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Red Moss?

Posted by nyccoconut 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 5, 12 at 16:37

Hello!

I was hiking (outside of NYC) and came across this moss(?).

I googled "red moss" and the only results I found were a red moss that is indigenous to Scotland.

Are these eggs or something else?

Sincerely,
Jeff


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RE: Red Moss?

They look like salmon eggs to me.


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RE: Red Moss?

Mmmmm! Sushi!

I thought they looked like some type of egg too.


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Probably a fungus


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RE: Red Moss?

Found it!! Fuligo septica thrives on damp dead wood and is commonly referred to as dog vomit fungus. Despite the name, I find it beautiful.


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RE: Red Moss?

It's not the very common 'dog vomit ' slime mold.....which you would probably not find so beautiful. This is Tubifera ferruginosa, another species (of slime mold) entirely.

Slime molds are fascinating things.....not a mold, not a fungus, but something called a myxomycete. This one is Tuberifera ferruginosa.


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RE: Red Moss?

Thank you!


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