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Wolf's milk, leche de lobo

Lycogala epidendrum


Lycogala epidendrum , a slime mold, with the aethalia, fruiting bodies, covered by slimy pink plasmodia. When not fruiting, single celled individuals move about as very small, red amoeba-like organisms called plasmodia, masses of protoplasm that engulf bacteria, fungal and plant spores, protozoa, and particles of non-living organic matter through phagocytosis


Spotted on a rotten pine tree


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm.

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arlanda 6 years ago

Thanks António! Obrigado!

Great series Arlanda,beautiful,all the series is amazing and we can se the red spots of the plasmodia,very cool,congrats and thanks for sharing

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Nov 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 15, 2014

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