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victoriousvocabulary:

MYCOLOGY

[noun]

a branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicinals (e.g.: penicillin), food (e.g.: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms) and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infection.

Etymology: from Greek mukēs, “fungus, mushroom” + lógos, “account, explanation, narrative”.

[Vladimir Stankovic]

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cool-critters:

Nolid Moth Caterpillars

Nolidae is a family of moths with about 1,400 described species worldwide. Their caterpillars developed a very unique way of hiding from enemies. This species of caterpillar grows an enlarged, green coloured, section of abdomen which overlaps its actual head. It is thought this acts as a deterrent to birds by resembling unripe berries.

"You know what I could really go for? Some delicious berries!"

"Hey, I saw some crawling around on a leaf over there. Too bad they’re not ripe yet."

"Oh well. Too bad. Caterpillars might be a nice alternative."

"Sorry, haven’t seen any of those around."

The thought of a bird food item mimicking another bird food item (just not ready) seems very strange to me…

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