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Wolf's milk

Lycogala epidendrum

Description:

Soft puffballs full of spores, size and appearance like small, roasted beans.

Habitat:

Spotted in the backyard on an old pine tree trunk.

Notes:

On. 3rd picture pink, juvenile blocks of fruiting bodies of the same species can be seen (next to the hand of my 5 yo daughter) . That was photographed a year before on a neighbouring pine trunk.

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Wolf's milk
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3 Comments

syzygy
syzygy 3 weeks ago

Yep, as you have mentioned... I have found a photo in my archives from nov. 2019. depicting a younger phase of "bloom".

It is added as a 3rd photo, also mentioned in Notes.

Slime molds are just awesome,i have some in my collection and are to one of my favorite organisms,so bizarre and with amazing colors,this one is already in older stage,they began by having a kind of Pink/Orange color.
Nice find,congrats and thanks for sharing.

syzygy
syzygy 3 weeks ago

Thanks for ID Antonio!

Not long ago I have first met this interesting group of living organisms and quickly they became my favorites (besides jumping spiders).

syzygy
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syzygy

Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Spotted on Jul 9, 2020
Submitted on Aug 25, 2020

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