Artemiane eggs are hidden in the middle of clusters of sagebrush. This gives the eggs protection from the harsh desert sunlight and helps keep the eggs from overheating. The furry portions also help regulate temperature, dispersing excess heat during the day and trapping heat at night.
Artemianes have an uncanny ability to find sources of water in the deserts around Leila. Many trade routes to and from Leila are based on the paths Artemiane bands take across the desert. Artemianes don't require much in the way of food, they survive primarily on sagebrush and small insects, making them ideal bring along as a companion and water finder on a solo trip across the desert. All trade caravans bring an Artemiane or two with them in order to find water in case of an emergency.