In addition to taming wild creatures in Ark: Survival Evolved, you’ll also be able to hatch creatures from eggs. This can be a long process that requires a lot of care, but we are here to help you become an expert egg-hatcher.

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To help you learn more about hatching eggs, we are going to go over everything you need to know about the process. In this guide, you will see the egg hatching process described as incubation. First, let’s look at how to get an egg so you can begin incubation.

How To Get An Egg

Before you attempt to get an egg, it’s important to know where eggs come from. Not every creature will drop an egg – you can only get them from non-mammalian creatures. Additionally, you can only hatch fertilized eggs. Oftentimes, wild creatures will drop an egg on the ground, but these will not be fertilized.

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To get a fertilized egg, you will need to breed two creatures. Breeding requires two creatures of the same species that are the opposite sex. Below, you can check out the requirements for breeding.

  • The two creatures need to be near each other
  • Enabled Wandering
    • If you are worried about the creatures wandering too far, you can build a pen to contain them
  • Enabled Mating
  • The creature cannot currently be following anything (including you)
  • Their inventory shouldn’t be too full
  • The creature cannot be mounted
  • The creature cannot be spayed or neutered
  • There is a mating ‘cooldown’, so the creatures should not have mated recently

Once all these conditions are met, your creatures will be able to mate. This will cause red hearts to appear above both creatures’ heads and they will begin the process. The mating process takes some time, but it will immediately end if the pair is separated. Once the mating process is complete, the female will drop an egg that you can pick up.

How To Incubate An Egg

To incubate an egg, you will need to keep it in an area with a steady temperature. Maintaining a steady temperature can be done in several ways, which you can take a look at below.

Campfires And Torches

This is a very simple way to maintain temperature, but it can also be quite difficult. A campfire gives off a fair amount of heat, however, there are external factors that can change the overall temperature. If you choose to use a campfire and torches, be sure to monitor the egg closely.

Air Conditioners

This can be used to decrease the temperature in the room for eggs that require lower temperatures to incubate.

An air conditioner will become available for 21 engram points once you become level 61. You will need the following materials to craft this item.

  • 80 Metal Ingot
  • 15 Electronics
  • 5 Polymer
  • 15 Crystal
  • Egg Incubator

Egg Incubator

The egg incubator is available with the Genesis: Part 2 DLC. With an egg incubator, you can place up to 10 eggs inside and choose your desired temperature. This will become available for 55 engram points once you become level 89. Below, you can check out the materials needed to craft the egg incubator.

  • 500 Metal ingot
  • 350 Polymer
  • 200 Crustal
  • 100 Cementing Paste (or Achatina Paste)
  • 250 Electronics

Egg Hatching Conditions

As mentioned above, the time and temperature at which you incubate an egg will vary. We are going to take a look at the egg of every non-mammalian species, as well as information on how to incubate it below.

Egg Species Time To Incubate Min. Temperature (Fahrenheit) Max. Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Allosaurus 1 hr 39 min 79 90
Anglerfish 4 hr 59 min -103 167
Ankylosaurus 2 hr 37 min 61 68
Araneo 1 hr 25 min 39 54
Archaeopteryx 2 hr 37min 61 68
Argentavis 2 hr 56 min 54 56
Arthropluera 2 hr 29 min 64 72
Baryonyx 1 hr 59 min 84 95
Beelzebufo 4 hr 59 min 32 122
Bloodstalker 2 hr 56 min 81 86
Carbonemys 1 hr 14 min 86 93
Carnotaurus 1 hr 39 min 79 90
Compy 49 min 75 90
Crystal Wyvern 4 hr 59 min 167 185
Deinonychus 4 hr 59 min 176 194
Dilophosaur 1 hr 8 min 82 90
Dimetrodon 2 hr 29 min 86 93
Dimorphodon 1 hr 21 min 95 100
Diplocaulus 4 hr 59 min 32 122
Diplodocus 4 hr 59 min 79 84
Dodo 49 min 72 86
Electrophorus 4 hr 59 min 32 122
Featherlight 1 hr 39 min 84 90
Gallimimus 1 hr 25 min 75 82
Giganotosaurus 2 days, 1 hr 59 min 109 111
Glowtail 2 hr 29 min 86 93
Hesperornis 1 hr 30 min 72 86
Ichthyornis 1 hr 39 min 84 90
Iguanodon 1 hr 25 min 75 82
Kairuku 1 hr 30 min 72 86
Kaprosuchus 1 hr 59 min 84 95
Kentrosuarus 2 hr 46 min 75 86
Lymantria 1 hr 30 min 95 100
Lystrosaurus 49 min 75 82
Maewing 1 hr 25 min 72 79
Magmasaur 4 hr 59 min 194 230
Mantis 2 hr 46 min 95 100
Megachelon 4 hr 59 min -103 167
Megalosaurus 1 hr 39 min 79 90
Microraptor 1 hr 25 min 75 82
Morellatops 2 hr 29 min 72 82
Moschops 2 hr 37 min 61 68
Oviraptor 1 hr 8 min 79 86
Pachy 1 hr 25 min 75 82
Pachyrhinosaurus 2 hr 29 min 72 82
Parasaur 1 hr 25 min 75 82
Pegomastax 1 hr 8 min 82 90
Pelagornis 1 hr 39 min 84 90
Pteranodon 1 hr 39 min 84 90
Pulmonoscorpius 1 hr 59 min 54 61
Quetzal 16 hr 39 min 41 43
Raptor 1 hr 59 min 68 82
T-Rex 4 hr 59 min 90 93
Rock Drake 6 hr 14 min -130 -112
Sarco 2 hr 29 min 86 93
Snow Owl 2 hr 56 min 54 56
Spino 2 hr 50 min 86 90
Stegosaurus 2 hr 46 min 72 82
Tapejara 1 hr 39 min 84 90
Terror Bird 1 hr 59 min 68 82
Therizinosaur 1 hr 39 min 79 90
Thorny Dragon 2 hr 29 min 72 82
Triceratops 2 hr 29 min 72 82
Troodon 1 hr 8 min 82 90
Tropeognathus 1 hr 39 min 84 90
Tusoteuthis 4 hr 59 min 32 122
Velonasaur 1 hr 8 min 82 90
Voidwyrm 4 hr 59 min 176 194
Vulture 1 hr 21 min 95 100
Wyvern 4 hr 59 min 176 194
Yutryannus 4 hr 59 min 90 93

Tips For Hatching Eggs

As you can see, incubation temperatures can range from near frozen to boiling hot. Additionally, many egg types have a very narrow temperature window that should be taken into consideration. For example, a Yutryannus egg has a three-degree range for an acceptable incubation temperature. This means that using a campfire to incubate this egg may not be the best idea; if it becomes cold outside, the egg temperature could drop and the egg won’t hatch.

You can check the current air temperature from your inventory, where your character stats are displayed. On the righthand side of this panel, you will see the current temperature, displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit (the temperature measurement can be changed from the settings menu).

Temperature can change between regions of the map, but for the most part, a temperature will remain at an average for the region. For example, the south end of the base game island will generally be hotter than any other area. Keep this in mind if you choose to incubate your eggs outdoors.

Overall, you should prioritize having either an incubator or air conditioner for eggs that require extreme and precise temperatures. If you don’t have access to these items, you can create an enclosed area with torches to place the egg inside. This will only incubate eggs that require higher temperatures.


That’s all there is to know about hatching eggs. Don’t forget to go exploring and tame new creatures so you can breed and get more eggs!

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