Raw Prime Meat

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Raw Prime Meat
Raw Prime Meat.png
Eating raw food will sate hunger, but is unhealthy for humans. This excellent cut spoils very quickly. Most wild carnivores love this meat.
Consumable
Type Meat
Food +20
Health -5.0
Spoils in 2m 20s
Spoils to Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat
Item
Weight 0.1
Stack size 1
Decomposes in 2m
Steam Item ID 252
PS4/Xbox Item ID 251
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 252 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat.PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat'" 1 0 0
Crafting
Used to craft 2 items

Raw Prime Meat is a food item in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be obtained by harvesting the corpses of larger creatures.

Raw Prime Meat spoils very fast. After harvesting, a useful tactic is to store the meat immediately in a tamed creature's inventory for transport, as it spoils in 2 minutes in a Player's inventory, but lasts around 9 Minutes in a creature's inventory. However, if the Player wants to save Raw Prime Meat this way for later use, it should not be given to a tamed carnivore, as they may eat it if they don't have any normal Raw Meat to eat.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Raw Prime Meat is very useful for taming. It is the fourth best thing to feed any Carnivore you want to tame (with Kibble.png Kibble being the first, Raw Mutton.pngRaw Mutton being the second, andCooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop being the third). Raw Prime Meat replenishes the same 50 food as regular Raw Meat.png Raw Meat to a dino being tamed, but it tames the Dino at 3 times the speed. It also decreases the taming effectiveness by around .5% each bite, which is more effective than regular Raw Meat.

If eaten by the survivor, it slightly replenishes food, but decreases health by 5.0 points.

It can also be cooked at a Campfire.png Campfire or Industrial Grill.png Industrial Grill, which boosts the amount of time before expiration by 45 minutes in the player's inventory, and 3 hours in a creature's inventory. Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat can be eaten for ~40-45 food. Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat can also be fed to carnivores to tame at about 1.5 times the speed when compared to taming with Raw Meat.png Raw Meat.

Raw Prime Meat is also used to cook the Battle Tartare.png Battle Tartare dish.

Cooked Prime Meat is used to cook a Mindwipe Tonic.png Mindwipe Tonic.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Raw Prime Meat can be harvested from the following creatures so far:

  • Non-adult versions of any creature will also yield Raw Prime Meat. However, Kairuku are currently the only creatures that have wild babies. Other creatures must be bred by players.

Raw Prime Meat can also be obtained by harvesting Alpha Predators as they give prime meat instead of Raw Meat. The boss creatures Dodorex Icon.png DodoRex and Dragon.png The Dragon also drop prime meat.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
Spinosaur.png Spinosaur★★★★★
Rex.png Rex★★★★★
Mosasaurus.png Mosasaurus★★★★★
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★★★
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus★★★★★
Giganotosaurus Icon.png Giganotosaurus★★★★★
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth).png Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★★☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★★☆
Quetzal.png Quetzal★★★★☆
... further results


Spoil times[edit | edit source]

For more information, see Spoilage.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is no difference in Raw Prime Meat drops between a pick and a hatchet, with the exception of Alpha Predators, which yield more Raw Prime Meat when using a pick.