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Antlion Eggs
  • Antlion Eggs item sprite
  • Antlion Eggs.gif Antlion Eggs 2.gif Antlion Eggs 3.gif Antlion Eggs 4.gif
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Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research5 required

Antlion Eggs are background objects that are found in naturally-generated clusters in the Underground Desert. They spawn an Antlion Larva when hit with nearly any tool, weapon, or projectile.





  • Due to their abundance in the Underground Desert, it is advisable to explore slowly and avoid swinging/shooting weapons unnecessarily. Large swarms of Antlion Larva are deadly to early-game players.
  • The eggs have a similar risk to that of Rolling Cactus, which is also triggered by most projectiles.
  • If a character is powerful enough to defend against the larva, it may be a good idea to destroy Antlion Eggs whenever encountered. This can remove the possibility that an egg will activate during combat with a different enemy, which could potentially overwhelm the player.
  • Desktop version Antlion Eggs can be placed in the Underground Corruption, Underground Crimson, or Underground Hallow biomes, and then the player can kill the spawned Antlion Larva for a chance to get Souls of Night or Souls of Light, as well as Biome Keys.


  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Now craftable.
    • Antlion Eggs are now less common in initial worldgen but slowly regrow over time.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, function UpdateWorld_UndergroundTile() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs