Another day, another slime mould

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To the naked eye, this rotting log looked to be covered in tiny white dots.  The camera’s zoom reveals each dot to have a stalk and for the pinheads to be grouped like a mini-forest.

These pinheads are likely to be the fruiting bodies of a slime mould such as Arcyria cinerea.  There are more than 900 species of slime mould – how many of these are to be found in Melick Wood?

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