If you happen to find a Reaper Queen in the rad zone, I recommend not going much further or you will find yourself overwhelmed very quickly! It seems once you run over their spawns they spawn more often, so when you’ve fought a few queens and think to yourself “my health is low, I need to leave” there is very likely more queens waiting for you on the way out!
PLANT SPECIES Z IS YOUR FRIEND: heals your mount super fast and provides a charge light just by standing next to it!
There's a glitch about half way through the baby stage where the baby attacks you regardless of the gland buff this drains it's stamina which will drain it's food to recharge as long as your baby has food in it's inventory it wont starve because of this even if it's food hits zero just feed it like normal and keep a close eye on it
An easy way to feed your reaper is to have 2 full Fridges of cooked meat or more in your inventory and have the baby kill you and bam you don't need to constantly feed it upvote so the others can see or something
If you encounter a reaper queen she will have 45,000 health and if you come across a reaper king they will have much much lower. For both of them make sure you have a light pet and a decent hp Dino and melee. Surface reapers explain their self but their are many and they overwhelm you so be careful. Happy hunting survivors and don’t forget to be adventurous.
If you plan on battling reaper king, have a decent mount that can tank and possess an AoE attack/push back attack. Killed one on a Spino in 3 minute. Smaller animal will get killed easily. Difficulty 6 server setting for reference and vanilla stat modifier.
Lure a Reaper Queen into a metal trap WITH A COVERED FLOOR SO IT CANNOT ESCAPE AFTERWARDS, that way multiple people can get pregnant from 1 good Queen. These other beach noob comments forget that detail. Using glowpets to weaken her, damage her until she reaches 2k hp, preferably with a Megalo or Reaper, but Drakes work too. Turn the lights off and she'll glow pink, showing she's ready. Now dismount and stay just out of reach until she leans forward, at which point she'll try to pick you up and BAM you're pregnant. There's a Drake trick that works without dismounting, look it up. Use the next 12 hours to trap more Queens, finishing them off with a shotgun to get the most exp for the baby. Once time is up, encumber yourself with meat in a small room and let the baby kill you when it hatches. It'll take all the meat regardless of weight and you won't have to handfeed it at all, pheromones are worthless lmao. Use a crab to pick the baby up and it'll stay there until it hits juvenile.
Reaper queens are weak the only thing they have going for them is hp and torpor damage. But they are easily killed with tamed spinos they don't resist damage they just have crazy hp regen when not under charge. So bring a charge pet which you should already have if you're venturing into the purple.