Biomimicry 3

Biomimicry 3: Seed encapsulator

Tiny bird's nest

The tiny bird’s nest fungus is a small mushroom. When a drop of water falls in the tiny bird’s nest a capsule with spores catapults out of the mushroom. A sticky wire unfolds and as soon as the wire reaches a branch it attaches itself to it.

Seed encapsulator

The seed encapsulator is an organic capsule that encapsulates seeds. It is used for vertical farming. In dense cities, urban farmers spray the enhanced seeds onto stone city walls. The encapsulator uses the same techniques as the tiny bird’s nest to anchor itself onto the wall.