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Red Raspberry Slime
Tubifera ferruginosa

I can’t even explain how bright this is, although I think the photo does it justice. During other phases of the slime mold it can appear pink, purplish, brownish, or gray. There are rounded bumps on the surface which can resemble a raspberry.

Fruiting: Fruiting bodies appear from June - November
Habitat: Typically found on wood.

When clustered together this slime mold closely resembles a red raspberry. After maturing it will turn brown, this is often called the “cigar” stage where the mass of bumps appear like tiny clustered cigars.

Slime mold plasmodia creep about over the surfaces of materials, engulfing bacteria, spores of fungi and plants, protozoa, and particles of nonliving organic matter. 

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