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Slime-mold meeting

Trichiidae (several species)


1# - the brown/yellow [ pic 4 ] fruiting-bodies, also the yellow fuzzy stuff->( captillium ) schould/could be hemitrichia clavata 2# the dark-brown/black [ pic 1 ] fruitingsbodies with the red fuzzy stuff , very likely metatrichia vesparium 3# the white fuzzy stuff [ pic 3 ] is a fungi-mold, 4# the little white spikes [ pic 3 ] on some of the slime mold- fruitingbodies are also molds (specialized- slime mold-MOLD). 5# then the dark spot [ pic 5 ] , dont know it for sure, but it seems as would have another slime-mold tried to feed there, 6# at last i found, waterdrops [ pic 6 ] on the yellow fuzz, completly covered in spores ===== so 2 different slime molds ( probably even 3, but 2 species very similiar, too similiar, to say it for sure ), 1 fungi-mold, 1 slime mold MOLD, and 1 spot --> weird!!! everything on 1 piece of bark [ pic 2 ]


dead wood, decaying wood, some on the bark or other organic material


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). In urban areas, they are found on mulch or even in the leaf mold in gutters, and also grow in air conditioners, especially when the drain is blocked. 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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1 Comment

AlexKonig 8 years ago

thanks fluffberger, first i run by (saw it, but didnt find it so intresting), on the way back i looked a little bit closer, and it paid off. !! :)

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 12, 2012

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