Kibble is more effective than Rotten Meat; You will notice that the taming effectiveness does not drop when using Kibble, but rotten meat is faster. Use kibble later on for better levels and stats from taming! -Rawnsheid
I don't know why the guy saying they're not affected by Bolas is at the top. I just hit a level 5 wild in the mountain area with a bola right in the legs and it froze in place perfectly, no issues. BOLAS WORK, BUT YOU HAVE TO HIT THE LEGS, THE THIN SKITTERY EASY TO MISS LEGS.