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For an overview of ant meat in the Fallout series of games, see ant meat.

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.

Survival skill effectsEdit

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.