Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.
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Ever notice spotted ants and wonder if they’re diseased? Those spots aren’t symptoms of a disease. Certain ants actually farm gardens of a spongy fungus that they sustain themselves on.
Household drugs like painkillers, antibiotics and hormones enter the water system in many ways. For example, some animal feeds contain antibiotics and might flood into rivers with run-off, while other antibiotics are flushed or dumped down sinks and toilets in homes.
Before modern antibiotics, doctors sometimes relied on an unusual, but effective therapy for keeping wounds from getting infected. Yep, you guessed it: maggots.