Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Slime

That brilliant orange slime mold I posted on Friday?  I forgot the follow-up.  In the space of six hours, it turns into something like this:

and in a day, those little pellets crumble into dust.  Pretty impressive.  Just think of the metabolism involved in converting all that orange pigment into purple-black. 

Here's a couple more slimes for your delectation:
 I just love the little stalks.  Each mushroom is about 1mm.
Kind of impressionistic, the larger blobs are a couple of mm.

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