Fascinating Fungi

Solstice Goat

Frater Aegagrus
Joined
Aug 7, 2012
Location
Seattle, WA
Carnivorous below soil fungi;

Nematode trapping fungi utilise either sticky pads or constricting rings to immobilise nematodes. The fungus then digests the internal organs of the nematode and form reproductive cells. The main fungi in this group are Arthrobotrys and Duddingtonia. These fungi are found in soil where they live on readily-available organic carbon, in the absence of nematodes.
http://bugs.bio.usyd.edu.au/learning/resources/Mycology/UsesOf_Fungi/primaryProduction/BiologicalControl/nematodes.shtml
 

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