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Fascinating time lapse movies of molds and fungi
May 29, 2012 4:16 PM   Subscribe

"This gallery contains time lapse movies of fungi, molds, bacteria, slime molds and insects of interest to plant pathologists." Be sure and check out the peach and plum, Homer Simpson growing "hair", a rotting book and mushrooms growing and dying.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (22 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Neat!

I was gonna say, "Somebody should tell them about YouTube," but then I saw "©2005" at the bottom, so, you know.
posted by Gator at 4:31 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I bet some people these days don't even know what these are.
posted by The otter lady at 4:38 PM on May 29, 2012




"Aaaaahhh...mouldy bagels."

Says Homer.

ftfy
posted by salishsea at 5:25 PM on May 29, 2012


The peach and the plum is my favorite, by far. They get so squishy and liquid.
posted by francesca too at 5:32 PM on May 29, 2012


Also, the mold takes over the peach like the Genesis Effect from Star Trek II.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:43 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


And actually the peach was doing okay, holding its own, until the plum dragged it down. Just goes to show you need to pick your friends carefully.
posted by Gator at 5:43 PM on May 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Rotting book is really good.
posted by lurkElongtime at 5:44 PM on May 29, 2012


Rotting book should be an ad for the Kindle.
posted by salishsea at 6:02 PM on May 29, 2012


"A fast-paced action flick that will keep you on the edge!"
                  - George Slimey, Ooze News and Mold Report
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:18 PM on May 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh hai Metafilter - what's that? We're doing that "Gross LT Out in a Unique Way Again Thing?"

Awesome! VOMVOMVVOMVVOMVVOMVVOMVOVMVOMVOMVOMVOMVVOMVVOM

And darn if I won't bleach my eyes!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:25 PM on May 29, 2012


I shouldn't have watched the potato one; we're eating baked potatoes for dinner. But it cracks me up that they always give credit for "Specimen Preparation", because in this case the guy basically put a potato on a dinner plate with a knife and fork. In my house I don't get that much credit for my baked potatoes, and I have to do the extra work of turning a knob on the stove. It bugs me, because I really do have to think carefully about how to turn that knob.

Next time I'm going to tell my family that I saw a neat video on the Internet about potatoes and tonight we're going to we're going to do the potatoes that way. I'll call the kids to the dinner table, point at their potatoes, and tell them to just keep watching. No TV after dinner tonight, kiddos! Watch your potato instead.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:31 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh, and this previous post didn't get nearly enough love.
posted by Gator at 6:32 PM on May 29, 2012


Janine Melnitz: Oh, that's very fascinating to me. I read a lot myself. Some people think I'm too intellectual but I think it's a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play raquetball. Do you have any hobbies?
Dr. Egon Spengler: I collect spores, molds, and fungus.

posted by ovvl at 6:51 PM on May 29, 2012


Some people think I'm too intellectual but I think it's a fabulous way to spend your spare time. I also play raquetball.

I'm a fungi.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:04 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would totally eat that peach. (before, not after). What a shame.

Why is the mold white on plum and black on peach?
posted by rainy at 7:37 PM on May 29, 2012


Yeah can someone explain the differing color? White vs black?
posted by The Whelk at 9:46 PM on May 29, 2012




Why did the bagel mold up and not just dry out? Is it in a sealed box? Is it a super humid environment?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:52 PM on May 30, 2012


Holy hell, I bet that potato smelled bad.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:54 PM on May 30, 2012


Engorged pink organisms literally growing out of a romance novel.

Science experiment, or brand new marketing strategy?
posted by CancerMan at 1:31 PM on May 30, 2012


These experiments are exactly what I have been trying to capture in my bedroom, in the car, at work for the past 30 years. I just never remembered the video camera. Doh!
posted by psylosyren at 2:00 PM on May 30, 2012


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