Friday, November 15, 2013

Cotton Candy Slime

Although similar to fungi in terms of life cycle, the Slime Molds are of a different kingdom. When conditions become unfavorable, the slime molds form sporangia - clusters of spores, often on the tips of their stalks. Spores from the sporangia are dispersed to new habitats, "germinate" into small amoebae, and the life cycle begins again. A family of slime molds look like cotton candy and are named as such.

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