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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 2 years ago

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

RikMartin
RikMartin 3 years ago

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

JenKnight
JenKnight 3 years ago

Thanks! It was really cool to see!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 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

Lat: 35.38, Long: -83.12

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

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