Molds are not plants, they are not plants because they have no chlorophyll, nor do they have leaves, roots, or stems, and they have no firm cellulose-based cell wall. Mold cell walls are made of chitin, the same stuff crab and shrimp shells are made of.

Mold is compiled of microscopic thread-like structures called hyphae.Mold is made of microscopic fibers, and it produces microscopic spores, but mold is not microscopic. You can browse http://www.andersenenviro.com/hud.htm to know more about mold.

Like you and me, it starts out as a single microscopic cell, after a while it grows into a visible, fuzzy, smelly, colorful, living mass of fibrous connected cells.

It always amazes me that many mold inspector claim on the internet that mold is microscopic, then two lines later the same mold inspector says it has a fuzzy appearance. If it is microscopic it would not have any appearance because it would be too small to see.

If it is microscopic then why do we use terms like green mold and black mold? If it is microscopic then how do we see it growing on rotten fruit, or on or clothes in moldy closets, or on walls. How does a mold inspector inspect for mold if it is microscopic?

Most molds are not microscopic, it is macroscopic that means it is big enough to be seen with the necked eye. Do not schedule a mold assessment or testing with the dude that claims we will perform a visual inspection for something that is microscopic.

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