An article about haustoriums (an organ through which parasites enter their host, derived originally from an ordinary root) inspired this 16 mm. animation shot on an Oxberry animation stand. “Given enough time, parasites and their hosts might even become Mutualists, organisms that contributed to one another’s well-being, such as the fungi and photosynthetic bacteria that make up lichens.” (quote from scientist Margie Prophet)
I was a member of the Carnivorous Plant Society at the time and grew several wonderful insectivore specimens in a terrarium. Insectivores are plants which grow in environments insufficient to provide nitrogen in the form usually assimilated by plants –as nitrate ions. (where I gathered many of my carnivorous plant specimens, which I grow in a terrarium).
Sound was created on an old 8-bit sound program on an Amiga.