princewanderlust replied to your post: matuska replied to your photo: So I say to myself,…
What do your dryads eat? I’m asking because of their curious teeth configuration. They look like they have some pretty serious canines there, in addition to the beaver-incisors.
They don’t actually eat very much as adults, they get most of their energy from their tree. When the circumstances call for eating, they are omnivores, eating mostly a plant based diet and sometimes meat when they get some, though they won’t usually hunt it down themselves so when they eat meat it’s usually scavenged.
The main function for their teeth is to protect and serve their main energy source - their tree. The incisors are for pruning and shaping, the canines are for scaring away anything that might want to damage the tree - they are really more for show, since Dryads would rather not get in a tangle with whatever it is - so they are big so you can see them and discover the desire not to get in a fight is mutual.
They also use them to intimidate each other without escalation to real conflict. In that case it’s a bit of a grimacing contest. Bigger teeth wins.