What is an exudate?
An exudate is any fluid exuding from (coming out of) a body, plant, or animal.
Gum, sap, latex, and resin from trees are called exudates (because these fluids exude from the bark of a tree).
Sometimes nectar from flowers is regarded as an exudate.
Many animals like to feed on tree exudates because they provide fluid and nutrients.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM