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Wilson Portrait
These make a soothing glow.

Wilson

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

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Pretty sea-lights!

Wolfgang

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

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
BIOLUMINESCENT SEA GUNK

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Fascinating, beautiful marine biology.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Just like the Northern Lights.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Quite otherworldly, no?

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
What magic is this?

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Wooow! Pretty water lights!

Webber

Walani Portrait
Pretty glowy goop!

Walani

Warly Portrait
Magnifique...

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
They light up me life.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
A rather curious bug!

Warbucks

Wilba Portrait
SUCH STUFFS AS DREAMS MADE ON

Wilba

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.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundBioluminescenceInventory slot backgroundBioluminescenceInventory slot background Empty BottleAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundBottle Lantern
Inventory slot backgroundBioluminescenceInventory slot backgroundBioluminescenceInventory slot background Empty BottleInventory slot backgroundBamboo

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Science MachineInventory slot backgroundBuoy

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • 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 BugsEdit

  • Sometimes Bioluminescence does not disappear during the day.
  • Bioluminescence in the inventory will disappear during the first time travelling into the Volcano, and to a new vanilla or Reign of Giants world (during world generation).
  • Bioluminescence in the inventory will be lost when using Teleportato.
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Edible Items Batilisk WingButterButterfly WingsDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFrog LegsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyLight BulbMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorsel
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (BananaBlubberCoconutDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDragoon HeartEye of the Tiger SharkFish MorselRaw FishTropical FishShark Fin Shipwrecked icon) (Flytrap StalkNectarPoison Dartfrog Legs Hamlet icon) (Leafy MeatPhlegmRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Crafting Resources AshesAzure FeatherBeard HairBeefalo HornBeefalo WoolBlue GemBunny PuffCharcoalCrimson FeatherFlintGearsHound's ToothJet FeatherLiving LogMosquito SackNightmare FuelPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider GlandStingerTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Dorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDubloonsEmpty BottleHornMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakShark GillsSnakeskinTurbine BladesVenom Gland Shipwrecked icon) (ChitinHippopotamoose AntlerIron OrePeagawk PlumePlatapine QuillPig Skin?Thunder FeatherWeevole Carapace Hamlet icon) (Cut GrassDesert StoneFur TuftSaffron FeatherShroom SkinSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon)
Loot Blow DartFleshy BulbKrampus SackOrnate ChestSpider EggsShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatTam o' ShanterTentacle Spike
(Webber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (Booty BagChest of the DepthsEyeshotHarpoonIron KeySnake OilTarnished CrownYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Bandit Stash MapHalberdRoyal CrownSnake BoneSwashy HatTorch Hamlet icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeDeer AntlerFossil FragmentsLavae EggRoseShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleSketchStag Antler Don't Starve Together icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (Gold NuggetKingfisherOrange PikoPigeonPiko Hamlet icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon)