No, no the other one.
Yes that one.
Hydras are a category of amphibious serpent like creatures most characteristically known for the possession of multiple heads. The typically break down into two large groups of fresh water hydra, and salt water hydra, though there is the rare land hydra. Though the different types of hydras may seem to be related, many are not, and therefore it is important to know the difference between the types of hydras out there. coming to combat a finned sea water hydra like it's a fresh water three headed hydra is going to end in disaster. So, let's discuss some common traits and myths about hydras.You can get a hydra to fight it self because each head is independent and able to be tricked.
False. Getting a hydra to injure itself is very difficult, because the heads are typically all networked. each head posses roughly 60% of a fully developed brain, enough to do the things it needs to do, and keep the body alive if the other heads are removed. There is however, a central brain encased in a rib like structure int he main body of the hydra. That is its true brain. However as long as even one head exists your ability to get to it is basically none. Even with the heads removed the ability to get at it is still hard. that is why most opt to cauterize the neck stumps and leave the beast to starve. It is inhumane, but effective if the hydra must absolutely die. otherwise returning to to a body of water to regrow a head is the preferred removal method.Cut off one of its heads and two take its place.
This is only sometimes true. the reason some hydras are categorized by head count and others are not, is because the ability to regrow multiple heads from a single loss. A three headed fresh water hydra, for example, will never have more than three heads, barring mutation from pollution. the Salt water finned hydra however, regrows as many as three heads from a severed stump, though those three are each less than half the size of the original, and typically down the line are killed off to allow a singular larger head take its place. All hydras are able to regrow their heads however, though the rate can vary greatly depending on how recently they fed to overall size, and species.
And Finally it is worth noting that all hydras are venomous. A bite from a hydra will likely kill just about anyone, and unfortunately it seems to follow the same lines as scorpions, with the smaller types being more dangerous than the larger ones as far as venom is concerned. however, since hydras start at about the size of a sedan and only get larger the comfort of the larger ones being less venomous is kind of lost. What with them being able to bite you in half and all that.
In further posts we will be covering the different types of hydras, their general habits, habitats, and haberdasheries. We will of course been fielding any questions in the mean time.