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In Terraria, the mud block seems a little useless, I read on the crappy Wikia page that Mud blocks can be used to grow mushrooms in some fashion.

From Mud on Wikia:

Mud is slightly darker than normal Dirt. It will sustain Underground Jungle grass as well as Mushroom Grass, but only at below-zero depths.

The largest single source of Mud in any given world is the Underground Jungle.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Should I plant mud blocks next to some green growth?

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Do you know you mentioned the 'Crappy Wikia' page and then linked to the 'Terraria Online' wiki instead? :) – James Jun 11 '11 at 6:22
@James: I'll change it, someone else changed the link, but not the text. Actually I'll just change the link back, altering the question in this manner makes the question less meaningful. Because part of the issue was that I didn't know there was a second wiki. – Mark Rogers Jun 11 '11 at 15:18
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Mud is required to grow mushroom grass (which gives glowing mushrooms) and jungle grass (which mimics the underground jungle).

As long as your depth (as per a depth meter) is below "sealevel", both types of grass can be planted.

Here's an example mushroom farm:

An efficient mushroom farm

For further instruction on how to best take advantage of mushroom farms like the above, see the wiki. (For what it's worth, the wiki you linked to was not the official Terraria wiki)

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Hey thanks for the wiki link! – Mark Rogers Jun 11 '11 at 1:18
@Raven Nice screenshot! A silly question maybe, is their an item that allow to jump out of that holes? – Drake Jun 11 '11 at 10:44
@Drake - you can see the wooden platforms, which you can land on and jump again. If they weren't there, a grappling hook would work fine (or maybe the Red Balloon and Air in a Bottle). – Ian Pugsley Jun 11 '11 at 15:29
@kissaki - I'm not sure that would get you more mushrooms/block. More mushrooms total, sure, but I'm not sure there's an efficiency improvement. That said, I think the picture could be improved with taking out the center of each "+". giving a checkerboard-like appearance. – Raven Dreamer Jun 12 '11 at 0:20
This is a more optimized version of the above mushroom farm. – James Jun 13 '11 at 16:42

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