Anatomy and Appearance[edit | edit source]
Mimics resemble large hermit crabs that typically use treasure chests as their "shells", although they can use any container as a home. Juvenile mimics are about the size of a thumb. Younger mimics will often use other objects as their shells, such as pots, helmets or animal skulls. It is possible to differentiate males from females if flipped over.
Behavior and Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
Mimics lie in wait for unsuspecting adventurers to open them, then attack by using their pincers to either stab or pull the adventurer into their box. They typically will place themselves in locations that are hidden yet obvious to attract attention.
Culinary Usage[edit | edit source]
Though they are not poisonous, Mimics may have poison in their system due to their diet, so it is best to remove the digestive tract. They can be cooked and eaten much like crabs, although thin tools may be needed to dig out the leg meat. The pale leg meat is flavorful and chewy and tastes richer as it is chewed, and it is suggested that it and the darker body meat would taste good together.
Mimics have been used in the following dishes:
Other[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The initial one-shot of Delicious in Dungeon involves Laios' party encountering (and eating) a Mimic.
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