Observation 79870: Didymium dubium Rostaf.

When: 2011-10-18

Collection location: Mount Lakes Camp, North Salem, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dianna Smith

Specimen available

We found three globes of soil immediately adjacent to a stream with this gray Hemitricula serpula-like entity on them. I’ve never seen this before. Any ideas?

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Proposed Names

6% (2)
Recognized by sight
-18% (2)
Recognized by sight: google images of plasmodial stages look equally as promising as Physarum if not more.
Used references: myx master Damon strikes again
54% (1)
Used references: Italian publication . www.myxomycetes.it

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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-11-20 09:49:18 PST (-0800)

Roger just found this publication from Italy he picked up. It only has a bout 40 myxos in it, but this one looks like a dead ringer…

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-11-14 07:28:18 PST (-0800)

plasmodium always has appeared in THIS shape as a shade of yellow in my finds. Its possible that could be other, I’ll read some lit. Do you know if it was plasmodium, otherwise I was thinking along the lines of a Diderma effusum which would be more likely for a substrate like this.

Odd looking
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-10-18 19:53:58 PDT (-0700)

Very strange critter!

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