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The term decompiculture is a neologism coined by forestry professor Timothy Myles of the Urban Entomology Program at the University of Toronto and refers to how decomposing organisms, like termites, could be grown or cultured for a variety of uses.

Myles proposes that people could live in symbiosis with termites by utilizing them in landfills to decompose waste, to improve soils by composting materials, to detoxify hazardous substances, and to produce biomass for animal feed and production of biochemicals. He speculates that decompiculture could eventually become a new biological field that could have significant and important impacts on both humans and termites.

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Huffington Post
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:22:30 -0700

The outside of the body is applied with a "Decompiculture Makeup" containing "dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium." Combined with the suit, the spores are activated to grow and start breaking down the body ...

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Mother Nature Network (blog)
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:37:30 -0700

The outside of the body is applied with a "Decompiculture Makeup" containing "dry mineral makeup and dried mushroom spores and a separate liquid culture medium." Combined with the suit, the spores are activated to grow and start breaking down the body ...
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