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Keratin
Keratin.png
A firm, flexible material. Can be found in some animal horns, plates, shells, and ridges.
Type
Rarity
Common
Renewable
Yes
Refineable
No
Combustible
No
Weight
0.01
Stack size
100
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 213 1 0 0
or
cheat gfi Keratin 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Keratin.PrimalItemResource_Keratin'" 1 0 0
Used to craft
Exchange yields
25 pieces
Hexagons
Hexagon Icon.png 60

Keratin is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is the main material of claws, hooves, horns, scales and the outer armor of reptiles.

Gathering[]

Keratin can be acquired by harvesting corpses with most tools and dinosaurs.

The most efficient way to harvest Keratin is by using a tamed Sabertooth or Direwolf with high melee damage. Another highly efficient tool for harvesting is the Metal Hatchet, but it can be harvested with a Stone Hatchet and Picks as well. Other low level items will only occasionally harvest Keratin. A very good spot to harvest Keratin is on the surface of Abberation, and in the entrances to the Surface.

Keratin
Creature / ToolGain per action
Sabertooth★★★★★
Therizinosaur★★★★★
Direwolf★★★★☆
Metal Hatchet★★★★☆
Thylacoleo★★★★☆
Argentavis★★★☆☆
Carnotaurus★★★☆☆
Giganotosaurus★★★☆☆
Karkinos★★★☆☆
Phoenix★★★☆☆

Weight Reduction[]

The following creatures reduce the weight of Keratin by the listed amount while it is in their inventory:

CreatureReduction
Equus50%
Unicorn50%

Keratin drops from the following creatures:

Crafting[]

Keratin can be used to craft the following items:

Keratin can also be used as an alternative to Chitin to craft the following items:

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
329.27 Added Keratin & Chitin to the Meat Plants in the Corrupt Cave