I first Tamed one of these lil guys on Scorched Earth. It was so much fun to glide around with. It was also great because I would get around quickly and use less energy. Even more so I would be out of reach of the 10000 sabres, wolves, cargos and thorny dragons. Best 10 mins of my ark life until a guy with his wyvern came and cooked us...
I hope these guys get a rework soon, the landing takes forever and you can't use anything else while using them, however if you need sap ASAP tame one, set on wander, and put it next to a tree in the Redwoods, they'll instantly climb up and overtime collect a good amount of it. If either you have the same opinion or find this helpful (or both), please up.
Don't put points into its movement speed if you want to glide faster. It glides as fast you run, so putting points into your movement speed will increase how fast it will glide. Hope this saves you from wasting levels like me : )
Amazing for riding Ptera. Right before you run out of stamina on ptera, simply jump off while holding one of these and the ptera will regain its stamina in the air. Once your pteras stamina is full you can hop back on. Never need to land in dangerous areas again.
Some youtubers say that they are useless. WRONG. They are better than wasting time crafting a parachute and they can attack and they are small so very hard to target. I saw one of these drill through a rex and the thing didn’t even take damage once and the rex died.