ARK: Survival Evolved Companion
A passively tamed creature that requires you to,”Feed” it a school of parakeet fish. (Tiny glowing schools of blue fish that look like drones, usually around the turtles themselves.)
You need to aggro the school of fish by walking into them which gives you a,”You are being targeted by a Microbe Swarm” pop up, then slowly lead the school to the turtle and swim alongside it which automatically starts the taming progress at 0% which then slowly climbs to 100%. During the taming process Sabertooth salmons and coelacanth will randomly spawn around the turtle and try to kill the school of fish to stop the tame.
However this can be easily cheesed by killing all the salmons and bigger coelacanths until a small coelacanth spawns which cannot keep up with the turtle and the school of fish, so let him try to catch up while the taming bar fills up.
Scuba gear is also not necessary, as the turtle constantly produces oxygen around it which refills your oxygen meter.
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You can breed them in the squid trench on rag and incubate the eggs there also
Easy tame, agrow fish on them and move far away, the tame will work 0 to 100%
Passive Tame: You kite a parrot fish swarm to the turtle then guard the turtle from sharks and things.
While the turtle "feeds" on the swarm! Any damage resets timer to 0!
Getting inside it with Honey is BS and will NOT work.
They have patched the render range range so ignore any tips that say to leave render as it will no longer. Guess I’m stuck with the turtles I have, I’ve spent three hours trying to take one of these things and had it walk out of the water which reset it taming! It was at 80% that time. Never got it above 20 after that. What he for the saber tooth salmon that spawn to kill the swarm if they bite the turtle it resets to zero and you start over. Extremely frustrating way to tame a creature. I would like to beat whoever came up with this idea.
wait THATS HOW YOU TAME IT????
Alright to actually tame this giant turtle you need to lead a microbe swarm to the turtle, then protect it from sharks and eels while it passively swims around and eats the swarm
30 min tame no matter what level
When feeding the fish, make sure to not lead two parakeet fish at the same time, it will kill the turtle
Not actually as hard as you think. Also people say he "eats" the fish but I think they are cleaning him.
You can also knock out tame them but you need to use shocking tranquilizer darts and get all head shots or it will die