If you've tried mating your dinosaurs in ARK Survival Evolved, you might be a bit confused as to what to do with the egg.
There's not much in regards to instructions when an egg is laid.
It's like handing someone a baby and telling them to figure it out!
Luckily we have reared our fair share of dinos, so we can get you up to speed.
How To Hatch Eggs
To clarify, you must have a fertilised egg to hatch it.
You'll find eggs randomly dotted around whilst exploring, if they don't state they are fertilised you won't be able to hatch them.
You'll need to mate two dinosaurs to obtain a hatchable egg.
Once you have one, you need to make sure it's incubated properly at the right temperature.
Many players will do this using fireplace in early gameplay, though this isn't very reliable.
You'll want to place your egg indoors and use a mixture of fireplaces, air conditioners and otters/dimetrodons (they can lower temperatures).
Hatch times will vary depending on the type of dinosaur and whether the temperature has stayed steady throughout incubation.
You can pause incubation by picking up an egg and placing it in a refrigerator.
Find a table with all the relevant information for each species incubation temp, hatch speed, maturation times and more here.
Once the baby has hatched be sure to add plenty of food to its inventory and make sure it's safe.
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