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Dicty!  Dictyosteliida, a type of slime mold. They live as individuals until food runs out, then they form sporangia. They release a signal molecule into the environment that allows them to bunch together. They join into a tiny slug-like creature, which moves to an open place and develops into a fruiting body. Some of the amoebae become spores to begin the next generation, and some sacrifice themselves to become the dead stalk, thus lifting the spores up into the air for better dispersal.

The Bizarre Collective Consciousness of Slime Mold

Pink Mushrooms

Elegant Pink Mushrooms, so pretty and unusual. I have always loved Pink. I know it's in Vogue right Now, But it's always been my favorite Color. My bedroom furniture as a Girl was all Pink. I had the coolest room. Thanks Mom.

in blue

vibrant little orange mushrooms growing on blue-painted wood.

Gorgeous, Wondrous Mushrooms…Really! | Dusky's Wonders

Phallus (formerly Dictyophora) multicolor comes from a family of mushrooms called "Phallus." Despite the unseemly name, though, Phallus mushrooms are widely eaten in East Asia.

Lycoperdon Perlatum. Known as puffball, it belongs to the family Agaricaceae. It is a medium-sized puffball, 1.5 to 6 cm (0.6 to 2.4") wide by 3 to 7 cm (1.2 to 2.8") tall. When mature it becomes brown, and a hole in the top opens to release spores. It grows in fields, gardens, and along roadsides, as well as in grassy clearings in woods. It is edible when young although care must be taken to avoid confusion w immature fruit bodies of poisonous Amanita species.

Lycoperdon perlatum popularly known as the common puffball, warted puffball, gem-studded puffball, or the devil's snuff-box, is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. - COMPLETELY AMAZING & SO BEAUTIFUL!

Maiden veil fungus -- Wow! ...just wow!

Maiden Veil Fungus - beautiful and fragile. It's amazing that fungi are neither plant nor animal.

As Cosy As Can Be

foxesandfungus: “ Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a psychoactive basidiomycete fungus.

Photographer Captures the Beauty and Diversity of Australian Fungi

Photographer Captures the Beauty and Diversity of Australian Fungi

Australian fungi come in countless shapes, sizes, colors, and textures — diversity that photographer Steve Axford captures in his photos.

mushroom with green cap   ;)

Description on photo: hygrocybe psittacina i don't think i've ever seen a better example of the word "tumescent"

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