Topics » Science & Technology   April 3, 2012

Slime Molds, Revealed

Puffballs

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

Puffballs

The fruiting bodies of this slime mold become smooth blobs before releasing black and brown spores.

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