10.05.2021 In case you were wondering

who is taking all those bites and nibbles out of mushrooms in the woods.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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11 Responses to 10.05.2021 In case you were wondering

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    One of my least favorite garden visitors! 😉

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  2. shoreacres says:

    Of all the things I expected to be doing tonight, reading the whole of this article wasn’t on the list. It’s really interesting, and the story in the beginning about Leakey and Gould is especially good.

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    • We never know what surprises for us lurk in the fringes. I’m about to leave for work so will read that later but I am sure it’ll be enjoyable and informative. Thanks!

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    • I finally had a few minutes to read. Well I had more than a few but my recliner beckoned for a nap with Bentley. The story about Gould and Leakey was both interesting and a good bit of advice. Keep your eyes open for more than the familiar. What made me chuckle was the part about examining slug poop and finding spores that were being spread that way. Count me among those not aware of slugs role in that…and never considered putting slug feces under a microscope. There are others besides slugs that can tolerate poisonous mushrooms such as deer, turkeys, and squirrels.I imagine all of them play a role in spores spreading as well. Thanks again for finding and sharing it.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Mushrooms are a bit hard to chew on for these slugs. They find it easier to devour a lettuce leaf in less than a night.

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    • Above, Linda (shoreacres) shared a link about slugs and mushrooms. In it they mention that slugs prefer the softer mushrooms although they do eat some of the bracket fungi which are a little tougher. Lettuce would indeed be an easier chew.

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  4. Todd Henson says:

    Nice find! I’ve seen ants and inchworms eating mushrooms, but haven’t yet stumbled across slugs while feasting.

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    • From reading the article Linda shared above, not many folks who photograph mushrooms do so with slugs upon them. So you are not alone in never seeing that happen. I’ve seen lots of partially eaten mushrooms and always thought slugs did that but this was the first time I witnessed it.


  5. bluebrightly says:

    Puffball thief!! Cruel!!

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