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White Slime Mold

Enteridium lycoperdon

Description:

This was weird! A glob of white stuff that felt gelatinous. When I poked it with a stick, some yellowish stuff came out, sticking to it. It had a fresh spell, similar to a zucchini. Third image shows the location in relation to the roots (I already started poking it). The last image if of the area where I scraped it off.

Habitat:

Under leaves in the dirt. Its growth originated on the root of a dying Avocado tree. It had recently rained.

Notes:

Not a very exciting spotting for number 1,000 but it's interesting :)

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20 Comments

Hi Jean, that's great to hear! PN has become its own resource!

JeanSawatzky
JeanSawatzky 7 years ago

Hi Cindy,
Here is my white slime mold which I was able to ID after seeing your spotting. Thank you. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/471...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Hi arlanda, I'm so sorry I missed your comment. Thank you! The first 1,000 was fun. I'm now 116 into the next 1,000 :)

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Congratulations Cindy. 1000 spottings sounds great!!

AG_323
AG_323 9 years ago

Looks like...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

I just now checked and responded. Thank you! :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Did you check your facebook messages, Cindy? Answered on your ID-request :/

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Hi Lars, thank you, I'll update it now :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Slime molds are not classified as fungi, Cindy. You might change it to category "other".

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you jprat001! :)
Clive, here's a link with one that looks nearly identical. http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/pictur...

zhabiz
zhabiz 9 years ago

You are welcome Cindy. Glad I could help.

jprat001
jprat001 9 years ago

congrats on your 1,000th picture! quite an accomplishment. always learning something new and fun from your collection

KarlaVelardez
KarlaVelardez 9 years ago

That is interesting………

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you zhabiz! I believe I found it using your suggestion. :)

zhabiz
zhabiz 9 years ago

I think it is slime mold. Check out "white slime mold" pictures on Google Image. This certainly looks like some of them.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Thank you :) It's been a fun 6 months. I can't wait to see what I find for the next 1,000.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

LOL, it sure is :) It was about 10 cm in diameter. After digging, I saw it was growing right on the Avocado root.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Congratulations Cindy !! It is great to have you on Project Noah!!

zhabiz
zhabiz 9 years ago

It is gross. But I like it! I have worked with molds and bacteria in the lab and I like disgusting microorganisms! By the way, congratulations for your 1000th spotting.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago

that's gross !!! :) seriously that's weird. looks fungi, but have no idea. maybe young specimen, or because it's a bit big (would it be smaller,would it look more likely growing on this stick) for the little stick under it,maybe something moving over the stick. Then would we be again at "slime molds" !! hope you find some clues. good luck

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 22, 2012
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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