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Chocolate Tube Slime Mold (Immature)

Stemonitis spp.

Description:

The immature sporangia of chocolate tube slime mold

Habitat:

Decaying wood

Notes:

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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5 Comments

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

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

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

RikMartin
RikMartin 4 years ago

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

JenKnight
JenKnight 4 years ago

Thanks! It was really cool to see!

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

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

JenKnight
Spotted by
JenKnight

North Carolina, USA

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

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