Topics » Science & Technology   April 3, 2012

Slime Molds, Revealed

On the Forest Floor

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Fruiting BodiesPretzel MoldFused Stalks and SporesTubular StalksPlasmodiumPuffballsAmoebas on the MoveUnder the MicroscopeExposed Spores Tropical Slime MoldOn the Forest Floor

On the Forest Floor

The Arcyria cinerea -- seen here on a decaying log -- is one of the world's most common slime molds. It occurs on decaying wood and all types of plant debris.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay