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The relentlessness of the simplest eukarya.
January 31, 2012 5:30 AM   Subscribe

Gorgeous microphotography of the growth of colonial fungi species. Featuring aspergillus, fumigatus, botrytis, trichoderma, and cladosporidium.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot (14 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's awesome and beautiful and will do a wonderful job of giving my wife the screaming eebie jeebies when I show it to her later. Thanks!
posted by Ipsifendus at 5:53 AM on January 31, 2012


Lovely. They're beautiful in their own right but it is interesting how a panning shot can make time lapse much more watchable. (Reminds me of Miyazaki's spore-filled landscapes in Nausicaa.)
posted by ioesf at 6:08 AM on January 31, 2012


Magically beautiful!
posted by anya32 at 6:45 AM on January 31, 2012


Just what my mold spore allergies needed this morning!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:45 AM on January 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


So gorgeous. Love the fantastic landscape look.

a panning shot can make time lapse much more watchable

Funny, ioesf, I had the opposite reaction - didn't feel like the panning was necessary at all, and even distracted from the beautifully subtle movement of the growth. The faster the pan, the less I liked it.
posted by mediareport at 6:45 AM on January 31, 2012


Agreed, the panning was distracting. But then again, the sound track from my dentist's waiting room was equally bad.
posted by k5.user at 6:50 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


There should be a cable channel devoted to this.
posted by Gator at 7:01 AM on January 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


There is indeed fungus among us.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:07 AM on January 31, 2012


Beautiful, but videos like this make me extremely grateful for my immune system.
posted by aught at 7:07 AM on January 31, 2012


Paging Mr. Roger Dean - Mr. Roger Dean, please come to the green courtesy phone -
posted by newdaddy at 8:12 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


I liked the slow pan, but I still eek-ed while watching it.
posted by source.decay at 9:52 AM on January 31, 2012


Agreed, the panning was distracting. But then again, the sound track from my dentist's waiting room was equally bad.

Perhaps some Carmina Burana instead?
posted by Kabanos at 9:55 AM on January 31, 2012


Arvo Paart!

And where's the Penicillium?
posted by sneebler at 7:03 PM on January 31, 2012


I just want to know how that fucker got a camera into my fridge.
posted by flabdablet at 3:49 AM on February 1, 2012


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