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General 2012 083

Observed: 11th September 2011 By: John Yates
General 2012 083
Description:

Grew overnight in my bathroom on a narrow boat, then soon began to dissolve. Previously found dry pile of spores after being away for a while. I had recently been in SE Asia - any connection? What is it? Should I worry about it?

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    slime mold
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

Looks rather like a slime

Looks rather like a slime mould, perhaps Tubifera ferruginosa but not sure, any other ideas? if it is a slime mould then of course they move about could it have got onto the boat from where it was moored or did you have logs or other materials from forest?