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slime mold

arcyria obvelata

Description:

4-5 milimeter long fruiting bodies (sporangia) of brown color.

Habitat:

I found it on a cutted tree stump, 1 meter above the ground at 1550 meter high mountain pass.

Notes:

spanish name: moho mucilaginoso Camera Model: NIKON D300 Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. , f/4 ISO 400 Focal Length: 90.0 mm Objective lens: Tamron SP 90 AF f/2.8 72E.

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9 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Added to "Slime Molds" mission

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Just added to Myxomycetes (Slime Moulds) of the world

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Added to Beauty of Decay mission

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

i dont like cold. but i sadly canot travel the comming time, therefore have to wait till summer. so long i can shot the fruitingbodies which are sometimes hard to id, since the colors are strong variate. (from yellow to red for 1 species). Most relyable should be microscopic research, but the most of us just/when even do it as hobby, who has a real good mic. and the infos about the spores !! cheers good luck at your slime mold id-ing !!

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

You can also travel south Alexkonig.
Here,two weeks ago, I could still find plasmodium but this week started to froze during the night, so I think I will only find fruiting bodies now. But Madrid is very cold in winter, 600 meter above the sea level, I guess it will be easy to find in the south or nearer to the coast

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

no problem, hope it will be helpfull id them. I'm recently also completly facinated by plasmodial slime molds, Here/now in nl i sadly, just find fruitingbodies and no plasmodium anymore (i have to wait till next year, warmer season) . i would like to have a plasmodial pet-slime mold at my terrarium. he would be well fed !! Physarum polycephalum will i have. Have seen him in the summer , know where to search. !!

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Alexkonig, slime molds are amazing and fascinating, I still have a couple to post. I am trying first to identify them son thanks again for the links.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 7 years ago

hi very nice, i know "it;s no fungus" but since mycologen research those "plasmodial slime molds", i will set them still under "fungi". (every one his own. I saw you had found some, and i thought, maybe these links are helpfull for you. keep going with the slime mold posting, i love it.
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An Introduction to the. Morphology and Taxonomy and of Myxomycetes"-pdf ( http://www.google.nl/#hl=nl&cp=13&am... ) / ( http://slimemold.uark.edu/fungi/default.... ) / ( http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide... ) / ( http://naturalhistory.uga.edu/~gmnh/myco... ) / ( http://www.indexfungorum.org/Names/Key.a... ) myxomyceten-id-key !! good luck

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

I just added a blow up

Bustarviejo, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.87, Long: -3.76

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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