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Stinkhorn Fungi in Action!

The stinkhorn fungi is so called because it releases a foul smell. The purpose is to attract flies. The flies land on the slime, pick up the fungi's spores on their feet and then carry them off to new locations. In this way the fungi can reproduce.

Stinkhorn Fungi - Photo  Copyright 2004 Helen Shannon
Photo: Helen Shannon

Stinkhorn Fungi - Photo  Copyright 2004 Dean Stables
Photo: Dean Stables

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