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Comatricha nigra

Comatricha nigra


Young specimens. Myxomycete. The plasmodium is white to transparent coloured. The sporocarps appear as individual fructifications, formed by a stem (2/3 of the total height) and a spherical head. This head is first of white colour turning reddish and later black, opening finally the capillitio. The capillitio is bonded to the columela, which goes to the sporocarp apex, and it is formed by tangled bundles of fibres. All together measures just a few milimeters.


Decaying and fallen pine tree trunk


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks António

Wow Arlanda,simply gorgeous,great series and first macro photos is realy perfect,congrats and thanks for sharing

arlanda 5 years ago

Vanilla and strawberry, I reckon!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Good flavour mix too Mr. Kojak

arlanda 5 years ago

Chupa Chups!!

arlanda 5 years ago

Actually, I think they are. I found some springtails around and they, apparently, feed on them. It will be my next spotting, in a few minutes!!!

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.53, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Jan 24, 2014
Submitted on Feb 10, 2014


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