NEIL BROMHALL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NEIL BROMHALL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Timelapse footage of a stinkhorn fungus (Phallus impudicus) growing rapidly through a group of fly agaric mushrooms (Amanita muscaria). The stinkhorn is named for its foul-smelling head, or gleba. This slimy mass contains its reproductive spores, and attracts insects to disperse them. The fly agaric is a a hallucinogenic mushroom that contains the psychoactive chemical muscimol, which can cause hallucinations, delirium and euphoria.
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