The Antz are here!
The first real living animal of Minetest. They will be a community, they will born, grow and die in a life cycle.
- 3 types of ants:
-- Queen: It's the one that founds ant colonies. It doesn't get along with other queens, they will start fighting each other to death. It drops some parts of its body. She is the only "inmortal" ant. Dark yelllow color and slighty bigger than workers.
-- Worker: The poor ant that doesn't stop working. Sometimes they come out of the anthill. Dark red color.
-- Warrior: Defends the anthill. You will differentiate them by their powerful mandibles. When you approach the entrance of an anthill they will appear and they will attack you. Tip: Destroy the entrance to the anthill or cover it up to avoid being attacked. Dark blue color and slighty bigger than workers.
Subway structures created by a queen ant. They contain eggs and packages of grains. Normally, ants will establish their colonies near the coast, near water, and move away from mountains and frozen soils. They like all kinds of arable land, and even the desert. Anthills will tend to maintain a stable ant population.
- Grain packages
They contain seeds. They may also contain some food, mineral lumps and even diamonds (very rare, of course). A reason to loot anthills!
- Ants' eggs
New ants come out of them, mostly workers, some warriors and very rarely queens.
- Ant Helmet
A helmet made of queen ant heads (3d_armor required). A reason to loot anthills!
- Create your own anthill
-- Get a queen ant.
-- Create your anthill with ant-bed blocks (get or craft them).
-- Use glass walls to see your ants interact.
-- Queens lay their eggs on the ant-bed.
-- If a new queen is born, the ascent to the throne will begin. Only one can survive!
-- Important: In its natural habitat, the queen ant will produce more eggs at the beginning of the foundation of the colony, in order to stabilize the total population. To achieve this, you will have to feed the queen wheat seeds at first, so she will produce more eggs. Keep in mind that if you do this always, the ant colony will grow without limits. Don't worry, at the moment that you stop feeding the queen ant, the colony will stabilize again in a natural way.
Set the cycle of life of the ants with two new settings: "lay_antegg_timing", "ant_population". With only this two settings the colony will stabilize.