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Slime Mold

A dark red slime mould, probably Arcyria denudataArcyria incarnata is similar but the sporangia are much fuzzier when they have burst.

I took a specimen home with me:

Under the microscope the spores are about 6 x 5.5um (magnification x600, field width 86um):

The capillitium is rough and thick and has loops (also magnification x600, field width 86um):

First photo and specimen taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-12-24.

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