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Arcyria nutans, I think

Arcyria nutans, I think
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Copyright: John Denk (jpdenk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 3 N: 74] (333)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D90, 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-01 7:32
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Points: 6
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Another slime mold fruiting, and I think this one is Arcyria nutans. They were in and under a rotting log in oak woodland following a rainy spell that brought out lots of slime mold fruitings.

These are the early stage of the fruiting bodies. Soon they will develop a fuzzy appearance as the spores mature and begin dispersing.

From what I can determine, it appears that this species occurs all over the world in appropriate habitat, woodland in this instance.

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Interesting to see some other life-forms! Nicely coloured yellow bodies. regards yiannis

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
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Hello John,
Wonderful macro image of these tiny yellow fungi in it's early stage of growth. I tried to find a photo of Arcyria nutans, but they were all showing the older stage of growth when they have the fuzzy appearance.
Excellent detail and superb lighting. The fill flash did a super job for you, allowing us to get a great view of these little beauties. Well done!!
I remember spotting some Chocolate Tube Slime in it's early stage growing on a piece of wood last year. I took a photo of it, but the lighting and detail wasn't the greatest, so I decided I would try another shot the next day. When I went out the next morning it had already turned into it's long fuzzy hairy mature stage, so I missed out on the original shot I wanted to get.

they're like growing jelly

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