Fungi forum: Fungus or mold?

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jun 6, 2015 8:48 PM CST
This all grew today! At nearly noon, there was nothing visible in the spot where the 2nd photo was taken. I actually had trimmed a plant and those trimmings are underneath the brilliant yellow whatever it is! Those two green containers are not the same container.

Thumb of 2015-06-07/needrain/cdb09c Thumb of 2015-06-07/needrain/21360a

Donald
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
Jul 1, 2015 1:35 AM CST
I think that's yellow slime mold.
Really amazing stuff!
Any updates on how it progressed?
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 1, 2015 8:02 AM CST
By the next day it had solidly covered everything and fluffed up some and was a pale tan/yellow color. It didn't change from that until I was watering and hit it with the water. Then it sent up a black, dusty cloud of spores. At this time it is still an ugly, blackish covering and still sends up a cloud of spores if you spray water on it. The vivid yellow stage is interesting, but the latter stages are unpleasant. It doesn't really wash off easily. My watering and many inches of rainfall and it's still there. Seemingly, you can't get those spores wet.
Donald
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
Jul 1, 2015 11:40 AM CST
Yea, they're hydrophobic, many fungi have hydrophobic spores, like puffballs.

Maybe doing some more research on slime molds would give you a greater appreciation for them!

Believe it or not, they're considered single cell organisms, and they actually have the ability to move, just very slowly by human standards...
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
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sooby
Jul 1, 2015 3:08 PM CST
It looks like dog vomit fungus/slime mold, I've seen it once or twice:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/sam21/dogvomit.htm
http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/dog-vomit-slim...

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