Latvia's first-ever slime mold exhibit underway

From June 21 to September 17, the Latvian Natural History Museum will hold a photo exhibition entitled “Slime mold in Latvia – the splendor from plasmodia to spores”, which has been produced in collaboration with the association of slime mold researcher Julita Kluša and Latvian Mycologist Association.

This will be the museum's first slime mold exhibition – perhaps unsurprisingly so.

The museum said slime molds are not to be confused with mushrooms, as in Latvian the name gļotsēnes means slime mushrooms. At the beginning of their life, the mushrooms resemble animals more than mushrooms since they can actually move in order to find the best feeding spot. 

The exhibition is dedicated to Latvian slime molds and their research, which has developed rapidly, confirming over 100 new species of molds in the last five years, almost as many as were known in Latvia before that.

This year also had the first annual announcement of the slime mold of the year – Stemonitis axifera, in Latvian bearing the name "Clustering chocolate slime mold".

The opening of the exhibition will take place on June 20 at 17:00.

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