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The Irridescent Spores of Elaeomyxa cerifera, the Disco Ball Fungus


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#1 TVCasualty

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Posted 01 July 2022 - 11:26 AM

This is pretty cool and I'd never seen it before.

 

Elaeomyxa cerifera, AKA the "disco ball" fungi (it's the sporophores of a slime mold after they mature and release their spores):

 

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Image source: https://www.instagra.../p/BenBKyPFA3x/

 

Another image: discoball2.jpg

 

Source: https://in.pinterest...29742385392249/

 

I kind of want to try to grow it just for the spores.


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Posted 02 July 2022 - 10:15 AM

 Got dam, thats cool!   :biggrin:


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Posted 10 July 2022 - 06:08 PM

That's absolutely beautiful right there.........awesome!

 

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