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Gelatinous slime mould

Observed: 13th June 2012 By: PDF1969
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
Slime mould

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  • Slime mould
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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flaxton's picture

Don't know what it is but I

Don't know what it is but I am sure it is not a slime mould.

AlanS's picture

Alien Jelly

Looks like what was confidently named as such by the Daily Star a year or two ago.

Or more likely, unfertilised frog spawn without the spawn, ejected by a lady frog when caught by a predator, rapidly swelling when in contact with damp ground.

Used to baffle me for years, but there is an observation somewhere on this site with good evidence and an explanation by Jonathan as I recall.

Definitely not a slime-mould, nor the cyanobacterium Nostoc that is often suggested. Colourless when very fresh.


PDF1969's picture

Thank you Alan Very

Thank you Alan

Very interesting.

Much appreciated.