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The Artful Amoeba

Fungi Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

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When I took Mycology 101 in grad school, the textbook situation was so bad that the one we used came on a CD-ROM. Not came with a CD-ROM. It was one. My professor grumbled that printed mycology texts all had their flaws and none was great. The illustrations were usually fair to poor. The drawings [...]

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The Artful Amoeba

How Ballistic Cup Fungi Fire Their Spores (and Look Cool Doing It)

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It’s a bit embarrassing to admit you were recently on your hands and knees excitedly filming a cow pie. But I was. And the reason was this: Here’s another one found nearby: There were five or six of these polka-dotted mounds in close proximity. Gorgeous orange cup fungi on a cow pie! I’d never heard [...]

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