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|This firm, flexible material makes up exoskeletons. Hacked primarily from dead insects.|
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|PS4/Xbox Item ID||11|
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Chitin (Ky-tin) is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It's a polymer and characteristic component of exoskeletons, radulae, beaks, shells and various other physical structures in organisms throughout history.
Gathering[edit | edit source]
Chitin can be acquired by harvesting corpses with most tools and dinosaurs.
The most efficient way to harvest Chitin is by using a tamed Direwolf or Sabertooth with high melee damage. A tamed Diplocaulus can also be used to gather Chitin by killing Trilobites. Another highly efficient tool for harvesting it is the Metal Hatchet, nearly the same as efficient is the Pike, that also tends to allow more precise hits against small chitin-droppers like Meganeuras. Chitin can be harvested with a Stone Hatchet and Picks as well. Other low level items will only occasionally harvest Chitin.
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The best way to farm Chitin seems to be killing scorpions and spiders in caves with a Direwolf skilled on melee damage, a Sabertooth will gather just as efficiently but has lower base damage. This method can grant up to 500 Chitin in 10 minutes. Another good way to farm Chitin is to kill Trilobites, Meganeuras or Titanomyrmas at the beach and surrounding areas, harvesting them with a Hatchet or a Sabertooth. If you are in a forest, or swamp, you can also kill a random dinosaur, and leave the corpse. Often a swarm of Dragonflies will come to the corpse, and you can kill them all at once, to gather chitin.
Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]
The following creatures reduce the weight of Chitin by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:
Dropped by[edit | edit source]
Chitin drops from the following creatures:
- Dung Beetle
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Chitin can be used to craft the following items:
- Araneo Saddle
- Argentavis Saddle
- Blood Extraction Syringe
- Cementing Paste
- Chitin Armor
- Chitin Boots
- Chitin Chestpiece
- Chitin Gauntlets
- Chitin Helmet
- Chitin Leggings
- Kaprosuchus Saddle
- Kibble (Camelsaurus Egg)
- Kibble (Megalania Egg)
- Kibble (Pelagornis Egg)
- Lymantria Saddle
- Pelagornis Saddle
- Pteranodon Saddle
- SCUBA Armor
- SCUBA Flippers
- Silencer Attachment
- Stolen Headstone
Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Chitin is a polysaccharide of N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose (a common sugar).
- Normally Chitin is colorless. The known browning (as well as the strength) of the shells of insects is caused by sclerotin, a structural protein.