The Dung Ball is an object mostly made of Manure, created from Dung Piles by Dung Beetles. Once created, the Dung Beetle will climb on the top of its ball, making it roll all over the place. If the player gets too close of it, the Dung Beetle will flee, sometimes knocking into something and falling off its ball. The player can then harvest it.
Just like a Tumbleweed, no tool is needed to harvest a Dung Ball, and doing so won't result in any sanity loss.
Digging a Dung Ball will always yield 3 items, and at least one of them will be Manure. Other common resources are Flint or Rocks (which can be found almost every time). More rarely, one can found Grass, Twigs, or Seeds. The rarest item that can be dug in a Dung Ball is a Lost Idol.
- To preserve the Rocks and Flints renewal to a maximum, the best strategy is to kill a Dung Beetle, then harvest its Dung Ball. If it is not killed, it will go to the nearest Dung Pile, destroying it to make a new Dung Ball out of it. As Dung Piles are only renewable via BFB, is it recommended not to destroy them.