Ark Achatina | Behavior, Appearance

Ark Achatina

The Achatina is an Invertebrate species, more specifically we can say a terrestrial gastropod mollusk, in Ark Survival Evolved


The Achatina  a mollusk spends its days by slowly moving on its large muscular foot, leaving a slime trail of a fluid secreted by achatina; and as a result of this tract, it pays more or little attention to everything around it as it grazes on small plants and mosses. Achatina is one of the few truly docile creatures on ark map i.e The Island Map and other maps as it will flee, though albeit at a very slow velocity until it is hurt so much that it can hide in its shell.

Its behavior of hiding in its shell is also similar and shared by the other ark creature i.e Doedicurus. Inside this shell which achatina possesses, it cannot be hurt unless a survivor tirelessly tries to break through with a weapon or tame ark achatina as its shell act as a protective weapon in many stages.

This massive snail can be commonly found in moist, sandy, damp biomes such as redwood and conifer forests, swamps, certain caves such as the ones on Scorched Earth i.e an area of ark map, the Sanctuary city on Extinction and the Blue Zone on Aberration. The Achatina is noticeably absent from the Genesis: Part 1 simulation because of the environmental effect of Genesis.

Oddly enough and very unlike snails of modern-day earth which can not survive on places like Genesis Part 1, the Achatina of the Arks can occasionally be found submerged in water without drowning as it is the most favorable location for snails.

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It is not particularly intelligent which you may think in the slightest as compared to other species of the ark, though it seems that its gastronomic pleasure of sweet foods like Sweet Vegetable Cakes can be exploited to claim it as a tame weapon.

Ark Achatina Appearance

Achatina has all of the features typical of any other genus of snail possess with the notable exception of its remarkable size which is larger than a typical snail, being barely small enough to be picked up and held as often it’s smaller as compared to other creatures or ark.

The shells are very ornate as they are made up of hard substances in natural life with streaks of bright color and sharp ridges that provide protection from predators and house the majority of its body and organs as well as it posses shell which is like a first-line defense for it; the rest of its soft body is also typically characterized by vibrant or earthy coloration with sharp ridges.

The head region sports 4 retractable tentacles that serve as tactile and olfactory organs like a nose of other species, meaning to feel and smell. The top pair house the eyes, whilst the bottom pair are more adapted for sensing its environment and detecting predators. Its chubby and cute mouth has a specialized rasping tongue-like organ called the radula to feed just like other snails.

Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Achatina’s natural colors and regions which it actually possesses. For demonstration, the regions below the area of the body are colored red over an albino Achatina.

Ark Achatina Color Scheme

The colored squares are shown underneath each region of achatina body, a species of snail description are the colors that the Achatina will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme which may make its appearance like a real one. Hold your Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Achatina’s regions by entering cheat which is given below 

SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat codes for body SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Achatina’s “body” magenta.

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