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Phycomyces blakesleeanus

Phycomyces blakesleeanus


A slime mold that looks like the fur of a white haired animal. Fuzzy and wet to the touch, left black spores on my hands when I did.


May have been growing on feces, but unsure. The location was underneath a lot of fallen branches had somewhat of a jail-cell effect on it.


Never seen anything like this. There isn't any animal to my knowledge in this region that would have fur like this so through process of elimination I must guess that it is a slime mold. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Sckel 9 years ago

Hi, Lucky Logan, I found something similar in hibiscus flower, you can help with in ID?

LuckyLogan 10 years ago

Not chesterbperry, you are correct. this is not a slime mold. For some reason it never lets me remove my spottings from missions once they are added. This is a fungus.

chesterbperry 10 years ago

I have found a similar organism several times, always growing on scat, will have to dig it up believe I erroneously labeled it fungi.

LuckyLogan 10 years ago

Very cool Jean! Let me know if you get an ID. Do you know what yours was growing on?

JeanSawatzky 10 years ago

Hi Lucky,
Here is the link to my spotting of the same kind of mold up here in BC.
Really enjoy your spottings.

LuckyLogan 10 years ago

Thanks for all of your kind comments staccyh. :)

staccyh 10 years ago

cool find Logan!

LuckyLogan 10 years ago

You might want to take that out of your fridge Cynthia haha. Thanks.

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Iowa, USA

Spotted on Oct 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 14, 2013

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