8 Mesmerizing Timelapse GIFs Showing How Mushrooms Grow

Mushrooms are known as fast-growing organisms, especially quickly popping up after the rain.

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Given the pace of their growth, which is difficult to capture with a human eye, it‘s incredibly interesting to witness the changes of fungi in these mesmerizing time-lapse gifs.

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These timelapses show the surprising power of mushroom buds, as they burst through the soil and elegantly expand their caps.

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What we see on the surface, though, is only a part of organism, called mushroom fruit.

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The fruit is a short-lived reproductive structure, consisting 92% of water (hence the speed of growth).

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Meanwhile, mycelium of the mushroom sits and sprouts from the soil.

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This part, in contrast to the fruit, can live for years.

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If you are curious about the fungi kingdom or simply like finding out more about the processes of nature, these time-lapse shots are the way to go.

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