Recursive loop

17 February 2010

4 Responses to “Recursive loop”

  1. sugar9booger Says:


  2. Will you explain this at some point? I’m guessing that there’s some kind of multiple-life-stages-of-the-same-organism thing going on here, but I don’t get it “as is.” Thanks in advance!

  3. Neil Says:

    Hi Callan,

    The short answer is that the yellow thing is Witch’s Butter (Tremella sp.) a jelly fungus that parasitizes on other wood decaying fungi, such as the False Turkey Tail (Stereum hirsutum) just above it in this picture.

    There are a number of other interesting plant/fungi, plant/plant, and fungi/fungi relationships going on in this photo and just out of view (under the surface and out of the frame), but it would be tedious and impossible to enumerate them all. If I get the chance though, I might post some more photos from this hike.

    The title is also a stupid joke: I named this photo “microecos” since I think it encapsulates how I think of this blog: diverse, ephemeral, semi-parasitic and easily overlooked.

  4. Jeremy Says:

    yeah, that’s what’s going on, alright.
    thanks for addressin teh awesum

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