Category Archives: Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom

Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – The Parabiology and Anthropology of the Dry Bones and the Boo

The Mushroom Kingdom is not only a paradise of unique and unknown species for ecologists and biologists to puzzle over, it is also home to what we in the soft sciences have termed “parazoological lifeforms.” While the existence of such … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – The Evolution and Ethnobotany of the Piranha Plant

People often think of plants as a relatively static form of life. They are more passive and reactive to their environment as opposed to the more active and dynamic animals. Some people have trouble even thinking of plants as anything … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – The Yoshi

Throughout history, there have been men and women brave enough to take unpopular stances in the name of scientific progress. Galileo was jailed for his astronomy research. Hypatia was brutally murdered by a mob of fanatics for being a woman … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – Evolution of the Koopa part 2

The “koopa” turtles of the Mushroom Kingdom are highly social compared to others of their order. The descendants of the troopa were nomadic grazers, and this began selecting for herding behavior. Today you will often find huge herds or “troops” … Continue reading

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Ecology of the Mushroom Kingdom – Evolution of the Koopa part 1

The evolution of turtles is remarkably straight-forward. The ancestors of our modern-day turtles split off from other reptiles sometime around the Permian period. These reptiles had elongated ribs that spread over the body, offering some protection against predators. Over time, … Continue reading

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