There is a great video on how to kill death worms very early game on YouTube by a guy named fresonis which involves using oil jars and flaming arrows to kill it and catch it on fire while it moves underground. This strategy is great for early game players with limited resources as it only takes around 4-5 oil jars and flame arrows to kill a level one death worm. This is a great way to farm horns for mantis taming.
I love how if you aggro these things mid tame they’re impossible to reset by flying away, and they seem to aggro at random. I have ghillie, bug spray and cactus broth, didn’t even touch this guy, was behind him, crouched, and he still aggroed. Yesterday, spent an hour trying to tame this same idiot and on the last horn it stopped giving me the proc. He wasn’t aggroed, wouldn’t aggro, just stood there. I logged out and in and he was aggroed, just glitched. I’ve seen videos of people doing this in just ghillie, walking right up to them, I’m wondering if on PC the mechanics/aggro range/sensitivity is different than console.
Please don’t listen to the boy who said with bug repellant, ghille and cactus broth that the aggro range is “literally zero” cause it’s not.. you can get super duper close without aggravating it but you can’t get too close so still be careful and try not to stand so close you can touch it or it will STILL AGGRO.