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Slime mold

Arcyria ferruginea


Red striking little balls,grouped in clousters.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 a month 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 7 months ago

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

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 9 months ago

Interesting almost looks edible, nice photography Antonio!

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 months ago

Thanks Dr,for your kind words
Thanks Ashley

AshleyT 10 months 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 10 months ago

Beautiful Salmon eggs Antonio!

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 months ago

Thanks very much Ashley

AshleyT 10 months ago

Very cool, they look like little eggs!

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 months ago

Thanks very much Danièle

DanielePralong 10 months ago

Great series António!

AntónioGinjaGinja 10 months ago

Thanks very much Christine

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 10 months ago

Nice! The color is awesome!

Real, Dume e Semelhe, Norte, Portugal

Lat: 41.56, Long: -8.45

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

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