ARK: Bloodstalker – How to tame, feed and breed!

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Find out everything you need to know about the Bloodstalker in our ARK: Survival Evolved guide. But also how to catch, tame, feed and breed offspring.

The Bloodstalker was added to Ark within the Genesis Part: 1 DLC and therefore you can only find it there and in Genesis Part: 2.

This is the Bloodstalker in ARK: Survival Evolved

Appearance: The Bloodstalker looks a bit like a giant six-legged spider, which has a trunk for a mouth, similar to that of a mosquito, with which it sucks the blood from its victims. It has four fly-like eyes, which stand out because of their red color. On his back he has four bony, blunt points.

Wild: The Bloodstalker hangs under a branch, waiting for its victims to get close enough to grab, and begins to drag them toward it. When he has them in his claws, he starts sucking their blood to satisfy his hunger. Bloodstalkers can also pull you off a mountain with no chance of escaping.

domesticated: Once you’ve managed to tame your Bloodstalker, you’ll have a mount that lets you swing from tree to tree like Tarzan, pull yourself toward things, or even grab other creatures to drag them after you.Bloodstalker_ARK - Guided

How to Tame a Bloodstalker in ARK

The Bloodstalker is relatively easy to tame, compared to other creatures, as long as you are well prepared so that you don’t die in the process. To tame it, you need to get caught by the Bloodstalker and drain your blood. This depletes your health unless you have prepared enough Blood Packs.

To make a Blood Pack you need the Blood Extraction Syringe, which you can unlock with level 6 and 6 engram points. To make it you will need the following materials:

  • hide 10x
  • 1x Chitin, Keratin or Shell Fragment

With the Blood Extraction Syringe you can draw blood from yourself for 25 health, resulting in 1x Blood Pack. Depending on the Bloodstalker’s level and server settings, you’ll need at least 500x Blood Packs to tame him. But it is better and safer if you have prepared about 1000x Packs.

Since you’ll find Bloodstalkers in the swamps where other insects often roam, it’s best to apply Bug Repellant to keep the bugs away and not harm you or the Bloodstalker while taming. If they attack you while taming, the Bloodstalker will fall with you. The progress of the taming continues but you have to continue taming on the ground where it is much more dangerous due to a lot of other hungry creatures.

Insect repellent ingredients

Mortar and pestle:

  • 6x Pelt, Hair or Wool
  • 2x narcotics
  • 4x Citronal
  • 4x Rockarrot
Chemistry Bank:

  • 24x Pelt, Hair or Wool
  • 8x narcotics
  • 16x Citronal
  • 16x Rockarrot

How to Feed a Bloodstalker in ARK

Once you’ve tamed your Bloodstalker, it’s important to know what they like to eat. Bloodstalkers are optimistic, meaning they only eat blood. So you should have enough blood infusions so he doesn’t starve.

Information: When the Bloodstalker is injured and drops below 40% of its health, it tries to heal itself by eating blood. If you are currently riding him and you are not carrying any blood infusions in this situation, he will eat your blood, which in turn will reduce your health.

How to grow the Arthropluera in ARK

This is how you prepare the cultivation: If you have a male and female specimen, you will build an enclosure that is large enough at best. Put both dinos in the pen and set them to “wander” via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also switch directly to “Pair”, but then there must always be a player nearby, otherwise the pairing will stop due to playback.

The breeding interval for an Arthropluera is 18 to 48 hours.

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How to hatch eggs: When you get a fertilized Bloodstalker Egg from a successful mating, hatching begins. For this, the ambient temperature of the egg must be between 27 °C and 30 °C and in the Egg Incubator at 29 °C. By default, the little Bloodstalker baby hatches after about 3 hours. After that, it needs about 5.5 hours of your attention, during which you have to keep placing Blood Packs in its inventory.

Once it has reached juvenile status, it can feed itself through troughs. The entire maturation period takes about 2 days and 6.5 hours.

Tips for beginners about breeding in ARK can be found here:

Looking for more helpful guides on ARK: Survival Evolved? Then check out our ARK guide overview, where you’ll find more of our dinosaur, craft, resource and technology guides. You can also chat with us and other players on our Discord server. We look forward to you!

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