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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.

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Animal Embryo

When DNA or a Plant Fossil is put inside and sufficient fuel 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 two versions of this: the Animal Embryo and the Plant Embryo.


To create the culture vat, you will need four blocks of glass, three iron ingots, a cactus green dye, and a bucket of water, placed in the configuration below. Don't worry; you will get the bucket back.

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Iron Ingot

Cactus Green

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 fuel (see below) in the bottom spot. Milk is the best option as it only takes one bucket to fuel the entire process, but meats, rotten flesh, eggs, and Bio-Fossils also work.

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Velociraptor DNA


Velociraptor Egg

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Fossilized Ancient Fern Spores


Ancient Fern Spores

After a few minutes, 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.

Be wary of failures (see below)!



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 aforementioned mobs you get a failure plant.



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


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


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


Grid Dense Sand Dense SandObsidianSpikes (1) Obsidian SpikesPalm planks Palaeoraphe Plank (Grid Palaeoraphe Door Door) (Palaeoraphe Trapdoor Trapdoor) (Fence) (Stair) (Slab) ■ Grid Reinforced Glass 1 Reinforced GlassSkull front on Skull Lantern


Bennitales BennettitalesPlant cephalotaxus CephalotaxusPlant crataegus 1 CrataegusPlant dillhoffia DillhoffiaPlant ependra Ephedra
Plant mutant 1 Failure PlantPlant florissantia FlorissantiaFooziani FooziaHorseytaileys HorsetailPlant licopodiophyta Lycopodiophyta
Plant osmunda OsmundaPalm log Palaeoraphe Log (Palm leaves Leaf) ■ Sarracenianianian SarraceniaTempskysacrifice Tempskya
Plant vaccinium VacciniumPlant welwitschia WelwitschiaPlant zamites Zamites