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Latin name: Spineta
Item type: Tool
Obtained: Grabbing
Location(s): Bushes
Alterable: No
Consumable: No
Construction material


The Thornbush is a tool item.

Where to find[]

The SenseIcon Thornbush.pngThornbush is found in many biomes as a large prickly cluster of multiple bushes.

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How to obtain[]

Thornbushes aren't available until your hominid can carry a Thornbush. Carrying Thornbushes requires learning the Carrying Ability (DE 02) neuron granting the ability to carry something in both hands to be able to transport Thornbushes.

Thornbushes can be Grab ico.png grabbed from a large pricky bush (once you can carry them).

How to use[]

  • Four Thornbushes on a stockpile can be used to Construct ico 128.png build a SenseIcon ThornbushWall.pngThornbush Wall.
  • Thornbushes can be used as doors in a Thornbush Walls as Hominids can move through them. This means Thornbush Walls can be constructed for defensive purposes against enemies while allowing a way to get through them.


Thornbushes can only be used for fortification. This should be taken into account when constructing defenses.MindIcon DeadBranch.pngDead Branches can be used to construct MindIcon BranchBarrier.png Branch Barriers for defense but Dead Branches can also be used as weapons to Strike ico 128.png strike and Intimidate ico 128.png intimidate enemies. Dead Branches can also be modified intoMindIcon Stick.pngSticks orSenseIcon SharpStick.pngSharpened Sticks for even more offensive power. It may be a better use of limited resources to construct Thornbush Walls for defense and save Dead Branches for the many other uses that they have.