Observation 18975: Tubifera ferruginosa (Batsch) Gmelin

When: 2009-02-28

Collection location: Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

No specimen available

On a large decomposing pine log. No idea what it is. I’ll take a sample next day and look at it under my (lame) microscope.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:09 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, Ca’ to ‘Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California, USA

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Recognized by sight
12% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: The Tubifera we have here in California is usually Tubifera montana and is orange when forming as opposed to red as in Tubifera ferruginosa which is usually from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast.

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A Posibility
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-03-12 23:58:55 PDT (-0700)

This is very immature but one possible species is Tubifera ferruginosa

May look different tomorrow
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-28 07:35:10 PST (-0800)

Why not take a sample, put it in a box and keep it moist, and see what becomes of it? Wait until it matures before you put it under the scope.

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