These Camel like animals roam the desert in small herds. The desert folk have uses for these creatures.
Ka’tshar are very similar to ants with one exception. They are about 6" long.
Actually a real-world fungus, just heard about it. A fungus that tastes well and all, no ill effects. UNLESS you consume some beverage, even 3 (three) days after eating it. Then you become really sick, pains, vomiting, all the fancy stuff. Was really used to cure alcoholism. May be a joke or to make sure the heroes spend their time focused on the mission.