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(The New York Times)   Study of fairy circles shows in Australia even the dirt can kill you   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Bacteria, Microorganism, Seed, Namibia, Germination, small study, eerie rings, Sprouting  
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2021-04-13 8:00:38 PM  
No surprise there. I'm starting to wonder how anything is alive in Australia.
 
2021-04-13 8:21:49 PM  
They're usually caused by microbes where I live.
(Reads article)
Yep.
 
2021-04-13 8:22:43 PM  
Just the light from Venus reflecting off swamp grass that grew in a ring pattern, a result of a buildup of soil pathogens in the middle
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2021-04-13 8:54:58 PM  

alice_600: No surprise there. I'm starting to wonder how anything is alive in Australia.


It's kind of like how nobody loses a stalemated chess game.
 
2021-04-13 10:15:23 PM  
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If you don't know how to dance or stand int he middle of the circle, you die.
 
2021-04-13 11:51:55 PM  

nicoffeine: They're usually caused by microbes where I live.
(Reads article)
Yep.


Yup. Read an interesting post on Imgur last night about mushroom fairy rings around trees, & how they're a really really good thing for the health of the tree, because it means the bacteria at the end of their smaller roots' root system is breaking down detritus into useable nutrients.
 
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