TM0634 : Autumn slime mould species in grassland (1)

near to East Bergholt, Suffolk, Great Britain

Autumn slime mould species in grassland (1)
Autumn slime mould species in grassland (1)
A slime mould species, Mucilago crustacea, which looks as if it is made up of a large number of very small cells (like fish-eggs in size and shape); in this case, the "fish-eggs" were entire, small spheres, presumably before the release of spores. In another case, TM0634 : Autumn slime mould species in grassland (2), the "eggs" were broken open, presumably in the release of spores. Growing in open grassland, with many specimens scattered around.
Identification thanks to Geograph member Lairich Rig. See also NS3878 : A slime mould - Mucilago crustacea (young specimen)

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Monday, 11 October, 2010   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 13 October, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 0689 3423 [10m precision]
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