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red raspberry slime mold plasmodium !

tubifera ferruginosa !

Description:

sporangia densely crowded, sitting in one of more than 5 cm groups, sessile, cilindisch or club-shaped (diameter) 0.3 mm to 5 mm high, pale to dark brown or reddish-brown to purple. plasmodium orange, pink or vermillion often pink, strawberry-like clumps of plasmodium. very common on dead wood of deciduous and coniferous ---The individual reproductive organs are cylindrical, rounded or slightly flattened laterally. They are up to five millimeters high and 0.2 to 0.4 millimeters in diameter. They are joined close to Pseudoaethalien. These are spread out flat to hemispherical shape, and they are 60 has a diameter of 10 to sometimes even extend 100 millimeters. Emerge from the surface of individual rounded limbs ( fruitingbodes ----> ( http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/739... )

Habitat:

I suspect here the plasmodial state of tubifera ferruginosa, but because i haven,t seen knowingly one in real myself, i'm open for suggestions!! ----- The slime mold is found primarily on dead coniferous wood. Flying the type Epicypta testata lay their eggs in the plasmodium of the fungus. She lives as a larva and a nymph in the fruiting bodies and contributes to the spread of spores. The species is often found among others, like: Lycogala epidendrum, the milk-bonnet, Physarum nutans, Arcyria obvelata,Cribraria serpula and several species of the genus Hemtirichia

Notes:

Slime mold or mould is a broad term describing protists that use spores to reproduce. Slime molds were formerly classified as fungi, but are no longer considered part of this kingdom. Their common name refers to part of some of these organisms' life cycles where they can appear as gelatinous "slime". This is mostly seen with the myxomycetes, which are the only macroscopic slime molds. Slime molds have been found all over the world and feed on microorganisms that live in any type of dead plant material. For this reason, these organisms are usually found in soil, lawns, and on the forest floor, commonly on deciduous logs. However, in tropical areas they are also common on inflorescences, fruits and in aerial situations (e.g., in the canopy of trees) and also grow in air conditioners, especially when the drain is blocked. In urban areas, they are found on mulch or even in the leaf mold in gutters. One of the most commonly encountered slime molds is the yellow Physarum polycephalum, found both in nature in forests in temperate zones, as well as in classrooms and laboratories. Most slime molds are smaller than a few centimeters, but some species may reach sizes of up to several square meters and masses of up to 30 grams. Many have striking colours such as yellow, brown and white

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AlexKonig
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AlexKonig

Landgraaf, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 17, 2011

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