There’s a reason to why these can glide better than rock drakes. I’m an expert on squirrels myself and know Flying squirrels irl live in North America mainly and can glide 150 feet to even 500. They don’t fly, they glide. They glide by using the flaps of skin stretching between their legs and hands to catch the air. The flaps of skin are called Patagium. They use their tail to be a rudder to steer in the air to escape predators and have large eyes to see at night as they are nocturnal. Also, a prehistoric Flying squirrel named Maio patagium is a spitting image of a flying squirrel we have today. As both sail through the sky’s one in the Jurassic and one in the night of North America. Also, I believe a rock drake would be heavier than a flying squirrel. Anyways I didn’t just now search this up. I know TONS about squirrels and dinosaurs. Hehe not to brag or anything! So to you surprised about maewings flying better, id say it’s because of the reasons above. Ok that’s your daily brain pop! Phew sorry bout my info spree. I like squirrels and dinosaurs. “WE GET IT!”
Easy to tame and can be found at the 55 75 area of lost island. They’re the fastest way to travel, have a decent carry weight and can also be used to harvest berries/fiber/silk/flower/mushrooms. They have a good jump, a fast glide, they don’t have an oxygen bar and they’re awesome swimmers. Using a bite attack in combination with the “belly flop” will cause an area attack that harvests all the bushes immediately around you for super quick farming. Use a harpoon and net to trap and tranq, then look for the Ovis that spawns in all the same areas and feed it the mutton. They act as a feeding trough for any dinos that aren’t fully matured, and have a greater feeding range after leveling nursing ability. The maewing also helps stretch your food as the babies don’t consume as much as if they were feeding from a normal trough. Their saddle can hold up to 4 maturing passengers all the way until they are fully matured (which saves tons of space when raising rex’s in a small base). Their third “attack” picks up any babies close by, including enemy babies which claims them as your own. They lay different quality of eggs that can make different kibbles. Though they can’t pick up any ocean dinos or nurse underwater, they can still act as a trough as long as it’s standing on land and the baby is in feeding range. Add a stack of preserving salt and slot cap the maewing with cooked meat or the type of food your babies require before logging off for peace of mind that they’ll be fine for more than 8 hrs
My friend and I were in different tribes in smalls and he threw out his baby drake while I was on a maewing. I clicked the right joystick and boom it stole them and put them into my tribe and it got imprinted as mine even though he had imprinted them before
Since it's part platypus, imo it should have a venomous attack, can even see the spines on their back feet. Other than that, great easy tame that takes basic(dodo egg) kibble. Wet nurse, fast travel, decent damage and gatherer of meat and berries.