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Yellow slime mold

Fuligo septica

Description:

It was on 26. July 2019. when the first time it has been appeared on the trunk of our old pine tree, and there was a 2nd visitation a month later. | A day before nothing can be seen on the trunk, where on the next day's morning you find it completely developed, tiny tubular structures, in magnificent yellow color. It "blooms" for one day; on the next morning it remains only as a grey layer of decomposing organic matter. | Upclose image of the central colony unit with Dandelion seed on the picture is good to scale. | The "winner" unit, which could ripen has changed color and full of spores. | Amongst many other local names, this interesting creature of Earth is called Yellow Slime Mold / Fuligo septica or the dog vomit slime mold. | Well, I thought I have known about all mayor taxonomic groups of creatures living in my garden, but it seems, I have missed Amoebidae. (:

Habitat:

Pine trunk, suburban green belt.

Notes:

For more images and better understanding of this interesting process, please read my full photo report here: https://googleearthcommunity.proboards.c... * Full image links of the "winner unit" : ## https://res.cloudinary.com/syzygy/image/... ## https://res.cloudinary.com/syzygy/image/... ##

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Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Spotted on Aug 27, 2019
Submitted on Aug 23, 2020

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