Re: Cordyceps lloydii: carniv fungus

Andreas Wistuba (A.Wistuba@DKFZ-Heidelberg.DE)
Tue, 31 May 1994 13:50:51 GMT+1

> Please anyone would like to comment on the carnivorous fungus:
> Cordyceps lloydii. (in reference to National Geographic Vol: 175#5,
> May 1989) This fungus apparently begins its attack as a microscop c
> spore that penetrates small insect. Multiplying with n the insect and
> within days digests all but the exoskeleton. The insect gets
> transformed into cottony white filaments and the fungus fills and
> encases the body. The fungus grows out of the skelet l remain and
> begins to release spores, starting the cyc e again.

This sounds more like a fungal disease. Many fungi infect and finally
kill insects.
> Anyone have access to this fungus?
Does anybody know where to get cultures of the nematode-trapping

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