Minecraft saw the first part of its Caves and Cliffs update release earlier this summer. One of its more interesting additions was the Glow Squid, a new mob type. Naturally, this new aquatic creature also drops a new item that can be used to jazz up your signs. If you want to find them for yourself, here’s where to start looking.
Where to Find Glow Squid in Minecraft
Glow Squid in Minecraft are found in water below sea level, usually in lush cave and swamp biomes. They move about like the regular variety, but you can tell them apart based on their appearance. Glow Squid have a bright green texture and give off green sparkles.
It’s a passive mob, so it won’t attack you, preferring instead to just swim around randomly. They spawn in groups of two to four where a block exists that has the base_stone_overworld tag, which can refer to either stone, andesite, diorite, deepslate, tuff, or granite and be located less than five blocks below the spawning point.
A Glow Squid will drop anywhere from one to three Glow Ink Sacs after being killed. The quantity is affected by the Looting enchantment, which will increase the maximum possible quantity drop by one per Looting level. Going by this example, killing an adult Glow Squid with a sword that has Looting III would result in one to six Glow Ink Sacs to drop.
You can craft a couple of interesting items with these new Glow Ink Sacs. The first is Glow Item Frames, which can be crafted at a Crafting Station by combining an Item Frame with a Glow Ink Sac. Glow Item Frames remain visible in the dark, even though they do not provide any illumination. Perhaps the more interesting thing you can do with it is increase the visibility of Sign Text in the dark. This requires using a Glow Ink Sac on a sign that has already been placed, rather than crafting. Just like with the Glow Item Frame, this results in the text remaining visible in the dark, but does not provide illumination.
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