Coprinus is a large genera of the Basidiomycetes who's members are often referred to as "inky caps" due to the way the caps auto digests allowing the spores to be released in a gooey, inky, mass. This species is one that is frequently found on dung, so it colonized and grew on our artificial agar poo-cube quite well! This is an 8 day time lapse movie of the inky cap mushroom, Coprinus sp., growing and senescing. Images were taken at 5 minute intervals.
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