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Slime mould prefers sedatives, say researchers

Beautiful slime mould, some have displayed interesting behaviour.

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(Banksia, after forest fire. The fire's heat is necessary to open its seedpods, at the same time allowing them to fall onto newly fertilized soil due to carbon from ash.)

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banksia this fun-guy has a lot to say-haha...get it? fun...guy...okay- i'll stop now...

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Mold ,Aspergillus versicolor,. Conidia ,asexual spores, are produced on the conidiophores ,fruiting structures / sporangia,. Aspergillus versicolor is very common in damp places. This genus can also cause skin infections in burn victims and the fungal lung infection aspergillosis ,secondary infection to AIDS,.

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Brazilian Treehopper, or Bocydium globulare - a real living insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter:

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Zombie mushroom hand. This Clathrus archeri, or "Devil's Fingers" - looks like a cold, dead hand.

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Amanita sp. This is one of many amanitas that are found in the southern Appalachians, USA. August 30, 2009.

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