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by Pitufo
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Another Myxo for ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 1623

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: 68
Views: 17151

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: 1746

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: 1150

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: 1150

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: 1975

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: 1975

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
by Pitufo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Trichium?
Replies: 7
Views: 1975

Re: Trichium?

Hi Steve

Looks like it could be a Trichia. However, you usually find lots of capillitium lying around.

Those spores do look quite odd - worth saving. Some capillitium would be useful for ID.

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps

I wouldn't be certain of ID without a proper look, but I can't see anything reason why it shouldn't be what you suggest.

As far as I know, it is not recorded in the UK.
by Pitufo
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps

A very nice find. Your ID looks good to me.
by Pitufo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum cf pusillum
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: Physarum cf pusillum

I think what you are seeing in the spores is an artefact of treatment with Lactic Acid Cotton Blue - It may be dehydrating the centre of the spore due to osmosis or some other effect.

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Lycogala epidendrum or L. confusum
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Lycogala epidendrum or L. confusum

The scales might be easier to see mounted in water. The macro shot of your sample does not show a strong pattern like the photo I have of exiguum (which is closely grouped with confusa). Nice shot of the pseudocapillitium. http://www.discoverlife.org/IM/I_UARK/0014/320/Lycogala_exiguum,I_UARK1449.jp...