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originally posted by: AthlonSavage
We are only now going through a phase of rediscovery which could see some astounding break throughs over time. I realise this is highly speculative.
By linking to the fungal network they can help out their neighbours by sharing nutrients and information – or sabotage unwelcome plants by spreading toxic chemicals through the network.
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: FormOfTheLord
Oh ya, some weird stuff out there in the plant world or in the world in general. Do you know for every species that goes extinct some other one seems to just pop up out of the blue one day, scientists are finding just as many new species they never found before as old ones are disappearing.
Plus sometimes your just walking around outside at the park and you find some weird bug that makes you go what the hell is that thing, dont you belong in Africa or something, what you doing just buzzing around here. Like this one in these guys vid, I mean what the hell is that thing? I am pretty sure I seen something like it before, but those pinchers are about the size of the penny. So nah, have not seen it before.
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: purplemer
i suspect the discovery of Cordyceps gave the sci fi writers quite a few new and interesting ideas ....
originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: Specimen
The roots of plants mix with the fungus networks that run through the ground. They have an interface between them in which they can share stuff..
and what they dragon plant..