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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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Images

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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Wow!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-09-15 15:44:12 CDT (-0500)

Talk about amazing transformations….

Never seen them so young!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-09-15 12:41:15 CDT (-0500)

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 10:26:21 CDT (-0500)

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

Possible identifications
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-13 22:37:56 CDT (-0500)

If they were liquidy and melty on contact, Myxomycota.

If they were brittle, Clavaria vermicularis or a close relative

Else, a Tremellodendron.