Whoever said "it's wingspan is 2.4 meters that's a meter bigger than a tapejara so it will likely be between a tapejara and a quetzal in size" dude 2.4 meters is barely bigger than a person and the tapejara in ark have a wingspan roughly 8 meters the quetzals at least 14. Seriously?🤦
If you only want to use one chain bola and your on a cluster server, tame a reaper, bola the tropeo and then use the reaper's right click attack. Adds 20 seconds to the bola each time you right click and it hits.
Normal bolas do work to immobilize them so you can build around and trap them, but you still HAVE to use the chain bolas to feed them, using normal ones will just say he doesn't wanna be tamed right now.
Just a heads up, on Crystal Isle, only three wild tropes can spawn at any given time. There will only be one per biome; the tropical, ember, and jungle biome are where they spawn. They spawn mid-air and can either fall to the ground or stay flying where they spawned. They appear to not have a limit to how high they go. This is all for official spawns. It’s day 4 of writing this and I’m still looking. Also for private servers, tropes will take ages to respawn, so give it like 30 minutes until they show up. Hope this helps.