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Slime Mould?

Observed: 4th June 2011 By: LittorellaLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

The first image was wabout 10cm in diameter and looked like a dollop of semolina. All three were on the same old dead log and I am guessing that they are all the same thing if different stages of maturity. When poked they exuded liquid - white or red wine coloured depending on the colour of the mass. Each sphere would be in the region of 1mm in size.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    slime mould
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 2 People
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

Impossible to say which

Impossible to say which species at this stage you would need to look again when it develops over the next day or so.

Littorella's picture

Slime mould revisited

I went back to have a look at this on 11 June, but could not relocate it - most frustrating. A similar posting has appeared suggesting Lycogalaceae...?

flaxton's picture

Sue Shame about that. This

Sue
Shame about that. This one is not a Lycogala but more likely to have been a Stemonitis sp.

Mal