The violet fungus is a weak enemy. It moves slowly and deals little damage. It has a sticky attack. Eating the corpse (or a tin) of the violet fungus causes hallucination for 200 turns. The corpse has a 20% chance of conveying poison resistance, however eating the corpse to gain poison resistance is not recommended unless you can remove the hallucination. Pets are not affected by the hallucination, so herbivorous ones can safely eat the corpse.