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The Taxidermy Tool is an item in ARK: Survival Evolved's DLC Extinction.
The Taxidermy Tool is used to collect the Dermis of any Creature with a harvestable corpse. Simply hitting a tamed Creatures is enough to collect their Dermis . The name of the dermis is determined by the named creature, either living or dead, at the point of hitting with it.
A Creature's Dermis can only be collected once. However, dermis collected from hitting baby creatures with it counts as a separate dermis, meaning a survivor raising a baby can keep record of it as a "Baby", "Juvenile", "Adolescent" and finally, "Adult", making it a total of 4 collectible dermis per growth stage for a bred creature.
- In Singleplayer mode, you can collect the Dermis from your character's corpse. However the hair and dye does not render when displayed on the Taxidermy Base.
- When the Taxidermy Tool is used on a corpse for harvesting other resources it will yield more Meat than a Stone Hatchet.
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