Photo 1200092, (c) myxonz, all rights reserved, uploaded by Clive

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myxonz

Date

August 19, 2012

Description

This is a slime mould (myxomycetes) and not a fungi as this website seems to indicate.

The first photo shows this specie in its plasmodium form In this form it creeps about consuming food as it goes.

The second shows the plasmodium as it changes into fruiting body's.

With the third been mature fruiting body's (Darker ones) mixed up with another species Physarum compressum (Light gray) that also appeared on the same litter.

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