How To Get Keratin ARK Survival Evolved

Keratin, its something that human and pre-historic animals have in common. Our hair and nails are made from Keratin. If you thought your nails were long, try being a mammoth with huge tusks made of the same stuff! It's actually in ARK and we're going to run you through how to collect it and what to make with it.

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How To Get Keratin

Keratin is a resource in ARK Survival Evolved. It can be harvested from corpses of a variety of dinosaurs. Players can use a Metal Hatchet as the most efficient tool method or they can use Stone Hatchet or Picks. Otherwise, you can use creatures that are listed further down.

Creatures That Drop Keratin

Below you can find a list of the creatures in ARK that will drop Keratin:

  • Allosaurus
  • Ankylosaurus
  • Carnotaurus
  • Carbonemys
  • Doedicurus
  • Kentrosaurus
  • Mammoth
  • Managarmr
  • Tusoteuthis
  • Pachyrhinosaurus
  • Sabertooth
  • Stegosaurus
  • Therizinosaur
  • Triceratops
  • Woolly Rhino
  • Thorny Dragon

Best Creatures For Harvesting Keratin

There are a few creatures that are great for harvesting Keratin, including:

  • Sabertooth
  • Therizinosaur
  • Direwolf
  • Thylacoleo
  • Argentavis
  • Carnotaurus
  • Giganotosaurus

The above are in order from most efficient, descending.

Crafting With Keratin

Keratin can be used to create Bonemeal Fertilizer.

It can also be used as an alternative to Chitin to craft these items:

  • Araneo Saddle
  • Argentavis Saddle
  • Blood Extraction Syringe
  • Cementing Paste
  • Gacha Saddle
  • Gasbags Saddle
  • Kaprosuchus Saddle
  • Lymantria Saddle
  • Managarmr Saddle
  • Pelagornis Saddle
  • Pteranodon Saddle
  • SCUBA Flippers
  • Silencer Attachment
  • Snow Owl Saddle
  • Velonasaur Saddle 
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