Thursday, September 13, 2007

Slime Mould

A 15kg lump of slime mould found in Jiangsu province, dug up from 10m underground. Called "太岁"(Tai Sui) by the Chinese, Slime mould has been found from all over China, from Inner Mongolia to Gansu or Guangdong in the South.
The strange life form, neither animal or vegetable has confounded the Chinese over the millenium and they had recorded information about slime mould in ancient Chinese medical texts.

1 comment:

Lab Rat said...

Ewww, gross.

I guess that beats the unidentifiable 1 kilo mass of...something at the back of my fridge.