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Urist likes bugbats for their freakish insect heads.

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  • Underground Depth: 2-3

· Flying · Humanoid

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 20

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 1,000 cm3
Mid: 5,000 cm3
Max: 10,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 10-13
Fat 10-13
Brain 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Tripe 1

Raw materials

Bones 8-12
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
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A small bat-like creature with the head of an insect. It is found deep underground.

Bugbats are small, flying creatures who inhabit the second and third layers of the caverns, appearing in swarms ranging from 5-15 individuals. Only half the size of a kobold, these weird-looking critters will spend their time flying through the underground, fleeing from dwarves who approach them; they are benign and will rarely fight back if confronted. All bugbats are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Bugbats can be captured in cage traps and trained into low-value pets, reaching their full adult size at 2 years of age, and should be butchered by then for a maximum amount of returns.. They are prolific breeders and appear in large numbers, meaning it's easy to set up a bugbat farm relatively quickly.

Unlike most creatures, they can't be spawned in the object testing arena.

Some dwarves like bugbats for their freakish insect heads.