Category: science

microcosmicobservations: I made a video about Calostoma, and in…

microcosmicobservations:

I made a video about Calostoma, and in particular, the gelatinous joyousness that is Calostoma cinnabarinum. Check it out if you want to learn more about this awesome fungus’s anatomy and evolution.

(I forgot to put this picture in the video, so plz enjoy!)

microcosmicobservations: New video! In today’s video I give you…

microcosmicobservations:

New video! In today’s video I give you an introduction to lichen, the love of my life. If you want to know more about this awesome symbiosis, please check it out!

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New video! In today’s video I give you an introduction to…

New video! In today’s video I give you an introduction to lichen, the love of my life. If you want to know more about this awesome symbiosis, please check it out!

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Rabb.it is more finicky than I expected, so Creeping Garden didn’t happen, but thank you to everyone…

Rabb.it is more finicky than I expected, so Creeping Garden didn’t happen, but thank you to everyone…

I saw my first pinesap flowers (Monotropa hypopitys) today!…

I saw my first pinesap flowers (Monotropa hypopitys) today! Pinesaps are mycoheterotrophic, which means they get their food from parasitizing the fungi that get their food from plants. If you haven’t seen my video on mycoheterotrophs and mycorrhizal relationships, you can view that here!

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Check out the gorgeous reticulate stipe of the shaggy-stalked…

Check out the gorgeous reticulate stipe of the shaggy-stalked bolete, Heimioporus betula! Found on my hike yesterday at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

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New video on one of my favorite slime molds, Metatrichia…

New video on one of my favorite slime molds, Metatrichia vesparium! Why yes, I do find it easier to say Metatrichia vesparium than wasp nest.

My boyfriends grandmas stump

My boyfriends grandmas stump

Under conifers

Under conifers

In front of a dioceses

In front of a dioceses