v50 Steam/Premium information for editors
  • v50 information can now be added to pages in the main namespace. v0.47 information can still be found in the DF2014 namespace. See here for more details on the new versioning policy.
  • Use this page to report any issues related to the migration.
This notice may be cached—the current version can be found here.

Milk of lime

From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

Milk of lime is a stone-derived liquid product used in the production of parchment.

Producing milk of lime[edit]

Milk of lime is produced at an ashery. Any dwarf with the lye maker labor enabled can convert one bag of quicklime into one unit of milk of lime. You must have an empty bucket available to do so.


Milk of lime's sole use is in the production of parchment. A dwarf with the tanner labor enabled can bring a skin and a bucket of milk of lime to a tanner's shop to produce a sheet of parchment.

Real world[edit]

Milk of lime (or limewater) is a milky solution of calcium hydroxide in water. It has had a wide variety of uses since ancient times, including fresco painting, food preparation, and personal hygiene.

Calcium hydroxide based.
More: GemsMetalsStones
BloodBoneCartilageCheeseChitinEggFatFeatherHair (WoolYarn) • HoofHornIchorLeatherMilkMeatNailNervous tissueOrgansParchmentPearlScaleShellSilkSkinSpitSweatTallowTearsToothWax
Fiber (PaperSlurry) • FlowerFruitLeafOil • Plant powders (DyeFlourSugar) • Seed (Press cake) • Wood
AmberAshCoralFilthFuelGlassGrimeIceLyeMagmaMudPearlashPotashSaltUnknown substanceVomitWater
See also: Material science