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DF2014:Cave floater

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Cave floater

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Urist likes cave floaters for their graceful drifting.
Biome

  • Underground Depth: 2-3
Attributes

· Flying · Genderless · No Stun · Syndrome

Cannot be tamed 
Size
Adult: 40,000 cm3

Age
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 15-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Raw materials

Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
A floating pod with eye-stalks. It can spray poison and it gives off poison gas when punctured.


Cave floaters are small floating creatures full of gas that causes a syndrome, rarely found in the deepest caverns in groups of 1 to 3 individuals. The good news is said syndrome won't kill your dwarves, and will at most knock them unconscious. The bad news is it's nearly impossible to avoid contamination as it's an inhaled projectile weapon. It isn't typically necessary to fight these creatures, but if you must you'll want to shoot them from afar.

Cave floaters cannot attack normally except for their default push attack. Instead, they launch a stream of steaming cave floater gas juice at attackers. This juice, despite being described as hot doesn't seem to cause burns or indeed do much of anything. If you manage to kill a cave floater without puncturing it, take care NOT to butcher the corpse, as it will detonate the gas right there in the butcher's shop. It's not generally worth it anyway, as the only thing produced will be a single cave floater skin (which will turn into more poisonous gas the instant you attempt to tan itBug:1448).

Cave floaters possess a pet value of 50, but lack the necessary tokens to be trainable. Additionally, they may not be spawned in the object testing arena.

Some dwarves like cave floaters for their graceful drifting.

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