Human Feces

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Human Feces
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Everyone Poops. Can provide nitrogen to help crops grow in their plots. Would be more efficient Fertilizer if combined with Thatch in Compost Bin.

Excreted by
Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
1h 24m 10s
Stack size
Decomposes in
2h 46m 40s
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 55 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_HumanPoop.PrimalItemConsumable_HumanPoop'" 1 0 0

Human Feces are the excrements of humans in ARK: Survival Evolved. From time to time, they automatically drop from any survivor. Additionally, the player can press + or B + Left Stick to manually drop feces. The  Food-icon becomes grey/pale when the target is in a hidden status of "constipated" and it is ready to poop. While constipated, the player will consume food at a greater rate than normal. Upon pooping, the bar will return to its normal teal color. Sometimes you will need to poop repeatedly when replenishing stamina or health. If eaten, human feces drop the survivor's health by 30 points.


Human Feces can be used as fertilizer and add 1000 points to fertilization when they are put in the inventory of a Crop Plot.

They can be combined with Thatch in a Compost Bin to produce  Fertilizer, or used to tame Dung Beetles. A Dung Beetle can also convert it to Oil and Fertilizer.

Fertilizer Comparison

Fertilizer type Fertilizer units Fertilizes for Fertilizes full* plant for
 Human Feces 1,000 10m 3h 5m
 Small Animal Feces 3,500 35m 10h 48m
 Medium Animal Feces 7,500 1h 15m 23h 8m
 Large Animal Feces 15,000 2h 30m 1d 22h 15m
 Massive Animal Feces 35,000 5h 50m 4d 11h 55m
 Snow Owl Pellet 50,000 8h 20m 6d 10h 10m
 Fertilizer 54,000 9h 6d 22h 30m
 Bonemeal Fertilizer (Primitive Plus) 90,000 15h 11d 13h 30m

* When a plant has its maximum of fruits, it needs less fertilizer. As the fruits spoil after some time, leaving the plant in a non-full state for some time, these numbers are rather theoretical maximums.


  • Strangely enough, the Mesopithecus actually drops Human Feces. This is likely because the creature is so small and the Small Animal Feces would look too large in comparison to the size of the Mesopithecus, or perhaps because Humans are primates, which the Mesopithecus, being a monkey, also is.
  • Human Feces can no longer be force fed to unconscious players to kill them.
  • One way to kill yourself is to eat enough of your own Feces.
  • If one had the means to acquire a large quantity of Human Feces, this is the most weight efficient feces for creating  Fertilizer via  Dung Beetle.