Their coral hue is scientifically proven to be the color of cheer.
Diet: Fruit, Veggies, Meat
Slimeology: Pink Slimes are the most common slime found on the Far, Far Range.They’re cheerful, docile, and the easiest of all slimes to ranch, a pink slime will eat anything you put in front of it, though they have no favorite food, and their ports are the least valuable of all slimes.
Rancher Risks: Not much to worry about with a pink slime. They’re soft, squishy, very happy to be around a rancher, and found all over the Range. But because of this, a rancher won’t go far without finding a few pink plorts, which can lead to largos, and then…
Portonomics: Pink Ports are an excellent ‘multipurpose generic substance’ used to manufacture everything from food products to household cleaners. All over earth, people are eating burgers, sweetening their coffees or scrubbing their floors with pink plort products. That’s some serious versatility!
Slimeology: Rock slimes earned their name from the rocky crown of sharp spikes atop their slimy bodies. But their affection for minerals doesn’t end with their appearance: rockslimes are strict vegetarians, favoring the satisfying crunch of the heart beet most of all.
Rancher Risks: The dangers of a rock slime should be fairly obvious: their rocky crown is sharp enough to pierce straight through a rancher’s boots. But it’s not all about watching where you’re stepping as these rocks are always rolling. When you see a rock slime revving up for a tumble, it’s best to get out of the way.
Plortonomics: Rock plorts are prized for being a key component in the production of “blue metal,’ an amazing alloy that’s stronger than titanium and lighter than plastic. Because of its amazing strength, blue metal is often a key component in the hulls of light-speed capable starships, synthetic appendages, and protective holophone cases.
Those stripes, that tall, that wiggle, Wiggle, wiggle.
Favorite: Stony Hen
Slimeology: tabby slimes share many curious similarities to domesticated house cats of Earth. With their perky ears, striped backs, and swaying tails, you’d almost mistake them for a true feline…if they weren’t made entirely of gooey slime, of course,
Rancher Risks: A tabby slime generally doesn’t mean any harm to a rancher, but like their spiritual Earth cat cousins, often causes a great deal of chaos anyway. Tabby slimes love to steal things they don’t eat, like fruits and veggies, resulting in lots of unintended largo transformations on the Range.
Plortonomics: Tabby plorts are a key ingredient in a variety of “performance enhancing products that grant the consumer a surge of the tabby slime’s signature energy and exuberance. And while athletes the world over take them to gain an edge, prolonged use often results in ‘uncontrollable butt wiggles,’ another (less desirable) signature of the tabby slime.
Slimeology: Phosphor slimes come out at night, flying about the moonlit range upon their translucent wings. Phosphor slimes have a luminescent slime core that pulses with a soft glow, making them easy to spot. It’s for this reason ranchers sometimes refer to them as “low stars.”
Rancher Risks: Phosphor slimes have special needs compared to your typical slime. A phosphor slime and its plorts will quickly vanish if exposed to sunlight, meaning a rancher could quickly lose an entire corral’s worth of phosphor slimes if they’re not careful. Ranchers must either vac them up before daybreak or keep phosphor slimes in a place that is perpetually dark, like a cave.
Plortonomics: The luminescent compound found within phosphor plorts can produce light for over 100 years, making it an incredibly eco-friendly form of illumination on Earth. Cities across the globe are slowly switching over to phosphor lights, saving trillions of gigawatts of energy daily. Plus if you rub the stuff in your hair, it glows and looks really cool.
Slimeology: It’s unknown if rad slimes, sometimes called ‘raddies’ came to be from external radiation sources or from something naturally ocurring within the Far, Far Range. Regardless, rad slimes emit such a potent aura of radiation they glow in the dark.
Rancher Risks: A rad slime’s radioactive aura can induce rad poisoning in a rancher if they remain within it for too long. Ranchers are advised to monitor their rad exposure levels when handling these green globs of gamma goo as extended exposure can cause serious bodily harm, or worse.
Plortonomics: Given that raddies are basically mobile batteries, it’s no surprise that corporations value rad plorts for their incredible energy-producing capabilities. Most rad ports get turned into ‘plortonium’ and everything from the latest holophone to a radwave microCook system runs on the stuff.
Slimeology: Boom slimes are often heard before they’re seen. The slime cells of a boom slime are constantly vibrating causing their slime to increasingly crackle with energy before ultimately exploding. However, the boom slime always comes out unscathed, though always a little dazed.
Rancher Risks: Boom slimes are constantly building toward an inevitable explosion, making them quite hazardous to ranchers. In addition to those explosions causing bodily harm, they also have the capacity to send all nearby slimes flying into the air, making them a hard slime to corral.
Plortonomics: Highly volatile boom plorts have all sorts of applications, including powering rocket thrusters and demolitions. Military organizations value their highly destructive capabilities for “medical technology and other research.” Imagine that!
Nothings sweeter than (a recently produced plort of) honey.
Favorite: Mint Mango
Slimeology: honey slimes are an odd breed of slime composed of a hyper-sweet slime compound. Most slime scientists believe this to be the result of their slime cells replicating the natural sugars found in the fruits and floral nectars of the Far, Far Range. Most ranchers agree their ports taste great on cereal.
Rancher Risks: The greatest danger a honey slime poses is found in their plorts. Honey plorts are the sweetest, most delicious plorts known on the Far, Far Range. Other slimes can detect them from much further away than a normal plort and will do everything in their means to get them. A rancher with honey slimes needs to be careful about unintended largos, or worse…
Plortonomics: Honey plorts are highly prized by food manufacturers. Though the plorts are naturally incredibly sweet, the discovery that they could be further refined into an even sweeter substance made their demand soar. These refined honey plorts are said to score an unprecedented 867 on the Werner-Thompkins-Hong sacchrino scale, just a few points shy of ‘not fit for human consumption.”
Keep one in your boot and you’ll always stay cool. But it’s weird.
Slimeology: Puddle slimes are a rare species of slime that live in fresh water pools found on the range. These slimes don’t eat fruits, veggies, or meat like most other slimes. Instead, puddle slimes absorb water into their bodies while they sit on the surface of a pool. Puddle slimes need fresh water to survive and will quickly evaporate if left on any other surface for too long.
Rancher Risks: Puddle slimes aren’t risky to manage, they just require a fair bit of maintenance. A rancher needs a pool of fresh water, like a pond, available for a puddle slime and its plorts to sit in as they will evaporate if away from water. Finally, puddle slimes are exceptionally shy and will not produce plorts if they are in close proximity to more than 3 other slimes. Overall, a puddle slime is a better fit for a more experienced rancher, not one still wet behind the ears.
Plortonomics: Puddle plorts are made almost entirely from an incredible hydro compound known by chemists across the galaxy as H2Ohhhhh. This compound is used to create an absurdly expensive brand of bottled drinking water that is sought after by the elite back on Earth. While some people argue that there is little difference in taste between it and tap water, those people seriously are not getting it.
It’s as clear as shiny, transparent rocks that these slimes are dangerous.
Favorite: Odd Onion
Slimeology: Believed to be a cousin of the rock slime, the crystal slimes covered in a crown of shimmering crystal spikes, these spikes seem to form from the crystals lime generating a tremendous amount of internal heat and warping the minerals around them; a truly alien behavior.
Rancher Risks: The sharp crystals adorned on the crystal slime’s crown will cause a great deal of harm if touched. Worse still, the crystal slime routinely creates large patches of hazardous crystals in the environment around them. Thought to be a means of expelling internal heat, these crystal patches are ultra-hot, and can be shattered if splashed with water.
Plortonomics: Though the crystals produced by a crystal slime are highly unstable, a crystal plort, like all plorts, is far more pure and can be used by slime scientists to engineer a variety of metals that are completely transparent. This innovation has led to metropolitan areas on Earth completely transforming visually, allowing more light to reach the streets and the space as a whole a chance to ‘breathe.’ Architects often describe these transparent metals as ‘so totally cooler than normal, boring metals.’
Slimeology: The hunter slime is the wild cousin of the tabby slime. A much more capable creature than the playful tabbies, the hunter slime excels at stalking the chickens of the Far, Far Range. A hunter slime’s slimological makeup allows for a natural cloaking ability that renders it almost completely invisible. Their only tell is in their giant, almond eyes, which can often be seen hovering in the dark. This effect is often described by unsuspecting ranchers as ‘aaaahhhhhHHH!”
Rancher Risks: A hunter slime has keen senses and can detect its prey from great distances. This makes finding a good location for their corrals challenging. Additionally, the wild nature of the hunter is also passed on to any largos formed from its plorts. A newly created hunter largo will always be feral! A prepared rancher knows that breeding hunter largos should always be done slowly, with a few chickens on hand to calm them down.
Plortonomics: Amazingly, a serum can be made from hunter slime plorts that can actually render a person invisible! The effect only lasts for about a day, but this serum is nonetheless incredibly popular back on Earth as many people find its effects very soothing. Sometimes you feel like you just want to disappear for a while. But then about a day goes by and you realize that not only did you miss being seen, but others missed seeing you too.
Slimeology: Quantum slimes appear to have resulted from some sort of event that took place in the Ancient Ruins long ago. At all times, the quantum slimes capable of emitting other possible realities of their being called “ghosts,” these other realities can come true, with the quantum slime aligning with the reality of the ghost, effectively teleporting.
Rancher Risks: Quantum slimes can be one of the most difficult slimes to manage, given their unique abilities. A rancher needs to learn to detect when quantum slimes are primed to take over the reality of a ghost and act quickly, such as feeding them or just splashing them with some fresh water as a temporary measure.
Plortonomics: Quantum plorts are believed by many to hold the secret to infinite resources. Given the quantum slime’s ability to change reality, it’s theorized that unlocking the potential of quantum plorts could allow for a technology that converges the realities of other entities into our reality and- well, basically we’re talking about cloning stuff. Infinite energy, chickens, whatever. Probably no harmful side effects to this at all.
Like a little campfire, except that it moves and it’s a slime.
Slimeology: Fire slimes are a rare breed of slime that lives on ash. Fire slimes will eat just about any food, but not without it being burned into ash first. The only way to feed a fire slime is to use an incinerator with an ash trough upgrade. Fire slimes need ash to survive and will quickly snuff out if left on any other surface for too long. When keeping fire slimes in an ash trough, simply burn any food item to produce some ash and fill the trough.
Rancher Risks: A fire slime’s naturally burning state makes them bad companions for other slimes as their fiery touch will send a slime flying. Additionally, fire slimes and their plorts need to be kept in an ash trough under an incinerator or they’ll quickly snuff out. If you need to deal with fire slimes directly, a splash of freshwater will put out their fires for a short while.
Plortonomics: Fire plorts are used in the developing world on Earth to keep stoves and fireplaces burning. Thanks to fire plorts, warm hands and hot food is a possibility for millions of people who otherwise would not have access to such luxuries. A rancher won’t get rich selling fire plorts, and certainly managing them can be a dangerous endeavour, but they should know that the sale of each helps those in need. Now and far into the future, the little noble actions of every individual help us move forward as a people. That much will never change.
Slimeology: A dervish slime is a swirling whirling bundle of energy in slimy form, dervish slimes are commonly found in the Glass Desert cruising across its dusty dunes at high speed atop little whirlwinds. One thing is for certain: wherever the dervish slime needs to go, it gets there in a hurry.
Rancher Risks: Dervish slimes can cause total chaos on a ranch if not cared for properly. In addition to frequently riding atop whirlwinds at high speed and collecting objects along the way, a highly agitated dervish slime can produce giant cyclones of air that vacuum up and toss about anything they touch. When cyclones are roaring across your ranch there’s little you can do other than brace for the chaos that will soon follow!
Plortonomics: Dervish plorts are a fantastic source of clean energy that helps give turbines and generators an extra boost. They are in constant demand as Curiously, there is a finite number of spins stored in every dervish plort.
Slimeology: Though the tangle slime may look innocent with its wide smile and colorful flower atop its head, it’s actually a fearsome predator with a big appetite for tasty meat. The tangle slime earned its name from the twisting vines that it can produce to grab things in the environment. It’s unknown what caused the tangle slime to become such a fearsome predator in the barren wastes of the Glass Desert. However, if the land once resembled the lush greenery of the oases within, perhaps the tangle slime evolved in a much different environment than what you see today.
Rancher Risks: The tangle slime can be a handful on the ranch if they’re not well-fed at all times. Not only can tangle slimes tunnel their vines underground to snatch food and plorts from outside of their corrals, but the flowers on their head can produce a noxious pollen cloud that causes other slimes to go into sneezing fits. When slimes sneeze from the pollen their agitation rapidly increases, causing more boom slime explosions, crystal slime spikes, and all around jumpiness.
Portonomics: Despite the troublesome nature of the slimes that create them, tangle plorts have incredibly beneficial agricultural applications. Fertilizers and growth formulas made from tangle plorts are used by farms all across Earth to greatly enhance crop production. It’s speculated that the unusually high nutrient count found within tangle plorts that now grow Earth’s vegetables results from the tangle slime’s incredible appetite for chickens, but that’s super gruesome so let’s just ignore that.
Slimeology: The mosaic slime gets its name from the glittering array of glass tiles that cover its body. This glass produces a similar anomaly found in the desert itself, making the mosaic slime beautiful, but quite dangerous.
Rancher Risks: Mosaic slimes can be very dangerous for an unprepared rancher. Their glass tiles create a shimmering effect in daylight that attracts other slimes to them. It is unknown why slimes exhibit this behavior exactly, but leading theories indicate that ‘sparkly things are super cool.” Even more dangerous, the mosaic slime can produce glints in the space around them: ultra-hot solar anomalies that grow in intensity before drifting toward the ground and bursting into flames. Glints can be snuffed with a splash of water, but the best way to reduce their appearance is to ensure your mosaic slimes are well-fed and not agitated.
Plortonomics: Mosaic plorts are desired for researching the glass structures within the Glass Desert. Samples of this glass turn brittle when taken from the Far, Far Range, yet interestingly, mosaic plorts seem unaffected by this phenomenon. Almost certainly, this glass is being studied because it’s really pretty and not because it can cause devastating Solar anomalies.
スライム鉱石学：サーバルスライム鉱石は歴史的価値が高いために収集され、遠い宇宙の星Far Far Rangeの原始時代の様子を研究するのに役立っています。スライム科学者は、古代のサーバルスライムを再現するために、これらのスライム鉱石からスライムDNAを抽出しようとしましたが、すべて失敗しました。もし成功していたら、ジュラシックパークのように、誰かがサーバルスライムのテーマパークを作っていたでしょうから、研究が失敗して良かったのかもしれません。
Or at least, its descendant.
Slimeology: Though believed to be long extinct, the saber slime lives on through the largo slimes in The Wilds. Saber slimes Were believed to be one of the fiercest predators during the Jellassic Period of the Far, Far Range, a time when gigantic slimes roamed the planet.
Though saber simes are carnivores, the largos in The Wilds display a curious habit of bundling the rare kookadoba fruit into bundles of Sticks, mud, and slime that become rockhard in time. Only Ogden’s specially engineered kookacrackers are capable of breaking them.
Rancher Risks: Most saber slime largos found in The Wilds are feral, looking to take a bite out of whatever they see. They’re also incredibly agile for slimes, capable of powerful jumps that allow them to bound off other surfaces before targeting their prey. If you encounter a horde of feral saber slime largos, watch your back so you don’t get flanked!
Plortonomics: Saber plorts are collected for their historical value, offering a window into the primitive past of the Far, Far Range. Some slime scientists have tried to extract the slime DNA from these plorts in order to recreate a true saber slime, but all have failed. And honestly, that’s probably for the better, because as soon as that happens some charming billionaire would be talking about making a whole theme park to view them in captivity and then…
Slimeology: The most elusive and sought after of all slime species is easily the gold slime, very little is known about these slippery creatures as they have proven impossible to capture, Gold slimes are quick as a flash and will immediately begin to flee ranchers on sight if a rancher is to profit from an encounter with a gold slime, they need to think quick.
Rancher Risks: Gold slimes produce no direct risks to a rancher but their appearance often induces panic and leads to (sometimes fatal) mistakes. Further, the only way to obtain gold plorts is to strike a gold slime with any spare resources in your vac. Doing so can produce a gold plort, though it also leaves a trail of additional resources in the area, leading to unintended largos, or worse.
Plortonomics: Gold plorts have little practical use and are the most valuable of all plorts simply because they are shiny and rare. Back on Earth, the elite love to adorn themselves in jewelry made of gold plorts, far exceeding the value of any terrestrial precious metal. For this reason a rancher should never pass up the chance to get a gold plort or two from a chance encounter with a gold slime.
Slimeology: lucky slimes area strange variant of tabby slimes that seem to have a fascination with shiny objects, particularly newbuck coins. A lucky slime gobbles up any coin it can find, giving it a distinct jingling sound as they move about. However, coins don’t make for a balanced diet and a lucky slime will still greedily devour meat of any kind. In so doing, its body bursts with a shower of newbucks, having little room left in its slimy tummy. This burst often sends the lucky slime flying into the air. Upon detecting a rancher, the lucky slime will soon make a hasty retreat. No known rancher has ever been skillful enough, or perhaps lucky enough, to capture one of these slippery slimes.
Rancher Risks: Lucky slimes pose the same risk to ranchers as other rare slimes: mainly, accidents in their pursuit that can lead to a rancher’s demise. The promise of a small fortune when encountering a lucky slime has led more than a few ranchers head-first into the slime sea. This occurence has led some of the more superstitious ranchers to see the lucky slime as a bad omen, or perhaps as the universe testing their greed. These ranchers will ignore lucky slimes altogether, even purposefully shooing them away. Well, until you hear those newbucks jingling, and then, maybe just one shot couldn’t hurt.
Plortonomics: A lucky slime isn’t known to produce plorts of any kind. Leading slime scientists believe this to be the result of the lucky slime not being a true slime variant. Rather, lucky slimes are believed to be just an abnormal tabby slime: one whose color has faded as a result of ingesting so many Coins. It is perhaps this very change that also led to ceasing plort production.
Slimeology: Largo slimes area hybrid of two slimes resulting from a slime eating a plort unlike its own. They are twice as big as normal slimes and have a combined diet of their two source slimes, making them enticing for ranchers that want to maximize their profits. However, a largo is too big to vacand can only be transported using the end of the vac nozzle. This makes them difficult to control if things get out of hand.
Rancher Risks: In addition to largos being more difficult to manage and having the combined powers of two slimes, an even greater threat to ranchers lies within these super-sized slimes. If a largo eats a plort unlike its two source slimes, it will transform into a ravenous tarr slime! Ranchers need to be very careful when dealing with largos or risk an outbreak of tarr that can quickly overtake their entire ranch, Always carry a full tank of water just in case!
Plortonomics: When a largo eats, it produces plorts of both source slime types, making them potentially very lucrative for ranchers that can deal with the added risk of keeping them.
Slimeology: Gordo slimes area rare phenomenon that occurs when multiple slimes of the same type congregate. The results that the slimes seem to merge together into a much larger slime that is seemingly incapable of movement.
A gordo will eat until it bursts, causing all the slimes to separate once more, as well as revealing whatever object it was that caused the gordo to form in the first place.
Rancher Risks: Gordos pose no real risk to ranchers, they can only sometimes be a nuisance in that they are hiding something a rancher might need. So if you see agordo, feed it!
Plortonomics: Gordos produce no plorts on their own, however the slimes they produce after bursting do like any normal slime.
Slimeology: feral slimes are largos with a mean streak that will attack a rancher on sight. It’s not known what exactly causes a largo to become so grumpy that it goes feral, but it’s suspected that they’ve simply gone too long without a bite to eat, like so many things with slimes, food is everything.If a feral slime eats, it will revert to a normal largo.
Rancher Risks: Feral slimes can pose a serious risk to ranchers if they’re not dealt with quickly, or avoided altogether. Feral slimes will attempt to bite ranchers at close range or jump in the air and try to stomp them with their… butts? In any case, a rancher needs to act fast and feed the feral slime something tasty to avoid such troubles.
Plortonomics: Feeding a feral slime not only calms it down, but it also produces plorts in the same manner as a largo. Though, there are certainly easier ways out there to acquire plorts!
Slimeology: The tarr are formed when a largo eats a port unlike the ones it produces. A terrible transformation occurs that Feral Slimes turns the slime into a sludge filled with a swirling prismatic array of colors and a relentless appetite, the tarr seek only to consume and replicate.
The only way to stop a tarr outside of incinerating it or throwing it into the slime sea is with fresh water. One splash will stop a tarr from spawning new tarr, and repeated splashes will destroy it entirely.
Alternatively many ranchers recommend running away with their arms waving, and screaming.
Rancher Risks: The tarr are the single biggest threat to ranchers. The tarr will seek out slimes to consume and replicate themselves, but will also devour chickens, rot crops in their proximity, and even devour ranchers!
Remember: ranching largos may be highly profitable, but one stray plort and you could wind up with a devastating tarr outbreak.
Plortonomics: The tarr produce no plorts, only more tarr. And then more tarr still.