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Comment by Nazwa Zarrella on October 20, 2014 at 19:57

Thank you so much, Heather, for taking a look and commenting. 

I was thinking maybe this could be sclerotium growth, I have seen the streaming action you mentioned, and thank you for the link. You are right, whatever I'm looking at appears more like dicty than physarum, with some similar behaviours. Thanks again for your time!  I'm closely following your "Creeping Garden". It's quite exciting!

Comment by Heather Barnett on October 19, 2014 at 9:19

Hi Nazwa, I've only really looked closely at Physarum polycephalum, so can't comment on all slime moulds, but this doesn't look like slime mould growth - it's too erratic and crystalline in structure. The protoplasmic streaming within the cell structure of a slime mould is oscillatory and rhythmic, a constant flow motion in one directions d back in another - about regular pulse every 90 seconds (or thereabouts). see for microscopic streaming - mostly shot x1000, with a few wider shots at x400. 

Where is the specimen from? Maybe others can help identify it.

Comment by Nazwa Zarrella on October 10, 2014 at 20:17
I posted this video because I really think it's some type of slime mold, and I'm hoping for some opinions from all you experts here! Thanks for looking! Magnification 400x

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