DO NOT ENGAGE OR YOU WILL DIE! I was hunting araneos when this thing came out of nowhere and three shot me! All my dimorphs were literally devoured when I came back. It is like centipedes in real life but instead of killing you slowly with poison it kills you with bites quickly. Do not equip anything lower than Chitin or you will get one shot. Make the up arrow green so people can know 🙏🏻
If you plan on building in a cave, build at least 2 layers worth of walls of the material of your choice (the stronger the better). I built in a cave once, I logged in it was fine, I took my raptor out for some meat for my feeding troughs and when I got back, I saw one of these dudes eating my wall. My tames killed it but I had to fix that gap. So if you are planning on building in a cave. Have more than one wall dividing you and the killer centipedes. Or do the the therizinosuarus tips and do the bounce spike wall I mentioned. Never failed me.
Thanks to the Halloween event where these SOBs spawn anywhere they like near my base I've discovered they can slide under gates......you expect to be safe from land creatures, BUT NO. Current death count from unexpected attacks at 2.
Found in almost every caves except the underwater , Lava and Snow (they don't like extreme weather I guess) easiest taming methods lure it into water and let it sink to bottom, no oxygen stat so won't drown, go and feed it spoiled meat, tame it , put a saddle and get out :)
Be extremely cautious when taming these guys can destroy all ur armor with one spit. I also don't suggest attacking them bc that will break ur weapons real fast. If u r in a cave either avoid it or dodge it's spit while shooting it. It is a passive tame that requires spoiled meat or broths of enlightenment. You need to use bug repellent when taming it and I suggest also wearing gillie for extra safeness. Once tamed they are best used as turrets bc they don't have great stats and they have a turret mode after all why not use it?
Don't use a sword or any melee weapon because it breaks them and keep a distance and bring a long range weapon and if you hate bugs especially when they to the point of being a footipede instead of a centipede then that will always work but watch out for others too!