You may think that these were small pieces of art...nope just bacteria in petri dishes.

Klari Reis has an ongoing project called The Daily Dish Every day she posts pictures of her stunning hand-painted petri dishes which resemble live bacteria samples.

Microbe Portraits Capture The Gorgeous Interaction Of Photography And Bacteria http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/seung-hwan-oh_n_5877124.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Adding Bacteria To Photography Amounts To An Art-Meets-Science Explosion

In his series Impermanence, South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates wonderfully distorted photographic portraits by growing emulsion-eating fungus on his film. Oh first allows the fungus to parti.

Petri dishes with crocheted mould colonies by Elinart.http://myrustysieve.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/little-something-for-lab-geek-in-your.html

Embroidered petri dishes by Elin Thomas. I know what I'm making for my lab coordinator at school for Christmas.

Basket stars employ intricately branched arms to ensnare drifting plankton

David Hall& Encounters in the Sea Gallery: Basket stars employ intricately branched arms to ensnare drifting plankton

Cookeina tricholoma.

A delicate Cup Fungus growing on a fallen branch in the lowland rainforest of Borneo.

Dictyosteliida, a type of slime mold. They live as individuals until food runs out, then they form sporangia. They release a signal molecule into the environment that allows them to bunch together. They join into a tiny slug-like creature, which moves to an open place and develops into a fruiting body. Some of the amoebae become spores to begin the next generation, and some sacrifice themselves to become the dead stalk, thus lifting the spores up into the air for better dispersal.

The Bizarre Collective Consciousness of Slime Mold

Bacteriograms Turn Mouth Germs Into Festering Art

Bacteriograms Turn Mouth Germs Into Festering Art

Finnish artist Erno-Erik Raitanan has created a visually arresting series of art pieces using a most unusual medium. What if I told you that the name of the series is "Bacteriograms"?

Geel zaad - yellow seed - #tzolkin - it takes one thought or idea to create a 1000 things

yellow seed - tzolkin - it takes one thought or idea to create a 1000 things

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