I'm pretty new to this game and maybe I'm missing something obvious, but is there any way to pick up a glowstick after I throw it (usually accidentally...)?

  • I believe it is possible to make them retreiveable by digging out the block they've been lodged into.
    – Zibbobz
    Feb 25, 2014 at 18:53

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As per the wiki:

The Glowstick is a light source that can be held or thrown, and works underwater, but can not be placed in a wall or floor like the Torch can (though the Sticky Glowstick will stick to surfaces they are thrown against). Glowsticks will emit light for a lengthy period of time after being thrown, and have a 1:3 chance to be recoverable after several minutes. The Glowstick can be bought from the Merchant, at night, for 20 Copper Coins. Glowsticks are also dropped by all Jellyfish, and can be found commonly in Pots and Chests.

So yes you can pick it back up, only if the Terraria gods feel you should. This info should be relevant as of 1.0.6

  • Oops, thanks Raven. I had mis-typed.
    – Robb
    Aug 13, 2011 at 1:21
  • 1
    My experience matches this. After tossing glowsticks around while exploring a cave, I came back and was pleasantly surprised that I could pick them up again, but it seemed like there were fewer than I'd thrown. 1.0.6 Aug 27, 2011 at 0:03

I wait by doing something else like mining, and I can collect it in around 4-5 minutes.

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