When: 2008-05-12

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

I do not know the name of this beatiful pink slime mold. It was growing from a dead pine log on the shores of a lake.

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Proposed Names

-47% (4)
Recognized by sight
36% (6)
Recognized by sight: Nice big globs of a slime mold as it starts to form several aethalia. Recognized by the gleaming whiteness of the hypothallus and the bumpy surface texture.
Used references: Ing, Bruce. 1999. The Myxomycetes of Britain And Ireland. The Richmond Pub. Co., Slough, England. 374p.

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Ok Clive
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-05-25 18:36:28 PDT (-0700)

You convinced me. Good call.

Tubifera ferruginosa
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-06-29 00:25:05 PDT (-0700)

I have never seen Tubifera ferruginosa been bright red but don’t doubt that it is this colour before changing through pink to gray brown of a mature fruiting body. As to size this is not given but I have seen these as large as 50mm in diameter those in the photo look smaller then this.

wrong color and the specimen is way too big for T. ferruginosa
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-28 19:12:07 PDT (-0700)

This mushroom is pink rather than raspberry red. I have posted several observations of Tubifera ferruginosa this year. All are a deeper shade of red. The mounds of fungus shown here are also about five times larger than I have seen with T. ferruginosa. I do not know what the correct name is, but this is not the same as other observations going by that name.

How can you guys tell the species
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-28 13:36:49 PDT (-0700)

without seeing the mature specimens? I cannot tell a species of myxos by plasmodial stage only.

Tubifera ferruginosa
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-13 23:46:04 PDT (-0700)

I agrees with Lance with it been Tubifera ferruginosa

not Enteridium splendens
By: Lance T. Biechele (lancet)
2009-04-13 17:01:12 PDT (-0700)

This is Tuberifera ferruginosa (Batsch) Macbr.
Watery white colonies change to bright red and then
are finally, brownish. Usually on coniferous wood.

cool fungus!
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-06-08 10:53:44 PDT (-0700)

and I’ve been to Stroud’s Run! I did my undergrad at Ohio U.