Observation 119064: Physarum globuliferum (Bull.) Pers.

When: 1997-08-23

Collection location: Indian Steps, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Dawson (podospora)

Specimen available

Specimen preserved in personal herbarium.

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Taken with Nikon Coolpix 5400, processed with Helicon Focus software

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Used references: Stephenson and Stempen, Myxomycetes: A Handbook of Slime Molds
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Size of sporangia
By: John Dawson (podospora)
2012-12-05 19:19:52 PST (-0800)

The sporangia are about .5 mm in diameter. As to preservation, I just glued the wood substrate to a piece of card and placed it in a jewelry box. Kept dry, it will persist indefinitely.

Nice photo!
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-12-05 16:26:09 PST (-0800)

John, can you give an approximate average diameter for these “caps”? Does one preserve these by the usual dehydration methods?

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