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Sleet Wheat produces Sleet Wheat Grain, a chilly grain that can be processed into food.
|Sleet Wheat Grain|
|18 Sleet Wheat Grain|
↔ 10,000 grams
|Water 20 kg/cycle|
|Dirt 5 kg/cycle|
|15 (Radius: 2 tiles)|
Can be planted in:
Sleet Wheat is a cold dwelling plant found in the Frozen Biome; it produces Sleet Wheat Grain. Sleet Wheat Grain is both a food item and the seed for planting more Sleet Wheat. Sleet Wheat is very slow to mature, at 18 cycles, and combined with the temperature requirements, the colony needs to have a well established infrastructure before it can be effectively farmed.
The plant is notable for its unusual seed mechanics: Sleet Wheat Grain is both the product and the seed.
Food[edit | edit source]
Frost Bun provides 1200 kcals and requires 3 Sleet Wheat Grains.
- (1200 kcals / 3 Sleet Wheat Grains) * (18 Sleet Wheat Grains / 18 cycles) / 1 plant = 400 kcals / cycle / plant
- A Duplicant requires ~1000 kcals per cycle. So you need 1000/400 = 2.5 plants per dupe.
Berry Sludge provides 4000 kcals and requires 5 Sleet Wheat Grains. It improves food quality to Good(+3) with additional requirement of Bristle Blossom to be planted. Since 1600kcal (1 berry) of Bristle Berry is required, it's net caloric gain is 2400kcal
- (2400 kcals / 5 Sleet Wheat Grains) * (18 Sleet Wheat Grains / 18 cycles) / 1 plant = 480 kcals / cycle / plant
- 1 Bristle Berry / 6 cycles * 6 plants and 18 Sleet Wheat Grains / 18 cycles * 5 plants allows for the production of 18 berry sludge per 18 cycles.
So you need 1000/480 = 1.25 plants per dupe. Since Bristle Berry is also necessary at a 6:5 ratio, you will also need 1.25*1.2 = 1.5 Bristle Berry plants per dupe.
- (4000 kcals / 10 Sleet Wheat Grains) * (18 Sleet Wheat Grains / 18 cycles) / 1 plant = 400 kcals / cycle / plant
- So you need 1000/400 = 2.5 plants per dupe.
- (6000 kcals / 3 Sleet Wheat Grains) * (18 Sleet Wheat Grains / 18 cycles) / 1 plant = 2000 kcals / cycle / plant
- So you need 1000/2000 = 0.5 plants per dupe.
Growth[edit | edit source]
Wild[edit | edit source]
A wild Sleet Wheat takes 72 cycles to grow.
Domestic[edit | edit source]
A domestic Sleet Wheat takes 18 cycles to grow.
Decor[edit | edit source]
A Sleet Wheat has a decor value of 15 with 2 tiles radius.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- For beginners, it is recommended to plant Sleet Wheat in Planter Boxes or Farm Tiles rather than Hydroponic Farms as the pumped water can turn into ice and damage pipes if below -0.6 °C or warm up the farm above growth threshold. Whilst hydroponic farms require less maintenance, players should first practice how to cool water to a specific temperature to prevent pipe breakages (e.g. thermal sensors deactivating Wheezewort built on doors).
- When Hydroponic Farms are used, the water already stored inside them does not matter, since in does not participate in heat transfer there, only idle water sitting in the pipes contributes to the temperature swings.
- Thus, the Water supply may well be at room temperature or even warm, as long as the piping is insulated sufficiently to prevent heat-exchange.
- Liquid Valves, when set slightly below Sleet Wheat's consumption rate, can be used to minimize the amount of water idly sitting in the pipes. Each 3 Sleet Wheat tiles require 100 grams of water per second. (Care should be taken with this setup to maintain the growth rate and evenly distribute water without stumbling over internal buffers.)
- If warm water is used for irrigation the air surrounding the Sleet Wheat needs to be constantly cooled. This can be achieved using Wheezewort.
- Overall, the Sleet Wheat Farm should be either well insulated using Insulated Tiles or placed in a Frozen Biome.