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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 40-60 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:



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[]


  • 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