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Albumen Pearl
Albumen Pearl
Valuable green gem stone found in shells
Category Tradeable
Type Trade commodity
Total Value 10,640 Units.png
Updated Prisms

Albumen Pearl is a tradeable.


Albumen Pearls are found in Humming Sacs

Albumen Pearl is a tradeable and one of the trade commodities.

It is a valuable gemstone most frequently found enclosed inside of Humming Sacs, which are shells that resemble plants. It currently has no use other than trading.

Game description[]

Gemstone formed over the course of centuries within the egg of a super-incubatory species.

Extremely rare.


  • Albumen Pearls are most reliably sourced in cave systems beneath a planet's surface, inside red shells called Humming Sacs. Taking these will not alarm the Sentinels.
  • On certain planets, they can be found everywhere on the surface inside large pea pod-shaped plants similar to Albumen Pearl Orbs but labelled as Sentient Plants by the Analysis Visor. While these planets usually have a high environmental hazard, this is not always the case. Taking Albumen Pearls from these plants will alarm the Sentinels.

With assistance from a Farmer, Albumen Pearls can also be grown as a product of the Albumen Pearl Orb plant, with a harvest time of 2 hours.

Additional information[]

  • If it stored in the inventory, scanning pirates will target the player during spaceflight. Many players have reported getting involved in large scale space battles when having large quantities of Albumen Pearls.


  • A possible reference to the xenomorphs of the "Alien" franchise, as hinted at by their in-game description.

Release history[]

  • Release - product part of the initial game
  • Foundation - plants now register on the scanner
  • NEXT - harvesting pearls underground no longer results in Sentinel wanted level
  • Prisms - value changed, was 9,025.0