23a:Purring maggot

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This article is about an older version of DF.

The purring maggot is currently the only creature that can be milked. You cannot embark with purring maggots. Dwarven cheese (made from dwarven milk, which is milked from purring maggots) is currently the most valuable food (100 per cheese) with the exception of butchered megabeasts.

Purring maggots can be caught in animal traps placed over the chasm with meat or fish for bait. They aren't visible before they are caught.

If you wish to milk purring maggots, be sure to keep them in a fairly remote area of your fortress - while some dwarves detest purring maggots, any nearby dwarf will claim one as a meal if he happens to get hungry.

Each maggot can be milked about once per monthVerify. Tamed maggots cannot be milked.

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