Re: Did Dung Beetles Kill The Mushroom?
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 17:15:32 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-07-25 11:10:29 EDT, you write:

<< I also think it the beetles form an integral part of the svannah
ecosystem; without them the dung would not fertilize the soil as
quickly and the open grasslands would not be possible (note the neat
loop here: grasslands suit grazers, grazers produce dung, dung helps
the beetles and makes the grass possible; once started it is
How would the dung fertilize the soil if the beetles ate all the dung? Also,
if the dung did fertilize the soil, thats all the mushrooms need to grow