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Giant cuttlefish

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Giant cuttlefish
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Urist likes giant cuttlefish for their distinctive pupils.

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Cuttlefish - Cuttlefish man - Giant cuttlefish

Alignment: Savage

· Aquatic · Exotic mount · Horn

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Max: 207,010 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 1-2
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 15
Fat 10

Raw materials

Skin Raw hide & Chitin
This article is about the current version of DF.
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A huge sea monster in the shape of a cuttlefish.

Giant cuttlefish are the giant animal counterparts of the standard cuttlefish, over four times heavier than the average dwarf. They are aquatic creatures that will rarely interact with land-dwelling dwarves, however they may squirt ink if threatened.

Despite their size, they apparently retain the ability to be cooked live, assuming your dwarves can find a pot large enough. This may, however, produce significantly less food than a properly-butchered specimen. Because of their internal shell-like structure, giant cuttlefish produce both chitin and raw hide when butchered.

Some dwarves enjoy giant cuttlefish for their ability to change color and their distinctive pupils.

They have enough ink to flood a factory.
Art by Chris Fewster