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Fungi in Stoke Woods?

Observed: 25th February 2012 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I don't really have a clue what this is, so the suggested identification is pretty much a guess. At first I thought these might be tiny eggs but in retrospect they seem to vary in size too much.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Simon Walker's picture

I don't know what they are...

...but I think they're just SUPER!

ar8922's picture

Agreed

Thanks Simon, I agree. Although tiny, I thought they were so stunning I went a mile home especially to get my camera.

ar8922's picture

Wolf's Milk Slime

Thanks Refugee,
I agree the shape seems to fit better but having looked up other examples of Wolf's Milk Slime, the colour of this example still seems brighter and the surface of each globule seems too smooth and shiny.

Refugee's picture

A clue

Well i would only consider my ID as a clue to getting an expert ID and no more than that.

Refugee

ar8922's picture

Clues welcome.

Your input is extremely welcome, whatever this turns out to be and, for what it's worth, I'm leaning towards your ID over mine already.

jeremyr's picture

are you able to get another

are you able to get another shot in a couple of days, it should have dulled slightly and firmed up by then?

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Changes a few days later

Unfortunately not. The photo's were taken on 25th Feb and I've only just got around to posting them. As stated in the Notes though, the globules had shrivelled/softened and gone brown a week later... does this make an idenfification any easier? From memory, I'd say their surface had remained smooth though.

jeremyr's picture

just helps to confirm it as a

just helps to confirm it as a slime mould, but that's clear already

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Refugee's picture

Closer

We are getting close enough for me to give my agreement to Fenwickfield now.

Refugee

ar8922's picture

Definitely closer

Thanks Fenwickfield, that seems the most likely identification so far, although I don't recall noticing any stalks.

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Retraction

Apologies, on closer inspection of the photo, I can now clearly see a few stalks.

jhn7's picture

Look closely

If you view the original image and magnify it with the + you can see stalks on a few at the left middle of the image. It looks even more stunning enlarged! Fenwickfield has brilliant observation skills!

Janet
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Fenwickfield's picture

Zoom

if you zoom in on full photo,they are tiny stalk like attachment's.There are book's that deal with only Myxomycetes.

Fenwickfield

ar8922's picture

Thanks

Many thanks once again Fenwickfield, you've been very helpful to me on several occasions since I started using iSpot.

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No Problem

That is what is about helping each other understand and become interested in nature.

Fenwickfield

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Bugs?

This should really go under a separate submission but just in case anyone is also interested in bugs... if you fully expand the 2nd image (_DSC4453) you can see a couple of tiny invertebrates on the left hand edge of the branch. They're black with what appear to be a few thick white hairs on their backs. In comparison with the globules, they must be only a fraction of a millimeter in size.

flaxton's picture

I think this could be

I think this could be Hemitrichia calyculata but would leave the id with Fenwickfield.

Mal

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Hemitrichia calyculata

Many thanks flaxton, that's certainly another very plausible identification.