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Posted 3M ago by @Kaleyeeaah

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Stinkhorns are amazing mushrooms and are very diverse in appearance, but all of them share at least two features:

1-Some part of the fruiting body, at some stage in development, is covered with a foul-smelling slime.
2-The fruiting body arises from an "egg," traces of which may disappear by maturity

The method the stinkhorns use to disperse spores is quite ingenious, though a little disgusting to human sensibilities. The foul-smelling slime is calculated to attract flies and other insects, who land on the slime and gobble it up. Little do the insects know that they have been duped into covering their little insect feet with stinkhorn spores, and have ingested spores into their digestive tracts! Later, these spores are dispersed by the unwitting insects, and the stinkhorn life-cycle continues elsewhere.
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@Kaleyeeaah very interesting but stinky, and slimy plants. Sorry but nooo thank you 😊
Incredibly cool!πŸ„
Some of them look like boy parts 🫣🀭🀭🀭🀭
@Jilliebeanstalk I thought the same thing!! πŸ†πŸ†
@Kaleyeeaah πŸ†

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