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Re: Subterranea

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Friday, April 8, 2005, 12:47
--- In, Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@H...>

>Oh yes. I'm generating a fairly diverse fungal flora, some of which >is phosphorescent, and several types of bacteria, some of which are >also phosphorescent.
In my conworld (planet Earth at the end of the last Ice Age), the Children of Stone (who are remembered by humans as dwarves) live in caverns. They are skilled in fungiculture (I made that up, but it looks good to me!) and have produced mushrooms et al. with all different kinds of sizes, colors and flavors. They are a staple in their diet. They have also developed several species which phosphoresce in different colors which are used to illuminate the various subterranean passages. The phosphorescent light is not brilliant but enough for them to find their way, especially considering that they have a tapetum as do many nocturnal mammals. Charlie