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Pretzel Slime Mold - Hemitrichia serpula Orange, pretzel-shaped network of slime mold strands.<br />
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Slime molds do not form penetrating or absorptive masses of hyphae on the wood substrate. Rather, slime molds form structures called plasmodia, which do not have cell walls. Plasmodia are masses of protoplasm which can move and engulf particles of food in an amoeboid manner. They creep over surfaces, engulfing bacteria, fungal spores, protozoa, and particles of nonliving organic matter. Eventually, the plasmodia turn into spore-bearing structures.<br />
In Hemitrichia, the plasmodium forms a plasmodiocarp fruiting body where the spore-forming structure retains the<br />
shape of the main veins of the plasmodium.<br />
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Habitat: Under the bark of a snag in a deciduous forest.<br />
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Slime molds do not form penetrating  or absorptive masses of hyphae on the wood substrate. Rather, slime molds form structures called plasmodia, which do not have cell walls.  Plasmodia are masses of protoplasm which can move and engulf particles of food in an amoeboid manner.  They creep over surfaces, engulfing bacteria, fungal spores, protozoa, and particles of nonliving organic matter. Eventually,  the plasmodia turn into spore-bearing structures.<br />
In Hemitrichia, the plasmodium forms a plasmodiocarp fruiting body where the spore-forming structure retains the<br />
shape of the main veins of the plasmodium.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Under the bark of a snag in a deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67032/pretzel_slime_mold_-_hemitrichia_serpula.html<br />
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Slime molds do not form penetrating or absorptive masses of hyphae on the wood substrate. Rather, slime molds form structures called plasmodia, which do not have cell walls. Plasmodia are masses of protoplasm which can move and engulf particles of food in an amoeboid manner. They creep over surfaces, engulfing bacteria, fungal spores, protozoa, and particles of nonliving organic matter. Eventually, the plasmodia turn into spore-bearing structures.<br />
In Hemitrichia, the plasmodium forms a plasmodiocarp fruiting body where the spore-forming structure retains the<br />
shape of the main veins of the plasmodium.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Under the bark of a snag in a deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67029/pretzel_slime_mold_-_hemitrichia_serpula.html<br />
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Pretzel Slime Mold - Hemitrichia serpula

Orange, pretzel-shaped network of slime mold strands.

Slime molds do not form penetrating or absorptive masses of hyphae on the wood substrate. Rather, slime molds form structures called plasmodia, which do not have cell walls. Plasmodia are masses of protoplasm which can move and engulf particles of food in an amoeboid manner. They creep over surfaces, engulfing bacteria, fungal spores, protozoa, and particles of nonliving organic matter. Eventually, the plasmodia turn into spore-bearing structures.
In Hemitrichia, the plasmodium forms a plasmodiocarp fruiting body where the spore-forming structure retains the
shape of the main veins of the plasmodium.

Habitat: Under the bark of a snag in a deciduous forest.

Pretzel Slime Mold - Hemitrichia serpula Orange, pretzel-shaped network of slime mold strands.<br />
<br />
Slime molds do not form penetrating  or absorptive masses of hyphae on the wood substrate. Rather, slime molds form structures called plasmodia, which do not have cell walls.  Plasmodia are masses of protoplasm which can move and engulf particles of food in an amoeboid manner.  They creep over surfaces, engulfing bacteria, fungal spores, protozoa, and particles of nonliving organic matter. Eventually,  the plasmodia turn into spore-bearing structures.<br />
In Hemitrichia, the plasmodium forms a plasmodiocarp fruiting body where the spore-forming structure retains the<br />
shape of the main veins of the plasmodium.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Under the bark of a snag in a deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67032/pretzel_slime_mold_-_hemitrichia_serpula.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67031/pretzel_slime_mold_-_hemitrichia_serpula.html Fall,Geotagged,Hemitrichia,Hemitrichia serpula,Pretzel Slime Mold,United States,slime mold

Pretzel Slime Mold - Hemitrichia serpula Orange, pretzel-shaped network of slime mold strands.<br />
<br />
Slime molds do not form penetrating or absorptive masses of hyphae on the wood substrate. Rather, slime molds form structures called plasmodia, which do not have cell walls. Plasmodia are masses of protoplasm which can move and engulf particles of food in an amoeboid manner. They creep over surfaces, engulfing bacteria, fungal spores, protozoa, and particles of nonliving organic matter. Eventually, the plasmodia turn into spore-bearing structures.<br />
In Hemitrichia, the plasmodium forms a plasmodiocarp fruiting body where the spore-forming structure retains the<br />
shape of the main veins of the plasmodium.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Under the bark of a snag in a deciduous forest.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67029/pretzel_slime_mold_-_hemitrichia_serpula.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67032/pretzel_slime_mold_-_hemitrichia_serpula.html Fall,Geotagged,Hemitrichia serpula,Pretzel Slime Mold,United States

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Hemitrichia serpula is a slime mold in the family Trichiaceae.

Similar species: Trichiida
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Sep 30, 2018. Captured Sep 30, 2018 11:42 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm