Bohemia Ecological Preserve

This silvery & beige glob of Slime Mold cracked open when touched. Slime Molds are fungal-like protists that decompose other organisms. Slime Molds have a two stage life cycle: a free living (amoeboid) stage and a plasmodial ("slug") stage. Currently organisms are divided into 4 Kingdoms: Animals, Plants, Fungi and Protists. The kingdom of Protists is difficult to organize into neat branches on the Tree of Life.