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Great!Now cross link so far, later I post also here as a new spotting:https://googleearthcommunity.proboards.c......See you!G
Thanks for your information, Arlanda and lori.tas ,now is all more clear :)
Years ago myxomycetes were considered as fungi (in the subkingdom Gymnomycota) but nowadays slime molds are included in the protista kingdom (or protozoa kingdom in the most modern clasification). I know they are in some way similar to fungi and that they appear in fungi books but they are not fungi
Arlanda , you are right that myxomycetes are not fungi, but they are commonly lumped with them (for example my Australian fungi book has a chapter on them), and thus they are grouped with fungi here. You'll find a fair few slime mold spottings here (including two of mine).
It is not a lichen, neither fungi, it is a slime mold (myxomycetes), protists that use spores to reproduce. It is actually a different kingdom (Kingdom Protista). In Project Noah it should be classified as "Others" since there is no specific category for protists in PN. You can find lots of information in http://hiddenforest.co.nz/slime/index.ht...
classification???,is a lichen, a fungus,someone know???,I think lichen...
- So, Hank, what shall we call it?- Scrambled Egg Mold?- Mmmmmm... no.- Rockwool Insulation Mold?- Mmmmmm... we can do better- Sponge Mold?- Mmmmmm... hey, hang on, let's have a few beers first.;-)
Here is my spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/114...
Cool and ewww at the same time! I like it. Unusual.
Haha! I vote for this one as Most Unusual Name Of The Month!
Thanks, @arlanda. I have to say, I really enjoyed changing the name. I had to laugh.
Very nice spotting DavidMroczkowski, it looks llike dog vomit, a slime mold
Spotted on Aug 27, 2012 Submitted on Sep 1, 2012
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