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0004105Dwarf FortressCreaturespublic2011-03-01 18:052014-08-20 21:20
0004105: Aquatic egg-layers (e.g. sea serpents) can't use underwater nest boxes and therefore can't breed
Sea serpents are aquatic creatures which are defined as laying eggs. A female sea serpent will however not claim any available next boxes, even those which are underwater, not even if you forcibly move the sea serpent onto an available nest box. This is probably due to nest boxes being buildings which are not usable when submerged, yet sea serpents can only live when in water. This means that it is no longer possible to breed sea serpents.
Capture a female sea serpent. Build her cage and some nest boxes in a sealed room. Fill with water, then open her cage to release her. She will show no interest in laying eggs in the nest boxes.
Issue History
2011-03-01 18:05ellindseyNew Issue
2011-03-01 23:31FootkerchiefSummaryAquatic egg-layers cannot use underwater nest boxes => Aquatic egg-layers (e.g. sea serpents) can't use underwater nest boxes and therefore can't breed
2011-03-01 23:52KogutNote Added: 0015658
2014-08-16 11:48BenLubarIssue Monitored: BenLubar
2014-08-16 12:03ButtonIssue Monitored: Button
2014-08-16 12:08TalvienoNote Added: 0029144
2014-08-16 12:17TalvienoIssue Monitored: Talvieno
2014-08-16 12:18TalvienoNote Edited: 0029144bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029144#r11183
2014-08-20 13:30FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2014-08-20 21:204maskwolfIssue Monitored: 4maskwolf

2011-03-01 23:52   
I think that wild animals should be able to make their own nests - dragon using nest box is bit silly in the best case.
I just imagined Giant Eagles stealing your logs to construct nests...
2014-08-16 12:08   
(edited on: 2014-08-16 12:18)
I'd very much like to see giant eagle nests constructed of stolen logs, yeah. I agree - left to their own devices, creatures ought to be able to construct their own nests. It makes sense.

That's more a suggestion than a bug, though.