It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.
An ant is a block introduced in Java Edition 20w14∞ that moves around when placed on top of black or white concrete.
An ant cannot be obtained as an item even by using the
/give command. An ant can be placed using commands such as
/setblock, and naturally generates in the "ant" dimension. It cannot be destroyed by tools or explosions.
One ant block naturally generates in the "ant" dimension, where it begins moving immediately.
An ant simulates Langton's ant. If placed on top of black or white concrete, it will move in a deterministic pattern, turning the concrete underneath it into its other variation. The ant block is the Turing machine mentioned in the update's changelog.
If two ant blocks collide, they will merge into one. It cannot be pushed by pistons, and is blast resistant, and can break bedrock.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||0.8||0.8||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||0.8||0.8||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|None[sound 1]||Entity-Dependent||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Footsteps||Entity-Dependent||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|20w14∞||Added an ant.|
|3D Shareware v1.34||