Starve taming doesn't work too well for 2 reasons
1. It's food bar may be small, so it may start losing health before it even gets close to tame time.
2. The cool down gap for eating cake, means that you need to factor in the eating time.
Hope this helps
I picked up a “snail” in the redwoods with my “pterodactyl”, and dropped it in my base (surrounded by spike walls). It wondered around and dropped cement paste for a while, but it kept trying (unsuccessfully) to escape... so I built a wooden platform with 3 window walls and a door, & dropped it in with my “pterodactyl”. I could stand outside the window and grab the cement paste before I was able to tame it (with 10 cakes). Very handy companion. I’m trying to make a tree platform and you need like 1,000,000,000 cement paste to do it...
Not aggressive, carryable by argent. KO with gun dart, feed veggie cakes. Torpor drops fast so don't leave. If put on wander it will collect up to 100 c paste then organic poly. ONLY eats veggie cakes after tame. Sometimes status bar says they have no food in inv, just double check. Alternatively if you dont want to tame, you can leave in a pen but it will only drop 1 paste and a time and you have to pick them up individually. Updog please