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When: 2008-10-04

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Notes:
I’m not sure what this is, other than that it is not a slime mold. Poking at the bumps with a stick didn’t reveal them to be goo, or easily punctured and gooey inside.

Size: maybe 1mm or a bit more or less.

This may not even be a fungus. I’m not sure.

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Myxo can harden
By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2008-10-13 13:46:55 CDT (-0500)

Once the bacteria loose their food supply they can morph into a vegatative state and harden. I just think it is likely to be bacterial rather than fungal in nature. Although, if proved wrong I will have learned something new.

How about Sphaerobolus stellatus?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-10-13 13:14:14 CDT (-0500)

It seems to me that immature Sphaerobolus stellatus looks like this. Can’t remember where I learned or mislearned that idea.

R

No slime
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-13 11:05:09 CDT (-0500)

Myxomycota? These were hard little balls with no apparent slime in sight, despite the viscid appearance.