Neighbours: Slime Mould and Mushroom

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserPosts: 2,368Registered Users Major grins
edited November 17, 2016 in Holy Macro
These were on the bark or exposed wood of a fallen branch of Silver Birch in a local mixed wood.

The upper colony is sporangia of a slime mould, Trichia* species. The lower one is the Lemon Disco Bisporella citrina. The smaller fruiting bodies are about 1mm across.

* I am advised that it is Trichia affinis.

The stereo is crosseye.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus digital 50mm f2 macro at f16, triples off-camera TTL flash, hand-held.

Harold

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  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,040Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 9, 2016
    Interesting find and good stereo
    Brian v.
  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,368Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 9, 2016
    Interesting find and good stereo
    Brian v.

    Thanks, Brian.

    Harold
  • BugsrusBugsrus Major grins Posts: 143Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2016
    Harold

    Spectacular. I have been in love with slime moulds for many years and these fruiting bodies are brilliant. I always use these in my "simple" chemistry lectures as the exquisite example of self-organisation.

    Ed
  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,368Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2016
    Bugsrus wrote: »
    Harold

    Spectacular. I have been in love with slime moulds for many years and these fruiting bodies are brilliant. I always use these in my "simple" chemistry lectures as the exquisite example of self-organisation.

    Ed

    Thanks, Ed,

    That was sheer luck, finding the two together.

    I have some organisms on twigs which I don't know at all what they are but will keep watching as they develop.

    Harold
  • The LeaderThe Leader Big grins Posts: 85Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 16, 2016
  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Posts: 2,368Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 17, 2016
    The Leader wrote: »
    You have made something not so pretty look interesting!

    Thanks.

    Only yesterday, I realised that a different yellow blob on the same branch is either an uncommon or a rare species. That justifies my very expensive, latest book purchase. thumb.gif

    Harold
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