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Observed: 1st April 2012 By: YvonneB

This appeared, virtually overnight, on the gate post. Roughly circular and measuring approx. 5cm diameter, stands approx. 2.5cm high. The gate post is made of wood and was recently re-painted.


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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Reticularia lycoperdon interacts


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Thanks, Sheila

Thanks, Sheila (Fenwickfield).

I see that this other observations (below) has appeared in the carousel for Reticularia lycoperdon, but it looks quite different to all the other observations. Is it correct?:


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Hi Jonathan
the problem with the carousel is that some of the id's on there are not correct but are still being identified as Recticularia lycoperdon.I have just photographed the same slime mould yesterday at different stages.I have thought it would be good if an expert could check these wrong id's out as it gives a false impression of what the slime mould looks like.I don't know what your thought's are on this,it would also be useful if on observation of it with all stages of development was at the front of the carousel for people to check if they were right,this could be done for all fungi as they are so variable at different stages and maybe it would get more interested in the subject too.
Have changed the id on Natterjacktoad to Mucilago crustacea.



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Thanks a lot. Yes, it would

Thanks a lot. Yes, it would be good to get the slime moulds checked out.

I would say that the errors exposed in the carousel are a good thing, not a problem as such. It is how I spotted the error that I asked you to take a look at.

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