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Look like leather, taste like leather.


Monster Jerky is the product of drying raw Monster Meat on a Drying Rack for 1 Day.

Monster Jerky can be given to the Pig King in exchange for a Gold Nugget, unlike raw Monster Meat. It can also be fed to a Caged Bird to produce an Egg. It also will decrease Sanity and Health but to a lesser degree than the other forms of monster meat.

See general meat uses.

Unharvested Monster Jerky will not start to spoil as long it is left on the Drying Rack, making it possible to keep it fresh for an indefinite amount of time. However this feature was changed in Reign of Giants DLC in which all dried meat does spoil on the Drying Rack at the same speed as if it was left on the ground. Same change was made for any finished meal left on a Crock Pot.

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In the Reign of Giants and Shipwrecked DLCs, Monster Jerky will begin to spoil immediately upon creation on a Drying Rack, regardless of whether it is harvested or not.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together[]

In Don't Starve Together, Monster Jerky can be fed to Woby which can transform her into big Woby.

Icon Science.png Recipe and usage[]

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  • Since Monster Jerky does not technically count as a cooked food item, Wagstaff will suffer an additional 3 Health Meter.png penalty for eating it, meaning it will instead damage him for 6 Health Meter.png.
  • As Webber, Monster Jerky provides no additional bonuses over raw Monster Meat other than increased freshness time. Along with the time Monster Jerky takes to prepare, it isn't a reccomended food item for most situations other than Summer.

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