".)


Dinumi is a personal creation by Tigg Darkfury (Martina Kesting) and is run under her very own hand.
Dinumis are a closed species, that means you are not allowed to randomly create a Dinumi and call it this way. However, there are sometimes adoptables available, so you might see them owned by other persons than Tigg herself. Are you interested in having one custom made especially just for you, you can contact me and commission one!

Please do not use these following references for your own work.

What is a Dinumi?

Dinumi are creatures with a high variety in appearance. They can have any colors on their eyes, skin, horns, hoofes or claws. They come along with mostly individual markings.
Depending on the geographic and natural habitat, the appearance can be different.
Dinumis can reproduce and have sex, but no one is allowed to let them breed to create own new Dinumis.

Overview

Dinums are in their behavor very intelligent hunters. They are predators but omnivores, meaning they either eat vegetables or meat. However, a Dinumi always prefers meat over vegetables.
Their noises remind of a mix between dolphins and birds. They can be high pitched but also be very deep. Think about variety in our nature and what sounds birds and dolphins can make, it is large!
A Dinumis Tongue is ment for sniffing! Scenting the air with their jacobson-organ. They flip their tongue out to sniff/scent the air. For this special skill, their skull is anatomically equipped with a small slit in the upper front lip, so the tongue can always be used.
They are a species, that walks on two legs. Dinumis always have hooves, but in maximum of 3 styles, shown further down and depending on their habitat.


Genders

Genderwise, males are capable of having a way larger set of horns. (Not a must, also depends on age)
Females do have smaler horn sets.
Other than that, there is no big difference in the optical overlook.
Details and NSFW genital references can be found by scrolling down.

Diet
Dinumi are omnivores, that means they eat everything they can catch or find. From plants and vegetables, grass or ferns, to insects and larger animals. A Dinumi prefers meat over everything else. Fish is welcome but due to their hoovings, they are not very good standing in rivers and hunt these.

Behaviour
Dinumi are very social and kind hearted to their own species. When well fed, they can be kept together with other living forms. However, when food is rare or just vegetarian food is available, Dinumis can and will turn into great predators and hunt down everything that is not a Dinumi. (So keep them fed!)
Within their own family, a Dinumi cares for its relatives. Nesting grounds are kept save, clean and hidden by the females. Male Dinumi usually help on that, but if the family is little, they also would go to hunt and bring the mother food when the cubs are in danger to be left alone.

Interactions with other animals or even humans, depend on the situation. If a Dinumi is brought to places with many other beings, they usually warm up, forget about everything and go crazy (ever seen a ferret freak out? Thats alike!). Curious like they are, it can happen, that a Dinumi stalks others, runs after them and sniffs heavily with its tongue. Well fed and not hungry, Dinumis socialize a lot with others and even play hide and seek or "catch me if you can".

Dinumis are usually very noisy, communicating a lot with their owns but also with strangers. Their birdlike voices can sometimes pitch very high or drop down extremely deep. A large variety of noises and sounds are possible.  Chirps, purrs, and twitter... even whistles or grunts. A Dinumi could also try to immitate others, like a bird tries to "speak". However, Dinumis are very clever and if they study someone long enough, they tend to learn what the actions and noises ment to be. If a Dinumi was long enough with humans, they could eventually even "talk" with bodylanguage, but not with their bird like noises, they would still try to form a noise that sounds like a word.

Territory fights
A Dinumi strolls, if alone, goalless through the nature. Some individuals are not as territorial than others. Males are basicly the ones keeping their packs territory clean from intruders.
There are two types of "packs". The one that grows with males, females and babys. These are usually welcoming strangers, but they will have to fight the ranking in this group.
Then theres the group that furiously fight their territory no matter what. These are usually weak dinumi males who werent able to etablish a good rang in a group and thereofore break up with their group and leave. But these ones gather togehter, fight rankings witch each other too. But since there are no females, they habe no intention to run off again. Groups with only male Dinumis are more dangerous to humans than families. A Dinumi that has no babsies to fed, will attack in no time!
The usually jump on small prey and just bite it down. The bigger the prey or if it is another Dinumi, the more different do they act.
Bigger prey will never be attacked alone, but in groups of minnimum 3 Dinumis. On big prey, they bite, jump on to scratch and will actually ram their horns against legs, to break them.
If a Dinumi VS Dinumi fight comes up, they will growl, showing their flanks to show how big they are, hoof the ground, stomp it, flick their tail, show teeth and horn. Usually this can settle a real fight bevore it starts. If none of these gestures make the other one flee, then the fight comes up. They stay in front of each other, gnarling, hoofing the ground and run into each other with a loud noise of the collid horns.
 

Habitat
Dinumi can be found anywhere, as long as the habitat holds enough food.
Swampy and jungle areas are usually for tripple-hooved Dinumis, since they have to get better grip. Triple- and Split-Hoved Dinumi live in habitats that are between swamp, jungle or sandy areas. Also very rough mountains with a rocky landscape. The normal hooved ones live in all the rest. However, Dinumis prefer warm habitats, so everything with snow wouldnt fit their needs, but they still could live there. (Breeders are still doscovering genes for this!)
Dinumis can swim... if they have to! Due to their light weighted bones, they automatically float at the surface. Their hollow bones, filled with air, offers a great buoyancy. Dinumis look like dogs in the water, paddling their legs and keeping the head up as much as possible. Some Dinumis have learned to use their tails for better swimming, but the majority of them are not very good with this.

Dinumi are a mix between cold- and warmblood. This means, they use the morning sun to bathe in and gain power from it. But if there is the opportunity to hunt in the night, they also can gather up together and vibrate their muscles to produce warmth. Doing this in a big crowd of Dinumis, the ones in the middle can be warmed up to go to hunt.

Reproducing

Dinumi reproduce via mating. The female gets pregnant. Usually they get just one baby, but lucky and potent couples can get two. Dinumis are mammals and the female holds the babys for 6 months untill she gets down to birth. The milkbar is between their frontarms. The bar can slightly swell when having babys that are to fed by that milk. Actually Dinumis have 8 nipples, that go from between the front arms down the belly. But only the first pair between the arms produce milk. Male and female both have these bars, but the reason for males having them, is not discovered yet.

Dinumis wont show their reproducing organs without the purpose of either mating or atracting another Dinumi. Dinumi dont have to be hetero couples, and they can even build bonds with creatures that arent Dinumis. On rare sights, there were couples sightet that are across all types or even genders. But they cant reproduce with them.


Domestication

Dinumis in the pure wild are hard to catch, since their attention is very high to its environment. If it happens that a young dinumi got caught, it cant be fully tamed, but used to breed offsprings that can be.
That "first generation" of caught Dinumis wont be an absolute kindheart but tame enough to keep it as friend that will watch your back.
Raised up dinumis, not caught in the wild, will be the closest family member you can think of. Even more like a cat, horse or even a dog. They still have their own mind, needings and what not, but the term "you have a friend in me" is what you can call a dinumi that is being tamed from the beginning.
However! Dinumis are great pets! They make a great view in the wild or on any farm, but they need a very big area to live on their lives. Some of them are even tame enough for one to be ridden.
Yes, a dinumi can be used to ride! It will need what it needs to make a horse get used to it, but a dinumi is way more wilder if it comes to someone sitting on its back! But once done, you can enter their back with a saddle and go on a fast ride, on a consuming unmounted hunt or just a run for who is best.

Purpose of Horns

Dinumis are territorial! Females and males protect their territory and make use of their horns for that. They wont bite or use their claws since a territorial fight is not ment to be deadly, but shoo away the opposite.
In delicate situations, dinumis use their horns to provoke and show their physical superiority. This usually happens if a dinumi has mating interest and someone is interrupting.

Purpose of whiskers.

The specification of having whiskers? Yes, the researchers have the idea of them being a late relict of earlier times. What that means? Well ehm.. to be honest they have absolutely no clue since Dinumis are completely focused on their vision and their ability to use the jacobson´s organ to locate anything of interest. Researchers think that the whiskers started to develop back as the jacobson´s organ evolved to a more important part of their body. Having just 3 whiskers on each side of their snout just makes no real sense anymore. However, the whiskers are still in use, they can move them partly forward if theres anything intresting. In relaxing mode, they are aligned to the snout.




Basic go´s and no-go´s for Dinumi owners:
  • You can have 3 dinumis at a time. (If theres an adoptable for sale that really meets your needs, we can talk about that matter, but you will likely have to give away another Dinumi then..)
  • Your dinumi must be different to other existing dinumis.
  • Copying another character, that is not a dinumi but "turned" into one, is not allowed. Not even if it is your own character.
  • Try to keep names individual, but even think about a fitting name.
  • You cant let your dinums mate to get a new one, every dinumi has to be accepted by Tigg Darkfury.
  • If your dinumi isnt in your needs/heart anymore and you want to give it to another person, you might gift it or sell it. However, the name of the new owner should be brought here, so that the database of accepted dinumis stays clean.
  • You can make art of your dinumi or by other ones.
  • You cant create fursuitparts that are exact for the dinumi species and sell it. Making money like that isnt the purpose of the species. There is a Dinumi Headbase that can be bought from Tigg Darkfury.
  • Making changes to your dinumi needs to be accepted by Tigg Darkfury. But only if you change big things: Furcolor, Hoove-Style, totally different markings, eyecolor change, switching from common to uncommon or rare, etc; If you arent sure if your change needs a look, just ask
  • Adopting a dinumi will grant you little changes. Usually the adoptable comes with common unshown horns, since its a baby, so you can decide yourself what kind of horns it should have. Some dinumi adoptables are sold as adults, you cant change anything on them.
  • When posting anything dinumi related on any website, please reffer to this website, so interested people can get their information directly from here.
  • All administrative operations about Dinumis are made by Tigg alone.

Graphical references

Dindin, my own Dinumi female. (Toony Style)





Ode to Jurassic Park


Dinumi parents with 2 babys. (Semi realistic)




Dinumi hoove styles and pupil reactions



Dinumi teeth and tongue


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