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myxomycete query

Post by Pisaura » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:52 am

Can anyone identify the attached photo of what seems to be a long-stalked myxomycete on a (dead?) attached thin oak twig? I have no further information as the picture was sent to me to see if I could say what it was and I can't. The tree is definitely oak though, and the fruitbody is at about head height.

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Post by adampembs » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:47 pm

Please repost the images. Seems to be a glitch.
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Myxomycete Query

Post by Pisaura » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:14 pm

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Hope this attaches this time

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Post by Lancashire Lad » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:44 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Looking at the photo, it appears as though these are a few centimetres tall? - Although scale can sometimes be very deceiving in photos.

Are you able to find out from your source their actual overall height?

If they are as tall as they look, (i.e. a few centimetres rather than millimetres), then I can't see them being slime moulds.
(although to be honest, I wouldn't have a clue as to what they might then be. :oops: ).

They seem to have a general look similar to a stage of Dictyostelium mucoroides - but that would be no more than 2-3mm in height at max. (and the substrate here wouldn't be right).

It will be interesting to see if anyone can come to a good ID for whatever they are.

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Post by Chris Yeates » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:01 pm

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Re: picture for Myxomycete Query

Post by Lancashire Lad » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:05 pm

Chris Yeates wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:01 pm
How about lacewing eggs?
https://naturecloseups.com/posts/lacewi ... comparison

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Hi Chris,

Looks like you are spot on with that!

I'd never have guessed that they might be eggs on stalks - you learn something every day!

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Re: picture for Myxomycete Query

Post by Pisaura » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:13 pm

Thanks Mike and Chris. I've had a look at some internet pictures of lacewing eggs and they are spot on as a likeness to the things in the photo. So thanks again to both and especially to Chris.
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