Tainted Goo is an item dropped by Tainted Slimes. Although a good source of Aqua, Auram and Vitium, it is dangerous to handle, as carrying Tainted Goo in your inventory will cause it to eventually dissipate, destroying the item and leaving one with Taint Poison for 5 seconds, which will inflict one point of damage approximately every 2 seconds. Tainted Goo can be dropped from most denizens of Tainted Land, and from Thaumic Slimes, which can be spawned if the Flux in the Aura becomes too concentrated. The more Tainted Goo that is carried, the faster, in general, it dissipates. This means that it is most practical to use a Magic Mirror or Magical Hand Mirror to send it to a safe place as opposed to keeping it on one's person and having it slowly dissipate and damage the holder. It has no uses in any recipes as of yet. Despite dissipating quickly in one's inventory, it still has 5 minutes before it decays on the ground.