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Unlike other fungi, earthstars can move! With a strong tendency to absorb and lose water, their outer layers uncurl when it rains. The fruit…
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Bovista paludosa is a puffball fungus. The ball-shaped fruitbody encloses the spores and remains unopened. The puffball is initially…
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