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Faunwood - Isopod (Teal & Copper) Pin

Faunwood - Isopod (Teal & Copper) Pin

Artist: Miranda Zimmerman (Faunwood)
Size: 1.25" long
Material: hard enamel 
Features: Screen-printed details, two pin posts, back-stamped with Faunwood logo

Though some might attribute the mushrooms on this isopod's back to some sort of parasitic fungus, this is actually the result of a mutually beneficial relationship.  As the tiny animal scouts around the forest floor, the mushroom caps are able to disperse their spores over a wider area.  In return, the fungus emits an odor that attracts even smaller bugs for the isopod to feed on.  

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