In the wild, the Achatina should not be your first item of prey, as it will crall into it's shell, which can lead to a number of problems. One being the fact that the shell has a very high defense, therefore you could kill yourself due to recoil before the thing even has low health. Another problem is that the Achatina is found in the Swamps and Redwood Forests, some of the more dangerous areas of the ARK, so while attacking the Achatina, other predators have the chance to sneak up on you while your trying to clame your snail supper.
Taming, on the other hand, is very useful for this species, as if set on wondering, can produce Achatina Paste (Cementing Paste produced by the Achatina) and Organic Polymer, which can last up to 3 times as long in the Achatina's inventory. While the Achatina collects the Organic Polymer in it's inventory, the Achatina drops the Achatina Paste that has a low despawn time, and serves as a replacement for it's feces.
TIPP: Achatinas can produce organic Polymer. You can just craft a fridge with the organic Polymer and destroy it. Every time you destroy a fridge you get normal Polymer back. That means you can transform organic Polymer to normal Polymer. I found it out yesterday by myself.
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(It also works with organic Oil)
I'm not sure about the multiplayer one, but in ark mobile Single mode, after collecting achtina paste and organic poly, Go to setting, click on 'leave ARK mobile' and when you're in the menu section...login again and hola! 100 cementing paste and 100 organic poly.
Believe me, you can repeat this process hundreds of times, just collect the resources and login again. I'm Debraj btw. Have a good day.😌
I had no idea how to tame this but I thought it was so cool. So I took it home and set it in a holding pen. I am a newer player and don't know how to make this cake so I can not say about "after it tames" but I do know that on mobile as of 12-30-2020 it never gave me cementing paste. BUT it does poop Achinta paste not tamed just wandering around in my base. Follow one untamed.