Corks-Capsules & Beyond

Capsules were created to protect corks from rodents and dirt so when you remove the capsule. and find soot what is it? That is the question I always asked myself and it isn’t dirt, it is decay and a microcosm of cork kept perfect by a cellar’s humidity, a colony of cell walls and phelloderm inside of cork cambium composed of living parenchyma cells.

Categories: Life Cycles

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