Observation 87878: Tubifera ferruginosa (Batsch) Gmelin
When: 2012-02-15
Who: Byrain
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Some kind of slime mold? It was on a rotting Pinus sabiniana log being eaten by Dictyoptera simplicipes which can be seen here. http://bugguide.net/node/view/614265

Edit (2/27/12):

Globose reticulated spiny spores, the spines are ~1 μ long.
Spore range = 7 (8) x 6 – 7 (8) μ
Average spore = 7 × 6.87 μ
Average Q = 1.02
15 spores measured.

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Globose reticulated spiny spores
By: Byrain
2012-02-27 20:55:43 CST (-0500)

I’ve added spore pics & information.

I went back
By: Byrain
2012-02-27 18:49:38 CST (-0500)

And found many more of them on the same log this time when I was not rushing. And I’m not completely convinced that the colors are completely accurate, but I think they are at least close.

Good… Also
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-02-17 14:29:46 CST (-0500)

Conifers are not as productive with slimemolds as hardwoods so would be worthwhile.

I’ll see if I can go back
By: Byrain
2012-02-17 14:24:27 CST (-0500)

And see if this turns into anything.

True Bryain..looks like a trichia
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-02-17 14:17:35 CST (-0500)

Oftentimes hemitrichia stipitata, however I’ve never seen it with plasmodium attached to the FRB’s

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