Topic: Kiron 105: Ceratiomyxa poroides: A Delicate Rarity

This is a slime mould but of a very individual appearance. We found this rare beauty yesterday, on rotten deciduous wood on the local chalk hills. It was found during a fungus foray by Thames Valley Fungus Group. Mike Harrison found it, as subsequently identified it, adding that this was only the eleventh recorded British find of the species, which had been thought to be a Mediterranean species.

The structures remind me of the early stages of building of a wasp (Vespula) nest.

All were shot with a FOV of 17mm, some being cropped slightly. There is a crosseye stereo.

Olympus EM-1, Kiron 105mm at f16, twin TTL RC flash, hand-held.