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Many-headed Slime

Physarum polycephalum

Description:

This slime mold was traveling over this wood ear, made a beautiful pattern.

Habitat:

Mixed woods


1 species ID suggestions

jackemled
jackemled 4 years ago
Many headed slime mold
Physarum polycephalum

19 Comments

jackemled
jackemled 4 years ago

P.S. nice picture you took of it.

jackemled
jackemled 4 years ago

FINALY!!! A spotting of Physarum polycephalum close to where I live!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Wow!

rams4d
rams4d 5 years ago

Awesome, very impressive, it looks like a painted tree, great spot, congratulations !!!!!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

spectacular indeed!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Very cool, Chester!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Awesome!

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 5 years ago

Thank you namitha, it is by far one of my favorite finds :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

wow..

namitha
namitha 5 years ago

Awesome spotting!

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 6 years ago

I just came up on it, I have seen it wild many times.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this. Slim mold is so very interesting.

drP
drP 6 years ago

Fantastic spotting! I've never seen it in the wild, only in the lab. Did you just come across this, or were you looking for it?

Michelle Racho
Michelle Racho 6 years ago

Wow!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

What a beautiful art of nature! (◔◡◔) Love it!

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

espectacular un especie de liquen en forma de árbol ::Grandioso se plasma como una pintura natural::

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Very interesting!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 6 years ago

Absolutely beautiful

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 6 years ago

Made me think of Japanese pottery

Seema
Seema 6 years ago

very interesting...
to me it looks like a painting on rock..

East Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.00, Long: -85.18

Spotted on Oct 18, 2012
Submitted on Oct 19, 2012

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