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Posted By: dadipentak, 08-14-2010, 11:45 AM

For fungus enthusiasts:

Spreads spores by mimicking putrefying flesh (be glad I can't convey the olfactory effect.)

Interestingly, some specimens looked like the claws of steamed crabs (a local delicacy) which smell just as bad when overripe.

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Wow! I don't think I've ever seen a fungus that disgusting. Interesting survival strategy, though...

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sounds like my wife's cooking!!! thanks for sharing something new... dave m
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Interesting survival strategy, though...
Don't try it at home!

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sounds like my wife's cooking!!! dave m
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