DON'T BOTHER DEFENDING THE TURTLE FOR 30 MINUTES!!!! Lure the swarm to it and then just leave render... If no one is near the turtle while the swarm tames it nothing will bother it and it'll tame out on it's own... EzPz
Ps: If ANYONE is in render it won't work, so wait until pop is real low to use said strat.
Tamed you'll be able to build on its back. When diving he provides an oxygen bubble on his back allowing you to submerge your base on the floor of the ocean.
Are you turtley enough for the turtle club?
Fun fact use it in the lunar biome to gather stone, crystal, wood thatch fiber like crazy from lunar bushes, go to the Arctic to get sap from trees, go to ocean to get silk and plant y seeds and big biome for plant x from those narco plants. Volcano needs testing to see what it's good for. Enjoy building stone behe gates in lunar :)
When taming, make sure not to trap it. When it comes in contact with a barrier of any kind, sabertooth salmon are spawned in behind it. The salmon will bite it an reset its taming. If you tame it in the open water with no barriers it will tame pretty easy. You can not put berries into your hot bar and passive it or honey. You can not knock it out to tame either.