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"Extracts" is a general term used to classify various types of substances derived from animals or plants. Non-food extracts do not have a purpose in the current build except as export goods.
A variety of buildings allow you to produce extracts:
Certain vermin will yield extracts at the butcher's shop by using the xtract from a dead animal task, requiring a living caged animal, a glass vial (metal flasks will not work), and a dwarf with the small animal dissection labor enabled.
- Fire snakes create liquid fire
- Phantom spiders create venom
- Cave spiders create venom
- Bark scorpions create bark scorpion venom
- Live (untamed) purring maggots create Dwarven milk, worth 2☼ per unit
- Milk can be cooked to make food, or turned into cheese.
- 1 valley herb makes 5 units of golden salve, worth 100☼ per unit
Dwarven syrup is created via "Process plants (barrel)"
- 1 Sweet pod makes 5 dwarven syrup, worth 20☼ per unit.
- Syrup can be cooked to make food.
Milk is created via "Milk Creature," requiring an empty bucket, an empty barrel (or available space in an existing milk barrel), a mature, non-pet, milkable animal, and a dwarf with the milker labor enabled. See the milk and cheese pages for more details.
- 1 Kobold bulb makes 5 units of Gnomeblight, worth 100☼ per unit
With a living caged fish and a fish dissector, you can get extracts from our aquatic neighbors.
Currently, there are some extracts that cannot be produced on-site and need to be imported.
Various types of venom can also be purchased, but currently have no use:
Occasionally caravans will bring a barrel filled with some creature's blood.
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The blood should be purchased in large quantities to offer to Armok in case you are unable to produce it in times of hardship.
Birdmen Scholars have theorized a way of extracting from elves, possibly using gems and a source of power. Though this would be a great service to the world, (plus all that tasty elf juice to sell for aforementioned Armok-pleasing blood barrels) unfortunately no such machine has been devised.
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|See also: Material science