In Ark: Survival Evolved, the dimetrodone is one of the few carnivores most friendly to the Survivor and other dinosaurs. Very easy to identify due to its wide back crest and the fact that it is four-legged, it never attacks prey larger than a Coelacanth, a very small fish. While not very interesting overall, it remains an excellent “walking radiator” that can serve as a breeding ground for certain very special creatures, the Wyvern in particular, and in this guide we explain the most important things you need to know about this dinosaur.
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Where can you find Dimetrodons in Ark?
THE dimetrodone is a carnivorous dinosaur that rather appreciates tropical areas: you will generally find it in swampy areas, regardless of the island you are on. It is an exclusively terrestrial animal, it is not a very good swimmer and cannot fly. It can be recognized from afar by its large crest that adorns its entire body, from head to tail.
THE dimetrodone is not hostile to medium and large creatures, it is content to hunt very small prey. It will never attack another creature bigger than a small fish or the Survivor, but if attacked it will retaliate without hesitation. However, he is very slow and not necessarily a very good fighter, making him a rather weak enemy.
- Attention : THE dimetrodone cannot be driven! However, it can be tamed.
Peculiarities of the Dimetrodon in Ark
- Air conditioning : The Dimetrodon can act as a walking air conditioner over an area of about one surface foundation. By increasing his attack, you also increase his ability to cool the environment, increasing the number of isolation points.
- Incubator: The main feature of this dinosaur is that it can serve as an incubator if you place two of them in a “V” or “U” shape with eggs in the middle. With enough attack, the dimetrodone is able to hatch the eggs of certain creatures that are normally difficult to incubate, those of the Wyvern For example !
Taming: how to tame the Dimetrodon?
Taming one dimetrodone is relatively easy, the hardest part is to keep the level Anesthesia quite low all the time while taming. The easiest way to knock him out is definitely using Arrows tranquilizersafter which you need to supply it a significant quantity Narcotics since it Anesthesia drop of a level equal to 10 points per second, requiring more supervision throughout the process.
In terms of food, this creature is particularly fond of because of its carnivorous nature Ordinary kibble and from mutton. After taming, he will largely be satisfied with Raw meatmaking it very easy to feed:
Recipe for regular croquettes:
– 1x Dried meat
– 1x Medium egg
– 5x fibres
– 2x But
– 2x Potato
→ 10 regular kibble required for a level 150 dimetrodon
→ Time to tame it: ~31min59s
Kill an Ovis to get meat.
→ 20 mutton required for a level 150 Dimetrodon
→ Time to tame it: ~01h00min01s
How to breed Dimetrodon?
The reproduction of dimetrodone requires the presence of a male and a female of this species.
Randomly and at a rate of about one egg every 18 to 48 hours, the female dimetrodone lies one Dimetrodon Egg. This can be eaten by the player or used for crafting Ordinary kibblebut to give birth to a small one dimetrodone you have to hatch the egg by placing it on the ground and providing it with acceptable conditions for the development of the young.
In case of dimetrodone, her egg hatched in about 02h29min after being incubated under the right conditions. It needs a temperature between 30 and 34°C to hatch or it will lose health. It is also interesting to know that the incubation time can be reduced by up to 20% if the egg is placed in an incubator set at the ideal temperature.