Particle Root system.

Hello-
I am trying to make a root system with a particle generatos. Basically I am trying to simulate this:

http://www.fungi.com/info/infopics/martial/micrograph.jpg

It is Mushroom Mycelium. I am using a particle generator and have gotten pretty similar but it doesn’t have that beautifully veined effect that the real thing has. Is there a way to connect strands together in that manner?, i’d like to eventualyl add some type of gravity so that they spread themselves out of the ground. I suppose that’s a softbody thing I’ll look into. Anyway look forward to sharing my reults.

peace
Matt

Here’s another picture that loks pretty freaky. Extreme Close-up of the mushroom primordia.

http://content.herbalgram.org/wholefoodsmarket/herbalgram/images/HG76/mycfig%2014.jpg