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The Culture Vat (sometimes called the Cultivator) is an extremely important, slightly transparent, emerald green block that is part of the last step needed to create any extinct animal Eggs or Embryos. It is the only way to obtain any Prehistoric Mob, aside from living fossils.


The Culture Vat is a block that acts as a light source when it is placed down. It is slightly transparent in the middle. It is a dark green on the edges, and a light green on the inside. It has a tint of green where it is see-through. At the top is a gray hole, which is presumably how the DNA is placed inside. At the bottom it is gray and has a large red button.

Animal Embryo

When DNA or a Plant Fossil is put inside and Bio-Goo is used, eventually a white embryo will form inside the Culture Vat, which will move in place (you may have to right-click the Culture Vat to make it appear). There are currently Three versions of this: the Animal Embryo, the Plant Embryo and The Arthropod Embryo.


To create the culture vat, you will need four blocks of glass, three iron ingots, a slimeball, and a bucket of water, placed in the configuration below.



Iron Ingot


Water Bucket

Iron Ingot



Iron Ingot

Culture Vat


To use the Culture Vat, you must have any form of DNA or Plant Fossil from an Analyzer. Once you obtain this, you must put the DNA in the top left spot, and Bio-Goo in the bottom spot.


Velociraptor DNA


Velociraptor Egg


Fossilized Ancient Fern Spores


Ancient Fern Spores

After a few minutes, if the process does not fail, the DNA will turn into an Animal Egg, Embryo, or Prehistoric Plant which can then be either hatched, put into a mammal, or placed on grass or dirt, respectively.


Failuresaurus in Sunlight after Culture Vat Failure

There is a generally uncommon chance that at any given moment during cultivation of an animal, the cultivator may explode and spawn a Failuresaurus, or rarely a creeper or zombie pigman. However, the explosion doesn't cause any damage to surrounding blocks or players. Instead, the cultivator will be destroyed and leaves a water source block in its place, while spawning various items around it. When a plant embryo fails, instead of one of the previously mentioned mobs, you get a failure plant and the cultivator will be replaced with dirt instead of water.



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


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)


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


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


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