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Many-headed slime

Physarum polycephalum

Description:

Recent studies that investigate this organism's ability to solve mazes, anticipate events, balance its diet and to simulate efficient road networks . In these cases, multiple cells act together in an intelligent way reminiscent of the behavior of individual organisms or superorganisms like honeybee or ant colonies. The more we learn about this organism's behavior and abilities the more incredible it becomes.

Habitat:

Spotted on a fallen log with moss and lichen next to it. The first picture shows what I believe to be the main brain of the organism - it was on top of the log. Tiny veins are leading away in every direction to find food sources. The veins eventually connect to the orange slime you can see in pic 2.

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Federal Way, Washington, USA

Spotted on Dec 9, 2017
Submitted on Jan 13, 2018

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