Mystery White Jelly on Dead Wood

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserRegistered Users Posts: 3,056 Major grins

I was examining my pile of rotting logs for fungi and Myxomycetes and not finding much.

I had a particularly dry and crumbly piece in my hand. The was an extensive colony of Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa, of which I had numerous images already. Then I spotted four tiny white objects, the largest about 4mm across. After a closer look, I decided that they were an emerging slime mould, although I had no idea which species it was.

It will be named alongside further images in the next few days.

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro,1/100 sec at f9,and ISO 250, hand-held.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at x2.5 and f11 ISO 400, twin TTL flash hand-held.

Harold

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,412 moderator

    Possibly "Tapioca Slime Mold" (Brefeldia maxima)?

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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,056 Major grins

    @ziggy53 said:
    Possibly "Tapioca Slime Mold" (Brefeldia maxima)?

    No. This is day 1. Many start out looking like this. You many be surprised by how different it looked in the following days.

    Harold

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