Telling the difference between a pinecone and a Stroina egg is often just waiting to see if it hatches or opens up and drops seeds.
Stroinas inhabit Ark's pine forests. They fill an important role in the forest ecosystem by eating both small parasites and excess fallen pine needles. This helps to keep other animals healthy and keeps the risk of deadly fires down. Their shaggy coat picks up seeds of all kinds and redistributes them to different parts of the forest and sometimes beyond, ensuring the healthy spread of plants and trees. Stroinas are a pine forest's best friend.