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
If you want to tame one first pick it up from the ground with a bird and bring him away from swamp then crossbow how or dart him in the head wait 5 seconds then redo then ONLY feed veggie cake beware of comment who said a lie
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...
The ultimate paste maker. Tame this for 20 organic polymer and 100 paste per hour. This creature is a strong bargaining chip for scorched tribes. All lv ups should be food! It had to have food to live and is isolated from war so no need.
I find best way to tame is to first make about 3 cakes, than tranq it than put it inside a small building, and then tame a bee and whenever you get enough honey to make a a cake make them. You can also set up a farm to grow the crops in a greenhouse for max efficiency