Is this a Myxo ...

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Is this a Myxo ...

Post by Wood Wanderer » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:29 pm

I am assuming this is a Myxo (Trichia / Hemitrichia ) but not completely certain as they have not progressed to the usual sporangium state that I associate with the normal transition process. The substrate does not seem of particular importance, as you can see from the attached images, all found in close association to each other.

Can anyone confirm or otherwise.
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thanks

John

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Re: Is this a Myxo ...

Post by FungiJohn » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:19 pm

Hello John

If not a Myxo then possibly a Gall. A gentle squeeze would reveal. The substrate would then be quite important for ID ;)

Edit : Having now seen this on my monitor I would say Craterium minutum is very likely :)

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Re: Is this a Myxo ...

Post by FungiJohn » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:00 pm

Keep an eye on these John. The best phase is yet to come (See my post Craterium minutum) :)

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Re: Is this a Myxo ...

Post by Wood Wanderer » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:37 pm

Thanks for your thoughts John

Mine have developed a shade but still do not really look like your beauties ...

I guess they are a myxo but as to which one ??
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Will keep an eye on them but suspect they are past their best

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Re: Is this a Myxo ...

Post by Wood Wanderer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:47 pm

Taken rather a long time but I think I have finally found my own Craterium minutum, growing on the underside of a fallen branch
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