What is the most efficient way to farm squid?



  • Are there any effective AFK squid farming techniques? I'm running out of squid ink trading with villagers.

    From what I can tell in reading the forums, is that one needs to either:

    eliminate all water in a region, and build an aquarium and harvest squid that way.

    Or go to the bottom of the ocean, and drop holes in the ocean, and collect the squid there (because squid swim down, but not up, and thus always end at the bottom of the ocean.)

    I'm looking for a minimal amount of effort (I get about 2 hours of minecraft time a week! 😞 ) approach to getting a reasonable farm for acquiring ink sacs.

    I very much prefer AFK farms (due to the small at keyboard time I have). I have yet to find a decent AFK farm for squid.



  • The key to making squid spawn is elevation. From the Minecraft Wiki:

    Squids spawn in water between layers 46 and sea level (64), in groups of up to 4. After the world generation, they may still spawn in individuals and will only spawn in rivers, beach variants and ocean biomes.

    So your aquarium must be below sea level and in one of the mentioned biomes. It can be made entirely of falling water, so a convenient design is to make a chamber of falling water that stops above a sign platform, leave an airspace to suffocate the squid, then have a sheet of flowing water under that pushes the dying squid and ink to a hopper (or your AFK self).



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