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Column Stinkhorn

Clathrus columnatus

Description:

Some fungi with some bugs on it.



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7 Comments

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Nice. Thanks.

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 7 years ago

Yeah, they're crazy! I haven't had the luck to find (or smell, in this case!) some in person, but I'm working on it. :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

aren't stinkhorns amazing !

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 7 years ago

That's what makes these guys unique. :)

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 7 years ago

Being a stinkhorn, the method of its survival and spread is through the bugs that are attracted to the scent. They land, get coated in spores, and place them wherever else they may travel, where more stinkhorns can be created.

Liam
Liam 7 years ago

Probably has to do with the gunk on the left end of it.

7yl4r
7yl4r 7 years ago

That's a pretty unique looking one, isn't it? I wonder why the gnats seem so drawn to it.

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.32, Long: -82.01

Spotted on Dec 31, 2011
Submitted on Jan 3, 2012

Spotted for mission

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