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Category Flora
Type Harvested Agricultural Substance
Rarity Common
Blueprint Value 30.0 Units.png
Used for Building, Crafting, Upgrading
Symbol Fa
Updated Origins

Faecium is a resource.


Faecium (Fa) is a resource and one of the Harvested Agricultural Substance flora elements.

Game description[]

A foul-smelling compound that can be harvested from the Gutrot Flower, or less desirably from the faecal matter of some species.

Creatures can be fed to encourage the formation and deposition of faecium crystals.


Collecting Faecium/Coprite in the wild

  • This resource can be obtained by feeding creatures on planets.
  • With assistance from a Farmer, Faecium can also be grown as a product of the Gutrot Flower, yielding a base product of 25 with a harvest time of 4 hours.
  • It can also be found on some planets as a by-product of some carbon-based plants much like some gases.
  • Sometimes it can be found in resource deposits on marsh planets.

Faecium can be refined using a Refiner with the following ingredients:

  • SUBSTANCE.CREATURE.1.png Mordite x3  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.POOP.png Faecium x1  ("Assisted Decomposition", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.LAUNCHSUB.1.png Di-hydrogen x1  +  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.POOP.png Faecium x1  ("Assisted Decomposition", 0.2 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.PLANT.POOP.png Faecium x1  +  SUBSTANCE.AIR.1.png Oxygen x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.POOP.png Faecium x3  ("Oxygenate Microbes", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • GAS.1.png Nitrogen x1  +  GAS.3.png Sulphurine x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.POOP.png Faecium x1  ("Encourage Growth", 0.6 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.CREATURE.1.png Mordite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.1.png Carbon x2  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.POOP.png Faecium x3  ("Runaway Decomposition", 0.9 sec./unit output)
  • SUBSTANCE.CREATURE.1.png Mordite x1  +  SUBSTANCE.FUEL.2.png Condensed Carbon x1  →  SUBSTANCE.PLANT.POOP.png Faecium x4  ("Runaway Decomposition", 0.9 sec./unit output)


NOTE: Enzyme Fluid, Fermented Fruit, Scented Herbs and Sweetened Compost are all OBSOLETE and should NOT be considered for your cooking needs.


Faecium is used as an ingredient for crafting the following products:


Faecium is used as an ingredient for refining the following products using a Refiner:


Faecium is used as an ingredient for cooking the following products using a Nutrient Processor:

Additional information[]

Base harvest amount for Faecium in a bio-dome is 25. Max harvest is 44, if the Optical Drill has upgrades on all four sides.


  • This mineral's original name of coprite is likely based on coprolite, which is fossilised animal feces.

Release history[]

  • Foundation - Added as a resource.
  • Atlas Rises - Value changed, previously it was worth 6.9 Units.png each.
  • NEXT - Type changed from Neutral Element to Harvested Agricultural Substance. It can be refined.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The information panel has an additional icon indicating its purpose.
  • Beyond - Renamed from Coprite (Cr) to Faecium (Fa), yield changed from 25 to 39