Aspergillus has 185 separate species which come in many different colours.
They tend to develop similarly, however, with many thick, ripple-like layers per bloom.
The mould can become toxigenic and cause asthma attacks, lung infections, or develop aflatoxins, a type of carcinogen.
Many types of mould thrive in humid and moist conditions, but not fusarium.
Fusarium can grow in cold temperatures and presents with a pinkish hue on food, carpeting and other fabrics or materials.
Again, it causes allergic reactions, but prolonged exposure can cause severe conditions such as brain abscesses or bone infections.
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