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Termite mushrooms

Termite mushrooms

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

Caption

Termite mushrooms. Scientists looking at mushrooms (Termitomyces sp.) they have found growing on 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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