Observation 452219: Myxomycetes G. Winter

Notes:
Location: Bills Woods, UW Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve
Substrate: This was found on a decaying log after some of the bark was pulled back. This was a large fallen tree that was decaying.
Habitat: It seemed to grow very tightly to the log itself. There were clusters of the yellow mold and some was found in a smaller area. It was growing in a hyphae-like formation.
Other: This was a bright yellow mold that was about 3cm wide in its largest cluster on the tree. The mold itself seemed to go within the tree as well, where some of the “hyphae” go deeper into the wood and others do not. There were no fruiting bodies present on the mold.

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Recognized by sight: Plasmodium phase of a slime mold. Not possible to identify until it gets more mature.

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