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Ant
Ant.png
Ant Spawn Egg
Health points

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Behavior

Passive

Spawn

Solid surfaced blocks with a minimum of two block spaces above them

Drops

None

Experience

1–3

Sounds

Hurt & Death

Internal ID

?

Namespaced ID

ant

Ants are very small passive mobs that can pick up food items.

SpawninNatural generation[]

Ants spawn in groups of 4 on top of opaque blocks with at least 2 blocks of space above them, at a light level of 9 or higher.

Ants are about 0.1 blocks tall and 0.2 blocks wide.

Drops[]

Ants do not drop anything when killed, unless they were carrying a food item at the time, which will also be dropped. They drop 1–3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior[]

Ants are passive mobs, and will wander around aimlessly, avoiding cliffs and water. Ants show very similar characteristics to several mobs, including other insects, such as being able to climb up solid blocks, but their height is less than that of a slab. Because of this, they take suffocation damage from standing on soul sand or end portal frames.

Ants will pick up any floating food item, such as cookies, wheat, or apples. Ants will also pick up mod-exclusive food items, such as raw turkey or turtle soup. They are able to carry an entire stack of items. When carrying a food item, they tend to walk slower than usual. The player can retrieve the item(s) as if it was on the ground by walking over the ant or killing it.

History[]

Version

v12.0.5[]

- Fixed ant dupe.

v8.0.0 DEVa[]

- Improved ant food picking behavior.

v5.2.0 DEV[]

- Added ants.

Trivia[]

  • Ants are the smallest mobs, and also the smallest out of all insects.
  • Ants are the only insects that show complex behavior towards an object. They are also one of many mobs (goats, manticores and big cats) whose AI enables them to use floating item entities.

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