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Nathan Myers

So the small beetles are of a different species from the larger ones? Or are they immature, and will develop such a feature later? Or were they malnourished as grubs, missing out on the steroid needed to grow their own mycangium?

Merry replies:

Thanks for pointing out that we did not make that clear. When one gets too close to a subject, such matters seem obvious---until someone reads it with fresh eyes. They are indeed different species. I'll edit the text slightly to specify that for other readers.

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