Identification: Yellow slime in shower in Rhode Island Is it dangerous?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by william13, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. william13

    william13 New Member

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    Can anyone help me identify this ?mold?


    Daughter found in in her shower in Providence RI in an apartment she just move into (in shower)
     

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    I googled and googled
    I think it is this
    Physarum polycephalum
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi William,

    Good googling - yes it looks like it is a slime mold, though I can't tell from the photo enough detail to be sure.
    Is it watery or firm to the touch? If the former, then likely a slime mold. There are a number of yellow slime molds: Physarum and Fuligo are possibles. Not a hazard, but does indicate dampness, so it may be worth investigating a source of an ongoing leak.
    If it is firm rather than watery, then likely a fungus.

    cheers,
    frog
     

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