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Physarum polycephalum

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Physarum polycephalum, slime mold, grown in a large perti plate on moist paper towels using oatmeal as the food source. Culture was grown in the dark at room temperature. The paper towel was moistened every day with tap water. After 3 week’s the culture formed sporangia (fruiting bodies). Image was taken of sporangia on the lid of the plate using transmitted light.
 
 

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  1. Thanks for the great pic!! It was just posted as ASM's pic of the day on our Facebook and Instagram account.

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