Skin Scales are an item added by Advanced Genetics. They are obtained by scraping an entity with a Scraper. The Skin Scales are hard-coded to the scraped entity and cannot be converted or changed to another entity's Skin Scales. Skin Scales only have one purpose; they are used for creating Cell that potentially could become a Gene that the player can use to obtain a specific ability.
Skin Scales are not stackable; items that increase inventory space are recommended.
Skin Scales are used to create Cells when placed in a DNA Extractor which are used to create a Gene later on. Many Skin Scales are required, and all must be converted through machines. The products formed will be used to complete a gene granting the chosen entity an ability.