40d Talk:Cave spider

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Vermin?[edit]

Is cave spider a vermin or what? Haven't seen any, although the webs are reappearing every so often.--Dorten 00:22, 17 January 2008 (EST)

Yes. I believe the small ones are regular vermin. The Giant ones on the other hand... Jikor 04:38, 17 January 2008 (EST)
The seem to be especially invisible vermin. If you want to see one you just need to look longer. They also seem to like covering their caves with miasma from rotting olms... --Someone-else 08:08, 22 April 2008 (EDT)

Spider bites[edit]

My cats keep being bit by cave spiders and walking around stunned. What does this mean for me? Are my dwarf's pets going to die and drive them to the brink of insanity? --Wafl 13:24, 14 April 2008 (EDT)

A cave spider bite causes the victim to randomly get inflicted with the status condition "stun" for the rest of the victim's life. This is not fatal, and in the case of a pet, not really important. --Bouchart 13:36, 14 April 2008 (EDT)
I had one of my Dwarves bitten by one. He randomly gets stunned, for the past year... It's annoying, but they continue doing what they were last. Aaron5367 16:19, 27 September 2008 (EDT)
The [EXTRACT_PERMANENT] token would seem to suggest that the "intermittent stun" effect is permanent. --Quietust 20:30, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

- Does this in any way have an affect on the dwarve's mood? --Loganis 22:03, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Not just cats[edit]

Had several different tame animals bitten, no sign of stun so far. - Sheltem


Cold weather[edit]

Are they present in cold climates? can anyone confirm? -- Vaevictus 23:44, 11 August 2008 (EDT)

From what I can tell, they are present underground, anywhere there is a chasm of some sort. They teleport like other vermin. Aaron5367 16:22, 27 September 2008 (EDT)

Silk Farming[edit]

I would love to see some of the ideas from various posts in the forums to consistently and successfully farm silk from a captured cave spider (of any kind.) Schm0 21:33, 1 January 2009 (EST)

Webs and Vermin[edit]

I noticed that vermin that walk into the webs end up becoming remains immediately. This isn't listed anywhere and I don't really know where to put this information. --Mokkom 00:43, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Caves vs Chasms[edit]

Do "caves" have their own biome tag? I had the impression (Ignorant of this detail of the game, sorry) they overlapped by default, caves just being rarer, but anything in a chasm could show in a cave - no?--Albedo 17:26, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Climbing Spiders?[edit]

I noticed this in my most recent fotress though I thought it to be a bit odd. I dug a staircase vertically down into a underground pool, besides the hole in the ceiling, there was no other way out, the strange thing is (besides the fact that there were even spiders in the pool considering there was no flat ground to stand on) cave spider silk is now covering a good portion of the lower part of my map. I find it odd because I am in a freezing rocky wasteland biome and there were no spiders until after I dug the hole. --radical 05:19, 1 November 2009 (EST)

Cave spiders are vermin, so they spawn in the vicinity of their native environment once you discover it. --LaVacaMorada 04:06, 2 November 2009 (UTC)