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slime mold

When the researchers place food at cities on the map, the fungus collaborates, spreading out to map many possible configurations and then dying away to highlight the shortest routes between cities and the most efficient overall system map. http://i.imgur.com/ix4Ag.jpg

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by drumrave

submitted September 3rd 2012

14 comments
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watching mold grow... it was kinda cool I suppose
5 years ago
this doesn't make sense unles there's something obstructing them from taking straight paths to thefood
5 years ago
must be Dangerousdug cutting off their fins
5 years ago
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5 years ago
Was this video sped up? I lived in a house a while ago, the ceiling above the shower would grow mold like crazy. Unfortunately it wasn't mutant slime mold like in this vid.
5 years ago
no it was filmed with a highspeed camera to capture the movement and slowed down
5 years ago
yes it was sped up
5 years ago
then slowed down again
5 years ago
the point was to show that a fucking plant figured out the most efficient way to transit across a certain area thousands (maybe millions) of years before humans
5 years ago
seems kind of unnecessary to buy a highspeed camera then just slow it down.
5 years ago
there must be bumps or something on that map
5 years ago
but good post, believe me i understand the expirement.
5 years ago
it is uneccessary , you speed it up again when you slow it down
5 years ago
video editing inception.
5 years ago
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