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Organic Polymer
Organic Polymer
These incredibly strong, lightweight plates are somehow naturally made in certain creatures. Incredibly hazardous to human health if consumed.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Stack size
20 / 10
Spoils in
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi Polymer_Organic 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Polymer_Organic.PrimalItemResource_Polymer_Organic'" 1 0 0
Used to craft
Exchange yields
5 pieces
Hexagon Icon 500

Organic Polymer is a naturally obtained resource that can be used as a direct substitute of Polymer 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 Ghillie Armor in Primitive Plus, instead Feathers (Primitive Plus) Feathers (Primitive Plus) are used.

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

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

With the addition of the Achatina 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.


Organic Polymer Organic Polymer
Creature / ToolGain per action
Chainsaw (Scorched Earth) Chainsaw (Scorched Earth)★★★★★
Dire Bear Dire Bear★★★★★
Pelagornis Pelagornis★★★★★
Sabertooth Sabertooth★★★★★
Sword Sword★★★★★
Thylacoleo Thylacoleo★★★★★
Wooden Club Wooden Club★★★★★
Direwolf Direwolf★★★★☆
Therizinosaur Therizinosaur★★★★☆
Mantis 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, Fjorder and Valguero will yield organic polymer when gathered by hands.
  • Harvesting beehives found in Bee's Cave in Crystal Isles and Fjorder. Magmasaur Magmasaur and Doedicurus Doedicurus are capable of harvest thousands of polymers from these hives in minutes.
  • Harvesting the Ichthyosaurus carcasses found on the beaches of Valguero also returns organic polymer.
  • The corpses on the swamp island of Fjorder will wield organic polymer, spoiled meat and hide.

Weight Reduction[]

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

Pelagornis Pelagornis80%
Argentavis Argentavis50%


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


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


  • If you used organic polymer as a substitute for normal polymer when crafting a structure, when you demolish that structure, the organic polymer will come back as normal polymer, very useful on casual as you get all resources back after destruction. Essentially converting organic polymer into actual polymer which will not spoil.
  • 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 a Doedicurus.
  • You can't put organic polymer into the Refrigerator