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Sarah Lloyd commented on David Blondell's blog post My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials
"Hello again David,  It's always been thought that slime mould species are cosmopolitan, although there has probably not been enough research in some places (especially Australia) to confirm this. I know a couple of species, including…"
Jan 12
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on David Blondell's blog post My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials
"My 'berries' fall within the Audubon range.. have you tried mycobank or encyclopedia of life? -> http://www.eol.org/pages/16850/overview"
Jan 12
David Blondell commented on David Blondell's blog post My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials
"They do look a lot like P.physarum. Actually I meant to update this last night with a mention of the species cause I found it while looking through the Audubon guide for North American fungi.  But the problem is - at least according to the…"
Jan 12
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on David Blondell's blog post My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials
"Hi David, your blackberries look a lot like they might be fruiting bodies of Polycephalum Physarum, workhorse of slime mold science. I'm including a (somewhat blurry, sorry about that) picture I took of similar structures in my terrarium (the…"
Jan 12
David Blondell commented on David Blondell's blog post My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials
"Hey Sarah, Thanks for taking a look - I thought they might be fungus as well - I just don't have any framework for something that fits this bill. I'll peruse some of my more comprehensive fungal guides anyways.  Also, thanks for the…"
Jan 12
Sarah Lloyd commented on David Blondell's blog post My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials
"Hi David,  The 'fuzz' that first appeared in your moist chamber is fungal growth and definitely not a plasmodium. I've had a quick look at Les Myxomycetes (French text by Poulain et al) and your 'blackberry'…"
Jan 12
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My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials

Hello everyone,I am new to the collective and merely a mostly mycology, but very recently myxomycetes, hobbyist. I made a very light hobby for a long while of identifying mushrooms, but in the last six months I've started to try and dive a little deeper into things. That's how I discovered myxomycetes and slime molds - found my first M.vesparium while looking inexplicably closely at a random log and it piqued my interest. Now, I've read a VERY introductory book, - The Myxomycetes Handbook of…See More
Jan 12
David Blondell is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Dec 20, 2017

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My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials

Posted on January 12, 2018 at 4:00 6 Comments

Hello everyone,

I am new to the collective and merely a mostly mycology, but very recently myxomycetes, hobbyist. I made a very light hobby for a long while of identifying mushrooms, but in the last six months I've started to try and dive a little deeper into things. That's how I discovered myxomycetes and slime molds - found my first M.vesparium while looking inexplicably closely at a random log and it piqued my interest. Now, I've read a VERY introductory book, - The…

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