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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0001522Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Petspublic2010-04-25 08:152014-07-23 10:06
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PrioritylowSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.31.03 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0001522: Stray kitten corpse not rotting
DescriptionOne stray kitten became a "stray kitten corpse". One and a half years later it is still "corpse", no rotting, no partial skeleton.
Additional InformationCause of death is probably the cave-in accident at least one and a half years ago. It got hauled to the refuse stockpiles (inside) and remains there as corpse forever. It had not adopted anyone, other corpses rot as they are supposed to be
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- Relationships
related to 0000161closedToady One Vermin corpses/remains do not decay/rot 
related to 0001280resolvedToady One Withered plants don't disappear, due to plant material lacking ROTS 
related to 0003744new Suitably small large creatures are not damaged by magma 
related to 0000787confirmedFootkerchief Small animals and reanimated body parts can't be hit -- "the attack passes right through" 
related to 0000874new Dwarves refuse to butcher some corpses (buzzards in particular) 
has duplicate 0004049resolvedFootkerchief Doe Rabbit/Buck Rabbit corpse not rotting 
has duplicate 0003929resolvedFootkerchief Corpses / body parts does not rot 

-  Notes
Logical2u (manager)
2010-04-25 08:19

Probably related to 0000022 in some fashion.

How young was the kitten? If it was super young, it may have just been a ball of fur (literally!) and fur doesn't rot yet.
smjjames (reporter)
2010-04-25 08:35

Certainly related to the corpses not rotting and decaying issue that was fixed for .04
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-04-25 09:36
edited on: 2010-04-25 09:37

How young was the kitten? If it was super young, it may have just been a ball of fur (literally!) and fur doesn't rot yet.

I believe that's only for butchering purposes, and that an unbutchered corpse retains all its tissue data.

0000161 was mostly about vermin -- I'm not sure Toady saw the part about full-sized creatures failing to rot. Uploading a save would probably be helpful for this bug. [^]

matakuka (reporter)
2010-04-25 11:01

Save game: [^]
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-06-25 11:16

Reminder sent to: matakuka

Using that save, does the corpse rot in 31.08?
kwieland (reporter)
2010-07-15 03:52

All my dead creatures now change from corpse to skeleton in 31.10, so perhaps this is fixed?
Dwarfu (manager)
2010-08-11 20:19
edited on: 2010-08-11 20:22

I loaded this up in 31.12 and the kitten corpses on level z-5 in the refuse pile still do not rot.

I threw some kittens off a ledge to make a new corpses and they didn't rot either. Rottable stuff made after these rotted in due time, while theses kitten corpses did not rot even after several seasons.

All other corpses (including baby versions) and tissues that are supposed to rot appear to be rotting correctly and are being butchered correctly.

The question remains if a game generated in 31.12 and above still has this problem with kitten corpses?

Dwarfu (manager)
2010-08-11 21:36

Still happens.

Embarked with 16 kittens in a fresh 31.12 world and threw them all down a pit.

Let some be put in a refuse stockpile underground, and some more in a refuse stockpile on the surface. I made sure none of them lost pieces in the splat.

Two on the surface rotted and turned to skeletons.

Perhaps related to their size? Maybe the gigantic with incredible muscles were the only two that had enough body mass to rot and produce skeletons properly:

3 enormous yet very weak
2 enormous yet skinny
1 enormous build but is very skinny
2 gigantic
2 gigantic with incredible muscles
1 gigantic and muscular
1 gigantic and quite fat
1 incredibly skinny yet gigantic overall
3 no description

Those were the only two that turned to skeletons. At the beginning of winter, there were still a corpse and a skeleton on the surface, the others having just disappeared (normal for above ground exposure).

The ones underground were still there, unrotten.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-25 08:15 matakuka New Issue
2010-04-25 08:19 Logical2u Note Added: 0004986
2010-04-25 08:35 smjjames Note Added: 0004988
2010-04-25 09:36 Footkerchief Note Added: 0005002
2010-04-25 09:37 Footkerchief Note Edited: 0005002 View Revisions
2010-04-25 09:37 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000161
2010-04-25 09:37 Footkerchief Issue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-04-25 11:01 matakuka Note Added: 0005011
2010-06-25 11:16 Footkerchief Note Added: 0009096
2010-06-25 11:17 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-06-25 11:18 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0001280
2010-06-29 20:51 Footkerchief Tag Attached: Save Needs Testing
2010-07-15 03:52 kwieland Note Added: 0010332
2010-08-11 20:19 Dwarfu Note Added: 0011727
2010-08-11 20:19 Dwarfu Tag Detached: Save Needs Testing
2010-08-11 20:19 Dwarfu Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-08-11 20:19 Dwarfu Tag Attached: Save Included
2010-08-11 20:22 Dwarfu Note Edited: 0011727 View Revisions
2010-08-11 21:36 Dwarfu Note Added: 0011728
2010-09-26 09:07 Another Issue Monitored: Another
2011-02-21 21:39 Dwarfu Relationship added related to 0004049
2011-02-23 08:49 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0001047
2011-02-23 08:49 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000874
2011-02-23 08:50 Footkerchief Relationship deleted related to 0000874
2011-02-25 06:39 Footkerchief Relationship added has duplicate 0003929
2011-02-25 06:39 Footkerchief Issue Monitored: mrchinchin25
2014-01-26 08:58 Footkerchief Relationship replaced has duplicate 0004049
2014-01-26 08:58 Footkerchief Issue Monitored: xenophon
2014-07-23 07:21 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0003744
2014-07-23 07:21 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000787
2014-07-23 10:05 Footkerchief Relationship deleted related to 0001047
2014-07-23 10:06 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000874

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