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When I play Starcraft 2 as the zerg I always lose track of my larvae while fighting battles or exploring. I was wondering if anyone knew exactly how many seconds it takes for a larva to spawn.

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can only find spawn times for the first starcraft might just have to time it. – Paralytic Mar 29 '12 at 20:43
In the original StarCraft, it seemed like larva spawn rate was increased when you upgraded your hatchery as well. – RHINO_Mk.II Mar 29 '12 at 22:09

By default it is 15 seconds on hatchery,lair and hive(it stays same).

Depending on gameplay speed:

  • slower = 24.9s
  • slow = 18.8s
  • normal = 15.0s
  • fast = 12.5s
  • faster = 10.9s

Note: The queen's "spawn larva" has a 40s cooldown and spawns additional 4 larvae,but the building wont start producing more larvae until the number of them falls under 3 for that building.

Max number of larvae available for one building is 19.

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* This is in-game time, most people play at "Faster" which accelerates this. Activate your in-game clock to see "game time". – Resorath Mar 29 '12 at 20:57
@resorath yay faster – Paralytic Mar 29 '12 at 21:00
edited by calculating game time speeds.Not sure why it is not same as yours if you played on "faster". – Arremer Mar 29 '12 at 22:35
Another factoid is that each Hatchery has a maximum number of larvae it will support. I believe this is 12. Once the max is hit, no more will spawn. If you morph some of those 12, I am not sure if another larva spawns immediately, after 15 seconds, or on some other clock. – Steven Mar 30 '12 at 0:32
its 19 but still not sure when they start producing more larvae when you have more than 3. – Arremer Mar 30 '12 at 1:03

I timed it myself from a beginning game I stared a stopwatch at the same moment i qued morphing a drone and stopped the watch as soon as i saw a Larva pop up. The time i got was 13 seconds i did it a few times and was off by roughly .1 to .2 seconds each time because of my reaction time of course.

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When people ask questions about game timings, it's always referring to the in-game timer, not "real" time. Nobody uses a stopwatch during an actual game :) – tenfour Mar 29 '12 at 23:26

If you're talking about Spawn Larva Queen ability:

So: 40 s * 0.725 = 29 s

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