Red raspberry slime

Tubifera ferruginosa

A common sometimes bright crimson slime mould found world-wide except in Antarctica.
Red raspberry slime (Tubifera ferruginosa) On a dull day in a damp forest this little patch really stood out. 
Patch about 50mm wide. 
Looks like dayglo caviar. 
In leaf and twig litter in a local nature reserve. Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Red raspberry slime,Tubifera ferruginosa

Appearance

Bright red/pink clusters of closely packed, rounded egg-like jelly structures later becoming dull and powdery..
Usually up to 100mm wide.
Red Raspberry Slime - Tubifera ferruginosa Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a deciduous forest Geotagged,Red raspberry slime,Summer,Tubifera ferruginosa,United States,slime mold

Naming

Synonym
Stemonitis ferruginosa Batsch
Red Raspberry Slime - Tubifera ferruginosa This slime mold was old and had turned brown.

Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a deciduous forest Fall,Geotagged,Red raspberry slime,Tubifera ferruginosa,United States,slime mold

Distribution

Worldwide except Anarctica

Status

Not at risk

Behavior

Forms on moist timber.

Habitat

Usually low in damp forested areas with protection from strong winds.

Reproduction

The raspberry-like stage is the beginning of the sporangic phase.

Predators

Possibly ants.

References:

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http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/fungi_on_wood/club%20and%20coral/species%20pages/Tubifera%20ferruginosa.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubifera
Taxonomy
KingdomAmoebozoa
DivisionMycetozoa
ClassMyxomycetes
OrderLiceales
FamilyTubiferaceae
GenusTubifera
SpeciesTubifera ferruginosa