Just saw this article and thought it was super cool!
Very cool. I wish the video showed what was inside the traps.
Of course, Arthrobotrys oligospora (and kin), do the lassoo the nematode thing with just 3 cells…
(But who’s counting, right?)
That’s cool, thanks for the heads-up on this! Another interesting tidbit to add to botany lectures. I also had to immediately think of those nematode-catching fungi. The underground can be a dangerous place.
More fascinating images: https://phytokeys.pensoft.net/article/82872/element/8/156395//
I’m not familiar with those fungi. My immediate thought was the bladderworts that have traps underground.
I saw this on tik tok and thought it was clikbait. That’s wild!!