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Almost all creatures in Dwarf Fortress possess a body composed of body parts, ghosts being a notable exception. These bodies can be composed of bones, limbs, shells, hooves, hair, teeth, and other pieces. Corpses, tame, trained, or trapped animals may be butchered at a butcher's shop, yielding these parts as individual items.
A creature may lose a body part in battle, it will then fly some distance away, and can then be butchered, yielding the materials inside that body part. These are then collected as part of the butcher animal task, even though the animal is dead. Some parts may have no use at all, such as nervous tissue and cartilage, and only serve the purpose to rot, which creates miasma. This means body parts like that must be disposed of properly, and kept away from public areas.
Even if a creature is not made of flesh and/or contains no blood of any kind, its body parts will still use the standard sprites of bloody bits of flesh.
Butcherable body parts
|Bone||Refuse||No||Craftsdwarf's workshop / Bowyer's workshop|
|Gizzard stone||Gem||No||Jeweler's workshop|