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A Striking Slime Mould. Going out on a limb here by identifying this slime mould as Trichia decipiens. It seems there are two other possibilities; Hemitrichia calyculata and H. clavata. One reference mentioned that to differentiate at this stage a microscope is needed! Sorry, don’t have one available. The other said that one of them has a solid stalk. Hard for me to determine when the stalk is about 1mm long. I do have to say that they make interesting photographic subjects! These specimens were on the underside of a rotting alder tree. Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Trichia decipiens Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A Striking Slime Mould.

Going out on a limb here by identifying this slime mould as Trichia decipiens. It seems there are two other possibilities; Hemitrichia calyculata and H. clavata. One reference mentioned that to differentiate at this stage a microscope is needed! Sorry, don’t have one available. The other said that one of them has a solid stalk. Hard for me to determine when the stalk is about 1mm long. I do have to say that they make interesting photographic subjects! These specimens were on the underside of a rotting alder tree.

    comments (4)

  1. Really great shot, Gary! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thank you, Christine. Posted 7 months ago
  2. Superb Gary, well done. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Many thanks! Posted 2 months ago

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''Trichia decipiens'' is a worldwide widespread slime mould species from the order Trichiida.

Similar species: Trichiida
Species identified by gary fast
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By gary fast

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Uploaded Oct 26, 2019. Captured Oct 26, 2019 09:43 in 729-753 Whaletown Rd, Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/22.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm