|Male, female and baby Diplodocus|
Diplodocus (dip-low-doke-us or dip-lod-ih-cus, meaning "Double-beam") is a large herbivorous prehistoric animal that lived in the Late Jurassic period of North America. It grows to 5 blocks tall and 28 blocks long. Diplodocus are covered in a purple-grey scales, with white underbellies. Males have a dark stripe running down their head and neck. Baby Diplodocus are born much smaller than the giant adults, at only around a single block long, and are fully grown in 20 Minecraft days. Diplodocus can be fed essence of chicken to grow faster, at the cost of hunger, and can also be fed the poisonous potato essence added in the same update, to prevent any further growth, which cannot be reversed.
A fossil version of the Diplodocus can be created by right-clicking a bio-fossil on the ground, which will create a random skeleton of a prehistoric creature with a small chance of it being a Diplodocus.
Diplodocus, like almost all other mobs, has a mood that can drop or be raised through various means. Having a low mood means it will attack you, having a high mood will make it neutral. Right-click it with a Dinopedia to see its current mood.
Like most other mobs in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world and must be created by the player through the culture vat. As they are dinosaurs, they hatch from large eggs that need to be warmed by torches or any other light source.
Diplodocus are neutral mobs that are not afraid of any other mob. They will never attack unless provoked, which only the largest carnivores will do. They seem somewhat slow when minding their own business, but can be very fast when defending themselves. The Diplodocus uses its whip-like tail to lash out at anything which has angered it, doing large amounts of damage. They are able to destroy blocks weaker than iron if their mood is too low.
Diplodocus will interact with scratching posts, tethered logs, and will chase toy balls, bring up their mood significantly. They are cathermeral, meaning they will sleep or be active regardless of time of day or night.
Adult Diplodocus can breed and lay eggs every five minutes as adults if there are a happy male and female present. The breeding probability is handled by how many individuals are nearby.
When fully grown, only the largest predators such as Allosaurus will attack a Diplodocus.
Diplodocus, like most prehistoric creatures, is tamed when the player is within a 6-block radius of the egg hatching. If the player misses this opportunity, it can be tamed with a whip or by feeding them. Diplodocus can be ridden when a tamed one is right-clicked with a whip. They are controlled with a stick.
When a Diplodocus is fully grown, a player can ride it by right clicking it with a whip. Riding a Diplodocus uses the same controls as riding a horse.
PHOTO GALLERY Edit
|Carnivores appear in red. Herbivores appear in green. Omnivores appear in light blue. Piscivores appear in dark blue. Enemies/misc appear in brown. means the creature can break blocks. means the creature is an apex predator/boss.|