Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Pretty Awful


How can something apparently so pretty have such an awful name one wonders. This is my first introduction to the extraordinary world of slime mould which I now understand are neither plant, animal nor fungi. Instead they are protists. We encountered this one on a Sussex Wildlife Trust walk at the weekend. The current thinking is that this example is one called tapioca slime mould. Don't say I never treat ya!
Arilx

4 comments:

  1. What strange looking stuff.........I shall now look up Protists.

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    1. They spread very quickly hence the slime bit.
      Arilx

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  2. Whoa, that looks horrible, is is squishy or hard?
    Briony
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    1. Very squishy and very quick to spread.
      Arilx

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