Clathrus Archeri is also known as Devil’s Fingers is a gelatinous egg stage which eventually produces a fruitbody.  There are four to eight arms that hatch with an awful smelling tissue coated around the arms.  This species is known to Britain’s woodlands and can be found around old stumps, wood chips or leaves in which they will grow in clusters.  Due to their foul odor, they attract flies but are not toxic and very harmless.

Hungry??? In some countries, the unhatched eggs also known as stinkhorns, are considered a delicacy!  Watch Devil’s Fingers hatch and be completely grossed out.

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