Observation 83404: Stemonitis Gled.

When: 2011-06-26

Collection location: Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Plasmodium colors
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-11-27 18:38:49 PST (-0800)

are not specific to species for Stemonitis. Often times they are both colors on the same log.

Yellow v. White?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-11-27 18:07:34 PST (-0800)

My book on Myxomycetes describes in detail the difference between several Stemonitis species. Nowhere it mentions whether the color of developing slime means anything. Most of the “eggs” I photographed so far are white. I wonder if yellowish is specific to particular species.

Stemonitis “eggs”
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-11-26 19:51:47 PST (-0800)

Stemonitis looks OK – thanks for the reference page. Slime molds look really weird to me. Many species start their cycle as white or yellow “eggs” (they do look like insect eggs), later transforming into complex structures that one can hardly call “slime”.

Slime mold.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-11-26 19:35:28 PST (-0800)

Looks like one of the slime molds – I just can’t figure out which one.

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