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  • Saprophyte – an organism that lives off of dead or decaying organic matter.

Fun Facts

  • A large giant puffball mushroom can be almost two feet long and contain 7,000,000,000,000 (7 trillion) spores.
  • Puffball Mushrooms don’t have pores or gills on their underside like some mushrooms. They release their spores through a hole in the top in a smoky cloud.
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