Here, have some adorable LandStrider babies.
They can fit into the palm of your hand when first hatched, but these guys here are a bit bigger than 2-month-old Labrador puppies. Squirts (or Pups, they are called both) are chubby and wrinkly with stubby appendages and huge eyes for the first several months of their lives before they start maturing. At this age, their chromatophores are not developed, so they do not poses the unique patterns older Striders have, but instead have a light, striated pattern. They also have not developed their tentacles (which start growing longer at about 5-7 weeks of age), but are still able to scavenge and hunt small fish and crustaceans. There are usually 3-7 Squirts per clutch.
Yellow/orange for main color is actually a recessive gene and is more uncommon (it's not so much "rare" but only 1 out of about 100 or so Common Striders will be yellow/orange). Most Common LandStriders will be variations of green, red, or brown. Should a Common Strider be yellow/orange, they are usually male.
Striders are never white, unless they are albino, but albinism is exceedingly rare among LandStriders (humans are more likely to be albino than LandStriders, that's how rare it is) so seeing one, is....well.....chances are you'll never see one.
Here we have two boys and a girl, see if you can guess which is which c:
LandStriders and art (c)
medo not reference re-draw or re-post