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Plasmodium slime mold

Myxogastria

Description:

Large yellow plasmodium slime mold.

Habitat:

On dead wood.

Notes:

Possibly the plasmodium of Badhamia utricularis. Suggestions are welcome. Spotted on a dead tree trunk near Hoenderloo, Veluwe, Holland.

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4 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

It shouldn't matter -still good to document a stage of the slime mold. I have never seen a lovely jelly mat like this.

Jae
Jae a year ago

Thanks Leuba. I wish I could follow its progress, unfortunately I can't. You are right it's perhaps too early for an ID. I tried a field observation flowchart for the identification of slime molds and narrowed it down to Badhamia utricularis, though the website does mention that nothing conclusive can be drawn from the results of the charts. I have changed the description :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Yeah it's getting close to a reveal. ;-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Are you able to follow its progress, Jae...might be a little too early to ID for sure, but I am no expert.
Nice spotting.

Jae
Spotted by
Jae

Hoenderloo, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Nov 1, 2020
Submitted on Nov 3, 2020

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