Observation 26694: Mycetozoa Bary ex Rostaf.

When: 2009-10-16

Collection location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available

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No probably not.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-01-21 06:15:55 CET (+0100)

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

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-01-21 00:20:55 CET (+0100)

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 23:43:26 CET (+0100)

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

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-01-20 21:46:44 CET (+0100)

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

Looks like Fuligo septica
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-01-20 14:09:21 CET (+0100)

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

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