Observation 158172: Mycetozoa de Bary ex Rostaf. (Site ID) (Eumycetozoa)

Not sure of the species, but this huge cell made a mess of the fungus (possibly Dacryopinax) fruiting bodies.


The slime mold moves in
The end

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Used references: http://www.mycoquebec.org/.... AND. Open GOOGLE PIC and COPY “Dacrymyces chrysospermus Berk. & M.A. Curtis Palmolika drhtalica.” ALSO. http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/187652?q=1zurd&size=large. AND. http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/264769?q=1zuri&size=large.

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By: Zoyd Wheeler (antizoyd)
2014-06-03 01:12:32 PDT (-0700)

amazing sequence. Your photography on your other observations is equally impressive. Great job!

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2014-06-03 00:58:55 PDT (-0700)

Beautiful observation Steve!

I agree that the large fungus is probably Dacryopinax. I’ve seen Dacryopinax spathularia that look just like the large fungus in your observation.
That sounds like a good way to go
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-21 13:54:19 PST (-0800)

to me. Keep it up, it is great work.

I wish
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-01-21 13:04:39 PST (-0800)

I wouldn’t mind making money from the videos, but I just do it as an amateur. There’s not a lot of money in fungus.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-21 06:20:17 PST (-0800)

Okay, so you are a professional! Fantastic collection of scenery and time-lapse of fungi on vimeo! Thanks so much for the link!

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-01-20 20:47:22 PST (-0800)

Not sure that those spores are for that slime mould, Rocky. Maybe, but they were there before it came along.
Jonathon – yes, I read that it is more likely the other way around.

By: Jonathan M
2014-01-20 19:36:23 PST (-0800)

the slime mold is on the other end


Such an awesome video
By: Jeff Hitchcock (JHitch)
2014-01-20 17:48:16 PST (-0800)
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-01-20 17:31:52 PST (-0800)

Brilliant video, Steve. It looked like Sporangia were forming at the end. Thanks for sharing that.

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-01-20 17:03:22 PST (-0800)

I have one on wimeo.
It is https://vimeo.com/80843958 password=Slime

Easiest way I know
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-20 16:55:03 PST (-0800)

would be to post it to youtube and provide a link to it on MO. There is undoubtedly a better way. I have not done this – but my kids have…,

How do I do that?
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-01-20 15:29:14 PST (-0800)
You should post the time lapse!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-20 14:34:23 PST (-0800)
About 5hrs
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-01-19 01:40:30 PST (-0800)

Tim. I have a time lapse of the entire sequence.

By: TimmiT
2014-01-19 00:11:38 PST (-0800)

Fantastic photo set Steve. How long was the interval between pics?