Observation 11073: Stemonitis splendens Rostaf

When: 2008-09-13

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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This photo was taken about twenty hours after the others.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: In less than twenty four hours these morphed into the familiar chocolate tube slime.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-09-15 13:44:12 PDT (-0700)

Talk about amazing transformations….

Never seen them so young!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-09-15 10:41:15 PDT (-0700)

Amazing! Thanks for getting the before and after photos. Incredible how much slimes change in just a few days. I think you may have the only shots on the web of this lovely thing while immature. Certainly some of the best!

Very nice find and photos!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-09-15 08:26:21 PDT (-0700)

…I would love to see these further on in their development…

Possible identifications
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-13 20:37:56 PDT (-0700)

If they were liquidy and melty on contact, Myxomycota.

If they were brittle, Clavaria vermicularis or a close relative

Else, a Tremellodendron.

Created: 2008-09-13 20:23:25 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2010-07-01 11:58:50 PDT (-0700)
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