This shimmering, metallic structure isn't a new configuration of carbon nanotubes. It's actually a slime mold, which grows on dead plants. Not only does it look alien, but it has a very alien lifecycle. Individual slime mold cells can merge into one giant cell, up to 30 meters across.

The Bizarre Collective Consciousness of Slime Mold

Here is my research images on the fruiting bodies of a slime mold. They came from different species of slime molds some are red, yellow or w.

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LATIN LOVER (G. Shoop, R. 1969). Sdlg. 64-16. TB 36" M. RV3PF. S light lavender-pink; F grape wine with light lavender-pink rim; tangerine beard; ruffled

LATIN LOVER (G. Shoop, R. S light lavender-pink; F grape wine with light lavender-pink rim;

mold growing on Romano cheese. It was bluish green, and is probably a Penicillium.  In this picture the yellow parts are called conidiophores, and the green spores are called conidia.

"mold growing on Romano cheese. It was bluish green, and is probably a Penicillium. In this picture the yellow parts are called conidiophores, and the green spores are called conidia.

"Fungo Cristalino Lançador" (Pilobolus crystallinus)  Este fungo tem a capacidade de lançar em até 2 metros seu esporângio (esta parte preta) que contém esporos. Em seguida, o esporângio é ingerido por um animal herbívoro (geralmente um cavalo), passa por seu sistema digestivo, onde desenvolve o micélio, e quando é expelido continua seu ciclo de vida no excremento do animal.

Pilobilus Fungi – shoot black tops off at 55 mph

Streptococcus cells

Provigil and depression

Few of us have camera capable of photographing stain of Streptococcus cells that look like orange balls on a velvety royal blue background.

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Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a spore-forming conidiophore of the fungus Penicillium discolor

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40 Impresionantes imágenes de setas que te dejarán con la boca abierta

Colorful, Mystical And (Sometimes) Fatal: 31 Photos Of The World’s Coolest Mushrooms

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40 Impresionantes imágenes de setas que te dejarán con la boca abierta

Fascinating Fungi Mushrooms are lovely. Lovely to eat, lovely to look at, and the way they form is incredibly weird. Some fungi, like the “bleeding tooth” fungus pictured above, have beneficial.

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The beginning of slime mold

aspergillus fumigatus - Short conidiophore (<300micro), smooth. Philiades in single row and only on upper 2/3 of vesicle.

Antifungal's Lower Side Effects Hold Promise Published: Sep 2014 By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today

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