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Dog Vomit Slime Mold

Fuligo septica

1 Species ID Suggestions

arlanda 11 years ago
dog vomit slime mold
Fuligo septica Fuligo septica

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syzygy 3 years ago

Now cross link so far, later I post also here as a new spotting:

See you!

Carolina Espinoza
Carolina Espinoza 11 years ago

Thanks for your information, Arlanda and lori.tas ,now is all more clear :)

arlanda 11 years ago

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

lori.tas 11 years ago

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).

arlanda 11 years ago

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

Carolina Espinoza
Carolina Espinoza 11 years ago

classification???,is a lichen, a fungus,someone know???,I think lichen...

BartVD 11 years ago

- 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.


jakewade97 11 years ago
KarenP 11 years ago

Cool and ewww at the same time! I like it. Unusual.

geertvd 11 years ago

Haha! I vote for this one as Most Unusual Name Of The Month!

DavidMroczkowski 11 years ago

Thanks, @arlanda. I have to say, I really enjoyed changing the name. I had to laugh.

arlanda 11 years ago

Very nice spotting DavidMroczkowski, it looks llike dog vomit, a slime mold

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Washington, Wisconsin, United States

Spotted on Aug 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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