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Filamentous Fungus

Phycomyces sp.


They seem to start off yellow with a clear-looking stalk and then the older ones seem to have a black, hair-think stalk with a silver ball on top. I assumed they were slime mold, but after some searching online I found out this is a fungus


Growing out of an old wasp's nest in a shady area under lots of trees

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Maine, USA

Lat: 43.60, Long: -70.70

Spotted on Oct 7, 2018
Submitted on Nov 18, 2018

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