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Organic Polymer
Organic Polymer.png
These incredibly strong, lightweight plates are somehow naturally made in certain creatures. Incredibly hazardous to human health if consumed.
Type
Rarity
Uncommon
Renewable
Yes
Refineable
No
Combustible
No
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Health
-500
Weight
0.25
Stack size
20 / 10
Spoils in
30m
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi Polymer_Organic 1 0 0
or
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Polymer_Organic.PrimalItemResource_Polymer_Organic'" 1 0 0
Used to craft
Exchange yields
5 pieces
Hexagons
Hexagon Icon.png 500

Organic Polymer is a naturally obtained resource that can be used as a direct substitute of Polymer for the purposes of crafting. Polymer is consumed before Organic Polymer in the Fabricator and Tek Replicator. Though Organic Polymer is not used to craft Ghillie Armor in Primitive Plus, instead Feathers Primitive Plus Icon.png are used.

It can be harvested by killing Kairuku, Mantis, Hesperornis and Karkinos. It can also be acquired as a loot drop from Deathworm and by gathering from specific plants on Aberration. It spoils in thirty minutes.

The Wooden Club and the Sword also increase the yield of Organic Polymer.

With the addition of the Achatina to the tamable creatures, you can harvest Organic Polymer from the tamed beast along with Cementing Paste. While the Organic Polymer is left in the Achatina its spoil time is increased to 1hr 30mins. You can replace Organic Polymer into the Achatina after being removed.

Using the Industrial Grinder, grinding objects crafted with polymer gives organic polymer instead.


Organic Polymer can also be used as a "suicide pill." When consumed it does 500 damage to the player, which will kill most players instantly.

Gathering[]

Organic Polymer
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw Scorched Earth Icon.png★★★★★
Dire Bear★★★★★
Pelagornis★★★★★
Sabertooth★★★★★
Sword★★★★★
Thylacoleo★★★★★
Wooden Club★★★★★
Direwolf★★★★☆
Therizinosaur★★★★☆
Mantis★★☆☆☆

Moschops is actually better if used with high Harvesting Points into organic polymer.

Organic Polymer drops from the following creatures:

Other Sources[]

  • The white, bulb-like plant found in elemental area in Aberration and Valguero will yield organic polymer when gathered by hands.
  • Harvesting beehives found in Bee's Cave in Crystal Isles. Chainsawing them would be most efficient.

Weight Reduction[]

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

CreatureReduction
Pelagornis80%
Argentavis50%

Crafting[]

The parts of the Ghillie Suit and the Frog Feet can be crafted only with Organic Polymer. Everything crafted with Regular Polymer can be crafted with Organic Polymer.

Full list of items crafted with Polymer

Video Tutorial[]

Quick tutorial on how to get/make polymer.

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
307.56
  • Polymer weight reduced by 80% when in Pelagornis inventory
  • Increased polymer harvesting by approximately 30%

Notes[]

  • It does no harm when fed to creatures.
  • You can put it into a Preserving Bin but it will not make the Organic Polymer last longer.
  • On Valguero, organic polymer can be obtained by hitting the beached Ichthyosaurus on the beach.
  • The Bloodstalker gathers Organic Polymer with extreme efficiency.
  • On Crystal Isles there’s a bee cave where you can gather thousands of Organic Polymer by hitting the beehives with an Doedicurus.
  • You can't put organic polymer into the Refrigerator