Organic Polymer

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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.

Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Stack size
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.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) 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  Chainsaw,  Sword and  Wooden Club increase the yield of Organic Polymer.

You can harvest Organic Polymer from a tamed  Achatina along with  Cementing Paste. While the Organic Polymer is left in the Achatina, its spoil time is increased to 1hr 30mins.

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
Creature / ToolGain per action
 Dire Bear★★★★★
 Wooden Club★★★★★

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, Valguero, and Fjordur will yield Polymer when gathered by hands.
  • Harvesting beehives found in Bee's Cave in Crystal Isles.  Magmasaur and  Doedicurus are capable of harvest thousands of Polymer from these hives in minutes.
  • Tamed  Gachas have a chance of being able to produce it under it's Rare production selection. Note that the  Gacha Crystals can't be used to store the Polymer as it begins to spoil within it.
  • Harvesting the  Ichthyosaurus carcasses found on the beaches of Valguero as well as the carcasses in Fjordur Bolbjord.

Weight Reduction

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



The parts of the Ghillie Suit and the  Frog Feet (Only on Mobile) 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


  • 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


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
223.1 Reduced Organic Polymer yield from Kairu Clubbing by 40%
223.2 Organic Polymer now spoils after 30 minutes, can only be stacked to 10, and clamped "overdamage" on the harvesting of Organic Polymer. It now also kills humans if they eat it, a primitive form of cyanide pill.
303.1 Modified the stack size of Organic Polymer from 10 to 20
  • Polymer weight reduced by 80% when in Pelagornis inventory
  • Increased polymer harvesting by approximately 30%