|Eat it to gain tremendous nourishment, or use it in recipes, or...|
Dinosaur Eggs are dropped by dinosaurs and can be found anywhere a creature decides to drop one. Currently, they can be used as a food source (players can consume them for large amounts of nourishment), for creating Kibble (a useful item for fast and effective Taming), and for hatching (to raise baby dinos; fertilized eggs only).
The ability to hatch fertilized eggs was added in v219.0 through breeding. To mate creatures, you must have a tamed male and female of the same species. They have to be near each and both have to be set on wander, not overloaded and not following. A mating bar will appear, and once finished, the female will lay a fertilized egg. Not all creatures are able to be bred yet. It is also notable that the creatures have to stay close and the wandering mechanic might drive them apart.
Eggs all have different colors and sizes while out of the players inventory, and each have a different weight, too. While they are great for kibble production and human consumption, they offer no nutrition to tamed dinos, (except for the Oviraptor and Titanoboa).
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Some dinosaurs will seek you out if you have an egg of their species in your inventory. Any species of herbivore will become aggressive if players pickup an egg from the ground nearby them (except for Dodos) but simply carrying an egg won't. The Oviraptor has the ability to take eggs without creatures noticing.
- Raptors, being an aggressive carnivore already, will most assuredly hunt you down.
- Brontosaurus will also become aggressive if you take an egg near one. But also look out for T-Rex, as they are attracted by Bronto Eggs as well.
Egg Farming[edit | edit source]
Farming eggs efficiently can be very useful to obtain more eggs in a shorter amount of time. Both wild creatures and tamed creatures can be used to build creature farms for eggs.
Frequency and Probability[edit | edit source]
|“||Dodos don't lay eggs like other dinos, every time dodos poop they have a chance to lay an egg.||„|
Only female dinosaurs can lay eggs. Every creature which is capable of laying an egg has exactly the same laying rate (except for Dodos). Currently female dinos will drop eggs continuously, no matter if the player is around or not. (Technically spoken, the creature cannot be in stasis, i.e. the creature has to be loaded which in practice means a player has to be in its vicinity. On the other hand, the game starts the egg laying calculation routine when the creature comes out of stasis, i.e. a player enters the area.)
A mate boosted female has a much higher chance of laying eggs than a non-mate boosted female (2x multiplier). One male can mate boost multiple females of the same species around him, and vice versa.
- A mate-boosted female creature will have a chance to lay an egg every 17 minutes.
- An Oviraptor set to wandering provides a buff that reduces the egg laying timer from 17 minutes to 11 minutes 20 seconds.
- Dodos have different egg laying mechanic: They have a chance of 13% to lay an egg instead of a feces when defecating, which happens randomly after 100 to 300 seconds.
- There is a limit on how many eggs can be present within a certain range: for most creatures this limit is 6. An exception is Titanoboa which has a limit of 8.
Eggs can also be obtained from wild creatures. Oviraptors can be used to steal eggs from wild or enemy dinos without them noticing. Whistling "attack my target" on an egg will cause the Oviraptor to pick it up and bring it back to you.
Obtaining Wild Eggs[edit | edit source]
|“||They're pretty rare to find in the wild, it's best to just collect them from your own tames. :)||„|
Mate-Boosted females in the wild that are capable of laying eggs in the wild may drop them, where the egg sits on the ground nearby. These eggs are not fertilized, and cannot be used to hatch a creature. They can, however, be used for kibble and thus are extremely valuable.
If a player approaches and takes the egg into his/her inventory, the animals the egg belongs to(ex: all trikes if trike egg, all raptors if raptor egg) nearby will anger and attack. An Oviraptor can be used to rob the eggs for the player, but then the creature is exposed to the danger of marauding parents. Make sure you can handle the power of the parents if you plan on stealing their eggs!
Egg Types[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Changelog[edit | edit source]
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