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The following article contains information about a StarCraft unit or structure that was canceled.

The nydus pit, also named the nydus tunnel,[1][2][3] was a zerg structure present during the StarCraft Beta.[4][5] It was responsible for unit upgrades, a function later taken over by the evolution chamber.[6] The nydus pit was ultimately recycled into the nydus canal.[3][7]

The nydus pit's sprite was based on concept artwork of the nydus canal's interior, which served as the setting of the zerg's briefing room.[8][9][10] This sprite may have been modified into that of the sunken colony.



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  2. Beta image 56. StarCraft Evolution. Accessed 2019-08-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hidden Pics, Angelfire. Accessed on 2019-08-28.
  4. Beta. StarCraft Evolution. Accessed 2011-12-08.
  5. 2011-05-03, Blizzard Archive. "", accessed on 2018-07-03
  6. Beta image 33. StarCraft Evolution. Accessed 2011-12-08.
  7. Marshall, Maxx. “Old Starcraft Art.” DeviantArt, 15 November 2010,
  8. Zerg Briefing Room (640×480). r/starcraft. Accessed 2019-08-28.
  9. Affichage de l'image: scbw_wallpaper_43. Damechaos - Gallerie Starcraft, Warcraft I, II et III, Half-Life 1 et 2. Accessed 2019-08-28.
  10. Loading Screen Art. Lemon Sky Studios - STARCRAFT REMASTERED. Accessed 2019-08-28.
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