Bioluminescence

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Bioluminescence
Bioluminescence
Stationary
Special Ability
Emits light
Bioluminescence.png (Bug Net.png, Trawl Net.png)
Spawns from
The Ocean
"bioluminescence"

Bioluminescence
Bioluminescence.png
Perish time
Never spoils
Perk
Can be released to emit light
Bioluminescence.png (Bug Net.png)
Stacks up to
20
"bioluminescence"

Wilson Portrait.png
These make a soothing glow.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
It's a cold light. Not like a flame at all.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Pretty sea-lights!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
Life takes such curious forms! Yet death claims them all.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
BIOLUMINESCENT SEA GUNK

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Fascinating, beautiful marine biology.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
Just like the Northern Lights.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
Quite otherworldly, no?

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
What magic is this?

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Wooow! Pretty water lights!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
Pretty glowy goop!

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Magnifique...

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
They light up me life.

Woodlegs

Bioluminescence is a passive immobile Mob introduced in the Shipwrecked DLC. It is found in Deep Oceans in groups of 12. It can be considered the aquatic version of Fireflies, and emits light during the night. It will not appear until dusk arrives, and will stay until dawn. It does however still persist during a Full Moon. Once found, it can be caught with Trawl Net or Net while it is visible. Unlike Fireflies, it won't disappear when player character approaches, so they can be used as a permanent protection against Charlie.

Bioluminescence can be used to craft Bottle Lanterns, Buoys, and can be used to refuel Bottle Lanterns, Miner Hats as well as Boat Lanterns (restores 38.5% of its capacity). It does not change location so once the map is generated, its location can be marked on the map by placing any items that have a map icon, such as Backpack, Log Raft, Raft or placing a Buoy nearby.

Bioluminescence is currently non-renewable. It has a spawner in the files, but the spawner removes itself after world generation. When dropped on land, bioluminescence is destroyed, but it can be placed in the water safely.

TabTools.png Usage[edit | edit source]

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Inventory slot background.pngBioluminescence.pngInventory slot background.pngBioluminescence.pngInventory slot background.png Empty Bottle.pngInventory slot background.pngBamboo.png

×4

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Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bioluminescence typically refers to the production of light by living organisms. Given the appearance and habitat of the Bioluminescence in-game, it appears to be modelled after Dinoflagellates, which are bioluminescent Plankton that can cause water to glow in a phenomenon known as Red Tide.

Mosquito.png Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Sometimes Bioluminescence does not disappear during the day.
  • Bioluminescence in the inventory will be lost when using Teleportato.