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Wolf's Milk

Wolf's Milk
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-10-11
Categories: Single-celled
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-12-01 11:42
Viewed: 438
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

Although the species Wolf's Milk (Lycogala epidendrum (L.) Fr.) is not new on the pages of TN at all, in the past few years its taxonomic position drastically changed. Previously slime moulds were considered as a special class of fungi - nowadays they're placed into the kingdom of animals, as myxogastrid amoebas. Even though the species on my image may easily be confused with lycoperdoid fungi (= "puffballs"), you're looking at an animal now... This type of fruitbody of a myxogastrid amoeba is called aethalium (the other two types are sporangium and plasmodiocarp).

L. epidendrum is a common species with worldwide distribution, however, it's new in my gallery.

Photo was taken during my holiday in Hungary, in Bükk National Park. Manual exposure mode, ISO and white balance. PP: slight level adjustment, selective re-sharpening after re-sizing.

Thanks for looking.

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most unusual fungi ever ! Well spotted stuff my old friend ...feels like rebirth when I come here ... plinths green background takes me back in time when we were young :)
George Veltchev

Hello Laszlo,
Indeed a very interesting and unusual fungi with strange shape...

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-12-04 17:13]

Hi Laszlo
Great post and interesting note.
I wonder how some people love to study and classify these species.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-12-05 6:16]


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-12-07 8:33]

Hi Laszlo,useful post and great quality too for this very curious species that i never seen in my life,interesting note about where this species is located in the taxonomic position,very well done. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Laszlo nice picture of this specie with good details and lovely colours
gr lou

Most interesting note.
In my post of this specie I clasified it in Protoctista kingdom.
I have to change it :)
Your photo is veru nice, this are much pinker than the ones around here, wich are strong orange.
I will have a look at your previous posts later.

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