A recent settling of sand near the southern edge of the desert has revealed a hidden passageway into an underground cavern.
The Fungal Cavern is the site of an underground aquifer, a damp place full of mushrooms and poisonous plants. The walls are rich with Minerals and sparkling Gemstones that reflect and scatter what little light enters the cave.
Description and Requirements
Fungal Cavern Mice
Hunting Tips by Larry
Watch your step!
The earth has given way to a softly lit cavern that burrows deep beneath the surface, found to be rich in minerals, gemstones, and other precious materials. It would be a great place to mine, if it weren't inhabited by some unique breeds of mice that aren't too keen on letting their precious stones go!
Closest to the surface, the Fungal Fodder mice have grown reliant upon the spongy soft fungus and moulds that grow from the moisture trapped below, similar to those that occur naturally in standard baits. Using regular cheese, and your best Hydro trap, should be enough to get started in collecting some Cavern Fungus and Nightshade plants so you can create a more palatable substitute.
Using Glowing Gruyere, you should be able to attract the attention of the deeper mice and earn some Minerals for your troubles. Using these Minerals will allow you craft a more crunchy cheese.
Being so far from the surface, the mice hiding deeper in these caverns have evolved to be dependant on the Minerals and Gemstones for food, and are weaker against Forgotten traps instead of Hydro. Using normal conventional cheeses won't be enough to even garner a glance from some of the deeper mice. You are going to need to get creative and combine those newly acquired precious stones into some extravagantly expensive Gemstone and Diamond cheeses.
Be careful at this point. I can't even imagine a mouse that eats Gemstones and Diamonds for a regular meal...
History and Trivia
The Fungal Cavern was introduced on 12 May 2015.