Secrets Of Nature - Plants Of The Underworld 1930

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    Pro Patria presentation. Produced by British Instructional Films Ltd.

    Small mushroom like plant seen growing through time lapse photography. Other toadstools and mushrooms grow. Story of the fungus family. Single cells highly magnified. A sewing needle is used to show how tiny the fungus cells are. Fungus cells grow in time lapse. Highly magnified fungus cell seen growing. Network of fungus shoots. Highly magnified network of cells seen growing. Fungus feeding on dead leaves. Fungus eats decaying wood. Fungus ropes - if cut, will grow again. We see this in time lapse. Autumn rains make fungus grow. Fingers of the fungus reach out and fasten on to a new victim. Fungus threads grow into the open air. Round fruit of the fungus seen on the end of tiny threads. Fungus growing on a banana skin. Toadstool growing - the cap is the fungus fruit. Mushroom pushes its way out of the ground. The cap opens and we can see the gills. Model of a cut mushroom to show its gills. A tiny cross section is taken out - graphic animation to show how fungus cells are discharged by the gills. Chalky cap toadstool turns its cap inside out to expose its gills and to catapult its cells out into the world. Fragile toadstool can lift a stone. Toadstools growing, ripening and dying.

    Note: three prints exist. Print catalogued is very scratched, one other print is decomposing - check for best quality.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    83531
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2885.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:10:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:45:00 / 01:27:20:00
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    DOCS
    Sort Number:
    DOCS
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