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It’s not only Venus fly traps that eat insects. White pine trees collaborate with fungi to ‘eat’ springtails – the fungi kill the insects and the trees absorb the nutrients through their roots, and many other plants may play this rather grisly game too.

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In the Black Sea, researchers have found springtails in a deep cave – Plutomurus ortobalaganensis at 1980 metres and Schaefferia profundissima at 1600 meters. Springtails are hexapods (have six legs) and these both like cheese!

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