Identification: Help to Identify

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by eacollie, May 14, 2007.

  1. eacollie

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    Can someone tell me what this is?

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Some sort of slime mould. They are harmless, working on converting mulch into plant foods.
     
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    Thanks Michael! Anything I can do to get rid of it? I don't want to spread it around if possible.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No need to - as said, they are harmless, and beneficial for plants. They also usually only last a few days. If you don't like the appearance, just use a hoe to turn it over back into the soil.
     
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    Fuligo septica ??
    Mixomycetes...
     

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