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Common Tarcrust ?

Observed: 25th November 2012 By: Bogey the FungusmanBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and LichensBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Very black crust eminating from beneath splits and cracks on old fallen logs. Looking at it initially without any aids, it appeared fairly smooth, but with the aid of macro photography it comprises a mass of tiny black round balls. If anyone can ID the friendly little bug that crept into shot 3, as an aid to scaling as well, I would be forever grateful.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Bogey the Fungusman's picture

Myxomycetes

I can see where you are coming from. These photo's don't really show it, but there were sheets of the stuff on small branches and to Joe Public it would have looked like old black paint.

Graham