How to hatch (incubate) eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved

It's like having your very own children.

The process of incubating and hatching fertilized eggs is one of the most important and time-consuming things you could do in ARK: Survival Evolved. Every egg is different depending on the species of the parents, and when the baby hatches, it will require a lot of care and attention. In order to ensure that the egg hatches at all, you'll need to make sure that the temperature is perfect, or else the baby inside will die. You can use things like fire and air conditions to level out the temperature to create the perfect hatching environment for your egg. If you happen to use other resources like an egg incubator, you can also use that while making sure that the temperature is properly maintained.

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How to incubate eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved

In order to properly incubate a fertilized egg in ARK: Survival Evolved, you'll need to place the egg directly on the ground wherever you plan on leaving it. Before doing this, however, you'll need to verify that the temperature is absolutely optimal. If you need to pause the incubation for any reason, you can also pick up the egg.

You also have the option to preserve the egg for a longer period of time by refrigerating it. The eggs themselves will also not lose any health as long as they are not on the ground, so make sure that you are storing them properly if you're looking to incubate and hatch them later.

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