Observation 69523: Undetermined
When: 2011-06-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On a dieing Oak

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Tao
83% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: I cant tell what that is.

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Very interesting, thanks!
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2011-06-19 13:15:52 CDT (-0400)
slime molds are motile…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-19 12:19:29 CDT (-0400)

they crawl up onto any substrate before they coalesce into fruiting stuctures.

looks as though yours have crawled up onto an incipient polypore.

here’s another example from the Highlands Research Station Field Mycology Seminar:

http://mushroomobserver.org/69574

Why the two distinctly different looking organisms?
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2011-06-19 11:24:37 CDT (-0400)

My thought when I took the photo was that the freshly growing “blobs” were perhaps the equivalent of pinning. I note all of the photos of Mucilago crustacea do not show two different looking “things” one on top of the other—-rather always a single species.

Im curious what your thoughts are?

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