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Like most organisms, fungi have complicated relationships. They can be saprobic, deriving their nourishment from dead and decaying wood and leaves; they might be mutualistic, enjoying symbiotic relationships with plants, animals and cyanobacteria where both parties benefit; and they can be parasitic on plants and even other fungi. As well as being the instigator of these many complicated relationships, fungi can also be the victim, succumbing to the needs of animals, plants and other organisms that are looking for nourishment. The topic of fungal relationships is a large and incredibly complex area to cover in a short blog post so let me just show you a few images I’ve captured of fungi (and moulds) feasting on fungi.

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