|“||Allows you to begin your career as an amateur, unlicensed Slime Scientist.||”|
— the Slimepedia
The Lab is an expansion to the Ranch that houses a barn containing Hobson's old, Slime Science workshop. Once unlocked, the Lab will allow you to fabricate dozens of useful gadgets using Slime Science!
Unlocking The Lab is necessary for utilizing Slime Science, due to the workshop being the only area in the game capable of producing gadgets.
The Lab itself is a large open area which contains five plots; four laid out near each other, and one tucked away to the left side of the barn. The four plots in the middle may be suitable for ranching slimes for the purpose of depositing their plorts into the refinery. However because they are so close together, it may be too dangerous to keep Tangle Slimes or Dervish Slimes together, or run the risk of a Tarr outbreak. The plot to the left of the barn may be suitable for dedicating to a specialized building, such as a Silo or an Incinerator.
Due to its close proximity to the refinery, extractors may also be placed here for Slime Science Resources. Contrary to its appearance, The Lab will not produce Deep Brine as it is not in The Dry Reef.
- 1.4.2 - Added auto-save checkpoints after: a Slime Gate is opened, a Ranch Expansion is purchased, and a 7Zee Rewards Club level is purchased.
- 1.3.2 - Fixed colliders in the lab and docks that were causing drones to do gymnastics while navigating and interacting in those areas.
- 1.2.0 (Undocumented) - With Five Day Rush being rebranded to Rush Mode, The Lab can no longer be used to create gadgets.
- 0.4.0 - Implemented along with Slime Science.