|Catches fire from lava||
dec: 110 hex: 6E bin: 1101110
|— Marsh Davies|
Mycelium is a variant of dirt that is found naturally in Mushroom Fields biomes. It has a particle effect that resembles tiny spores being released constantly from the surface.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
Mycelium generates naturally in mushroom fields.
A mycelium block can spread to any dirt block within one space above, one sideways, or three down. The mycelium needs light level 9+ above it and the dirt needs light level 4+ above it, and must not be covered by any light-impeding block or any opaque block. Mycelium reverts to dirt when covered by one of the light-impeding blocks above and the light level at that block is below 4.
If there is a plant on a dirt block when mycelium spreads to it, the plant will pop out and drop as an item.
Endermen can pick up mycelium blocks, and will drop the block they are holding if killed.
Effect on plants
- Mushrooms can remain on mycelium blocks in any light level, unlike the situation on other blocks, where mushrooms are broken (dropping as items) during block updates in high light.
- Huge mushrooms can grow on mycelium, just as they can grow on dirt, grass, or podzol.
- Mycelium cannot be tilled with a hoe to make farmland. Saplings, flowers, grasses, shrubs, ferns and sugar cane cannot be planted on it, and pumpkins and melons will not grow on it.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|snowy||If true, the block uses a snowy side and top texture.|
In-game, this is true when a snow block or snow is on top.
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Added mycelium.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||Mycelium will now appear in the Creative mode inventory.|
|1.2.4||Mycelium is now the only block that mushrooms can be planted and spawned on while in direct contact with sunlight.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.9||15w31a||Mycelium can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 110.|
|1.14||19w08a||Changed the texture of mycelium.|
|19w12a||Mycelium now has random orientations when placed, similar to Grass Blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added mycelium.|
|0.9.2||Mycelium will now spread correctly.|
|0.12.1||?||Mycelium can now be obtained using the Silk Touch enchantment.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Mycelium can now be obtained by killing an enderman that is holding the block.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU7||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added mycelium.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- It is a common misconception that only mooshrooms can spawn on mycelium. This is not true; it is the biome itself that prevents other mobs from spawning. Friendly and hostile mobs can spawn on mycelium in any other biome just like they do on any other block. Relatedly, mycelium outside of a mushroom biome will not spawn mooshrooms.
- The spore particle effect is called "townaura" in the game code.
- In real life, mycelium is the part of a fungus that gathers nutrients, comprised of web-like threads known as hyphae. Mycelium can be considered the roots of a fungus, whereas the mushrooms can be considered the fruits.
- "Block of the Week: Mycelium" – Minecraft.net, Nobember 28, 2016