National Geographic : 1989 Jun
now interlaced with fungus, feeds snails and mites. With their variety of sca vengers, decaying acorns make ideal hunting grounds for carnivores. A fierce predator, this centipede (below) roams through one acorn after another in search of prey. Waiting on its web, a fungus gnat larva (right) will feast on the unwary insects that the poisonous strands kill on contact.