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Taxidermy Tool
Taxidermy Tool (Extinction)
Used to capture the Dermis of a dead creature.
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi mytool 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Extinction/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponTaxidermyTool.PrimalItem_WeaponTaxidermyTool'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
3 EP
Crafting XP
3 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in

The Taxidermy Tool is an item in ARK: Survival Evolved's DLC Extinction.


The Taxidermy Tool is used to collect the Dermis (Extinction) Dermis (Extinction) of any Creature with a harvestable corpse. Simply hitting a tamed Creatures is enough to collect their Dermis (Extinction) Dermis (Extinction). The name of the dermis is determined by the named creature, either living or dead, at the point of hitting with it.

A Creature's Dermis can only be collected once. However, dermis collected from hitting baby creatures with it counts as a separate dermis, meaning a survivor raising a baby can keep record of it as a "Baby", "Juvenile", "Adolescent" and finally, "Adult", making it a total of 4 collectible dermis per growth stage for a bred creature. Cryopod Cryopods can be used to gain infinite Dermis Dermis.


  • In Singleplayer mode, you can collect the Dermis from your character's corpse. However the hair and dye does not render when displayed on the Taxidermy Base.
  • When the Taxidermy Tool is used on a corpse for harvesting other resources it will yield more Meat Meat than a Stone Hatchet Stone Hatchet.
  • The Taxidermy Tool has a maximum reach identical to a Spear Spear or a Pike Pike.
  • When a dermis is collected from a Crystal Wyvern Crystal Wyvern, and placed on a taxidermy base, the eyes will always appear orange.
  • The dermis of a newborn reaper (facehugger appearance) actually looks like a very tiny adult when displayed. Tested on Official servers using small and medium displays.

Spawn Command[]

Use this command to give yourself a full set of taxidermy related blueprints

Spawn Command
GFI TaxidermyTool 1 0 1|GFI TaxidermyBase_Small 1 0 1|GFI TaxidermyBase_Medium 1 0 1|GFI TaxidermyBase_Large 1 0 1