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Fuligo septica 

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*** Warning ***

I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

I am grateful for corrections to taxonomic determinations, please contact me at FreeTiiuPix 

 

Fuligo septica
[Dog Vomit Slime Mould]

Fuligo septica is also known as “Dog Vomit Slime Mould” or “Scrambled Egg Slime”. Masses of the slime may be 20 cm in length by 3 cm thick and white, yellow, ochre or red-brown in colour.  It has a smooth but brittle crust.  Breaking the crust will reveal a black spore-mass which when poked released a puff of black spores in a puff, cloud-like fashion.  F. septica fruits on stumps and logs as well as living plants.

On a particularly damp weekend, the first example of this bizarre mould appeared on a conifer log.  Although usually described as yellow in colour, looking like scrambled eggs, this first specimen of Fluigo septica displayed many colours.   Fuligo septica usually appears in mulch after heavy rain, which matches with my discovery conditions. 

Fulgio septica is a member of the Physaracea family and is a plasmodium.

 

Fuligo septica Dog Vomit Slime Mould brown orange red

Fuligo sceptica - 1
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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Fuligo septica Dog Vomit Slime Mould brown orange red on moss rotting log

Fuligo sceptica - 2
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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Fuligo septica Dog Vomit Slime Mould brown orange red

Fuligo  sceptica - 3
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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Fuligo septica Dog Vomit Slime Mould Scrambled Egg

Fuligo  sceptica - 4
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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Mold mould slime Fuligo septica Dog Vomit Slime Mould brown orange red

Fuligo  sceptica - 5
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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Immature Fuligo septica Dog Vomit Slime Mould brown orange red

Fuligo  sceptica - 6
[Photographed in Northern Ontario at Grundy Lake Prov. Park - June]

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Fuligo sceptica yellow slime mould Dog vomit

Fuligo  sceptica - 7
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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Fuligo sceptica yellow slime mould Dog vomit black spores

Fuligo  sceptica - 8
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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Fuligo sceptica yellow slime mould looks like scrambled eggs

Fuligo  sceptica - 9
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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Fuligo sceptica yellow slime mould Dog vomit scrambled eggs

Fuligo  sceptica - 10
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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Black interior spores of Dog Vomit yellow slime mould.

Fuligo  sceptica - 11
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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Black spores on hand of Fuligo sceptica slime mould.

Fuligo  sceptica - 12
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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Picking up the specimen resulted in a handful of dry brown spores.  So fine were the spores that they embedded themselves into my skin and  much hand washing and intensive scrubbing was needed to remove the brown hue from my hand. 

 

Black microscopic slime mould spores Fuligo sceptica

Fuligo  sceptica - 13
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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Black spores of Dog vomit Scrambled Egg yellow slime mould.

Fuligo sceptica - 14
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in July]

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