Attack Of the Yellow Slime

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This amazing yellow stuff that is taking over the fallen tree’s root system is called the Many Headed slime mold. Incredible stuff that can be put into a maze and will crawl it’s way to a food source or back out and try again if none is available in the path it’s on.
This is a SINGLE celled organism….no brain…it’s NOT an animal nor is it a fungus.
When I first saw this glob it was only about the size of a softball…..I came back by 2 hours later and found it larger then the hood of my car!
It ‘travels’ by sending out ‘fingers’….that find a food source and then webs out to cover everything else in-between the 2 points.
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If anyone remembers the horror flick The Blob or The Blob’s Son or Revenge of the Blob and whatever other movies with the Blob were? THIS is what the movie was based on.
Back in the 50’s…in a town in Texas…a huge clump of this stuff was beside a road. The townies were nervous and called the fire department to hose it away….and it EXPLODED! Litterally…….it spored which then grew even MORE once the seeds settled to creat more and more…till it was just a HUGE mass of yellow ‘goop’….
Once a scientist was able to stop the panic…(the people thought it was an alien from space)…the blob was scraped up and allowed to finish it’s days in a safer stress-free location…but a movie was born. They colored the Blob red…yellow just wasn’t scary enuf I guess.
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Found in NE Kansas, inside Jackson Park’s wooded area. I hike this park a LOT….just to find amazing things like this.

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