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Slime Mould Update

The slime mould sporangia from a few days back have now taken on a more definite grey colour, which is consistent with an identification of Badhamia utricularis.  One or two sporangia even appear to have burst, releasing their spores.

While the yellow plasmodium has withered where the sporangia have developed, it is still thriving on other parts of the same log, as well as on nearby logs:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-02-03.

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