Myxo on poroid fungus

Not technically fungi, but often lumped together with fungi
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Myxo on poroid fungus

Post by adampembs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:30 am

I'm assuming this is a myxo growing on a rotting poroid fungus found yesterday in an area of willow carr. Any ideas?
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Re: Myxo on poroid fungus

Post by Pitufo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:57 am

Hi Adam

It looks like one of the Physarales - it may just be using the fungus as a support for fruiting rather than a food source. It also looks like it is fruiting on the surrounding wood.

Badhamia utricularis uses bracket fungi as a food source but it looks like bunches of grapes hanging down.

Did you get any samples?

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Re: Myxo on poroid fungus

Post by adampembs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:41 am

No, I didn't take samples. I lack the (expensive if you can even get it) literature for myxos and I know they need to be looked at straight away.
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Re: Myxo on poroid fungus

Post by Pitufo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:59 am

Hi Adam

It is always worth taking a sample - myxos can be kept for decades if stored dry. Here's how to do it viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1463

I'm hoping to build up a bank of images of UK species here http://nefsg.co.uk/myxogallery

There is a free key here http://www.myx.dk/dk/dkkeygen.html

I'd be happy to ID any of interest for you also - plus I can add any new ones to the gallery.

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Re: Myxo on poroid fungus

Post by adampembs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:44 pm

Thanks John. I'll bear it in mind. It prompted me to buy the hardback copy of Myxomycetes: Handbook of Slime Molds [Hardcover] [1994] - which I understand has colour photos/illustrations while the 2000 reprint is black and white.
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