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Kenneth Ramos
  • Rutherfordton, NC
  • United States
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0049 Meiji EMZ-8TRH @ 45X Fruit body, Kenneth D. Ramos 5_28_20

The genus may be Badhamia sp. but I cannot be sure. Doing a little research, the plasmodium of both Badhamia and Physarum polycephalum can look pretty much the same. So, to an untrained eye, such as mine, they may be easily confused. Anyway this…
May 29
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0048 Zeiss Axiostar @ 100X Myxomycete less than 1 mm , Kenneth D. Ramos 2020

I oftentimes use my Axiostar much like a CMO dissecting microscope, the scale bar was made by photographing a plastic ruler at 100x, so I cannot attest to its accuracy, however a microscope stage micrometer is in my future. Corticolous myxomycetes…
May 19
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0047 Plasmodium

Could be P. polycephalum, not sure. However there are quite a number of cellular (social amoebae) slime mold fruit bodies, appearing as bright specks of dust, associated with it. These are Dictyostelium.
May 6
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0046 Physarm (species uncertain) Meiji 8TRH @ 25x moist chamber culture

The result of Physarum plasmodium in culture, image 0045 posted 4/26/20. Prior to fruiting the plasmodium grew substantially in size from approx .5 cm to a little over 1 cm.
Apr 29
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0045 Slime mold plasmodium, Physarum polycephalum, Meiji EMZ-8TRH @ 20x Kenneth D. Ramos 4_26_20

Moist chamber culture 4/5/20. Substrate is bark pieces from Flowering dogwood tree. These cultures have been very fruitful when it comes to producing a plasmodium.
Apr 27
Kenneth Ramos replied to ian's discussion Cosmopolitan species - who spread them?
"I would venture a guess that human activity, insects, wind, and wildlife all play a role in the dispersal of slime molds.  As for displacement of other organisms, I really haven't given much thought too but it could be possible I…"
Apr 25
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Metatrichia floriformis

"Eucalyptus is something unheard of here in the Blue Ridge Mountain range but I am no stranger to them as California has plenty of them but back when I lived out there, I had not heard of slime molds.  These are quite interesting, are there any…"
Apr 19
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Lamproderma echinulatum

"Another beautiful specimen, love the metallic coloration and detail in this one as well."
Apr 19
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Elaeomyxa cerifera 1B centrecrop1000_watermark

"You know, amoebae are wonderful organisms.  It amazes me how so many can become one large multinucleate organism to produce something so detailed and wonderful.  Another great shot with lots and lots of detail, love it."
Apr 19
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Elaeomyxa cerifera 1B 1000

"Really like this! Great color and a wonderful complementary background.  Nice details too! A slime mold portrait."
Apr 19

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Citizen scientist, amateur naturalist and researcher who studies Eumycetozoans among others. Currently my studies are of corticolous myxomycetes, fungi and other tree bark-dwelling organisms. Other interests include Paleontology, Geology, Mass extinctions, Evolution and environmental science

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