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 - values given for humans
Type Meat
Food +20
Health -5.0
Spoils in 2m 20s
Spoils to Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 1
Stack Size (Mobile) 2
Decomposes in 2m
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 252 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat.PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat'" 1 0 0
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.png DodoRex and Dragon.png Dragon also drop prime meat.One notable thing is that Wyvern.png Wyvern have fertilized eggs in the wild,so butchering a young wyvern could yield prime meat, although most players just raise the baby.

Gathering[edit | edit source]

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

Spoil times[edit | edit source]

ContainerSpoiling TimeSpoiling Time in Scorched Earth
Human.png Player Inventory 2m 20s 2m 6s
Human.png Player Inventory (with Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth).png Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 4m 40s 4m 12s
Trike.png Tamed Dino 9m 20s 8m 24s
Trike.png Tamed Dino (with Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth).png Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 18m 40s 16m 48s
Hyaenodon Meatpack.png Hyaenodon Meatpack 18m 40s 16m 48s
Hyaenodon Meatpack.png Hyaenodon Meatpack (with Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth).png Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 37m 20s 33m 36s
Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin 23m 20s 21m
Preserving Bin.png Preserving Bin (with Preserving Salt (Scorched Earth).png Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 46m 40s 42m
Smokehouse (Primitive Plus).png Smokehouse Primitive Plus Icon.png 35m 31m 30s
Refrigerator.png Refrigerator 3h 53m 20s 3h 30m

*Keep in mind that a full stack of preserving salts will spoil in 2 hours for all of these containers and must be restocked periodically in order to maximize the spoil time.

For more information, see Spoilage.

Notes[edit | edit source]