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Chocolate Tube Slime Mold (Immature)

Stemonitis spp.


The immature sporangia of chocolate tube slime mold


Decaying wood


Slime molds spend most of their lives as single-celled organisms but amalgamate into multi-nucleated plasmodia during certain environmental conditions. Neither fungi nor bacteria, scientists still debate where this strange organism fits in modern taxonomy. They are completely harmless and non-toxic.

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Awesome find Jen,beautiful series,congrats and thanks fro sharing

armadeus.4 2 years ago

So cool! Looks like a congregation of ghosts ha ha Thank you for sharing :)

RikMartin 2 years ago

I saw one of these years ago - amazing looking thing isn't it

JenKnight 2 years ago

Thanks! It was really cool to see!

triggsturner 2 years ago

I have only just caught up with this spotting Jen, great images and info. Thanks for sharing it.

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.38, Long: -83.12

Spotted on May 25, 2016
Submitted on May 25, 2016


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