Fungi Friday

An unusual set of fungi photos from Avalus, full of rich colour and character.

… two crazy fungi. They look more like watercreatures. As one can see with the moss, they also were really tiny.

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  1. avalus says

    Yes absolutly with the first. I am however really curius about the yellow one.
    I have no idea!

    Could it be …

    Alien Spacespongeblobs in German Forests?*

    *I jest! xD

  2. lumipuna says

    Whoa, what a coincidence. I was out in a thicket near my home today and saw a truly gigantic slime mold fruiting body at the base of a rotten tree. Far bigger than anything I’ve seen. Like, several times my palm size. At first glance it looked like a foamy mass of yeast, like you sometimes see on a newly cut live tree that’s bleeding sugary sap.

    I managed to get two low quality photos before my battery died. Voyager -- if you’d like to do a followup to this post, I can send the photos by email.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    They are pretty and strange.

    I looked for some info about slime molds and discovered that they are even more mysterious than they look. I gather they are a) a paraphyletic group and b) protists, but are they single-celled organisms or multi-celled?

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