Animal sleeping spot
Animal sleeping spot
Designates a spot on the ground where animals should sleep.
- 1 × 1
- Blocks Wind
- Terrain Affordance
- Surgery Success Chance Factor
- Immunity Gain Speed Factor
- Rest Effectiveness
- Work To Make
- 0 ticks (0 secs)
- Has Quality
Animal sleeping spots, like human sleeping spots, require no materials and can be instantly placed and deconstructed. It can fit any animal. A sleeping spot is functionally equivalent to sleeping on the ground.
Animal sleeping spots do not require a colonist to construct or deconstruct, nor is there a cost, build time, or skill requirements for placing them. Instead, they are simply selected from the menu and placed directly by the player.
Sleeping spots can be used to direct animals where to sleep. Animals will attempt to sleep in sleeping spots even if they can't otherwise be assigned to an area.
Surgery success chance factor
The Surgery success chance factor is exactly what it sounds like: a multiplier on the chance for a successful surgery on the spot. The base value depends on the building type and quality, but not material. Both the animal sleeping box and animal bed have a base value of 100%, while the animal sleeping spot has a lower value of 70%.
|Surgery success chance factor|
Sleeping spots can be used to direct animals where to sleep. For example, place sleeping spots in a roofed area during a toxic fallout, a heated area in extreme cold (most animals are comfortable up to -50 °C (-58 °F)), or near your corpses for carnivorous animals. Animals will attempt to sleep in sleeping spots even if they can't otherwise be assigned to an area, making it a convenient way to control their behavior in a way you otherwise couldn't without a pen and an animal handler to rope them.
Compared to a normal quality, non-stone animal sleeping box, the sleeping spot requires 18% more sleep. Compared to a normal quality animal bed, the sleeping spot requires 25% more sleep. The better the quality, the more sleep time saved. However, in practice, animal sleeping time is almost entirely negligible. Most animal products are created even while sleeping, and even for haulers, the impact is quite small.
Therefore, creating a box/bed is mostly useful for health recovery, surgeries and Immunity Gain Speed. Of those, animals rarely require surgery. Meanwhile, the immunity boost is rather small (+7% for animal bed, of any quality); animals are more resistant against diseases like infection, so this mostly helps for healing battle wounds and the plague.
On the plus side, both animal boxes and animal beds are fairly cheap. The latter can be created for only 40 cloth or other fabric, which is easy to grow in a temperate biome and not that expensive to trade for.
- 0.12.906 - Added