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🍄Slime girl Atroma🍄

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This month's monster girl painting winner was to have me design an original slime girl. I was inspired by recently learning about Hydnellum peckii, an inedible (but surprisingly not poisonous!) fungus that secretes a red, jelly-like substance. Often referred to as bleeding tooth fungus, the jelly droplets are incredibly bitter, but have anticoagulant properties. The name "Atroma" was suggested by a patron, and is short for atromentin - the scientific name of the red droplets.


As the fruit bodies grow and the droplets appear, Atroma begins to materialize from multiple pores, eventually forming a body. Her hair doubles as her "brain", functioning similarly to the slime mold stemonitis fusca, giving her the ability to move independently and manipulate her shape at will. The antennae-like slime mold myxomycete act as scent detectors, helping discover the presence of nearby sources of food.


Despite being a single-celled organism with no nervous system, she is a living creature and is even capable of learning through habituation.


It was very fun to design this slime girl and I hope you like her!


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godgodgod make it stop this fungus terrifies me

Love her

I was always fascinated by this fungus species, and I love that you made a character out of it

Fascinating. I've never heard of this fungus before and this was a biology lesson disguised as art. I love it. Nice job mate.

Crazy to think that this specific fungus excretes fluids like that. In other words, fantastic character design, and it's also nice that you described how she functions. Adds a nice touch.

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