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Dog Vomit Slime Mold

Fuligo septica

Description:

"Fuligo septica is a species of plasmodial slime mold, and a member of the Myxomycetes class. It is commonly known as the dog vomit slime mold or scrambled egg slime because of its peculiar yellowish, bile-colored appearance. A common species with a worldwide distribution, it is often found on bark mulch in urban areas after heavy rain or excessive watering. Their spores are produced on or in aerial sporangia and are spread by wind."

Habitat:

Open area (near a stump, if it helps)

3 Species ID Suggestions

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 10 years ago
Yellow Slime Mold
Physarum polycephalum Physarum polycephalum
DinDjarin
DinDjarin 10 years ago
Yellow Fungus
Laetiporus sulphureus
LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 10 years ago
Dog Vomit Slime Mold (No Joke)
Fuligo septica Fuligo septica


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3 Comments

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

Thanks for the comments and suggestions, guys!
Logan, your suggestion matches best! I was actually debating whether or not to add that this was NOT dog vomit...turns out it is, Dog Vomit Slime Mold. ;D

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 10 years ago

I did some experiments with this cool organism in my biology classes (I was the teacher.) It is actually individual fungi cells that live together in a "blob".... streaming like a gel. It can even go through silk - one cell at a time, and "reassemble" on the other side! You can see the streaming plasmodium if you stick it under a 40x microscope with good lighting. LOVE it!

DinDjarin
DinDjarin 10 years ago

Nice¡¡¡¡
it´s a good photo :D
I LIKE ^_^

Liam
Spotted by
Liam

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 11, 2012
Submitted on Sep 25, 2012

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