Ancient Ferns alongside modern grass

Ancient Ferns are prehistoric plants that can only be placed under leaves. They are a very reliable primary food source for herbivorous Mobs. Unlike the other plants, Ancient Ferns have a growth stage, from seedling to adult.

When hit, there is a small chance that you will receive back a Fern Seed. Be careful with water around the plant, as it will cause it to disappear.

Like most other things in the mod, they do not spawn naturally in the world.

Be very careful where you place it, as if it is placed in a forest it could potentially spread to other trees and cause immense lag.

Appearance

Ancient Ferns are plants that can grow to be slightly taller than one block. They are completely dark green. Like the other plants, they are a 2D texture. Whilst it's main use is for feeding dinosaurs, it can also be used to create a prehistoric landscape.

Obtaining

Ferns can be obtained by putting a Plant Fossil in an Analyzer. There is a rare chance that the Analyzer will give back Fossilized Fern Spores, which you then must put in a Culture Vat. Unless the Culture Vat fails and spawns a Failure Plant, it will then turn the Fossilized Seeds into normal Fern Spores which can be planted. They can also be obtained from mining permafrost.

Use

All dinosaurian herbivores of the mod will eat ferns, making them extremely useful as automated food resources. However, Ferns can only grow under leaves and will spread very quickly. If provided with the right habitat and needs, such as if it is grown in a forest covered with leaves, such as jungles, it can quickly and efficiently overrun the whole biome and potentially cause lag, so be careful where you put it. You can plant a fern seedling by right clicking Fern Seeds on a grass, dirt, coarse dirt, mycelium, or podzol block under a leaf block.

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Science

Analyzer.gif AnalyzerArchbench.gif Archeology WorkbenchBubble blower side.png Bubble BlowerCultivate side.png Culture Vat
Feeder.gif FeederSifter side.png SifterTime machine side.png Time Machine

Paleontology

Amber ore.png Amber Ore (Amber.png Amber) ■ Fern 2s4.png Ancient FernsSlimetrailllll.png Failuresaurus TrailFossilsssss.png Fossil
(BioFossil.png Bio-Fossil) (Skull front off.png Skull) ■ Iced stoneeee.png Iced StonePermafrostttt.png Permafrost (Iced Meat.png Frozen Meat) ■ Tarrrrrrrr.png Tar (Tar fossil.png Tar Fossil) ■
Volcanic ashhhhhhhh.png Volcanic AshVolcanic rockkkkk.png Volcanic Rock (Volcanic brickkkk.png Brick) (Stair) (Slab)

Archeology

Amphora.gif AmphoraFigurines.gif Ancient FigurinesAncient glass 1.png Ancient GlassAncient stone.png Ancient Stone (Ancient stone brick.png Brick) (Stair) (Slab) ■
AncientChestSquare.png Ancient Treasure ChestAncient wood.png Ancient Wood (Ancient wood pillar.png Pillar) (Stair) (Slab) (Ancient wood plate.png Plate) ■
Anuuuuuuuu.png Anu StatueAnubiteeeeeee.png Anubite StatueDrum side.png DrumKylix.gif KylixSarcophagus.png Mysterious SarcophagusVolute.gif Volute

Crafted

Calamites planks.png Calamites Plank (Calamites door.png Door) (Calamites trapdoor.png Trapdoor) (Fence) (Stair) (Slab) ■ Grid Dense Sand.png Dense Sand
ObsidianSpikes (1).png Obsidian SpikesPalm planks.png Palaeoraphe Plank (Grid Palaeoraphe Door.png Door) (Palaeoraphe Trapdoor.png Trapdoor) (Fence) (Stair) (Slab) ■
Grid Reinforced Glass 1.png Reinforced GlassSkull front on.png Skull Lantern

Plants

Plant archaeosigillaria.png ArchaeosigillariaBennitales.gif BennettitalesCalamites log.png Calamites Log (Calamites leaves.png Leaf) ■ Plant cephalotaxus.png Cephalotaxus
Plant crataegus 1.png CrataegusPlant dillhoffia.png Dillhoffia18p DuisbergiaPlant ependra.png EphedraPlant mutant 1.png Failure Plant
Plant florissantia.png FlorissantiaFooziani.gif FooziaHorseytaileys.gif HorsetailPlant osmunda.png OsmundaPalm log.png Palaeoraphe Log (Palm leaves.png Leaf) ■
Sarracenianianian.gif SarraceniaTempskysacrifice.gif TempskyaPlant vaccinium.png VacciniumPlant welwitschia.png WelwitschiaPlant zamites.png Zamites

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