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.
There is this “thing” on mobile solo play where if you leave the game and return , your Achatina will have 100 organic polymer produced. That’s 100 hours of waiting turned to 10 seconds of go and come back. Everyone should take advantage of this “thing”
!!! EASY CEMENTING PASTE - GET THIS POST NOTICED!!!
Great tame for getting cementing paste. Tame - put in wooden cage - enable wandering - collect 100 CP every 30 mins or so.
Or as no one else seems to have noticed, once tamed and caged and placed on wandering, exit game, load back up check snail inventory and collect 100 CP - exit game - load game - collect 100 CP - repeat until bored or have more CP than you know what to do with.
Works on single player at least. 10/7/19
A good idea is to capture loads of them and put them in a big box so they can’t escape, this way you don’t have to tame or feed them cake and you can still run around picking up their poo paste, this is good if you need a lot paste but it requires you to actively run around collecting as it doesn’t build up over time.