Wool

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Wools are a class of textiles obtained by handlers shearing tamed hairy animals. Such animals will slowly grow wool, the progress of which can be tracked in the animal's infobox. Once they reach 100%, handlers will shear these animals and leave the wool on the ground where sheared. You can avoid excessive hauling by zoning or penning your wool-bearing livestock close to your storage. You can keep track of wool development on the specimen infobox.

Compared to other textiles, wools typically provide excellent cold insulation, modest heat insulation, and comparatively poor armor, while also being easy to acquire in large quanities. The wool stats, yield, and shearing interval vary between different animals.

Acquisition

The following animals produce wool:

Animal Wool Name Wool Amount Shearing Interval Daily Wool Average
Alpaca Alpaca wool 45 10 4.5
Bison Bison wool 120 15 8
Megasloth Megasloth wool 200 20 10
Muffalo Muffalo wool 120 15 8
Sheep Sheep wool 45 10 4.5

Comparison table

The following wools are in game:

NameArmor - Sharp FactorInsulation - Cold (°C)Insulation - Heat (°C)Market Value
Alpaca wool0.3630163.8
Bison wool0.3626122.7
Megasloth wool0.834122.7
Muffalo wool0.3628122.7
Sheep wool0.3626102.7

All wools have the following modifiers in common:

Descriptions

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Alpaca wool

The remarkably soft wool of an alpaca. It is warm, protects well from heat, and fetches a high price.

Alpaca wool is a type of fabric gathered by animal handlers by shearing tamed alpacas. Alpaca wool is a very good insulator, and is therefore recommended in clothing like parkas and tuques.

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Bison wool

Thick and coarse wool of a bison. Quite warm.

Bison wool is a type of fabric gathered by animal handlers by shearing tamed bison.

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Megasloth wool

While somewhat coarse, megasloth wool's long fibers make it very strong. It is very warm.

Megasloth wool is a type of fabric gathered by animal handlers by shearing tamed megasloth. Megasloth wool is the second warmest textile in the game, after Guinea pig fur and tied with Thrumbofur, and is essential for colonies on cold biomes like sea ice and ice sheet. It can be hard to obtain lots of it as it takes quite a while for megasloth's to produce the wool (usually only enough to make one parka) and it is rarely sold by traders.

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Muffalo wool

Soft, light and provides very good insulation. Muffalo wool clothes can keep the body warm even in very cold conditions.

Muffalo wool is a type of fabric gathered by animal handlers by shearing tamed muffalos.

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Sheep wool

Sheep's wool. It provides good insulation.

Sheep wool is a type of fabric gathered by animal handlers by shearing tamed sheep.

Trivia

Contrary to wool in real life, wool in RimWorld is more flammable than cotton, rather than less.

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