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Common Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum This puffball was covered in slime and had a slug living inside of it!<br />
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Common Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum

This puffball was covered in slime and had a slug living inside of it!

Habitat: Mixed forest

    comments (4)

  1. That's really interesting, I had no idea there would be enough hollow room inside. Posted 26 days ago
    1. The puffball would have started out completely solid. The slug ate its way through the puffball, excavating it with each bite! Posted 26 days ago, modified 26 days ago
      1. So cool! Posted 25 days ago
        1. I peeked inside and it looked like it was almost completely hollowed out! That is definitely a smart slug. Posted 25 days ago

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''Lycoperdon perlatum'', popularly known as the common puffball, warted puffball, gem-studded puffball, or the devil's snuff-box, is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. A widespread species with a cosmopolitan distribution, it is a medium-sized puffball with a round fruit body tapering to a wide stalk, and dimensions of 1.5 to 6 cm wide by 3 to 7 cm tall. It is off-white with a top covered in short spiny bumps or "jewels", which are easily rubbed off to leave a netlike pattern.. more

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 23, 2020. Captured Aug 23, 2019 08:58 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm