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Entries by Kyle Knight from 06/2012

A Caterpillar Fungus Is Nepal's El Dorado

| Posted 06.20.2012 | World

Every spring, countless people across the Himalayas flock to high altitude fields in search of a rare commodity: a caterpillar. Its reputation as a potent aphrodisiac -- dubbed "Himalayan Viagra" -- has made it particularly popular in some parts of the world.

Nepal's Caterpillar Fungus Harvest Impacts Environment

| Posted 06.21.2012 | World

The seasonal influx of migrant harvesters into Nepal's Himalaya Mountains seeking a caterpillar fungus used as a traditional medicine and believed to have aphrodisiac properties is causing environmental damage along the rural border with Tibet.