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Buglet Owner's Guide

Buglets can be either male or female, and interact in different ways depending on this.

To make a Buglet female, turn the preset (VR1) fully to the left (anticlockwise), and to make a Buglet male turn it fully to the right (clockwise). Whether a Buglet is male or female is indicated by either a blue or pink flash respectively after the power-on self test.

If two male Buglets directly face each other they will 'rut', that is to say they will hiss and threaten each other, and may decide to charge. They can hit each other at some speed, hence the need for rubber bungs on their horns.

One Buglet may possibly show submission when charging. The submissive Buglet will glow green, whereas the dominant Buglet will flash red and blue while beeping in triumph. The submissive Buglet will remember the particular Buglet it has submitted to, and when it next meets the same Buglet it will show submission again by glowing green.

Two female Buglets will interact with call-and-response chirruping and synchronised colours.

A male and female Buglet will also interact with sound, colour and movement.

A Buglet deprived of all communication with others of its species will eventually exhibit aberrant behaviour. Buglets are social creatures and need the companionship of their own kind.

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