Twisted Heart asks:
You noticed the growth of mold and mildew inside your shoe cabinet. How are the fungi getting energy? What steps could you take to get rid of them?
Answer by greendawn
Unlike plants fungi are heterotrophic which means they can’t produce their food from basic molecules and ions. It has to be present as such (ie protein, carbohydrates, fats) so they can ingest it and use it to survive.
Keeping the place clean and dry ie not humid, will help keep down mold growth.