Talk:Cave spider

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Just got "You feel sick...You die..." from eating a cave spider corpse I received 5 turns earlier. Not rotten, but apparently very poisonous. Are you we sure they're safe to eat? 71.236.195.77 00:45, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

They are never poisonous. Unless the spider corpse was old (it's possible from what you described; a new corpse can stack with an old corpse, giving them both the same age). Or perhaps you got sickness from some other source. In any event, cave spider corpses are not poisonous, and that message isn't associated with poison anyways. -- Qazmlpok 01:44, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
Sounds like a corpse that was verging on being old enough to cause food poisoning: poison gives "Ecch! That must have been poisonous", food poisoning gives "Ulch! That meant was tainted! You feel deathly sick.", but corpses in between being fresh and rotten give "You feel sick." and do a couple points of damage, which could kill someone low on hitpoints. It causes the rare death of "killed by a cadaver." -Ion frigate 19:06, August 19, 2010 (UTC)