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Slime Mold

Description:

This appeared to be a slime mold. It was white, and had made some sort of fruiting body, which seemed to have dried out by the time I found it. Some dry membranes are also visible around the fruiting bodies.

Habitat:

These slime molds were growing in a ponderosa pine forest. Their appearance is likely due to recent rain. The two separate fruiting bodies shown were nearby and probably had the same origin.

Notes:

The slime mold was on dead pine needles, and seems to have spread along them. Perhaps it was feeding off them.


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Graham Monroe
Spotted by
Graham Monroe

New Mexico, USA

Lat: 36.14, Long: -105.24

Spotted on Aug 8, 2018
Submitted on Aug 8, 2018

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