A good method to obtain Stalker Teeth is to drop several Metal Salvage near the creature, as they sometimes leave behind a single tooth after picking the Salvage up. With two or three piles close to each other the Stalker will swim back and forth between them almost indefinitely. Other methods for gathering teeth include placing Camera Drones near a Stalker, letting a Stalker attack a Seamoth or a Prawn Suit, crashing into Stalker with a Seamoth or punching them with a Prawn Suit, or throwing objects at them with a Propulsion Cannon. One can also use a Grav Trap to hold the Stalkers near the metal scrap and collect the teeth as they fall. Note that the crashing or punching will usually kill the Stalker in two or three hits.
The game appears to cap the number of Stalker Teeth that can be present in an area, most likely for stability reasons: if the player observes Stalkers failing to drop teeth in scenarios where they should, this cap has been reached and it will be necessary to find the teeth that have already spawned and pick them up. As soon as the number of teeth in an area is reduced below the cap (the player's inventory and storage not being counted), Stalkers will start dropping them again. A Scanner Room can scan for them, although stalkers can steal Camera Drones from their socket directly.
A nearby Stalker dropping a tooth is indicated by a loud cracking sound, as if breaking a bone, and a jingling music cue. The audible range is quite short (~50 meter radius).
Stalker teeth are hard to spot due to being almost the same color as the sandy seafloor in areas where they tend to drop, and also because of the underwater grass. One way to make them stand out is to wait for night and explore while shining the Flashlight at the seabed, since Stalker Teeth will cast a dark shadow on the ground near them.
It is not possible to obtain Stalker Teeth by killing Stalkers.
Uses in Crafting
Data Bank Entry
Extended analysis of acquired dental samples has been completed. Samples matched to species designated 'stalker'.
Stalker teeth exhibit extraordinary lightness and strength, and contain only trace amounts of calcium. The edges show signs of wear, and are studded with metal flakes, providing evidence that the stalkers chew on metal deposits in order to sharpen their teeth.
Assessment: Applications as a natural substrate in enameled glass fabrication