Bug Repellant

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Bug Repellant
Bug Repellant.png
This gnarly paste makes you nearly invisible to bugs. Just don't attack them, and they'll ignore you! Effect lasts 10 minutes.
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in 5h
Weight 0.1
Stack Size 100
Added in v217.0
Spawn Command
cheat GFI BugRepellant 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_BugRepellant.PrimalItemConsumable_BugRepellant'" 1 0 0
Required level Level 16
Engram Points 12 EP
Crafting XP 4 XP
Crafting Time 8s
Crafted in Mortar and Pestle
Chemistry Bench
Equus Saddle
Required Stations Mortar And Pestle.png Mortar and Pestle
Crafting Yields 6 Pieces
Resources breakdown [Expand]
Total Base Ingredients
Ingredients (Chemistry Bench)
Resources breakdown [Expand]
16 × Citronal.png Citronal
16 × Rockarrot.png Rockarrot
Total Base Ingredients

Bug Repellant is a consumable in ARK: Survival Evolved. Upon use, it reduces the aggressiveness of certain insects and other creatures towards the user.

The specific results of the effect are:

  • Titanomyrma, Meganeura, and Leeches will ignore the user unless attacked first.
  • Araneo, Arthropluera, Onyc, Manta, and Mantis will act the same way as the Gigantopithecus, passive, but aggressive when touched, which allows the user to tame these creatures non-violently.
  • Pachyrhinosaurus actually eats it instead of kibble as its favorite taming food, where it fills up 25 food-units per Bug Repellant.
  • Be warned, Pulmonoscorpius won't change their curious behavior and sense your presence. However, they may not attack you even if touched the first few times. Should one approach you, stay still and shield yourself. If they attack, a sword will take them easily.

The effect lasts for 10 minutes. During the duration of the effect, a translucent pale green haze will be emitted from the user and their tames.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Bug repellant can be extremely useful for survivors and their tames that venture into caves, as it greatly reduces the threat of being attacked by a variety of dangerous cave creatures. It's also necessary for the taming process of those very same creatures. Additionally, it can make oceanic and coastal ventures somewhat less dangerous as it will help you avoid attack from Manta swarms.

Spoil times[edit | edit source]

Unlike most other items crafted in the Mortar and Pestle and Chemistry Bench, bug repellant can spoil, so preservation may be required.

ContainerSpoiling Time
Player Inventory 5h
Tamed Dino 20h
Preserving Bin 2d 2h
Smokehouse Primitive Plus Icon.png 3d 3h
Refrigerator 20d 20h

For more information, see Spoilage.