Mantis Egg (Scorched Earth)

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Mantis Egg
Mantis Egg (Scorched Earth).png
Tremendously nourishing by itself, this egg provides superior nutritional value in many cooking recipes.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Type Egg
Food 45
Health 45
Stamina 45
Egg size Large
Spoils in 8d
Weight 9
Stack Size 100
Decomposes in 30m
Added in v246.0
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/Mantis/PrimalItemConsumable_Egg_Mantis.PrimalItemConsumable_Egg_Mantis'" 1 0 0
Used to craft 1 item

The Mantis Egg is one of the Eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is available in the Scorched Earth, Extinction, and Ragnarok DLCs.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Mantis Eggs are randomly dropped by Mantis. They can be eaten or used to make Superior Kibble for taming Allosaurus, Argentavis, Castoroides, Daeodon, Dire Bear, Direwolf, Dunkleosteus, Gasbags, Mammoth, Megalodon, Megalosaurus, Megatherium, Paraceratherium, Plesiosaur, Snow Owl, Tapejara, and Woolly Rhino.

The Mantis can't be bred.

Grabbing an egg in the presence of wild Mantis will cause them to become hostile and attack the survivor.

For some reason the Mantis drop the egg in extreme rare times even with 15 in a farm some players believe that this is a glitch from the dlc while other thinks the egg drops in specific areas.

Egg laying[edit | edit source]

Tamed and wild mantises appear to have a very low egg drop rate. The exact number has not been confirmed (as of 16 Nov 2016). The drop percentage also seems lower than most other creatures, but has not been confirmed.

Results from Official PVP servers[edit | edit source]

Mantis egg farms with 50 females and at least one nearby male (for mate boost to increase egg laying rate) produce at least 0-10 eggs per week, and at most 12-20. This has been confirmed with mantises on normal ground, in the desert, and inside structures, including while standing on ceilings. There has been some speculation in forums that the mantises must be in the desert to lay eggs but this is not true. The drop rate and the drop probability does not appear to be affected by the physical environment. With a 50-female egg farm it appears that the drop rate is very low (maybe between 2–4 hours), and that the drop probability is a little bit lower than average, with a batch of 50-females producing between 0-6 eggs per egg laying cycle. (author has not seen more than 6 in one round, and not more than 14 in one day). The best strategy seems to tame as many mantises as possible, especially when taming multipliers increase such as during Evolution 2X events. Normally a level 5-10 mantis needs 5 death worm horns to passive tame. During 2X weekend this becomes only 3 horns. Deathworms drop only 1 horn, and alpha deathworms drop 20 horns. In order to kibble-tame Rock Elementals, the player will need to farm many death worms to create a large scale mantis farm.

Note: while it seems not to matter if the mantises are in the desert, one tip that does seem to make a big difference is having them located in a region that is described on the HUD (press H while exploring) as an Unknown region, such as the one slightly northwest of the green oasis. In such a location the egg-laying seems to happen several times as often however there is little proof and is solely based on trial and error.