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Wolf's Milk Slime (Lycogala epidendrum). The bright pink immature reproductive phase of a slime mold, forming fruiting bodies in a cluster between the shelves of a bracket fungi. Upon maturing, the spheres or cushions (aethalia) will turn brown or gray before releasing spores. Sometimes called "Toothpaste Slime", because the substance that oozes out of the immature aethalium bears a resemblence to pink toothpaste. The substrate on which the slime mold is feeding is a well-decayed beech log, Hocking State Forest, Ohio. Common slime mold of the Central and Eastern United States. Magnification of 1X at 35mm.
Wolf's Milk Slime (Lycogala epidendrum). The bright pink immature reproductive phase of a slime mold, forming fruiting bodies in a cluster between the shelves of a bracket fungi. Upon maturing, the spheres or cushions (aethalia) will turn brown or gray before releasing spores. Sometimes called "Toothpaste Slime", because the substance that oozes out of the immature aethalium bears a resemblence to pink toothpaste. The substrate on which the slime mold is feeding is a well-decayed...
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