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Unknown eggs?

Observed: 14th November 2011 By: johnjake
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scattered over an area at least 20m x 20m in small patches on ave 1m apart. Loose conglomeration of eggs / something hard to describe. At least 50 patches, but possibly lot more on rough grass area on Iron Age hill fort at Croft Ambrey, Croft Castle estate


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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Jonathan's picture

This is a slime mould. You

This is a slime mould. You were right to classify it under 'Other organisms', but I've moved it to 'Fungi', purely because that is where people who are interested in these amazing critters look for them on iSpot. They are not really fungi though.

Slime mould biology is extraordinary.see the wikipedia entry:

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)