Dwarf Fortress – How to Build small animal trap and Aquarium

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Welcome to Dwarf Fortress – How to Build small animal trap and Aquarium.

This guide includes such as:

  • Catching a live fish
  • Concept of Gla*s Furnace
  • Placement and designation of an Aquarium

The general flowthrough

1. We use wood to make charcoal.

1.1 We use this charcoal to make a green gla*s terrarium.

2. We make small animal trap

2.1 We capture small animal species from the Fishery Workshop

2.2 We have a fisherdwarf who catches water vermin

3. We click on terrarium and set it to be used as an aquarium.

3.1 A dwarf will come and fill it up with water using a bucket.

3.2 After a dwarf has caught a water creature, click on the aquarium and click on a creature.

3.3 The creature is a*signed in that particular fish tank aka aquarium

That is the general layout. Further pages will explain the above in much detail with pictures step by step.

Making a small animal trap

A small animal trap can be made at :

Carpenters Shop:

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Or at Metalsmith under furniture tab:

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The trap in progress look like this :

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It would be safe to say it needs one bar of metal and fuel (charcoal / coke / magma @magma forges)

Here is a prepared copper animal trap:

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Now we have prepared a small animal trap. Let us make a terrarium next!

Making a gla*s terrarium

We prepare fuel at a wood furnace using the command : make charcoal

We can prepare coke from lignite / bituminous coal using the command :

make coke from bituminous coal or

make coke from lignite or

any other manner possible.

Having said that we have coke / charcoal prepared for using at a gla*s furnace!

at the gla*s furnace you use the following command :

We need a bag to carry sand, a bag can be made from leather, silk or cloth, all three are mostly available but for new players I will tell about pigtail:

  • Have a pigtail farm
  • Process plants when pigtails are harvested
  • When cloth is produced and kept in a cloth stockpile, go to the clothier workshop
  • EDIT – I : At a farmers workshop we have process plants, it gives back pigtail seeds and give pigtail thread/cloth thread
  • Normally at a loom all thread is auto processed to cloth piece. At the loom we give the weave cloth to command.
  • Using leather, we can make a ” make leather bag as well. Just kill those excess dogs/cats/chickens or whatever you wish to reduce clutter, it works for leather obtaining. It is obtained from ” make leather bag ” at a leather worskshop beside clothier/loom/dyer in cloth build section.
  • There we select make a cloth bag

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Alright, so now we have a bag, now use the collect sand command.

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upon doing so, you get this item :

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Go to the gla*s furnace now and select the make green gla*s option or just search it like this :

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now they will make it!

This is how it looks like :

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so now we have a green gla*s for making fish tank.

Edit – II Concept of Gla*s Furnace

EDIT – II

This is specifically an advanced and a different page, but as per the suggestion I will explain the gla*s-maker workshop as a small subsection

  • You firstly need rock crystal
     
  • Then you need to have pearlash produced as mentioned above
     
  • The rock crystal and pearlash can be combined to produce crystal gla*s items but again rock crystals are quite hard to obtain.

 

  • Make Crystal gla*s :

 

  • Make charcoal at wood furnace,
  • The charcoal is converted to potash at an ashery
  • Then to make pearlash at a Kiln/Magma kiln from ash
  • At a gla*s furnace, they will use pearlash and any fuel to produce clear gla*s

 

 

Catching a live fish

Now we go to the fishery part

1. You make a fishery

2. You have a fisher dwarf ( a dwarf can be selected in labour tab and tick marked for fishing)

3. The fishing labour should be permitted ( nobody does this under fishing labour is not the be active)

4. Go to the fishery and select this: Catch live fish

It will be like this:

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It is also advised to have a river or an ocean or underwater ( SAFE ) water body so that at least pond turtles and as such can be caught at the least. A fishing zone is placed like this :

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Now a dwarf will catch fish in the trap, while that is being done, let us place a terrarium!

Oh look a dwarf is catching fishy!

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Look he caught this!

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A live squid!

Placement and designation of an Aquarium

A terrarium comes under : Placement -> Cages/Restraints -> Cages

Place a Gla*s terrarium like this :

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Now let us set it to a fish tank, just saying but if you want, you can place a dog or a rabbit or a cat in it if you want normally, it is like a cage in the first place…

Now set it to aquarium

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Now select the sea creature:

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There we have it!

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A live squid in a fish tank!

Multiple fishes / water creatures can be a*signed by multiple selection. For now this will do, Good luck have fun ! may you catch much rarer stuff!

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