Observation 12373: Leucogloea compressa (Ellis & Everh.) R. Kirschner
When: 2008-10-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I’m not sure what this is, other than that it is not a slime mold. Poking at the bumps with a stick didn’t reveal them to be goo, or easily punctured and gooey inside.

Size: maybe 1mm or a bit more or less.

This may not even be a fungus. I’m not sure.

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Myxo can harden
By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2008-10-13 14:46:55 EDT (-0400)

Once the bacteria loose their food supply they can morph into a vegatative state and harden. I just think it is likely to be bacterial rather than fungal in nature. Although, if proved wrong I will have learned something new.

How about Sphaerobolus stellatus?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-10-13 14:14:14 EDT (-0400)

It seems to me that immature Sphaerobolus stellatus looks like this. Can’t remember where I learned or mislearned that idea.

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No slime
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-13 12:05:09 EDT (-0400)

Myxomycota? These were hard little balls with no apparent slime in sight, despite the viscid appearance.

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