This mod adds several slug species, implemented as different nodes. They very slowly wander around, sticking to surfaces, dying and asexually reproducing to balance their population. This behavior can be tweaked or disabled if it becomes detrimental to performance.
Different species spawn on different surfaces, and their movement is restricted to these different surfaces.
The light brown grass slug spawns on regular grass on the surface. It can only move on grass and dirt.
Grass slugs can be cooked and eaten for two food points.
The dark brown pine slug spawns in pine forests. It can only move on dirt, pine trees trunks, and the ground covering of the pine forests.
Pine slugs can be cooked and eaten for two food points.
The yellow-brown rainforest slug spawns in rainforests. It can only move on dirt, jungle tree trunks, and the ground covering of the rainforests.
Rainforest slugs can be cooked and eaten for three food points.
The gray cave slug spawn at level -32 and below on stone. It can only move on stone, cobblestone, and coal-bearing stone.
Cave slugs can be cooked and eaten for three food points. Two cave slugs can be crafted into a lump of coal.
The rust-colored iron slug spawns at level -128 and below on stone. It can only move on stone, cobblestone, and iron ore.
Two iron slugs can be crafted into a lump of iron.
The yellow mese slug spawns at level -512 and below on stone. It can only move on stone, cobblestone, mese, and mese-bearing stone.
Three mese slugs can be crafted into a mese crystal fragment.
If behavior is enabled, an ABM runs every 5 seconds* to update active slugs. The updates are spread throughout the interval. Each interval, one out of every 5 slugs* is actually updated. Each slug may check a radius of 5 nodes* around them and act based on the nearby population of their species. One out of 6* will choose to die if there is more than 1 other slug* nearby. Of those remaining, one out of 6* will try to reproduce if there are 0 other slugs* nearby. Those that neither die nor try to reproduce will try to move.
* These are default values. They can be changed in the settings.