Be warned these animals are very low on health so use traq darts not arrows. Also try to try to drag them out of the swamp because it's so hard to protect them. Best recommendation is that you bring at least 2000 narcos and you knock it out while having an ally tribe guard you so they don't do damage to your tame. Beware these need to have all eyes on them if you forget or have a moment of hesitation they will wake up and you will waste your expensive quetz kibble. Lower levels are better to tame for eggs cost less kibble but, higher levels are sometimes needed but will cost you dearly if you forget them. Good luck guys and watch your backs in the swamp.
These creatures needs alot of narcotics. When knocked out, wait for the torpor to drop. Then force feed narc (1 narc = 40 torpor). The torpor meter will slowly rise and give you time to do other things.
Also remember they need natural water in order to lay eggs. They cannot drown after a patch i belive
Torpor runs out in a minute. Try to wait until just before it wakes up to use all the narcotics needed to get it back to fill torpor. You can the. Relax until the torpor goes back to full. Then it quickly depletes again. Repeat. Starve before you use kibble as its expensive kibble...
Do not pause between shots instead shoot the required amount of arrows/darts and wait for it to drop. Make sure you have plenty of narcotics as the torpor on these creatures will drop in the blink of an eye. Can be tamed solo but only with kibble due to the torpor time and can also be carried by a Quetzal if you prefer a taming pen.
Use narcoberries instead of narcotics. This is very important when taming an animal with high torpor drain. The narcoberries take longer for the torpor to rise, and narcotics take a smaller amount of time to rise. This is useful for a dimetrodon tame because narcotics will not last as long as the narcoberries and you want to have the torpor rising for as long as you can.
Dont get stressed over its short wake up time, figure out how many narcotics it will take to fill its torpor from as close to 0 as possible, its about 1 stack for every 4000 torpor points. Place this in the inventory and allow your dimetridon to get as close to waking up as possible and then feed him all the narcotics at once. It will take just over 10 minutes for a stack of narcotics to take affect. This will give you time to look away and do other things.
Keep in mind, lower torpor (lower level dimetridons) may have less than 4000 torpor, in which case they will wake up sooner because they cant use a full stack of narcotics. Higher level dimetridons have closer to 8000 torpor, in which case you can feed them 2 stacks and they will take over 20 minutes to consume the narcotics.
If they wake up after knockout, their food continues to drain. To be more resource efficient when taming, get one trapped, knock it out, set your starve timer, then let it wake up instead of dumping narcotics into it. You can then knock it out for the second time and get an instant tame!