Tuesday 23rd December 2014,
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High Quality Images of Slime Mold

Qossay Takroori 2008/10/27

What is Slime Mold: Slime Mold is a broad term that refers to fungi-like amoeboid (i.e. like an amoeba) organisms. Their common name refers to part of their life cycle in which their appearance can be gelatinous (hence the name slime). However, this fact mostly refers to the myxomycetes, which are the only macroscopic slime molds. They have been found all over the world feeding on microorganisms that live in any type of dead plant material. For this reason, it is very common to find these organisms growing in the soil, on lawns, and in the forest commonly on deciduous logs (hence the name molds). These are stunning pictures of ‘slime mold’.

Photos Credit – English Russia

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