Mariculture - Pearl Automation

Discussion in 'Community Showcase' started by xBCrafted, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. xBCrafted

    xBCrafted New Member

    Just a couple ways to automate your pearl harvesting.
    :D

     
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  2. Adonis0

    Adonis0 New Member

    are pearl oysters able to be picked up to your inventory like that in survival?
     
  3. xBCrafted

    xBCrafted New Member

    Indeed they are. You can find them on the ocean floor. :D
     
  4. Adonis0

    Adonis0 New Member

    Was just checking incase you couldn't pickaxe them or something to pick them up
     
  5. thephoenixlodge

    thephoenixlodge New Member

    You have to break the block below them for them to drop
     
  6. xBCrafted

    xBCrafted New Member

    I just beat em with a pick and got em, others on the server have done the same. (Monster 1.0.9)
     
  7. thephoenixlodge

    thephoenixlodge New Member

    Really? did that change recently? I swear when I last tried collecting one with a pick it was just destroyed...
     
  8. Yusunoha

    Yusunoha New Member

    awesome, I was already wondering if you could automate this.
    now makes me itching to try and do a build of this aswell :D
     
  9. joshie

    joshie New Member

    They are breakable with picks(always have been), but take a significant amount of time, as said one of the quickest/easiest ways to collect them is to break the block underneath. It's even easier with a bucket though, Just stand on top of them, look at any block except the oyster itself and right click the bucket, it'll remove the water quickly and also drop the oyster :p.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2014
  10. Yusunoha

    Yusunoha New Member

    I took the idea of the automation of oysters, and tried to do a build of my own, ofcourse trying to make a build that's compact, cheap and efficient.
    what I came up with is this

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    this build is done using the transfer nodes from Extra Utilities
    there's 1 chest with a normal transfer node extracting sand as an input

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    the sand is then carried through pipes to the oysters
    12 in total, 1 for each color with a colored pearl block beneath them

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    the second chest has a retrieval node, with an inverted item filter set to ignore sand

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    with a result of this

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  11. Harstdeath

    Harstdeath Guest

    Does anyone manage doing the same with no mods but mariculture ?
    So just chests, hoppers and oysters?
     

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