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 pertain to Humans)
Type Meat
Food +20
Health -5.0
Spoils in 4m 40s
Spoils to Spoiled Meat
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 1 / 2
Decomposes in 2m
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 248 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat.PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat'" 1 0 0
Used to craft 3 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 4 minutes and 40 seconds in a Player's inventory, but lasts around 18 Minutes and 40 seconds 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 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 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 or 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 can be eaten for ~40-45 food. 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.

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

Cooked Prime Meat is used to cook a 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 Creatures as they give prime meat instead of Raw Meat. The boss creatures DodoRex and Dragon also drop prime meat. One notable thing is that 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
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★☆

Spoil times[edit | edit source]

ContainerSpoiling TimeSpoiling Time in Scorched Earth
Player Inventory 4m 40s 4m 12s
Player Inventory (with Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 9m 20s 8m 24s
Tamed Dino 18m 40s 16m 48s
Tamed Dino (with Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 37m 20s 33m 36s
Hyaenodon Meatpack 37m 20s 33m 36s
Hyaenodon Meatpack (with Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 1h 14m 40s 1h 7m 12s
Preserving Bin 46m 40s 42m
Preserving Bin (with Preserving Salt Scorched Earth Icon.png *) 1h 33m 20s 1h 24m
Smokehouse Primitive Plus Icon.png 1h 10m 1h 3m
Refrigerator 7h 46m 40s 7h

*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]

  • If you are having trouble transporting, you may consider using the Hyaenodon Meatpack as it doubles the Spoilage timer compared to transport in a regular dino's inventory.