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Slime Mould Sequence

Observed: 23rd April 2012 By: LittorellaLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLittorella’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
2012_04_23_SlimeMould1
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Description:

I was lucky enough to observe this over a number of days. In the first image the 'fruit body' was almost liquid; in the second (28/05/2012) it was hard so that you could knock it with your knuckle; in the third photo (05/05/2012) the spores were being released.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

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

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Reticularia lycoperdon interacts

Comments

Amadan's picture

Good sequence_

I had the same idea about one I found a few miles from home. But it grew to about 7cm x 4cm oval, turned a glossy sliver colour, and stayed like that for many days until the dead trunk it was on collapsed in the winter gales.

Fenwickfield's picture

lovely

Good photo's plus measurements as this help's when trying to identify a specimen.

Fenwickfield