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Many-headed Slime Mould

Physarum polycephalum


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.


rainforest, 1500m


I spotted this in the Bvumba mountains.

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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 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!

CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Wow, this is amazing!

Great spotting DANIEL

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 4 years ago

great spotting

dandoucette 4 years ago

Thanks everyone and thank you Project Noah!

TamaraMiranda 4 years ago

Amazing! Contrats!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Perfectly timed Dan. Congratulations.

Sckel 4 years ago

Congrats Dan

VivBraznell 4 years ago

Wow! What fabulous patterns. Congrats on the SOTD!

arlanda 4 years ago

Great spotting, Dan. Congratulations!

LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Dan, great SOTD!

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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Mutare, Manicaland, Zimbabwe

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

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