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Arcyria ferruginea This slime mold consists of tightly packed sporangia that are each less than 0.5 mm wide!  They were leaking some kind of liquid - maybe because I touched them, but I&#039;m not sure.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on a rotten stump in a mixed forest.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on a rotten stump in a mixed forest.<br />
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Arcyria ferruginea

This slime mold consists of tightly packed sporangia that are each less than 0.5 mm wide! They were leaking some kind of liquid - maybe because I touched them, but I'm not sure.

Habitat: Growing on a rotten stump in a mixed forest.

Arcyria ferruginea This slime mold consists of tightly packed sporangia that are each less than 0.5 mm wide! They were leaking some kind of liquid - maybe because I touched them, but I'm not sure.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on a rotten stump in a mixed forest.<br />
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    comments (14)

  1. Overwhelming! Hope your kids didn't mistake it for candy :) Posted 9 months ago
    1. Lol, thanks! My younger son doesn't like the way this slime looks and said it was too "creepy". I think it's fabulous, but he's entitled to his own opinion...I suppose, haha ;P Posted 9 months ago
      1. It has an image problem. We need to rebrand slime mold. First thought is "healthy M&M". Not even sure its actually healthy, probably not. Good thing I didn't aspire for a career in marketing. Posted 9 months ago
        1. Kind of like a psychedelic cream puff. Posted 9 months ago
          1. To me they look like "fireballs" a candy very popular here in the 80s and 90s. Posted 9 months ago
            1. Fireballs, yes!! Posted 9 months ago
              1. Take two at once after school. Come home with a red or blue mouth. "No mum, not that hungry today". Posted 9 months ago
  2. Very nice close-up! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 9 months ago
  3. Fabulous shots! <3 Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks! Looks like I probably got the ID wrong though. I got a suggestion on MO that it could be Arcyria ferruginea. So, I'll have to check that out. What do you think? Posted 9 months ago
      1. Hmmm. That does look like a better match now that I'm looking...but I'm definitely no slime mold expert. Posted 9 months ago
      2. Did you post this one in the slime mold ID group? Posted 9 months ago
        1. Hmm, I don't think I did; but, I will. Thanks for the nudge ;) Posted 9 months ago

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Arcyria ferruginea is a slime mold in the family Arcyriaceae.

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

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Uploaded Oct 9, 2018. Captured Oct 6, 2018 11:32 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm