These are my favorite mounts. They're the beaver of Scorched Earth. They gather wood very well. The initial carry weight isn't too bad& neither is the health for small fights. So they're also decent battle mounts if leveled properly. One of their biggest assets is their ranged quill attack. In addition to a small amount of damage, it also deals torpor. Not a lot, but could be helpful in aiding knocking dinos out. Overall, they're a great mount in my opinion. They're biggest downside is their slow movement speed. Getting from A to B can take a while. Leveling in Health, Melee, & Movement Speed is highly recommended.
To knock out this creature you can use a flying creature to reach a tall stone or hill that it won't be able to climb then shot it with your tranqs, if and when it suits spikes at you move back slightly to dodge them. Good luck.
Pro tip:This one are easy to tame if you stand on a rock with a boomerang/bow/crossbow/rifle(crouch when he shoots thorns to avoid getting tranq and falling into his very extremely dangerous gums)and throw/shoot at it, just go for low levels if you are being
Becomes a mobile smithy with saddle on. Most materials weigh much less on it than with other tames. The only way to make some ascendant equiptment is with a thorny dragon with high weight. Decently collects wood and thatch ( mostly wood.) collects hide, chitin and organic polymer well. If useing as a battle tame be sure to have a good saddle equipt. Its ranged attack if used in a group can knock other players out easily. With a 2 day egg to adult period breeding can be very easy for this tame.