Perfect then :P was just making sure
Not true if you're after sulfur, stone, frags or HQM and have an abundance of fuel laying around. That's a great way to free chest space and transforming it in usefull ressources. It obviously depends on what you're looking for and what's your luck with the survey charges.
They have been scalable for a while, but they just recently buffed the hell out of the spikes on top of them. You can't "power through the spikes" anymore, unless you're willing to lose a lot of time and healing supplies.
It is researchable, it's a tier 3 item so it costs 750 scrap to research.
You simply have to place high external wall around it... It's not that complicated, it takes around 20 to complete a circle around it. For the gates, you can use gates OR hand-made airlocks. If you use the latest, you should place a damaging barricade on top of it so people ...