Observation 26694: Mycetozoa Bary ex Rostaf.
When: 2009-10-16
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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No probably not.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-01-20 23:15:55 CST (-0600)

It would take DNA sequencing, but when they begin to form sporocarps it becomes easier as in this specimen.

Huh
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-01-20 17:20:55 CST (-0600)

IS there even a way to differentiate between the plamodia of the two species morphologically?

Not necessarily transparent.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-01-20 16:43:26 CST (-0600)

especially if it’s at the state of fruiting, which this specimen seems to be doing. Look at images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fuligo_septica_bl2.JPG from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuligo_septica and http://www.messiah.edu/...
The plasmodium may be able to change its own color as in my observation where there is purple-blue plasmodium expanding into light blue filaments and fades to yellow: http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/355340?obs=141735&q=1kd32 from http://mushroomobserver.org/141735?q=1kd32

Tao
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-01-20 14:46:44 CST (-0600)

Shouldn’t the plasmodium for F. septica be transparent?

Looks like Fuligo septica
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-01-20 07:09:21 CST (-0600)

that I have found in this area. See my observation: http://mushroomobserver.org/147600?q=1jcnX

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