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by Pitufo
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Myxo? on moss
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Myxo? on moss

Hi Mal

It could be. The spores looks within the realms of possibility. I can't really see what's going on in the macro photo.

Do you have spore size? Any capillitium?

Have you managed to dry and save any?

Kind regards,

John
by Pitufo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Another Myxo for ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Another Myxo for ID please

Maybe it's not D.leucopodia then - the iridescence is quite distinctive..

Thanks James - I will pm you my address but it will be a while before I can look at it.

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Slime mould on woodchip ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Slime mould on woodchip ID please

Too early to say for sure I think but it has got the look of an Arcyria or some kind..

If you transport a sample very carefully (minimising vibrations) and keep it on some wet tissue in an open box in the garage/shed it may mature fully over around 24-48 hours..

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Another Myxo for ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Another Myxo for ID please

Could be Diachea leucopodia? Were the immature ones irridescent?

If you have any samples of less mature ones in good condition then could I bother you for a sample?

Kind regards,

John
by Pitufo
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Myxomycete of the Day
Replies: 55
Views: 5434

Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Good to have some company Chris :)

No "Myxomycete of the day" for a while. There was a whole trunk covered with developing Cribraria persoonii at weekend..
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by Pitufo
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarium globuliferum ?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Physarium globuliferum ?

Hi MaxRum I don't know this species well, but Sarah Lloyd (who wrote the post you reference above) and I are setting up a global forum for myxos at http://www.myxo.info/BB/index.php (Adam - I hope you don't mind me posting this here). The forum is still in the beta testing stage. If you post your ph...
by Pitufo
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus? Slime mould? Something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Fungus? Slime mould? Something else?

All of those amorphous beige lumps look similar, so are easy to confuse. To add to the confusion, some of the brighter coloured Fuligos (eg septica) fade to beige. Given the habitat, it may not be cinerea which prefers straw/dung according to the books. If you don't have a microscope and would like ...
by Pitufo
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus? Slime mould? Something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Fungus? Slime mould? Something else?

Some type of Fuligo sp. would be another possibility.

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Trichium?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Trichium?

Hi Steve

Yes, it looks likely to be Fuligo septica. The yellow colour can fade with time. Some authors split the species into several varieties - var flava, candida, rosea and rufa depending on colour and other subtle differences.

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Trichium?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Trichium?

The colour is right for a Trichia spores. It could be pollen though - the ornamentation is very big and spiky for a myxo. It wouldn't be the first time I have been fooled. I once tried to identify some dried white paint which was doing a very good impression of a resupinate :lol: Kind regards, John