Deep Look

This Mushroom Tricks Flies By Faking Its Own Death

Season 9 Episode 3 | 4m 31s  | Video has closed captioning.

The cage fungus looks and smells like decaying meat — on purpose. Its goopy lattice gives off a rotten odor that attracts flies, which help spread its spores far and wide. It’s like a bee to a flower, but way more macabre and putrid.

Aired: 02/22/22

Rating: NR


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