The carbonemys is perhaps one of the best creatures to tame in the early game, and provides decent protection against dilos and lone raptors. The carbonemys can easily be knocked out with a slingshot, and even a survivor with base movement speed can outrun one, making it one of the easiest tames for the early game. Not only can it carry a lot, it can be used a bait for taming (or escaping) big carnivores that would love to eat you and you (amazing pink dodo) for a snack.
Amazing for early game
Can carry lots of stuff
An easy source of meat, keratin, hide, and XP for early game players
Really slow on land
Gets stuck on stuff a lot
Makes annoying wailing noises all the time
Carbonemys have a lot of health, and becuase of this i use it as bait when i am trying to tame carnivores to lure them towards me. These turtles can also be used for berry farming although they are not amazing at it.
Great early tame to keep around waters you’ll have to cross often - just level health and melee and park it in the water (as they can’t drown) in neutral and they’ll draw in and kill any piranhas that spawn nearby. Presumably possible to do in the oceans with Megalodons as well since they’re drawn to tamed creatures.
When you dismount him u stand on his back. You can use him like a rock to KO dilos and raptors or stay out of the reach of Bob's club. Also the only herbivore that can be penned underwater. Build a 2x2 and hide him in the ocean with your goodies.
I had just joined for the first time in ark, I knew nothing about the game. After a while I got a thatch house, clothes, basic tools, and Spears. Then a lvl 32 Carno divides that I looked tasty, so it came and killed me and destroyed my house. I was living on the beach where you spawn. So after respawning making spears and attacking the Carno for the millionth time, I saw one of these and punched it in the head until it KOed. It was only lvl 3 but I tamed it, made some spears and brought it over to the Carno. That turtle and I went to town with that Carno and pulverized it. I recommend taming these if you are just starting out.