Tutorials/Glow lichen farming

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Glow Lichen farming is the process of producing and obtaining large quantities of glow lichen.

Preparation and reasoning[edit]

Find at least 1 Glow Lichen in a cave. It can be found in all the types of caves and is naturally generated on stone, andesite, diorite, granite, calcite, tuff, deepslate and dripstone blocks underground and harvested with shears.

Mechanics[edit]

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Glow lichen can be bonemealed manually or via a Dispenser. It can only be harvested via Shears and if broken with other tools, even with Silk Touch will have the lichen drop nothing. Efficiency does not affect breaking speed.

Videos[edit]

This video below by RaysWorks explains glow lichen mechanics from 0:30 to 1:43. From 1:43 to 2:12 are dispenser bonemealing and harvesting mechanics. From 2:12 to 7:58 show glow lichen farms.

Tutorials[edit]

Because it can be bonemealed by a dispenser, and it will always go to an open block off one of the four sides, it can easily be autofarmed by rapid fire bonmealing it from a dispenser, and blocking off all available places to grow, except one, and monitoring that block with an observer connected to a dispenser with shears. The drops can then be collected by a minecart hopper below the block that the harvested plant is on.