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Predator mushroom

Pleutrotus ostreatus mushroom does not have teeth or claws, but it is aggressive and dangerous for the worms it eats. The hyphae secrete nematodes, an anaesthetizing substance that blocks the worm and allows the mushroom to invade the quarry’s body and live at its expense.

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