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Fine yellow fungal growth seems to be producing black ink droplets.
An older looking colony seems to be producing red droplets.
Can anyone explain what is going on here?
This was growing underneath a fallen branch in the bark and dead wood.
Thanks Argybee. I'm pondering why such droplets form at all. Inkcaps dissolve into fluid stained with spores. I wonder if this mechanism is related. This spotting is underneath bark, lying directly on the ground.
Amazing martin. It would be interesting to know if the colour is dependent on the substrate wouldn't it. Might be reasonable to guess that the black is a very dark red?
I think the red and black droplets may represent different stages over time, one ink being more concentrated. Here is one other seeping fungus I discovered http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe...
Lat: -37.81, Long: 145.21
Spotted on May 28, 2012 Submitted on May 29, 2012