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Urist likes adders for their warning hisses.

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Adder - Adder man - Giant adder


· Syndrome · Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 50

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 15 cm3
Mid: 75 cm3
Max: 150 cm3
Food products
Eggs 3-10
Adult at: Birth
Max age: 15-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×2)

Food items

Raw materials

Skull 1

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

For logical designs related to the addition of numbers, see Adder (Computing).
A tiny snake with ridged scales and a powerful venomous bite.

Adders are venomous snakes found in many temperate biomes. Their bites deliver a venom that can cause immediate strong pain, followed by long-term (but not permanent) nausea, blisters, and swelling. Though the bite itself is not usually fatal, such pain can cause unconsciousness, which can lead to fatal complications in combat.

Adders are distinct for being the smallest creatures in the game which aren't vermin.

Adders can be captured in cage traps and trained into cheap exotic pets. They are born adults and as such can't be permanently tamed. Butchering an adder only produces a skull, making them worthless to your meat industry. Female adders are egg-layers, producing 3-10 edible eggs with regularity, and providing significantly more food than would be expected from such a small creature.

Some dwarves like adders for their warning hisses.

Admired for its warning hisses.