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There's a lot of this around my way at the moment - a few weeks of very wet followed by a heat wave has got them moving. They crop up usually on alder or pines near water. I've never spotted a plasmodium but the fruiting bodies crop up about a meter off the ground on tree bark. They start off as a rubbery white blob and darken as the spores mature inside.

They're only mobile phone pics - it was five am I'm not lucid enough to work a camera.

I'm taking spores to see if I can get these growing in culture 

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Hello Ian!
Were you ever able to grow a Physarum out of spores? I'm really curious about this.
I also read your great Manifesto and noticed that you consider the Physarum done as soon as it grows fruiting bodies.
Thanks!

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