Taxidermy Tool

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Taxidermy Tool
Taxidermy Tool.png

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 introduced in Extinction and also available on Genesis: Part 2, Lost Island and Fjordur.


The Taxidermy Tool is used to collect the  Dermis of any Creature with a harvestable corpse. Simply hitting a tamed Creatures is enough to collect their  Dermis. 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.  Cryopods can be used to gain infinite  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 than a  Stone Hatchet.
  • The Taxidermy Tool has a maximum reach identical to a  Spear or a  Pike.
  • When a dermis is collected from a  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