Paenibacillus: agar films, and projections

Projection

Projection

Projection

Projection

Film

Film

Film

Film

Paenibacillus are a species of  highly motile bacteria that  communicate and move in a coordinated manner to form incredibly complex patterns that change in response to their environment. Here I have dried out agar cultures of these bacteria to form thin and transparent agar films and projected light through these. I find the projections quite sinister for some reason. These and many other bacteria are available for exploration and C-MOULD.

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