Minecraft glow squid – how to make glowing signs with ink sacs

Where to find glow ink sacs and how to use them

Want to know where the glow squids are in Minecraft? One of the new Minecraft mobs in the Minecraft 1.17 update is the glow squid, a variant on the regular squid that, aside from its sparkly appearance, doesn’t really do much except look pretty. They bimble along without a care in the world, well, that is until you accidentally hit them like the monster you are.

Alas, you’re likely killing the glow squid for a good reason – these jazzy cephalopods drop glow ink sacs. Minecraft glow ink sacs only really have a couple of cosmetic uses; mostly illuminating text on signs. The effect does make the text stand out, particularly useful if some hooligan mob somehow dislodges your torches. In any case, nothing wrong with a sparkly sign.

So if you really want to get your hands on the glow ink sacs, we’ll tell you where to go to find the Minecraft glow squids, how you can use the glow ink sacs on your signs, and how to change them back to normal if you tire of their glowing effect.

Glow squid locations

You can find glow squid underwater in dark places. They don’t attack you, but will dim whenever they are attacked. Killing the glow squid nets you one to three glow ink sacs.

A Minecraft sign with glowing text that reads PCGamesN

Glow ink sac recipes

You can use the glow ink sac to make glow item frames by mixing one glow ink sac with an item frame in the crafting menu. Additionally, you can use glow ink sacs on signs to make any text brighter, or use the regular ink sacs on the signs with glowing text to revert the glowing text back to normal.

And, surprisingly, that’s everything to know about Minecraft glow squid. They’re nowhere near as fascinating as the axolotls or as charming as the goats, but at the very least they’re not going to be as terrifying as the Warden coming in the Minecraft 1.18 update.

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