Instructions for collecting and hatching eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved

In addition to taming wild animals in ARK: Survival Evolved, players can also hatch eggs to hatch many creatures. This can be a long process that requires a lot of investment, but this article will help anyone become an egg incubation expert.

In this guide, players will be provided with all the information about the process of collecting and hatching eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved to enrich their animal collection.

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How to collect eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved

Before trying to get an egg, it's important to know where the egg comes from. Not all organisms lay eggs, they only come from non-mammal organisms. A list of non-mammal creatures in the game will be mentioned later in the article. Additionally, only fertilized eggs can be incubated.

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Obtain eggs from tamed creatures

To get a fertilized egg, the player will need to breed 2 creatures. Breeding requires two organisms of the same species of different sexes with the following requirements:

  • The two creatures need to be close to each other.
  • Enable feature: Wandering and Mating: Make sure the creature in question has not mated recently as this will require a waiting period.
  • Creatures cannot currently follow anything (including players).
  • The storage space should not be too full.
  • Creatures cannot be mounted.
  • Creatures cannot be destroyed or disabled.

When all these conditions are met, the organisms can mate. This will make red hearts appear above both of their heads and they will begin the process. When the process is complete, the female will release an egg for the player to pick up. The process will immediately end if the pair is separated.

Can eggs be obtained from wild creatures?

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Note that wild creatures also release an egg on the ground but it will not be able to be incubated because this egg is not fertilized.

How to hatch eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved

To incubate eggs, gamers need to keep it in an area with a stable temperature. Maintaining a stable temperature can be done in a number of ways:

Campfire and torches

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This is a very simple way to maintain temperature, but it is also quite difficult. Campfires radiate a fair amount of heat, however, there are external factors that can change the overall temperature. When dealing with “difficult” eggs, players should use a campfire to incubate them. If you use this method for incubation, be sure to monitor the egg closely.

Air conditioner

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With eggs hatching at low temperatures, people can use air conditioners to reduce the temperature in the room. An air conditioner will be available for 21 engram points when the player becomes level 61. Additionally, it will require the following ingredients to craft this item:

  • 80 Metal Ingot
  • 15 Electronics
  • 5 Polymers
  • 15 Crystals

Hatcher

Incubators are available in the Genesis: Part 2 DLC. With the egg incubator, players can place up to 10 eggs inside and choose the desired temperature. This device will be available for 55 engram points when the gamer reaches level 89. Below are the materials needed to craft the incubator.

  • 500 Metal ingot
  • 350 Polymers
  • 200 Crustals
  • 100 Cementing Paste (or Achatina Paste)
  • 250 Electronics

This is the best way to incubate eggs, but if you don't have the Genesis: Part 2 DLC, you can still incubate them using the air conditioning method.

Incubation conditions

Each egg will require a different time and temperature when incubating. The table below will provide complete information about incubation time and ideal temperature for all types of eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved.

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Egg type Incubation time Lowest incubation temperature Highest incubation temperature
Allosaurus 1 hour 39 minutes 79 90
Anglerfish 4 hours 59 minutes -103 167
Ankylosaurus 2 hours 37 minutes sixty one 68
Araneo 1 hour 25 minutes 39 54
Archeopteryx 2 hours 37 minutes sixty one 68
Argentavis 2 hours 56 minutes 54 56
Arthropluera 2 hours 29 minutes sixty four 72
Baryonyx 1 hour 59 minutes 84 95
Beelzebufo 4 hours 59 minutes 32 122
Bloodstalker 2 hours 56 minutes 81 eighty six
Carbonemys 1 hour 14 minutes eighty six 93
Carnotaurus 1 hour 39 minutes 79 90
Compy 49 minutes 75 90
Crystal Wyvern 4 hours 59 minutes 167 185
Deinonychus 4 hours 59 minutes 176 194
Dilophosaur 1 hour 8 minutes 82 90
Dimetrodon 2 hours 29 minutes eighty six 93
Dimorphodon 1 hour 21 minutes 95 100
Diplocaulus 4 hours 59 minutes 32 122
Diplodocus 4 hours 59 minutes 79 84
Dodo 49 minutes 72 eighty six
Electrophorus 4 hours 59 minutes 32 122
Featherlight 1 hour 39 minutes 84 90
Gallimimus 1 hour 25 minutes 75 82
Giganotosaurus 2 hours 56 minutes 109 111
Glowtail 2 hours 29 minutes eighty six 93
Hesperornis 1 hour 30 minutes 72 eighty six
Ichthyornis 1 hour 39 minutes 84 90
Iguanodon 1 hour 25 minutes 75 82
Kairuku 1 hour 30 minutes 72 eighty six
Kaprosuchus 1 hour 59 minutes 84 95
Kentrosuarus 2 hours 46 minutes 75 eighty six
Lymantria 1 hour 30 minutes 95 100
Lystrosaurus 49 minutes 75 82
Maewing 1 hour 25 minutes 72 79
Magmasaur 4 hours 59 minutes 194 230
Mantis 2 hours 46 minutes 95 100
Megachelon 4 hours 59 minutes -103 167
Megalosaurus 2 hours 39 minutes 79 90
Microraptor 1 hour 25 minutes 75 82
Morellatops 2 hours 29 minutes 72 82
Moschops 2 hours 37 minutes sixty one 68
Oviraptor 1 hour 8 minutes 79 eighty six
Pachy 1 hour 25 minutes 75 82
Pachyrhinosaurus 2 hours 29 minutes 72 82
Parasaur 1 hour 25 minutes 75 82
Pegomastax 1 hour 8 minutes 82 90
Pelagornis 1 hour 39 minutes 84 90
Pteranodon 1 hour 39 minutes 84 90
Pulmonoscorpius 1 hour 59 minutes 54 sixty one
Quetzal 16 hours 39 minutes 41 43
Raptor 1 hour 59 minutes 68 82
T-Rex 4 hours 59 minutes 90 93
Rock Drake 6 hours 14 minutes -130 -112
Sarco 2 hours 29 minutes eighty six 93
Snow Owl 2 hours 56 minutes 54 56
Spino 2 hours 50 minutes eighty six 90
Stegosaurus 2 hours 46 minutes 72 82
Tapejara 1 hour 39 minutes 84 90
Terror Bird 1 hour 59 minutes 68 82
Therizinosaur 1 hour 39 minutes 79 90
Thorny Dragon 2 hours 29 minutes 72 82
Triceratops 2 hours 29 minutes 72 82
Troodon 1 hour 8 minutes 82 90
Tropeognathus 1 hour 39 minutes 84 90
Tusoteuthis 4 hours 59 minutes 32 122
Velonasaur 1 hour 8 minutes 82 90
Voidwyrm 4 hours 59 minutes 176 194
Vulture 1 hour 21 minutes 95 100
Wyvern 4 hours 59 minutes 176 194
Yutryannus 4 hours 59 minutes 90 93

Things to keep in mind when incubating eggs

Pay close attention to the temperature ranges

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Incubating eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved requires temperatures ranging from near-freezing to super hot. Additionally, many egg types have very narrow temperature gradients that need to be considered.

For example, a Yutryannus egg allows a difference of 3 degrees. This means that using a campfire to incubate this egg is not the best idea; If it becomes cold outside, the egg temperature may drop and the eggs will not hatch.

Check current temperature

Players can check the current air temperature from their inventory, which displays character statistics. On the right side of this panel, people will see the current temperature, displayed in Celsius or Fahrenheit (the temperature measurement unit can be changed from the settings menu).

Temperature variation on an island

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Temperatures may vary between areas on the map, but for the most part, temperatures will remain average. For example, the southern end of the island will be hotter than any other area. Keep this in mind if you choose to incubate your eggs outdoors.

Prioritize the use of air conditioning

In general, gamers should prioritize equipping an incubator or air conditioner for eggs that require precise temperatures. If they do not have access to these items, the player can create an enclosed area with torches to place the egg inside. This will only incubate eggs that require higher temperatures.

Update at 9:18 - 18/01/2024
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