Watch the Surprising Beauty of Mold Growing

Typically any mention of mold sets off our gag reflex and makes us want to vomit, but today we’ve found an exception.

See how mold grows in the timelapse macro video above by Nick Lariontsev, which was shot out of a petri dish. We never anticipated the beautiful patterns, vibrant colors, and textures that emerge when you look at the stuff closely enough.

It almost makes you want to keep your moldy items to inspect. Well maybe not, but check out the mesmerizing mold growth video anyway.