Termite mushrooms (Termitomyces sp.)

Termite mushrooms (Termitomyces sp.)

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Termite mushrooms (Termitomyces sp.). Mushrooms growing in gaps in a termite (order Isoptera) mound. Some species of termites grow these mushrooms in their mounds and eat them to aid in the digestion of food. Photographed in the Central African Republic.

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