When: 2012-02-15

Collection location: Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Notes:
Some kind of slime mold? It was on a rotting Pinus sabiniana log being eaten by Dictyoptera simplicipes which can be seen here. http://bugguide.net/node/view/614265

Edit (2/27/12):

Globose reticulated spiny spores, the spines are ~1 μ long.
Spore range = 7 (8) x 6 – 7 (8) μ
Average spore = 7 × 6.87 μ
Average Q = 1.02
15 spores measured.

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Proposed Names

Tao
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: The Tubifera we have here in California is usually Tubifera montana and is orange when forming as opposed to red as in Tubifera ferruginosa which is usually from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast.

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Globose reticulated spiny spores
By: Byrain
2012-02-27 20:55:43 CST (-0500)

I’ve added spore pics & information.

I went back
By: Byrain
2012-02-27 18:49:38 CST (-0500)

And found many more of them on the same log this time when I was not rushing. And I’m not completely convinced that the colors are completely accurate, but I think they are at least close.

Good… Also
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-02-17 14:29:46 CST (-0500)

Conifers are not as productive with slimemolds as hardwoods so would be worthwhile.

I’ll see if I can go back
By: Byrain
2012-02-17 14:24:27 CST (-0500)

And see if this turns into anything.

True Bryain..looks like a trichia
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-02-17 14:17:35 CST (-0500)

Oftentimes hemitrichia stipitata, however I’ve never seen it with plasmodium attached to the FRB’s

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