Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bat-Killing Fungus Identified

I love my little bats! They showed up in late summer at the cottage. They finally were using the bat house I made years earlier. Those little bats can eat their weight in bugs every night.

Now they have identified the fungus that invades them in their caves. They had trouble at first, because it only lives in cold temperatures. But the question is whether there is something else that is making life easier for this fungus. When a bat is hibernating, what does it have to fight off any type of fungus?

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