Antlion Eggs

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Antlion Eggs
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Auto-use
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Statistics
Type
Placeable
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell50
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.

Desktop version Antlion Eggs will slowly regrow over time, like Beehives in the Jungle, but like Beehives, only until there are a certain number in an area, to prevent over-saturation.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Antlion EggsAntlion Eggs (Desktop version)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work BenchDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
total: 1 row(s)

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • If you place the eggs in the Underground Corruption, Underground Crimson, or Underground Hallow biomes, you can kill the spawns for a chance to get Souls of Night or Souls of Light, as well as biome keys.

History[edit | edit source]

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