we are on our way to arrest bruce the fungi for poisoning many humans!
Phew, that was close. My name is Bruce and Im a Galerina Marginata.
Ah yes Bruce! His family lives in Europe, North America and Asia.
Hello! City police here. Were on the search for Bruce, do you know where I can find him?
But I think you can find him in his favourite habitat, sitting on old Conifer wood.
Hello! Do you know how Bruce the fungi reproduces? It would really help in the investigation.
Well I know that like other fungi, Bruce produces spores. His spores get blown away by the wind and then they land far away from Bruce. The spores then go into the ground where they sprout and grow into hyphae. Eventually the hyphae will grow into the fruiting body, making a new fungi.
yes of course! Well Bruce is heterotrophic which means he gets nutrients from other organisms. Specifically dead organisms. He doesn't digest his food internally, he releases enzymes and digests it externally. They absorb the nutrients through their hyphae.
Hey there, can you tell me how Bruce feeds?
kingdom: FungiDivision: BasidiomycotaClass: AgaricomycetesOrder: AgaricalesFamily: HymenogastracaeGenus: GalerinaSpecies: G. Marginata
the officer caught bruce and arrested him
Please officer! You can't arrest me, Im beneficial to the environment!! I balance the ecosystems by being a key decomposer and recycler. I break down the dead plants and animals so everyone can be supplied with nutrients. This also helps reduce levels of pollution. Without me the ecosystem is in grave danger!!!