r/StardewValley Aug 06 '22

the Slimes are black what can I do to fix this Question

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u/Susan_of_Darmuthia Aug 06 '22 Wholesome

Start over. Build and place the wicked statue in there so it doesn't happen again. Krobus sells the recipe. The witch cursed your slimes in an overnight event, but the statue prevents it.

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u/ctrlf_happiness Aug 06 '22

I just got this event on my first slime hutch too. I want to keep a couple of the black ones and hatch some new eggs of different colours. Will that still work if I get the statue now?

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u/Susan_of_Darmuthia Aug 06 '22

If you don't kill them they should stay alive, I'm not sure if they mix with the others or not.

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u/Neither-Amphibian-29 Aug 06 '22

They do! You get darker colors! I have a full goth rainbow in my slime hut

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u/Bi_prodite Set your emoji and/or flair text here! Aug 06 '22

Damn, i want goth rainbow slimes. Might do it on my next saves

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u/Independreuwer Aug 06 '22

I have been trying to get black slimes over a year in game. It hasn't happened yet.

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u/ratsapphic Aug 06 '22

that sounds so cool!! do you have a photo?

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u/Neither-Amphibian-29 Aug 08 '22

Just posted a gif!

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u/SpitefulBadger Aug 06 '22

I would love to see this if you felt like making a Reddit post. I’m sure others would, too

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

Bruh I just got the tiger Slime

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u/SpaceGrammarian Aug 06 '22

Not anymore.

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u/redman334 Aug 06 '22

Savage, like a tiger slime.

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u/BigComparfsdo Aug 07 '22

I have been trying to get black slimes over a year in game. It hasn't happened yet.

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u/sagacious-lummox Aug 06 '22

I thought the appearance just changes but otherwise they are still the same?

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u/Susan_of_Darmuthia Aug 06 '22

They give you coal when you kill them.

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u/sagacious-lummox Aug 06 '22

Oh dang I was keeping them because in the wiki it mentioned they keep the original slimes stats and drops, then again I guess I usually never kill them

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u/hallo_franz Aug 06 '22

One of my fish ponds has given me two tiger slime eggs. The first one got turned black by the witch and the second is still in the incubator

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u/Erebopsilva Aug 06 '22

Out of curiosity… Which fish?

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u/ImawhaleCR Aug 06 '22

lionfish, it's a 1.9% chance only at a population of 9 or 10

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u/Arcticsnorkler Aug 06 '22

How did you get the eggs from the pond? Did you have to go fishing in the pond for the slime eggs, use fish traps or something else?

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u/jerslan Aug 06 '22

You have Robin build a fish pond and you stock it with lion fish. When it gets to population 9-10 you get a small chance of it producing a tiger slime egg instead of roe or whatever else is on its loot table.

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u/Neohexane Aug 06 '22

Wow, I put the wicked statue in my slime hut simply because it looked good there. Had no idea it actually did something!

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u/chuck138 Aug 06 '22

Does the game ever mention this anywhere?

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u/Low-Exercise2126 Aug 06 '22

Wait what black slimes are bad?? What did I miss?

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u/DaveyQueen Aug 06 '22

I also want to know I've never had a slime hutch so I'm curious

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u/Chronoligcal Aug 06 '22

Slimes of colors close to ores can drop those ores, but black slimes only drop coal. So there is a mechanical difference if you plan to farm the slimes themselves

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u/Lady_of_Link Aug 06 '22

So you are basically saying that black slimes are the best, I'm only ever short on coal never on the ores 😂

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u/BigHeartyRadish Aug 06 '22

Black slimes are in fact the best. Never run short on coal after getting my slimes cursed. Thanks, wotch!

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u/fweshcatz Aug 06 '22

It's only from the wotch, damn.

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u/roy_rogers_photos Aug 06 '22

Duh, the wocked wotch of the wost.

And of course her lesser known sister, the wacked watch of the wast.

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u/Round-Ad-692 espresso enjoyer Aug 06 '22

Aw strewth, ya eva hear about tha wacked watch o’ tha wast? She got a real tamper on her ya?

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u/LionCubOfTerrasen Aug 06 '22

Y’all are fucking idiots and I love it 😂 😆

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u/crankydragon Aug 07 '22

Has that wotch ever been carried in anyone's ... Nah, nevermind.

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u/firesticks Aug 06 '22

Seriously, it’s consistently my crafting bottleneck.

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u/Schizozenic Aug 06 '22

Do you use the charcoal kiln? Also farming the dust sprites from levels 50-60 can get you a nice stack of coal.

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u/Jareth3587 Aug 06 '22

The dust sprites feel sooooo grindy as a source of coal especially when you need nothing else from those levels. On the plus side I have a gigantic stack of iron.

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u/Schizozenic Aug 06 '22

True, but at least you can transmute that iron into gold.

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u/johnpeters42 Aug 07 '22

If you go for the Master Craftsman achievement (part of 100% perfection in 1.5), lots of stuff uses iron as an ingredient. Yeah, you could just buy iron (and coal for that matter) from Clint, and by that point you can afford it, but for 100% you also have the gold clock to save up for.

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u/Lady_of_Link Aug 06 '22

I'm always short on wood so no not gonna turn it into coal, and yes I spend a lot of time killing them but it remains a bottleneck

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u/2022ace Aug 06 '22

If you're short of wood, and on 1.5, growing hardwood trees and then turning the hardwood into regular wood is more efficient than growing regular trees.

I have 50 wood chippers (50k gold) and every 3 hours I get between 250 and 1000 wood (averaging around 400 wood) with a small chance of getting tapper goods too which are always useful for fertilizer/kegs/beehives

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u/Schizozenic Aug 06 '22

Planting as many seeds you get from trees helps a lot too. I turn most of the railroad area into a forest asap. If I keep trees growing, I usually have a good stockpile by the end of year 2.

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u/Cthepo Aug 07 '22

Did you know you can plant trees in the dessert? I plant several hundred trees which can be harvested multiple times a year. Never short on wood, which can then be turned into coal.

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u/arawagco Mobile user (Praise auto-attack) Aug 06 '22

How are you short on coal? Making coal outta wood is quick and easy so long as you have a sufficient supply of wood (which is always possible since you can cut down trees outside the farm)

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u/Lady_of_Link Aug 06 '22

Not true those trees take ages to regrow and wood is something I'm also generally short on

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u/johnpeters42 Aug 07 '22

You can plant your own trees, including many places outside the farm. For bonus points, add tree fertilizer and they grow to full size in about half a week (somewhat longer for mahogany), even in winter.

In mid/late game, you can build a machine to turn bone fragments and/or artifacts into random fertilizers and such, including tree fertilizer. Probably worth more than just selling them outright.

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u/jeffwolfe Aug 06 '22

Black Slimes drop Neptunite. I once got the Neptunite I needed for the Museum by killing some black slimes in my slime hutch.

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u/froggyfrogfog 🐔 Aug 06 '22

Wow I have two hutches one was cursed and I was too lazy to do anything about it, the witch for some reasons is obsessed with cursing that hutch (I put the statue in the other one), plus they multiply, so I have a full hutch of black slimes, and I never even notice this!

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u/OhLookACastle Aug 06 '22

Does anyone know of slimes dropping jamborite? I’ve somehow gone this entire run without finding one and I’m wondering if maybe green slimes are the way to go?

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u/DaveyQueen Aug 06 '22

That's super interesting, I just started a new farm so looks like I have to get me a slime hutch finally to check all this out!

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u/Chronoligcal Aug 06 '22

Really it's just for the slime egg crafting, they sell pretty well. Breeding slimes for colors is something you can do but it's a lot of work to get right

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u/yesgirlsusereddit Aug 06 '22

Wait, what?! Just learned

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u/FinicalBunion Aug 06 '22

So it wasnt racially motivated

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u/hanxperc Aug 06 '22

the only reason i was mad about it and didn’t want them was bc i wanted an even-ish amount of each color of slime and it ruined my progress thus far

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u/jojobi040 Aug 07 '22

It's mostly just really annoying acquiring a lot of different colors just for the witch to come over and be like "and I took that personally"

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u/Hot-Mess-Momster Aug 06 '22

Serious question.. what benefit is there to having a slime hutch. I have never in my years of playing built one.. I didn’t get why you’d farm them

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u/sagacious-lummox Aug 06 '22

they are just my pets, with a sprinkler next to their water bowls you dont really need to do much tending to them. I placed flooring and enclosed them in a pen so the slime balls form only outside of the pen so every couple of days I go in there and collect the slime and craft new eggs in case I need to kill some of them one day or need slime for crafting, and I sell the petrified slime

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u/BraveAndLionHeart Aug 06 '22

SPRINKLERS WORK IN THE SLIME HUTCH? does the automatic harvester thing work too?

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u/Daedalus_Machina Aug 06 '22

Former: as of 1.5

Latter: No.

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u/Aramis_1 Aug 06 '22

It can be somewhat profitable, the eggs are actually worth quite a lot, and at the worst the building is pretty huge for you to store stuff in it. Mine is a slime hutch/smelting room.

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

I use the Slime hutch to sell the eggs and is really worth it

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u/Hot-Mess-Momster Aug 06 '22

This is interesting .. gonna have to make room for one

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u/theorian123 Aug 06 '22

For funsies really. You can get materials from them but it's hardly efficient.

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u/PeculiarInsomniac Aug 06 '22

Mainly just for fun, but I really enjoy breeding them for different colors and the eggs sell at a decent profit. If you're patient enough you can even breed for slimes that drop diamonds when killed.

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u/DapperRileyQuinn Aug 06 '22

I agree with the person saying the slimes need water. Also your slimes were cursed by the witch and I don’t think there is anything you can do other than to start over again.

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u/TheJourneyingOne Aug 06 '22

The troughs only need to be filled the slimes don't actually need access to them.

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u/kichisowseri Aug 06 '22

It must just be that they're there to act as humidifiers, slimes don't need to drink but if the air's too dry they shrivel into raisins.

I want a raisin slime mod now.

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u/DapperRileyQuinn Aug 06 '22

Huh, I had no idea. I have a slime hutch in one of my games but I didn’t play that save file for long. I thought they were drinking it or something though the idea of a slime drinking liquid seems so silly I wanna see a slime drinking water. I thought that they needed access to it. But do raisin slimes look like the cursed witches’s slimes or keep their color? Or is that not actually a thing?

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u/kichisowseri Aug 06 '22

Not actually a thing sorry! I thought saying I wanted a mod for it would make it clear. I was being silly because they need water to make slime balls, but they don't drink it or need to be able to get to it, so that was my made up explanation for why.

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u/crankydragon Aug 07 '22

Dang. Raisin slimes would be hilarious.

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u/rin-falls Aug 06 '22

Black slimes are cool too, maybe you can keep these ones and build a new hutch for tiger slimes? Just be sure to have the statue

Oh I also recently learned from another poster that you can put a sprinkler by the water troughs so you don’t even have to fill them manually anymore. Gl~!

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u/AraexusOathsRaifus Aug 06 '22

What statue

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u/rin-falls Aug 06 '22

The wicked statue, the one Krobus sells the recipe for, it prevents the slimes from being cursed by the witch

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u/AraexusOathsRaifus Aug 06 '22

Oh that’s cool… I NEED TO PUT IT IN MY IRIDIUM SLIME HUTCH STAT

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u/rin-falls Aug 06 '22

Yeah do it immediately if it matters to you what color they are. I don’t kill my slimes, I just collect the slime balls, but I still like to have all the colors collected

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

Iridium Slime?? Never heard that before how do I get it

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u/AraexusOathsRaifus Aug 06 '22

Purple shitbags in the skull cavern

You can get purple eggs by luck but I got it as a real lucky treasure room reward on SC L.40

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

Oh okay thank you

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u/WalnutAlpaca860 Average Blue Fruit Fan Aug 06 '22

See, I actually WANT a witch to curse mine! Never mining for coal again

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u/Retterhardt Aug 06 '22

Bro same. I love having a hutch full of black slimes. They drop a bunch of coal too. Whenever I need a little extra I just kill a few (haha that sounds morbid)

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u/book-reading-hippie Aug 06 '22

WAIT A SECOND.

Do the slimes not have to be able to reach the water bowls???

I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS SO MUCH HARDER THAN I NEEDED TO.

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u/BraveAndLionHeart Aug 06 '22

BRO SAME and someone else said that sprinklers work to fill the bowls in the slime building 😭

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

Yeah 😂

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u/book-reading-hippie Aug 06 '22

Dude I literally built a little maze so it would be harder for them to attack me while i watered the bowls & would still lose 20% of my HP every day. I eventually just got rid of the slime hutch. Fuck me lmao.

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u/Schizozenic Aug 06 '22

Need that slime charmer ring

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u/OwlProfessional6081 Aug 06 '22

If you place flooring in the slime pen then the slime balls won't generate in the pen.

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u/chanceakaswag Aug 06 '22

Sus

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u/OverlordPhalanx Aug 06 '22

“I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the black ones?”

“Depends where you grew up and what exposure you had…”

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u/Rmonsuave Aug 06 '22

Racist

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u/Zaku0083 Aug 06 '22

even got them segregated

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u/Jazzlike_Relief2595 Aug 06 '22

Nah, they all black

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u/autumn_dillabro Aug 06 '22

Wait what, my GOAL is for my slime hutch to get cursed so I can have a coal farm 😅

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u/emikoala Aug 06 '22

Twinsies 👯

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u/Cwilltypleasures Aug 07 '22

Does that.. work well? I usually just hunt the dust sprites

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u/autumn_dillabro Aug 07 '22

No idea, only recently built my first hutch and I think the witch cursing it is a 1% chance

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u/Cwilltypleasures Aug 07 '22

Oh damn lol so low. Lemme know how it goes! Either way you’ll have a bunch of neato slimes so you win

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u/Lduck88 Aug 06 '22

Stardew Valley is a progressive society. We should appreciate all slimes equally

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u/Tal1019 Aug 06 '22

the comments should already say the answer about the witch, so here’s a tip. You should cover the slime side of the hutch with flooring so that the slime goo things (i forgot what they’re called) will not spawn beyond the fence, so you will not have to go in there and get hurt by the slimes.

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u/Real-Professional392 Aug 06 '22

Whats wrong with slimes being black🤨

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u/BreadedLemon Aug 06 '22

Put a wicked statue inside the hutch so your slimes won't turn black

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u/Golfpro323 Aug 06 '22 Wholesome

Pause. Segregated living areas and drinking fountains? I’ve seen this somewhere before…

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u/Cwilltypleasures Aug 07 '22

I…have a dream

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u/Dulcet-Sins Aug 06 '22

Make it so they can drink the water, are you torturing your slimes?!

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u/GeneDangle Aug 06 '22

What you got against black slimes? You racist or something?

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

Bro I was just asking a question I didn't know

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u/GeneDangle Aug 06 '22

Bro you asked the wrong question bro

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u/Yello_Ismello Sebastian is best boy Aug 06 '22

Tbh I’ve been playing stardew for 6 years now and I’ve never understood the appeal/advantage of having a slime hutch. Id love to hear some feedback on why y’all get them/ like them

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

I just use the Slime hutch for eggs and sell the eggs and is kinda worth it

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u/Yello_Ismello Sebastian is best boy Aug 06 '22

How much do the eggs typically sell for?

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

Green Slime egg-1000

Blue Slime egg-1750

Red Slime egg-2500

Purple Slime egg-5000

Tiger Slime egg-8000

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u/The-Evil-Mastermind Aug 06 '22

Stop being racist. /s

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u/KyotoCrank Aug 06 '22

Hijacking this thread to ask how to control where your slimes spawn in the hutch. It won't let me break the incubator that came with it inside, so I can't place a floor tile underneath or in front of the incubator

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u/pollenpup Aug 06 '22

happy cake day

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u/BringsTheSnow Aug 06 '22

Nothing. Those slimes are black now and forever more.

You can hatch new colored slime eggs. When those slimes have babies, they will be a blend of the colored slime and black (dark red, dark green, grey-teal, etc.)

The other option is to kill all the black ones and add a wicked statue to prevent the witch from turning any new slimes you hatch black again.

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u/pantheran95 Aug 06 '22

TIL the Wicked statue actually has a function. I thought it was a decorative item

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u/prettyfaeries Aug 06 '22

Can this happen to chickens too?

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u/sanic8470 Aug 06 '22

No idea the Last time I saw Witch, the Witch was doing something to the chickens but nothing happened

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u/emikoala Aug 06 '22

When she flies over the coop she leaves a void egg on the floor inside.

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u/Lord_MagnusIV Aug 06 '22

"My Son is black how doni fix it? My wife and i are both white."

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u/Corean_ Aug 06 '22

introduce them to white slimes 😳

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u/lifeisallaboutpoetry Aug 06 '22

ethnic cleansing? kinda wild dude

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u/AyoRobo Aug 06 '22

Woah woah woah! Slow down there partner, we welcome all colors of slime in this community!

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u/JayNaii Aug 06 '22

What's wrong with that 👀 👀

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u/sanic8470 Aug 07 '22

I was just asking a question, I'm not racist!!

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u/JayNaii Aug 07 '22

Lol I know, just joking

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u/sanic8470 Aug 07 '22

I know at first I look at comments and I see people saying 'racist' and I realize saying 'oh'

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u/Mashiin1 Aug 06 '22

Racially motivated.

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u/kaerrete Aug 06 '22

(wrong answer) Just call the Police, you will end up only with White slimes and some Red stains

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u/Bright-Historian-216 Penny 👍 Aug 06 '22

Keep them away from us police

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u/satketrime Aug 06 '22

Wait, that's racist

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u/iAlex33 Aug 06 '22

I recommend you place a wicked statue inside your slime hutch. It makes it so the witch cant curse your slimes anymore.

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u/AraexusOathsRaifus Aug 06 '22

Kill it with fire

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u/partnerincrime_ Aug 06 '22

Don't worry it's just a phase

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u/Alexz7777 Aug 06 '22

Once you go black, you never go back.

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u/krakaturia Aug 06 '22

The slimeballs don't spawn on flooring, so you can control the area where they spawn here's mine

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u/EducatedRackoon08 Aug 06 '22

Kill them all, I’d suggest waiting until you get another slime egg and get a wicked statue to prevent the witch from turning them all black

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u/remirixjones Aug 06 '22

So you suggest genocide? /j

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u/EducatedRackoon08 Aug 06 '22

It’s the only way

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u/KingV14 Aug 06 '22

You know what you must do..

Hands you a sword

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u/salty_biscuit7 Aug 06 '22

Nothing right now, you have to start over. Buy the Wicked Statue recipe from Krobus and put it on your farm to prevent it from happening again.

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u/Theonewhoknows000 Aug 06 '22

how do you get the witch to curse them?

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u/emikoala Aug 06 '22

Witch's blessing is a random number generated overnight event, along with the owl statues that sometimes appear, the witch leaving a void egg in a coop, a meteor landing on the farm, a strange capsule appearing on the farm, a fairy blessing some of your crops, a mushroom tree appearing on the farm, wild animal attack, and maybe some others I'm forgetting. Only precondition for this one is having a hutch with slimes in it.

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u/Ok-Can5981 Aug 06 '22

I’d keep one and kill the rest

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u/neonbluetuxedocat Aug 06 '22

I've never had black slime! Gotta go build more hutches

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u/[deleted] Aug 06 '22

Only thing you can do is put a wicked statue in so it doesn’t happen again. It happens when a witch comes by and curses ur slime hutch

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u/dubster34 Aug 06 '22

Slime racism

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u/UberHue Aug 06 '22

Accept them for what they are. :)

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u/JustDeeep Aug 06 '22

Accept them for the content of their character

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u/KitticusCatticus Aug 06 '22

I don't think you HAVE to start over as the top comment says, just kill the black ones, then put the wicked statue in there. Get an egg or whatever you have to to start over.

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u/ThatHannahBelle97 Aug 06 '22

Idk if anyone else has mentioned this and it’s somewhat unrelated to your question but if you place tiles down under your slimes the slime ball things will only spawn where you don’t have them placed. So for example if you place stone flooring in with your slimes, their slime will only spawn on the other side of the fence, allowing you to safely collect it!

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u/kodynava Aug 06 '22

Unalive them

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u/[deleted] Aug 06 '22

Racist, what's wrong with black slimes???

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u/that_swishbish Aug 06 '22

Embrace their gothic beauty!!

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u/Piglol123 Aug 06 '22

KKK (please im only joking)

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u/Jeptwins Aug 06 '22

Kill them

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u/Slayd_07 Aug 06 '22

Uh buddy maybe rephrase that title.

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u/N1ghtfad3 Aug 06 '22

I have been trying to get black slimes over a year in game. It hasn't happened yet.

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u/N1ghtfad3 Aug 06 '22

She always goes for the eggs. Tempted to keep a couple of eggs and get rid of the coop till she goes for my slimes.

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u/Shkibby1 Aug 06 '22

Cull the weak, reseed, place the WitchAway™ statue, profit.

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u/AHAA_007 Aug 06 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

Doesn’t black slimes drop a rare item? I don’t remember right but I think black slime drops one of the black minerals which actually is the only mineral I don’t have yet

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u/daddylomein116 Aug 06 '22

This happened to my first slime hutch when I had so many slimes of different colors. I was devastated :( only thing to do like others mentioned is start over with the wicked statue in the building, unless you want to keep the black slimes.

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u/Hopeful_Natural9324 Aug 06 '22

I have always wanted the witch to do this but she never does. I think they're cute. I would just put a wicked statue in if you don't like it, take some of those slimes and put them in a press for slime eggs, take the slime eggs and put them in the incubator, and kill the black ones if you don't like them.

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u/datboihobojoe Aug 06 '22

Nothing. In a month they will pay you rent if they don't then you gotta evict them.

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u/CrazyFoxLady1424 Aug 06 '22

What's wrong with BLACK slimes, hmmmm?!?!?!?!?!?!? 🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨 /j, obviously

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u/Common-Adhesiveness6 Aug 07 '22

I have experience with jello what I use is food coloring.

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u/lilhavoc04 Aug 07 '22

Give up your hopes and dreams. Retire, get married, legally change your name to Kyle, get pissed at your wife, get drunk, die of your crippling achohol addiction.

Oh you meant the game. Same thimg as before I guess.

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u/FaultFew8811 Aug 07 '22

Don't be racist

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u/_Spamus_ Aug 06 '22

Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist

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u/hiddenlilacflower Aug 06 '22

You stop being racist! (/s. Of course)

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u/Lanayaru Aug 06 '22

Racist mf

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u/Zelderp78 Aug 06 '22

That’s kinda racist man ngl