There are a lot of cool things that you can do in the survival game of ARK. Some of these are a bit tedious and require a lot of care but they are worth it. Learning to incubate and hatch eggs is one of the more cumbersome tasks. However, it is easier than tracking, tranquilizing, and feeding the creatures before they are tamed. In this guide, we will show you how to breed, incubate and hatch eggs in ARK.
How to Get, Incubate & Hatch Eggs in ARK
Hatching eggs is also the process of incubating eggs in the game.
Which Eggs Can I Hatch in ARK?
You can only hatch eggs that have come from creatures that are non-mammalian and have bred. This means that even though you may find eggs in the wild, they are unhatchable. These wild eggs are unhatchable because they are unfertilized. This makes them best for cooking in the game. You can only hatch eggs of dinosaurs that have bred.
How to Breed in ARK?
To breed non-mammalian animals, you will need to make sure that you have two creatures that are of the same species but also of the opposite sex. After that, you will need to fulfill these conditions:
Enable the following on the creatures that you want to tame:
- Mating (Make sure that both have not mated recently)
Next, you will have to make sure that they are not spayed or neutered
- Now, at the expected time of mating, the creature cannot be following anything (including you)
- Their inventory shouldn’t be full
- You must not mount the creature
Once all of these have been fulfilled, you will be able to mate the two creatures. If you are successful, red hearts will appear on top of their heads as they begin mating.
Once completed, the female will drop an egg that you will be able to pick up. You can now take the egg for incubation. This is how you can breed in ARK.
How to Incubate/Hatch Eggs
Each egg has a different condition to hatch. You will need to be aware of these conditions if you want to hatch your eggs properly. All of the non-mammalian types have a different incubation time and temperature that they must be in to hatch properly. Once completed, the egg will hatch on its own.
Given below is the temperature for every species in the game.
|Species||Min. Temp (F)||Max. Temp (F)|
Best Ways to Incubate in ARK
While you can incubate the egg in many ways, there are some that are better than others. Here are a few ways to incubate and maintain your egg at a stable temperature.
- Campfires And Torches
- Air Conditioners
- Egg Incubator
Among these, the safest and easiest way to incubate is through the egg incubator. Keep checking to make sure that your egg is incubated at the right temperature.
How to Check the Temperature of the Egg?
You can check the temperature of the egg by going to your inventory. On the right hand of your panel, you will see the current temperature of the room in either Celcius or Fahrenheit.
This was your guide on how to hatch eggs in ARK. If you liked this article then check out this one on how to tame Dung Beetles in ARK.