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Dog Vomit Slime Mold

Fuligo septica

Description:

A very aptly named slime mold! The yellow plasmodium of Fuligo septica eventually transforms into a sponge-like aethalium that is analogous to the spore-bearing fruiting body of a mushroom. When the aethalium degrades, it releases spores.

Habitat:

Growing on a log in a deciduous forest.

Notes:

Fuligo septica produces the largest aethalium of any known slime mold.

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Your welcome....

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Thanks!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo, with beautiful colors....

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.15, Long: -73.50

Spotted on Jul 1, 2017
Submitted on Jan 26, 2018

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