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Mysterious 'Fairy Circles' Not Termites


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Fungus. So it's ringworm in the desert sand. Or something.

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"Fairy circles" that form in the arid grasslands of Namibia have baffled scientists for decades. In the latest attempt to explain the cause of these mysterious circular patches, a group of researchers turned to aerial images.

From the aerial images, the scientists discovered that fairy circles are distributed in surprisingly regular patterns, which might rule out the popular theory that termites are the creators.

http://www.livescien...ry-circles.html

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http://www.unexplain...howtopic=245460

The temperatures can fall to below zero in the winter months, they could be ice circles imprints from the wet dew.

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I think it's fungus. I don't know if they are all the same but I had a couple fairy circles in my yard before they were made by mushrooms the circle just remains even when the caps aren't showing.

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amazing that the edge of the rings sport vigorous growths, have to be secret gardeners ensuring a food supply or shade....could be Sand Kings (sci-fi termites)

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The answer is probably right there in front of their faces, and they still can't see it.

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it is.

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it's fairies.....

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I watched a little about these circles on the Science Channel today at lunch. I found it quite interesting. Termites were the best explaination, but

I didn't create a new thread, because there may not be much interest, so I revived this one.

I thought this was a good update.

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/what-fairy-circles-teach-us-about-science

http://www.livescience.com/21228-mysterious-african-fairy-circles-mystery.html

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