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Giant tick

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Urist likes giant ticks for their ability to expand.
Biome

Variations

Tick - Tick man - Giant tick

Attributes
Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Exotic pet · Non-Breeding

Not trainable 

Size
Max: 200,007 cm3

Age
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 2-2
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 25
Fat 22
Brain 2
Heart 1
Intestines 8
Eyes 2

Raw materials

Skin Chitin
This article is about an older version of DF.
A large monster taking the shape of a tick.

Giant ticks are the non-vermin variety of ticks. They carry the MOUTH_SUCK_ATTACK creature variation tag, and can in fact suck blood from a dwarf. In form and capability they are essentially a toothless, webless giant spider, and as such are relatively no danger to your dwarves; however, if cornered and attacked, they can make quick work of a single, untrained and unarmored dwarf. Having an additional pair of legs gives them more resilience compared to giant insects, and less chance to get a fatal brain injury, but they are easily taken out by a military squad or hunter. It is highly recommended to either take it down by bolt, or have an armored soldier take care of it, as even a single bite can incapacitate an unarmored dwarf.

They are ubiquitous, and live for only two years, so they are better utilized as roasts than pets.