Keratin

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Keratin
Keratin.png
A firm, flexible material. Can be found in some animal horns, plates, shells, and ridges.
Resource
Type Resource
Tool
Creature
Item
Weight 0.01
Stack Size 100
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 217 1 0 0
or
cheat GFI Keratin 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Keratin.PrimalItemResource_Keratin'" 1 0 0
Crafting
Used to craft 18 items

Keratin is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is the main material of claws, hooves, horns, scales and the outer armor of reptiles.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

Keratin can be acquired by harvesting corpses with most tools and dinosaurs.

The most efficient way to harvest Keratin is by using a tamed Sabertooth.png Sabertooth or Direwolf.png Direwolf with high melee damage. Another highly efficient tool for harvesting is the Metal Hatchet.png Metal Hatchet, but it can be harvested with a Stone Hatchet.png Stone Hatchet and Stone Pick.png Picks as well. Other low level items will only occasionally harvest Keratin.

Keratin.png Keratin
Creature / ToolGain per action
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth★★★★★
Therizinosaur.png Therizinosaur★★★★★
Direwolf.png Direwolf★★★★☆
Metal Pick.png Metal Pick★★★★☆
Thylacoleo.png Thylacoleo★★★★☆
Argentavis.png Argentavis★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus.png Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus★★★☆☆
Raptor.png Raptor★★★☆☆
Ravager.png Ravager★★★☆☆

Weight Reduction[edit | edit source]

The following creatures reduce the weight of Keratin by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:

Creature Reduced by
Equus.png Equus 50%

Keratin drops from the following creatures:

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Keratin can be used to craft the following items:

Keratin can also be used as an alternative to Chitin.png Chitin to craft the following items: