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Saturday, 11 June 2016

Stemonitis fusca.

Slime mould

I caught this fascinating little collection of amoebae toward the end of their life cycle in the woods yesterday. I would have loved to see them before the spore stage as they look like pink jelly fingers!

Here we can see the spores on the sporangia at the top of their slender hair like stems, that will hatch out into new amoebae to start all over. I wonder where they will gather next...

1 comment:

  1. That is a superb photograph - enough to qualify for 'The Tate'