NS3978 : A slime mould - Fuligo septica (plasmodium)

taken 3 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

A slime mould - Fuligo septica (plasmodium)
A slime mould - Fuligo septica (plasmodium)
This is Fuligo septica var. flava.

The area covered by the photograph is about 7 cm high. The slime mould is on a tree stump in the patch of woodland shown on the right in NS3978 : Vale of Leven Industrial Estate. This is the plasmodium, the slowly-mobile feeding stage; in this picture, there are several advancing edges at the top.

A couple of days later, the slime mould's appearance was very different: the material had gathered into a single smaller rounded mass, which was darker, and which had matured, producing spores. For that stage, and for more information, see NS3978 : A slime mould - Fuligo septica.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest 
Colour (from Tags)
Yellow 
Place (from Tags)
Vale of Leven Industrial Estate 
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Closeup  Life 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3943 7834 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2674N 4:34.4683W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3943 7834
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Slime Mould  Plasmodium  Physaraceae  Physarales 

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