Claire's Sanctuary

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Claire's Sanctuary

Green thumb achievement in Jurassic World Evolution

Green thumb

Reach 1500 palaeobotany welfare bonus on a single island

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How to unlock the Green thumb achievement

  • KennyannydennyKennyannydenny450,650
    19 Jun 2019 19 Jun 2019 17 Sep 2019
    10 0 14
    This achievement requires us to rack up a 1500 paleobotany bonus on a single island. I did this on Isla Nublar (as part of the main game) as that island has infinite money and sandbox options.

    Unlocking the Greenhouse
    To unlock the Greenhouse and all upgrades you'll need to play through the Claire's Sanctuary mini campaign. To unlock these things in your main game save, you'll need to go to one of the 4 islands that can have a Research Center and research the Greenhouse and everything related to it. Now you're set to go.

    Background info
    You can have multiple greenhouses on the island so you can simply make two with the tier 3 upgrade to get all the types of food there are. Remember, only herbivores eat the plants, so no need to make carnivores.

    The number you want to get to 1500+ can be found under management > Island Rating > Dinosaur Rating, and than the bottom one just above the total number.

    You'll up this number by giving dinosaurs as much of their preferred foods as possible. So for example, a Struthiomimus' preferred food is Horesetails, but they also like grasses and palms. If you would make an exhibit with them in it, and place a Ground Paleofeeder you can stock it with those three to get to max bonus instantly on every Struthiomimus eating the food.

    A Struthiomimus however is of very low base rating, so even a completely upgraded Struthio with max bonus genes only gives a +2 for Paleobotany bonus, thus requiring 750 Struthio's to be created, a bit too much.

    Quickest solution
    Your best bet are Sauropods, as those have the highest base ratings. Mamenchisaurus can get to a rating of 438 with the best genes, These really like Tree Ferns, Conifers, and Ginkgo. Make sure to use tall Paleofeeders!

    You'll need a Ranger Team to stock the feeders after you've chosen the correct types of food. Just place a couple of Hammond Creation labs (with Incubation Speed 4.0, or 3.0 if you don't own the other DLC) onto an exhibit and start pumping out Mamenchisaurus. After they've eaten the food, the Paleobotany bonus will increase.

    Keep doing this until you've passed the 1500 mark and you'll get your achievement. For me it took around 45, 50 Mamenchisaurus released before I got above 1500.

    Attempting this in your current park
    If you plan on doing this in your current park, remember that some types of foods can poison certain types of dinosaurs, shortening their life span and giving a penalty to the Paleobotany bonus. So you'll need to think about which species you want to keep in the same exhibit. Mixing for example Apatosaurus and Kentrosaurus is fine as they have two different types of feeders (ground and tall) but mixing Kentrosaurus and Iguanodon could have different results in either being poisoned by the food. Putting two feeders into the pen, one with the food of the Kentrosaurus and the other of the Iguanodon doesn't work, they feed from a random one, so will still eat the poisonous food.

    Here's a list of all food types and the types of dinosaurs that prefer those. Remember that every type of specific dinosaur also has it's own preferences about food. So even though Ginko says Sauropoda, Mamenchisaurus still likes Tree Ferns better than Ginkgo.

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    Chaos Mythologyoh yeah lol forgot about that
    Posted by Chaos Mythology on 21 Jun 19 at 19:35
    Fuzzmeister JIf anyone needs Ratings Master still, send an Indo Rex in the pen after you get this. You can turn on settings so nobody dies of old age and tries to escape and let him eat all he wants. I tried to spawn 2, but they never fought long enough to kill each other.
    Posted by Fuzzmeister J on 02 Aug 19 at 11:34
    GMuzz93Worth mentioning in the sandbox option if you change the settings to prevent escape and ignore social and populations & no failed incubation that way you can use the increased speed 4.0 x3 needs then it’s easier to pump out the dinosaurs in to one exhibit rapidly!
    Posted by GMuzz93 on 11 Mar at 13:23
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  • EOD JasonEOD Jason1,053,762
    02 Feb 2020 02 Feb 2020 02 Feb 2020
    4 0 1
    There is actually an extremely fast and easy way to do this on Isla Nublar. You don't even have to change anything if you have already built things the way you like them, just create a save before you do this.

    The other solution already describes how to get the green house so I'm not going to detail that, just follow these steps once you have it.

    Go to Isla Nublar and once on the island press the three lines button on your controller. Now click sandbox settings, and make the following changes.
    No Failed Incubations: ON
    Dinosaur Disease Level: NO DISEASE
    Dinosaur lifespan: UNLIMITED
    Dinosaur Escapes: NO ESCAPES
    Dinosaur social requirements: DISABLED
    Dinosaur population requirements: DISABLED
    Dinosaur habitat requirements: DISABLED
    Dinosaur combat frequency: NONE
    Herbivore able to initiate fights: OFF
    Infinite Feeders: ON

    With the settings this way, you can have an infinite amount of any type of dinosaur in any space and no matter how many penalties you get for modifying the genome, it will never fail to hatch. You also don't even need rangers because once you make the feeder and choose the plant it will automatically fill and never empty.

    Couple more small tips that will make this go even faster. This is exactly what I did and I got the achievement in about 15 minutes. First, click on a Hammond Creation Lab. "RB" twice to upgrades. Add two hatchery upgrades and one incubation speed upgrade, all should be 4.0. Now modify the genome of the Mamenchisaurus. Choose the trait in every category that gives max rating. I got mine to 561 which incurred a -139% chance to hatch. Good thing I have on no failed incubations. Load up four in the lab and then press "right" on the controller cross pad. This will take you directly to the next lab. Apply the upgrades, load up another four, and continue until all labs are full. While they are cooking it's time to get the next phase going.
    Go to the greenhouse and grow TREE FERNS, GINKGO, and CONIFERS. While they are growing, click enclosures, then feeders, then tall paleofeeder. Put 4-6 in every enclosure you have connected to a Hammond creation lab. By the time you are done placing them all, the plants should be grown, if not, wait until they are. Go to any one of the empty feeders. Click "X" to modify feeder, then select GINKGO, TREE FERNS, and CONIFERS, then "X" to confirm selected. Now, press "right" on the controller cross pad again to immediately go to the next feeder. Since infinite feeders is on, as soon as you go to the next one, the one you finished will immediately fill, and never empty. All that's left now is to wait for the dinosaurs to hatch. Once released they will go straight to the feeder. In this configuration I only needed around 20 to get the max rating but actually ended up at 1773 because I already had a bunch of other dinos in the pens from my normal game. As a result, your mileage may vary.

    If anything is unclear or any further assistance is needed, let me know!
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    WhiteRookI like your solution but I don't think it's based off of total rating.

    I released 20 Mamenchisaurus with their rating maxed (563 for me), and only got to 860 Paleobotany Bonus. That's only 43 points per dinosaur. Or, 40% of the Mamenchisaurus' base rating, 108.
    Posted by WhiteRook on 11 Jun 20 at 22:56
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