A Mimmoth is a tiny Construct, a wooly mammoth the size of a rat.
Mimmoths compete with mice in much of the Girl Genius ecosystem, which is probably a good thing since they're at least cute and entertaining. They seem to be more apt than mice or rats to gravitate toward laboratories, and to gum up the works. Like all Constructs, they were originally created by a Spark.
It is known that mimmoths are tasty in a light butter sauce. It may or may not be significant that one of the bits of served by Master Payne's Circus of Adventure is mimmoths on a stick. This name may, however, be figurative, just as a corn dog is not actually a type of dog, and elephant ears are actually fried dough. It may or may not be significant that can also come stuffed with mimmoth meat in the non-canon work.
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The first known appearance of a mimmoth in the story is dormitory's kitchen, but they might have shown up earlier in the chaos of Beetleburg. Mimmoths are like growf dragons in What's New in that they can be found throughout the whole oeuvre of Girl Genius — keep your eyes peeled, you might spot a few!, in the
It is implied in the novelization (see below) that they were an attempt by a spark to breed full-sized mammoths smaller, so that they could be used as mounts. Maybe they overdid it.
Mimmoths are described in the Glossary of the Secret Blueprints, where it is mentioned they get into machines and cause problems with their tusks.
Mimmoths are also several cards (eight copies of one card) in The Works, where they are described as Pests as well as Constructs. The Instruction for the cards seems to imply that mimmoths travel or swarm in herds — obtain one mimmoth and you get the all the ones that have popped out so far.
Mimmoths as Food
Mimmoths share an ecological niche with mice, including their place in the food chain. Krosp has been known to devour mimmoths, and presumably many other predators do so in the wild as well.
Mimmoth on a Stick
"Mimmoths on a stick" are served at Master Payne's Circus of Adventure, but whether these actually contain mimmoth is unknown. A fan has created a possible recipe based on the idea that a "mimmoth on a stick" contains no mimmoths, just as a hot dog or corn dog contains no dogs.
Chocolate-coated mimmoths are a well-known treat in the world of Girl Genius. Paris is famous for making these candies. Violetta uses them as an example of something fattening. At least some children are quite fond of them, too. Bangladesh DuPree loves them, especially the crunchy bones in the mimmoth center.
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Possibly Relevant Outside Information
Guinea pig on a stick is a popular food in Peru. They "scurry about all over the house until they are big enough to end up in the oven."
Diminutiveness/mammoths is not necessarily as contradictory an attribute/clade combination as it it might at first glance seem. Pygmy mammoths did in fact exist on the northern Channel Islands of California, and dwarf mammoths existed on Wrangel Island, which lies in the Arctic 120 miles off the coast of Northern Siberia The terms "pygmy" and "dwarf" are only relative to their larger kin however; these miniatures stood about one-and-a-third to two meters tall in the case of the California Channel Islands pygmy mammoths and roughly six feet high in the case of the Arctic dwarf mammoths -- not the height of a rat, as is the case with the mimmoths.