Posted: Mar 29, 2018 1:09 pm
by Wortfish
newolder wrote:
Wortfish wrote:...
The sugars that power them, and the oxygen they breathe, comes from the air.

Which airborne sugars are we talking about here - candy floss clouds, sucrose snow, glucose graupel, fructose fog, lactose lockets or what? :crazy:

Carbon dioxide, actually. Sugars are carbohydrates: ... nts1.shtml

Green plants absorb light energy using chlorophyll in their leaves. They use it to react carbon dioxide with water to make a sugar called glucose.