Anim8Nature, an educational resource in development, is driven by questions. We are creating 10 animated life cycles and educational resources to explore science with art. Our mission above all else is to spark curiosity and get people of all ages asking questions.
|Spores (very enlarged) being released from a shell fungus|
As I was completing this animation I had a meeting with Dr. Greg Eaton, Director of the Claytor Center and biology professor at Lynchburg College. He was very helpful in answering some questions I had about how the spores were spread and how they grew in the log. He drew a diagram that detailed the slow growth of the spores initially until they meet their "mate/match" and then energized they grow more quickly. Here is a fascinating photograph of agaricus bisporus basidiospores taken under a microscope. It is amazing to see them enlarged and takes us into a whole new world.
| Agaricus bisporus, Basidiospores|
Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility, Dartmouth College - Source and public domain notice at http-//remf.dartmouth.edu/imagesindex.html
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Fungus Among Us
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Animated Jellyfish Life Cycle