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When: 2013-11-19

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

No specimen available

Some form of slime mold as suggested by Dave W. from here, but on a forum for mushroom identification.


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By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2016-04-21 16:11:32 CDT (-0500)

THANK YOU myxomop! I’m embarrassed I didn’t see that there.

By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2016-04-20 22:53:46 CDT (-0500)

I can’t remove the one photo from this entry, but I did make a new one for that specific specimen separate from what’s in the other photos:

By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2016-04-20 22:33:27 CDT (-0500)

My mistake! I saw them, but figured they were maybe disfigured by the growth of the slime mold. I’m going to remove them from this entry and post them separately. Thanks!

Fourth photo…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-04-16 22:05:37 CDT (-0500)

looks to be a closeup of what’s seen growing on the log in the third photo. Except, in the closeup of 4th photo, at least two types of fungi (I think fungi) are seen in addition to what I believe to be gray spheres of Lycogala epidendrum… the somewhat shapeless grayish masses and the very small lighter-colored cups. Also, some small flat grayish discs may be yet another entity.

I had not noticed these hidden fungi in the photos posted at wildmushrioomhunting.