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Many Headed Slime Mold

Physarum polycephalum


Slime mold after the recent rains. Physarum polycephalum, literally the "many-headed slime", is a slime mold that inhabits shady, cool, moist areas, such as decaying leaves and logs. 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.

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Jellis 6 years ago
Yellow slime mold
Physarum polycephalum Slime mold

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California, USA

Spotted on Jan 19, 2016
Submitted on Jan 19, 2016

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