Earth Star<br />Carlee Olsen <br />Contract [4]<br />
Classification<br />The earth star fungus is classified as a Gasteromycetes or “stomach fungi”<br />
The earth star fungi is related to a puffball. An earth star is different than a puff ball because the earth star has thre...
Reproduction<br />The earth star’s fruiting body is a sac filled with dry spores. Some sacs release there spores when the ...
Growth<br />When an earth star is young, it looks like an onion. Then the outer layers split open into the rays of a star....
Response<br />The earth star’s rays open when humidity is high to expose the spores, and then they close again in response...
Organization<br />The earth star has a sac filled with dry spores, wrapped up in a layer which splits open, letting the sp...
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  1. 1. Earth Star<br />Carlee Olsen <br />Contract [4]<br />
  2. 2. Classification<br />The earth star fungus is classified as a Gasteromycetes or “stomach fungi”<br />
  3. 3. The earth star fungi is related to a puffball. An earth star is different than a puff ball because the earth star has three layers which allow the earth star to move<br />
  4. 4. Reproduction<br />The earth star’s fruiting body is a sac filled with dry spores. Some sacs release there spores when the inside layer wears away, and some form an opening at the top of the sac. When a rain drop strikes these sacs, spores are pushed out. After spores are pushed out, the sac returns to its original shape<br />
  5. 5. Growth<br />When an earth star is young, it looks like an onion. Then the outer layers split open into the rays of a star. The sac in the middle of the star holds the spores<br />
  6. 6. Response<br />The earth star’s rays open when humidity is high to expose the spores, and then they close again in response to drier conditions<br />
  7. 7. Organization<br />The earth star has a sac filled with dry spores, wrapped up in a layer which splits open, letting the spores expose<br />

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