Find out everything you need to know about the Glowtail in our ARK: Survival Evolved guide. But also how to catch it, tame it, feed it, and breed offspring too.
Although the Glowtail came with the Aberration DLC for ARK: Survival Evolved, you can find it on these maps: Aberration, Valguero, Crystal Isles, Lost Island, Genesis: Part 2, and Fjordur
This is the Glowtail in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: The Glowtail is a small lizard with a glowing tail tip and two glowing stripes underneath. He also has wings that allow him to glide through the air.
Wild: Glowtails are friendly creatures that are walking across the ground or hanging from rocks and walls on the above-written maps.
Domesticated: Once you tamed a Glowtail, you can carry it around, sitting on your shoulder. As a shoulder creature, the Glowtail is more than just a living flashlight, it is also able to detect and indicate enemy players or creatures (very useful in PVP). In addition to that, the Glowtail has the ability to show you the dinosaurs or creatures at a particularly high level. It also offers protection against the Nameless but attracts Seeker and Reaper.
All Glowtail Locations in ARK
The Glowtail is discoverable in these spots:
Taming the Glowtail in ARK: Survival Evolved
The Glowtail is passively tamed by feeding the taming food we listed below.
For feeding the Glowtail you have to place one of the listed food options in your inventory slot on the far right and approach the little lizard. When you are close enough, an order “Feed ____ to tame” will appear, which you execute.
You may have to repeat the process a few times until the Glowtail is tamed.
Food for Glowtails in ARK
Once you tamed your Glowtail, it is important to know what kind of food it likes to eat. Glowtails are carnivores, which makes the choice of food easier.
These are the best options of fodder to tame your Glowtail:
- Plant Species Z Seed (Aberration)
- Ascerbic Mushroom (Aberration)
- Amarberry Seed
- Citronal Seed
- Raw Mutton
After taming, you can serve the normal meat menu to the Glowtail, just like any other carnivore:
- Raw Mutton:
- You get when gutting Ovis.
- By cooking, it becomes the cooked lamb chop
- Raw Prime Meat:
- you gain when gutting larger creatures
- by cooking, it becomes cooked Prime meat
- Raw Prime Fish Meat:
- are obtained from Alpha Mosasaurus, Dunkleosteus, Electrophorus, Leedsichtys, Megalodon, and Sabertooth Salmon
- by cooking, it becomes cooked prime fish meat
- Raw meat:
- you get when gutting a carnivore
- cooking it becomes cooked meat
- Raw fish meat:
- you get when gutting fish
- by boiling, it becomes cooked fish meat
How to breed Glowtails in ARK
This is how you prepare the breeding: If you have a male and female specimen, you build an enclosure that is large enough at best. Put both dinos in the pen and set them to “wander” via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also switch directly to “Pair”, but then there must always be a player nearby, otherwise the pairing will stop due to the rendering.
The breeding interval of a Glowtail is 18 to 48 hours.
How to Hatch Eggs: When you get a fertilized Glowtail Egg from a successful mating, the hatching begins. For this, the ambient temperature of the egg should be between 30 °C and 34 °C and within the Egg-Incubator at 32 °C. According to standard settings, the little Glowtail baby hatches after about 2.5 hours. After that, it needs about 5 hours of your attention, during which you have to keep putting food in its inventory.
Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed itself from troughs. The total maturation time takes about 2 days and 1 hour.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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