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Slime Moulds of the World

Slime Moulds of the World

All are welcome to add there slime mould photos to this mission but keep in mind that only if the fruiting bodies are releasing spores can a identification be positively made even then a microscope is often needed. If you should come across a plasmodium or immature fruiting bodies then try and return the next day and photo again. Alternatively collect a sample and take home keeping it in a moist container and watch the fruiting body’s developed.

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Slime Moulds of the World
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24 participants 124 spottings

Myxomycetes (plasmodial slime moulds), are a group of Protista comprising about 1200 species. They are found in moist terrestrial habitats such as soil, decaying wood, leaf litter, moss and fresh cow dung with a world wide distribution. They feed on micro organisms such as bacteria, fungal spores and similar organic matter. Much of there life cycle is invisible to us but when conditions are right they form up into a plasmodium and move about as a mass of protoplasm feeding as they go. When conditions are favourable and the plasmodium has accumulated enough food reserves it will move to a warmer, drier and better-lit location; this is often the tops of a log or plants. Where it finally transforms into one or more fruiting bodies which contain spores for dispersal this can occur within hours. The form fruiting bodies takes is dependent on species and only at this time can the species be identified.

Slime Moulds of the World

Lat: -36.85 Long: 174.76

Recent Spottings

trichia varia brown imature AlexKonig 1 0 trichia varia brown imature
trichia varia AlexKonig 1 1 trichia varia
Comatricha nigra (nl - Langstelig kroeskopje ) AlexKonig 2 0 Comatricha nigra (nl - Langstelig kroeskopje )
Comatricha nigra spores (part 3/3) AlexKonig 2 0 Comatricha nigra spores (part 3/3)
Comatricha nigra LarsKorb 2 0 Comatricha nigra
wasp nest slime mold spores AlexKonig 2 1 wasp nest slime mold spores
Spotting JulieEdwards 2 0 Spotting
yellow-fuzz cone slime Mold - (nl-Doorschijnend langdraadwatje) AlexKonig 3 6 yellow-fuzz cone slime Mold - (nl-Doorschijnend langdraadwatje)
Arcyria ferruginea AlexKonig 65 56 Arcyria ferruginea
Badhamia utricularis LarsKorb 4 4 Badhamia utricularis
Arcyria denudata AlexKonig 3 0 Arcyria denudata
Arcyria ferruginea aborted AlexKonig 3 1 Arcyria ferruginea aborted
comatricha nigra AlexKonig 6 0 comatricha nigra
Badhamia utricularis LarsKorb 11 8 Badhamia utricularis
Comatricha nigra (part 1/3) AlexKonig 13 4 Comatricha nigra (part 1/3)
trichia decipiens (nl- Peervormig draadwatje ) AlexKonig 1 0 trichia decipiens (nl- Peervormig draadwatje )
Chocolate Tube Slime Mould LeanneGardner 3 6 Chocolate Tube Slime Mould
comatricha nigra matured (part 2/3) AlexKonig 17 13 comatricha nigra matured (part 2/3)
Trichia varia - very imature - white & yellow AlexKonig 2 0 Trichia varia -  very imature - white & yellow
Common Jellyspot AlexKonig 2 1 Common Jellyspot
Fuligo septica JulieEdwards 3 0 Fuligo septica
Spotting JulieEdwards 4 2 Spotting
Trichia persimilis (nl- Goudgeel draadwatje) AlexKonig 3 0 Trichia persimilis (nl- Goudgeel draadwatje)
physarum (plasmodium) AlexKonig 2 2 physarum (plasmodium)
Trichia sp. LarsKorb 0 6 Trichia sp.
Badhamia utricularis LarsKorb 3 3 Badhamia utricularis
Spotting JulieEdwards 1 0 Spotting
Spotting JulieEdwards 0 0 Spotting
Slime Mould LeanneGardner 0 3 Slime Mould
Trichia decipiens AlexKonig 2 0 Trichia decipiens
Comatricha nigra [ red ]-(nl - Langstelig kroeskopje ) AlexKonig 3 1 Comatricha nigra [ red ]-(nl - Langstelig kroeskopje )
Trichia varia ripe AlexKonig 3 2 Trichia varia ripe
yellow-fuzz cone slime Mold - (nl-Doorschijnend langdraadwatje) AlexKonig 2 3 yellow-fuzz cone slime Mold - (nl-Doorschijnend langdraadwatje)
Comatricha nigra[black ]-(nl - Langstelig kroeskopje ) AlexKonig 1 0 Comatricha nigra[black ]-(nl - Langstelig kroeskopje )
Coral Spot LarsKorb 0 3 Coral Spot
-black pearls- slime mold AlexKonig 0 5 -black pearls- slime mold
Trichia varia - orange & brown AlexKonig 1 0 Trichia varia - orange & brown
Slime Mold CindyBinghamKeiser 0 0 Slime Mold
Arcyria ferruginea (ripe) AlexKonig 1 0 Arcyria ferruginea (ripe)
Wolf's Milk Slime Carolina 0 3 Wolf's Milk Slime
slime mould JulieEdwards 1 1 slime mould
dog vomit slime mold AlexKonig 2 2 dog vomit slime mold
scrambled egg slime mold (imature) AlexKonig 0 4 scrambled egg slime mold (imature)
Slime mold magnified Leuba 3 6 Slime mold magnified
White Slime Mold CindyBinghamKeiser 5 20 White Slime Mold
Dog-vomit slime mold Leuba 4 4 Dog-vomit slime mold
trichia decipiens AlexKonig 2 0 trichia decipiens
attacked/parasited fruitingbodies AlexKonig 2 0 attacked/parasited fruitingbodies
Wolf's Milk Slime Mould Greg Shchepanek 1 1 Wolf's Milk Slime Mould
groening's slime or wolf's milk AlexKonig 5 4 groening's slime or wolf's milk

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