Have you heard of the Dung Canon (Pilobolus spp.)?
It’s a tiny fungus that grows on the dung of grazing mammals and uses a hydraulic mechanism to launch its spores toward vegetation where they can be inadvertently consumed by grazers, allowing the fungus to complete its life cycle… Learn more: Encyclopedia of LifeImage Credit: George Shepherd, CC BY-NC-SA

Have you heard of the Dung Canon (Pilobolus spp.)?

It’s a tiny fungus that grows on the dung of grazing mammals and uses a hydraulic mechanism to launch its spores toward vegetation where they can be inadvertently consumed by grazers, allowing the fungus to complete its life cycle…

Learn more: Encyclopedia of Life

Image Credit: George Shepherd, CC BY-NC-SA

  1. iboommedia reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  2. swe-aters reblogged this from great-concavity
  3. great-concavity reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  4. paqomedicine reblogged this from wolffeeder
  5. wolffeeder reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  6. imeldificboondocks reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  7. fetal-fungus-juicebox reblogged this from sexy-spock
  8. ayoungkaos reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  9. adequatereblogs reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  10. kammartinez reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  11. secondnoel reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  12. primalsapiens reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  13. psying-and-singing reblogged this from mentalalchemy
  14. solara23 reblogged this from mentalalchemy
  15. do-drugs-kids-trip-balls reblogged this from i-seek-to-orion
  16. i-seek-to-orion reblogged this from mentalalchemy
  17. formerlythemightygoat reblogged this from mentalalchemy
  18. rokuroku reblogged this from mentalalchemy
  19. mentalalchemy reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  20. satoeasy reblogged this from rhamphotheca
  21. the-world-is-me reblogged this from rhamphotheca