Seussian Slime Mold

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Seussian Slime Mold

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I found a patch of white "fluff" on a piece of firewood which turned out to be the dying gasp of a slime mold. Each one of the structures is perhaps 0.3mm. It turns out they secrete calcium carbonate which gives them this white, dusty appearance. The spores themselves are inside.

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Excellent! And a friendly little Polyxenus sp. for good measure.

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Very well done. I like the surreal landscapes.
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Very nice.
Slime molds are fascinationg and cute.
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fascinating pictures!

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Very nice series, well done.

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