Meet the "Blob", an unusual organism shown on Saturday at the Zoological Park in Paris as part of a unique exhibition demonstrating its rare abilities.
Slime fungus, officially known as Physarum polycephalum (or "the many-headed slime"), is neither a plant nor an animal or a fungus. He has no two sexes – male and female – – It has 720. And it can also split into different organisms and then melt together again, according to a press release from the Zoological Park.
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She is also able to solve problems such as zoological park researchers say the shortest way to leave a labyrinth is to anticipate changes in its environment.
Living on Forest Soils
"Acacia trees, oak bark and chestnut bark are his favorite places," said zoologist Marlene Itan.
The lump is usually found on forest soil in Europe. "It thrives at temperatures between 19 and 25 degrees Celsius and at a humidity of 80 to 100 percent," she said.
Almost immortal, according to the zoo's press release, his only enemies are light and scrawny. But it can overwinter for several years if threatened.