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Many-headed Slime Mould

Physarum polycephalum

Description:

Typically yellow in colour, it eats fungal spores, bacteria, and other microbes. Like slime molds in general, it is sensitive to light; in particular, light can repel the slime mold and be a factor in triggering spore growth.

Habitat:

rainforest, 1500m

Notes:

I spotted this in the Bvumba mountains.

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13 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

I didn't make the top 3 but I'm glad I made the top 10. Thanks Ashley, venus, Sushil and Daniel.

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Dan, your amazing Slime Mould has made the top 10 other spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 other spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 7th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10! https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Wow, this is amazing!

Great spotting DANIEL

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 4 years ago

great spotting

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks everyone and thank you Project Noah!

TamaraMiranda
TamaraMiranda 4 years ago

Amazing! Contrats!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Perfectly timed Dan. Congratulations.

Sckel
Sckel 4 years ago

Congrats Dan

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 4 years ago

Wow! What fabulous patterns. Congrats on the SOTD!

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Great spotting, Dan. Congratulations!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Dan, great SOTD!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 4 years ago

Congrats Dan! This spotting is so cool, we had to make it our SOTD! We love when you get out to explore the world!

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dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe

Spotted on Feb 25, 2015
Submitted on Nov 5, 2015

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