The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 11.5
- courtesy of -
The International Carnivorous Plant Society

Q: What are carnivorous fungi like?

A: Many people thrill to the fact that some fungi (including oyster mushrooms!) are effective at trapping nematodes and consuming them. Indeed. But I maintain a carnivorous plant FAQ, and not a carnivorous fungus FAQ. Plants ain't fungus. If you want to know more, go someplace else.

I do not know of a fungal FAQ that would be relevant, but I will tell you this much: Arthrobotrys conoides. Plug that into a good search engine and see what you get.

Ah, if you think that carnivorous fungi are unrelated to carnivorous plants, and that I should not be talking about them in this FAQ, wait until you see what I have in store for you next! REALLY irrelevant stuff!

Page citations: Lloyd, F.E. 1942.

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Revised: January 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005