Lycire eggs can only incubate when engulfed in flame. When not surrounded by flame the eggs go dormant, waiting to be bathed in flame again. Parent Lycires have no problem keeping their eggs engulfed in flame due to their fiery tails. For non-Lycires wishing to hatch a Lycire egg it is recommended to keep it in a fireplace or outdoor fire-ring.
Young Lycires spend their days playing and learning how to use their fire-manipulation powers. This means they are constantly covered in ash and cooling embers. This does not hurt them but does make them rather messy and the embers can hurt non-Lycires that they come into contact with. Once a Lycire gains mastery over flame their tail will become wreathed in an undying flame. This is not only a symbol of their mastery but also acts as source of flame for defensive purposes.