Myxomycete of the Day

Not technically fungi, but often lumped together with fungi
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:14 pm

Leocarpus fragilis

Apparently quite common :roll: - yet this is the first one I've seen. - The sporocarps will mature to a dark chestnut-brown colour.
Photographed in-situ under Spruce. (Image is a focus stack of 17 shots).

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Leocarpus fragilis.
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by adampembs » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:38 am

This is a great shot, even better than the club fungus, imho.
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by FungiJohn » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:46 am

Physarum album found on dead rotting Ash

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Lancashire Lad » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:25 am

Corker John!

The MP-65 Strikes again! :D ;)

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Wood Wanderer » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:49 am

Two stunning shots that are unlikely to be bettered ....

Well done John and Mike, clearly I need a better lens...

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by adampembs » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:21 pm

I need a better camera, set of lens plus 10 years to learn the techniques! :geek:
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Lancashire Lad » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:43 pm

Thanks John and Adam - always encouraging to get positive feedback!

As there was quite a lot of the Leocarpus fragilis fruiting, I decided to take some home to see how it developed.
I was quite surprised to find that it had already changed colour by the time I got home.
Not much change overnight, so I photographed it again this afternoon.
This image is a focus stack of just five shots: -

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Leocarpus fragilis
Hopefully it will stay in good condition until dehiscence. If so, I'll get another shot of the dehiscing sporocarps to complete the set. :D

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by FungiJohn » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:46 pm

Thanks all. Your kind comments are always appreciated.

It's often difficult deciding which Myxo should be 'Myxomycete of the day', as this Arcyria denudate proved equally beautiful close up

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Waxcap » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:28 pm

Stunning photos Mike and John, up there with the best myxo shots I've seen.

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by adampembs » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:15 pm

Come on, guys! These are way too good for this site, you should send them to National Geographic! ;)
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