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Tree Sap Tap
Tree Sap Tap
Attach this to a large tree to tap its sap over time.
Item slots
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Pipes/PrimalItemStructure_TreeTap.PrimalItemStructure_TreeTap'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
18 EP
Crafting XP
6 XP
Required stations
Purchased in
500 × Slips (Mobile) Slips (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

The Tree Sap Tap can be used to obtain Sap Sap.


The tap has to be attached to a mature redwood tree (i.e. the ones with the deep bark) in the Redwood Forests. It must be installed below the canopy, and fairly high up (at least 11 units above ground).

To reach the tap for harvesting, a survivor must either stand on a dismounted Quetz, a dismounted Brontosaurus, a Tree Platform, a Griffin, a Wyvern, a ladder, mounted on some walls, or with the grappling hook. On Mobile, thatch and wooden foundations cannot support enough stacked walls to reach a tree sap tap placed high up. Tree sap taps can be placed on the bottom of the tree, but will not produce sap.

Sap Gathering[]

Each tap will automatically collect up to a maximum of 30 Sap Sap over a long period (ex.4 hours). Multiple taps may be attached to a single tree.

The tap will collect 1 Sap Sap approximately every 10 minutes 20 seconds.

You need to access the tap’s inventory after it's been initially placed or the sap gathering will not begin.

Attaching Amargasaurus Spike (Lost Island) Amargasaurus Spike (Lost Island) to the tap will increase its productivity, both from speed and how much it can produce.


  • If taps must be hidden, choosing a tree whose trunk is obscured by younger saplings is required; this may be desired as the metal taps double as an unobtrusive land-claim mechanism.
  • Taps may be unlocked as a public service.
  • If there are multiple taps on a single tree, each tap will collect sap at a rate which is 1 / [# of Taps on tree] times the normal rate. For example if there are 2 Taps on the tree, the collection rate for each tap will be 1/2 the normal rate. This means that the overall sap collection rate for the tree is the same regardless of how many taps are attached, however multiple taps will increase available storage for sap on that tree (x20 per tap).

Painting and Color Regions[]

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The Tree Sap Tap is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring Dye, Paintbrush Paintbrush, or Spray Painter Spray Painter pages.