Blubloites are a race descended from water borne plants. The multi-colored bulbs on their extremities are organs used to process sunlight in a chemical reaction similar to photosynthesis. The bulbs are often shed, and as the creature ages they grow back less frequently. Older members of the species often wear prosthetic bulbs (especially on their heads) for vanity reasons.
Blubloites are highly territorial, and do not tolerate outsiders on their homeworld except in specially designated areas.