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Once a world enters hardmode, corruption and hallows being spreading at an alarming rate, including the underground. Grass, which grows on dirt, succumbs easily to both. Jungles and glowing mushrooms grow on mud and provide unique and valuable items. Will corruption/hallows destroy these if left unchecked? If they do destroy mud-based life, how can I preserve these fragile ecosystems?

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I'm pretty sure Hallow can spread onto mud, but corruption converts mud to dirt. So corruption will destroy everything, but hallow won't, so you best get come holy water and splash it all over your jungle and glowing mushroom farms. That said, I haven't played in a long time, so I'm not 100% on this information, maybe about 80%. –  Mr Smooth Aug 9 '12 at 9:46
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Corruption will convert mud to dirt, but it won't grow corruption grass on any level too deep for regular grass. So the surface jungle will eventually be destroyed completely, but underground jungle and glowing mushroom farms should lose some areas to dirt at the edges, but then shrink no further. –  Fambida Aug 10 '12 at 0:04
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@Fambida have you considered posting this as an answer? –  kotekzot Jan 21 '13 at 22:04
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Corruption will convert mud to dirt, but it won't grow corruption grass on any level too deep for regular grass. So the surface jungle will eventually be destroyed completely, but underground jungle and glowing mushroom farms should lose some areas to dirt at the edges, but then shrink no further.

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