DF2014:Giant echidna

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Giant echidna

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Urist likes giant echidnas for their egg-laying.
Biome

Variations

Echidna - Echidna man - Giant echidna

Attributes
Alignment: Savage

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not hunting/war trainable 

Size
Birth: 27.05 cm3
Mid: 135,250 cm3
Max: 270,500 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1
Age
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 13
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 18
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current version of DF.
A large monster in the shape of an echidna.

Larger version of the echidna which elves will sometimes bring to trade. Like its smaller counterpart, a giant echidna will lay an egg in a nest box. Their clutch size is 1, so breeding them can take a while. They cannot be trained into war or hunting animals.

Still has a craving for ants.

Bugs[edit]

If a curled-up or retracted creature dies, and is then reanimated by a necromancer, it retains the effects of being curled-up, but can move and attack as normal. As a result, for example an undead echidna is invulnerable to destructionBug:11463. It combines well with a separate bug that allows curled-up undead to attackBug:10519.

As a result, the undead echidna may at the same time be curled-up (making it unkillable) and move/attack. The same problem also affects the echidna man, giant echidna, giant hedgehog and hedgehog man.

Modding the game and removing [PREVENTS_PARENT_COLLAPSE] from the spine body part of the affected animals will allow them to be pulped and killed while curled up. While it makes normal echidnas weaker, this is not a major problem, as echidnas are not supposed to be really hard to kill. This workaround may restore otherwise unplayable games.

It was also reported that in adventure mode "I was able to finally kill the zombie by lighting fires underneath him/around him then waiting for a long time; eventually he 'died in the heat.'"Bug:10519.