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Slime mold

Arcyria ferruginea


Red striking little balls,grouped in clusters.We can see all the stages in the series.Sporocarps at first spherical, ovate, short-cylindrical or pyriform, 1-2 mm tall, 0.5-1.0 mm diam(pic#1,2 and 3),with time they brownish to orange, terracotta, ochraceous, olive or olive-brown(pic#4).


Found in a cuted log of a pine tree,in a mix forest near my house,pics#5 and 6 show the log and the habitat better than my words


It's second time that i found this slime mold,allways in the same place,allways in cuted or grabbed up pine trees logs.

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:-) these are one of my prefered slime molds,next time i spott it i have to take a picture that show how tiny are the red balls

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

That quite an amazing spotting. Looks like red caviar to me.

Thanks Jim and Sarah for your nice comments,looks like little berrys :-)

SarahWhitt 5 years ago

I thought the same thing, Jim!
These are NICE, Antonio!!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

Interesting almost looks edible, nice photography Antonio!

Thanks Dr,for your kind words
Thanks Ashley

AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Beautiful Salmon eggs Antonio!

Thanks very much Ashley

AshleyT 5 years ago

Very cool, they look like little eggs!

Thanks very much Danièle

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Great series António!

Thanks very much Christine

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 years ago

Nice! The color is awesome!

Real, Braga, Portugal

Spotted on Jan 13, 2018
Submitted on Apr 18, 2018

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