v0.31:Cave floater

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Cave floater



  • Underground Caverns (dry)
  • Underground Depth: 2-3
Cannot be tamed 
Max: 40,000 cm3
Butchering returns

Food items

Raw materials

Skin Raw hide
This article is about an older 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 balls of syndrome found in the deepest caverns. The good news is said syndrome won't kill your dwarves. 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 arrow it from afar.

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 anyways, 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 can not be kept as pets without modding, but it probably isn't a good idea to do so as cave floater gas doesn't play favorites.