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.



  • 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.


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