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
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.
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.
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.
After getting pregnant, you can feed the baby without using reaper pheromone glands. I built a 3×3 metal box 3 walls high and placed a trap door in the top centerr with ladders going down. I drop in, access inventory, feed and climb right out. I use a chargelight dino and take little damage in the process. ALSO BABY PHASE IS ABOUT 8 HOURS so dont sweat it too much if youre an experienced breeder.