Macro Mould

9th September 2020

This is eerily fascinating. Normally when things start to grow mould my reaction is to throw them out, not lean in closer, but that’s what Beauty of Science have done.

The Rise of Molds is a time-lapse video capturing four moulds as they spread and grow. It’s rather beautiful, if a little foreboding, as the darkness starts to take over…

The moulds featured are Rhizopus, Aspergillus Niger, Aspergillus Oryzae and Penicillium. All used in the production of yummy food like, wine, soy sauce and cheese.

Their other videos are worth checking out, fascinating seeing science so focussed, and isolated, helping us appreciate the beauty. Originally found at This is Colossal.

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