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Ceratiomyxa porioides

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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Ceratiomyxa porioides

This is only the third time I have seen it in dozens of visits to woodlands for fungus surveys or just looking for slime moulds. This was just a mass of yellow fluff and not readily recognisable when we found it three days ago. I went back to the locality yesterday and found that most of it had changed to the recognisable morphology, somewhat like the early stages of comb in a wasp's nest.

The species also appears in white, of which there was some present,

Even so the range of grouping exceeded colonies seen before. The huge, spread-out group and the balls are new to me.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus m4/3 30mm f3.5 ED macro, the higher magnifications with 2xTC, hand-held. A mixture of daylight at IISO 4,000 and 10,000 and triple flash exposures, and a mixture of apertures: f6.3, f10 or f11.

Stereos will be supplied in the near future.


Nov 01, 2022 at 04:04 AM

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