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Amazing Slime Molds

Posted 8/8/2017

Slime molds are strange organisms. While being only a single cell with several nuclei, they have remarkable capabilities. Some species can search their surroundings for food in such an effective manner that scientists are designing algorithms mimicking them.


Observing and studying slime molds is my new hobby. Here are some photos. First: ant walking on Lycogala epidendrum and watching the smaller red ones, namely Lycogala conicum.

The following series shows the maturing of sporangia of Stemonitis sp.