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A red capped mushroom. Theoretically, it's poisonous.

Wagstaff, when examining a Red Mushroom

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Wendy, when examining a Green Mushroom

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Ah, a blue truffle!

Warly, when examining a Blue Mushroom

Mushrooms are naturally generated objects.

There are three types of Mushrooms; Red, Green, and Blue, which can be harvested to receive a Red Cap, Green Cap, and Blue Cap. They can be used as Vegetable Food or filler in Crock Pot recipes, or given to a Pig to produce Manure. Each mushroom has different effects on Health, Hunger, and Sanity, therefore, a player needs to know the advantages and disadvantages of their effects and think hard before consuming them. However, when combined effectively, mushrooms are a very synergistic food.

Mushroom Effects Health Hunger Sanity
Red Cap.png Raw Red Cap -20 12.5 0
Cooked Red Cap.png Cooked Red Cap 1 0 -10
Green Cap.png Raw Green Cap 0 12.5 -50
Cooked Green Cap.png Cooked Green Cap -1 0 15
Blue Cap.png Raw Blue Cap 20 12.5 -15
Cooked Blue Cap.png Cooked Blue Cap -3 0 10

Red Mushrooms are typically found in Grasslands or Forests and can only be picked during the day. Red Mushrooms have the worst effects of all the mushrooms, both raw and cooked. Green Mushrooms are typically found in Forests and Marshes, and can only be picked at Dusk. Blue Mushrooms are typically found in Grasslands and Marshes and can only be picked at Night.

Each mushroom will re-grow after 5 to 10.5 minutes of Rain. They can also be dug up at any time using a Shovel to obtain two Caps, but the mushroom spawn will be destroyed. Mushrooms do not grow during Winter.

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In all DLCs, Mushrooms will turn into Mushtrees during a Full Moon. After chopping down these Mushtrees, their stumps will turn into a harvested Mushroom spawn point.

In Reign of Giants, all three types of mushrooms can be found within the Deciduous Forest.

In Shipwrecked, all three types of mushrooms can be found within the Jungle. Also, Green Mushrooms can be found within the Tidal Marsh.

In Hamlet, all three types of mushrooms can be found within the Gas Rainforest.

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  • Raw Blue Mushrooms are good for regenerating health and hunger, and cooked green caps make up for the lost sanity. So, raw Blue Mushrooms and cooked Green Mushrooms are a full diet for characters that can eat vegetarian meals.
  • Red Mushrooms are good for giving to Pigs, luring Gobblers, and using as Crock Pot filler.

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  • Mushrooms were added in A Little Rain Must Fall update.
  • Rings of Mushrooms can be found in some worlds as Set Pieces. These resemble Fairy Rings, which are naturally occurring rings of mushrooms that are thought to have supernatural origins in various mythologies.
  • Although they are considered vegetables in Don't Starve, mushrooms are body parts of fungi, and are technically not plants. However, they act more like vegetables than anything else during digestion.

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  • If a mushroom is picked as it sinks into the ground, the player will receive a mushroom but the hole the mushroom left would look like the mushroom is still there and sleeping. The player will still view the mushroom as if it were picked already.
  • Sometimes, Mushtrees will not transform back into normal mushrooms when the day starts.

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