Observation 139891: Fuligo megaspora Sturgis

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Recognized by sight: gray-green fruit body near MO#139168; suspected to be same thing, collected for further study.
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I would say that this is
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-09-06 20:51:27 AST (-0400)

a Fuligo. The surface texture of the myxo in the image http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/349049?obs=139891&q=2dU6O looks like one. It could be Fuligo megaspora http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Fuligo+megaspora. The plasmodium color of it is unknown.
Physarum virescens looks a bit different. http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Physarum+virescens

Thanks Martin.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-08-06 17:43:27 AST (-0400)

I am familiar with that site but I am always looking for more resources.

U of Ark
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-08-05 20:11:46 AST (-0400)

has two great directives on their website. Let me know if you have trouble finding them – I can send.

Not yet.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-08-04 22:38:13 AST (-0400)

I am interested in trying to someday. That’s why I save them, and for microscopy. They should be easy to regenerate on agar though. If your interested in slime molds check out this video:

It certainly
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-08-04 20:46:02 AST (-0400)

has a fructation that could be Fuligo – as I mentioned, I did not see this in the plasmodial stage, but I have a sample. Tao – Have you tried to culture slime molds?

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