Titanomyrma

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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Titanomyrma
Species
Titanomyrma parvagigan
Time Period
Paleogene
Diet
Temperament
Territorial
Logo Steam.png 187.0
July 18, 2015
Logo Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Ant_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Ant/Ant_Character_BP.Ant_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
2 XP
Feces Size
Habitat

 
 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon

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You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

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You can help by finding its map locations in-game and updating them
 
 Uncommon
 
 Rare
 
 Unknown

Disambig.png This article is about Titanomyrma.png Titanomyrma, not to be confused with Titanoboa.png Titanoboa or Titanosaur.png Titanosaur
Designed to ruin your sunday picnics!
~ Drake on Titanomyrma

The Titanomyrma (Ty-tan-o-mur-mah), a giant ant, is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved, added to the game on the 18th of July, 2015.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild
Titanomyrma is one of the smaller creatures on the island; A frightening thought, when you realize it is the size of a dog. A hive-minded herbivore, Titanomyrma usually goes about it's business unless provoked. When attacked or threatened, it releases a chemical which alerts all Titanomyrma in a large range to help fight the aggressor.
Domesticated
Because of its hive mentality, I've not seen any successfully tamed Titanomyrma on the island yet. Fortunately for lone survivors, separated Titanomyrma can be easily picked off for a small supply of Chitin among other valuable natural resources.
Known Information
I've seen two varieties of Titanomyrma: Drones and soldiers. Drones are smaller, faster and land-bound, and they harvest for the hive. Soldiers are larger, slower and have wings; They defend the hive. If Titanomyrma is akin to other hive-insects, there must be Queens too, but I've yet to encounter such a variant.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Titanomyrmas are very aggressive, and as the Dossier states, come in two varieties: Soldiers, with wings, and Drones that scuttle about the ground. Despite being much larger than you would expect of an ant, they're still quite small (about the size of a Dodo, but shorter), and their tendency to spawn in areas with grass makes them difficult to locate before they attack.

They generally spawn in groups of 5-7 with 2-3 Soldiers and the rest as Drones. Their biggest threat is their ability to attack by surprise, swarming an unsuspecting victim. But any survivor that sees them coming could fend off a large amount of them with a Spear.png Spear (provided it doesn't break) or a Pike.png Pike, as they have very little health, often going down in one hit, even when level 50-60.

The ants are also a great source of Chitin.png Chitin for survivors not well-equipped enough, or not brave enough, to go after Pulmonoscorpius.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Titanomyrma come in two variants: Soldiers and drones. The former bear a resemblance to wasps or hornets, complete with aggressive buzzing. The latter resemble more typical ants. They are quite large, even for their genus, but still vastly dwarfed by the rest of the ARK's wildlife.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Titanomyrma's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Titanomyrma. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Titanomyrma will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Titanomyrma's "head and thorax" magenta.

Titanomyrma PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Head and Thorax
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

Titanomyrma PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Base of Legs
Titanomyrma PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Legs
Titanomyrma PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Abdomen
Titanomyrma PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Head and Thorax Patterning


Drops[edit | edit source]

Cementing Paste is only obtainable with a Beelzebufo

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Drone[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 35 +7 +0%
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10 +0%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +0%
Food.png Food 450 +45 +0%
Weight.png Weight 150 +3 +0%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 72 +0.35 +0%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpor.png Torpor 50 +3 N/A4

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 67 194.3  ?  ?
Swimming 200 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Melee (Titanomyrma Drone) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Titanomyrma Drone (ground variant) bites the target.
0 100 0 100
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 7
Melee (Titanomyrma Soldier) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 100 0 100
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 11 4 -2 -22


Soldier (Flying)[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 50 +10 +0%
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10 +0%
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15 +0%
Food.png Food 900 +90 +0%
Weight.png Weight 50 +1 +0%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 112 +0.55 +0%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpor.png Torpor 75 +4.5 N/A4

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 175 455 N/A N/A
Swimming 200 N/A N/A N/A
Flying 185 481  ?  ?


Attack Values
Melee (Titanomyrma Drone) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Titanomyrma Drone (ground variant) bites the target.
0 100 0 100
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 7
Melee (Titanomyrma Soldier) Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation
0 100 0 100
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 11 4 -2 -22



Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Titanomyrma.

General[edit | edit source]

Titanomyrma almost always attack in swarms, and generally it will be the soldiers that you encounter first, as they fly faster than the drones can crawl. The sound of buzzing insect wings will clue you in to their approach.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Soldiers will fly around your head biting you while drones will head straight for your feet. Stabbing into the air with a spear/pike can dispatch the soldiers, while backpedalling while stabbing at the ground can dispatch the drones. Most players will be able to out-walk the drones unless encumbered, so the real danger with Titanomyrma is the quickness of the flying soldiers and their attacking numbers. Additionally, any Dino with an attack that has a large area of effect (such as a Trike.png Triceratops) can take out multiple Titanomyra at a time very easily. If all else fails, Titanomyrma will not follow a player in the water, so take a swim if you need to escape/fight back.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

The spear and pike are both effective due to their reasonable range. Be careful using a spear though, as it can potentially break while fending off a swarm. Ranged weaponry is questionable when dealing with soldiers, as they fly too fast for accurate aiming, but drones are easily dispatched while backpedaling with a bow.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

The biggest threat of Titanomyrma is their bite. A bite from Titanomyrma will poison the player and cause their stamina to slowly decrease, preventing an escape, or increasing the possibility of falling unconscious due to stamina loss. Additionally, due to their speed and tendency to attack in swarms, it is difficult for players to avoid a bite (especially new players).

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Titanomyrma have very little health. Even at high levels, it only takes a few spear hits to dispatch one. Titanomyrma also cannot swim, which makes the water a safe alternative to launch an attack. If you somehow manage to get a drone into the water, it will stay in place until it drowns.

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Titanomyrma, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • As of patch 188.0, Titanomyrma will not follow the player into the water.
  • The Dino Dossier was revealed on 06/29/2015 on Steam [1]
  • The dossier might give indication of a possible new boss creature, similar to how Broodmother Lysrix was first mentioned in the dossier of the Spider.
  • The dossier states that Titanomyrma is the size of a dog, but in reality, it was only two inches long.
  • The dossier states the it cannot be tamed due to its hive mentality, despite the Giant Bee being tamable and also having a hive mentality.
  • Titanomyrma parvagigan means "Large ant that is small among giants".
  • Contrary to the dossier, Titanomyrma of both castes will attack players without provocation.
  • Interestingly enough, the quick info box on the dossier states that it is a carnivore, but the main text states it is a herbivore.
  • Is one of two creatures currently able to be harvested by Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo for Cementing Paste.png Cementing Paste. The other being Dragonfly.png Meganeura

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Introducing the Titanomyrma!