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Disambig This article is about Sap, not to be confused with Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth) Cactus Sap (Scorched Earth), Blue Crystalized Sap (Extinction) Blue Crystalized Sap (Extinction), or Red Crystalized Sap (Extinction) Red Crystalized Sap (Extinction)

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A thick blob of unrefined sap.
Stack size
30 / 20
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat gfi Sap 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Resources/PrimalItemResource_Sap.PrimalItemResource_Sap'" 1 0 0
Used to craft
Exchange yields
5 pieces
Hexagon Icon 150
Purchase yields
20 pieces
Purchased in
15 × Slips (Mobile) Slips (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

Sap is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved. It is obtained by using a Tree Sap Tap Tree Sap Tap on a Redwood Tree. It is used in some crafting recipes.


Sap is used to craft the following items:


The Redwood trees are not accessible even though they are in the Sunken Forrest. The only place you will be able to find sap on Extinction will be in the Desert Bio from the Joshua trees, which can be found near the Desert Titan Cave. Harvesting can be done with a Stone Pick Pick, Stone Hatchet Hatchet, or Chainsaw Chainsaw (Scorched Earth). There is one other method which is unique to Extinction, it is the Gacha Gacha, if you are able to obtain a Gacha that can produce Sap then you are in business.

Scorched Earth[]

In Scorched Earth, Sap can be rarely gathered by harvesting the Joshua trees (the "furry" ones) with any tier of Pickaxe and hatchet or a chainsaw to get a larger amount per tree. Joshua trees can be found in the Badlands and High Desert.


In Aberration, redwood trees cannot support tree platforms like normal redwoods but they do still support Tree Sap Taps.


In Valguero, in addition to using Tree Sap Tap Tree Sap Taps, Sap can be gathered by harvesting tree stumps. You can farm it on small islands too by hitting some old broken trees with a pick, a hatchet or a chainsaw.


By using Tree Sap Tap Tree Sap Tap, sap can be gathered by tapping the large Redwood trees, near the Red obelisk.

Crystal Isles[]

In Crystal Isles, sap can be gathered from the small evergreen trees, across the entire north of the map. Typical wood gather tools can be used or a wyvern can bite the tree and gain sap, without all the wood.

Fishing Comparison[]

Tree Sap can be used as a bait when Fishing Rod Fishing. It attracts only Coelacanth.

Bait Catchable Fish Max Fish Size
Sap Sap Coelacanth Coelacanth 0.94
Leech Blood Leech Blood Coelacanth Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha Piranha 1.88
Giant Bee Honey Giant Bee Honey Coelacanth Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha Piranha 2.4
Unicorn Residue (Mobile) Unicorn Residue (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Leedsichthys Leedsichthys N/A
Ancient Amber (Mobile) Ancient Amber (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) Coelacanth Coelacanth, Sabertooth Salmon Sabertooth Salmon, Piranha Piranha

Video Example[]


  • If needed in a steady supply, use multiple Tree Sap Taps (on different trees) as they gather sap incredibly slowly. For more information see the page on the Tree Sap Tap Tree Sap Tap.
  • Archaeopteryx, when it is set on wander, it will slowly gather Tree Sap from certain trees (Redwood and Joshua Tree). It collects around 1-2 sap every 5–10 minutes (values differ from the amount of trees it visits). You should build a cage around the tree so you don’t lose them or put a Transponder Node on the Archaeopteryx so you can find it if it wanders away.
  • Although the description says “unrefined sap”, sap cannot be refined in a forge as of now.
  • There is a bug where a Tree Sap Tap may not collect sap until the tap inventory has been opened at least once.
  • On Valguero, you can gather a considerable amount of sap from the tree stumps located on the small island on the lake.