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Ant meat is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Ant meat is a type of meat scavenged from giant ant corpses. It can restore Hit Points and help stave off Starvation, but also imparts +3 radiation when consumed. Additionally, it temporarily lowers Strength by 1-3 points when playing on Hardcore mode. It is one of the few types of meat in the Mojave Wasteland that is not used in crafting other consumables.

Survival skill effects

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Point for 5s-30 Starvation , -1 Strength for 2m
20+1 Hit Point for 5s-35 Starvation , -1 Strength for 2m
30+1 Hit Point for 5s-40 Starvation , -1 Strength for 2m
40+1 Hit Point for 5s-45 Starvation , -1 Strength for 2m
50+2 Hit Point for 5s-50 Starvation , -2 Strength for 2m
60+2 Hit Point for 5s-55 Starvation , -2 Strength for 2m
70+2 Hit Point for 5s-60 Starvation , -2 Strength for 2m
80+2 Hit Point for 5s-65 Starvation , -2 Strength for 2m
90+2 Hit Point for 5s-70 Starvation , -2 Strength for 2m
100+3 Hit Point for 5s-75 Starvation , -3 Strength for 2m
Note: Radiation level is not affected by Survival skill level.


Anywhere that giant ants spawn including:


Its appearance and stats are identical to that of bloatfly meat.