Arachnids - Paul Bertner
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Harvestman with epizootic moss growth

Harvestman with epizootic moss growth

An epizoon is a parasitic or commensal growth of one organism on another. This occurs frequently within aquatic environments (like anemones on crabs), but is less common on land). That living mosses should grow on their entire surface, including the legs indicates a degree of cultivation rather than random colonization and growth. Photographed in Danum Valley Conservation Area, Borneo. Paul Bertner 2014.

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