Re: Did Dung Beetles Kill The Mushroom?

Hara Ra (
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 20:05:33 -0700 wrote:

> How would the dung fertilize the soil if the beetles ate all the dung?

>From dung to fertilizer is a multistage process, with microorgainsms
the final stages. It's just beetles along the way.

> Also,
> if the dung did fertilize the soil, thats all the mushrooms need to grow
> from.

P Cubensis and the like do not live in soil. Manure, sterilized grains
support them. I think that it is cuz the organisms found in the soil
from those in dung.

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