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How to get Scutes in Minecraft

There's only one way to obtain this unique item in the game...
Minecraft sea turtle screenshot
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Minecraft is a game filled with dozens of unique and interesting animals that can be found in nearly every biome. Although, one of the most iconic mob types in the entire game is the sea turtle, which has baby turtles that drop Scutes. These Scutes can then be used to craft turtle shells, which are needed to craft the Turtle Master potion. Turtle shells also allow you to breathe longer underwater.

In this guide, we will explore everything you need to know about how to get Scutes in Minecraft.

How to get Scutes in Minecraft

Scutes are one of the few mob drops in Minecraft that cannot be acquired by killing creatures. In fact, the only way to get Scutes is when they are dropped by baby turtles as they turn into adults. This means that to obtain as many Scutes as possible, you’re going to need to place yourself in a location that has a lot of baby and adult sea turtles.

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The good news is that turtles are very common in Minecraft, particularly in the beach biomes. They can either be found making their way into the water or swimming in it. However, since it’s going to be much easier to breed turtles rather than find wild baby turtles, the most efficient way to get Scutes in Minecraft is by raising a baby turtle into adulthood.

To acquire these Scutes, you can either wait for the baby turtles to grow into adults, in which case the process can take up to 20 minutes in real-time (or an entire day in the Minecraft world). Or you can also speed up the process by feeding the baby turtles some seagrass.

Both short and tall seagrass can be found underwater throughout the game, and feeding it to the baby sea turtles can help quicken their growth process. Then, once they become adult turtles, they will drop one Scute which can then be collected and placed into your inventory.

That’s everything you need to know about how to get Scutes in Minecraft. If you’re interested in more Minecraft content, be sure to check out our guides section here at Gamer Journalist. Where you can find helpful information like how to make deepslate tiles in Minecraft or some Minecraft animal farm ideas and design inspiration.

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