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I found this leaf amongst a decaying tree log. There were these filamentous brown slime mold of Stemonitis sp. growing from the log and the leaf. I found it so unusual :O


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Forest-Imp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Photographer
Love the chocolate tube slime and their amazing life cycle... cyclic AMP and self sacrifice... part of the story... great photo
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Seryn141 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is sweet!
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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dziewiecsi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
This is not fungi. This is slime mold. It's some Stemonitis species.
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for telling me :)
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Very Nice :D
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Welcome :3
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Nieseln Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And beautiful too - at first glance at the thumb nail, I thought it was maybe a shot of sea slug. Looks like it's creeping alongside the sea bed a little. :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
... That's so weird. :XD:
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I know right! :XD:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
For sure. :D
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great find!
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Clu-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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Martaczc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
They're slime molds, probably Stemonitis. I love them, they're so alien-looking :D
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I was quite at a loss as to what they were :)
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ParadoxComplex Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFL You weren't kidding when you said it was "weird" looking. I thought that leaf was a bird feather with lil tentacles were growing out of it. lol
That is just incredible I have to say. You really found proff that aliens are secretly invading out world!! lol

No but really this is just great. Nice way to fool the eye into thinking it's something it's now. Thought I think the tentacles should be in the sea.:P
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahahaha! Told ya! :D

I almost overlooked it. I was playing with my cat and he stepped over it and then I saw it. I had the same reaction as you lol

One more, I want you to see, unless u sifted through already... this one is really cute [link]
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ParadoxComplex Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Well it's a good think your cat was around or else you may have missed it completely.:)
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes. Althoguh he's a pain, I'm happy for this discovery thanks to him :D
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jaffacakesandpopcorn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
looks so alien :D
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah it does, doesn't it? xD
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jaffacakesandpopcorn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Yeah it almost looks like the whole leaf is an underwater thing? :XD: in disguise and if you went past it a huge mouth would open from nowhere and engulf you :D
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really cool WOW SO neat
Thanks for sharing :w00t:
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I was really surprised when I saw it too. I'm like 'O_o eh???' literally! Hahahaha!
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:laughing: Keep on searching
lots of cool treasures in the forest :w00t:
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celestialprincess101 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha I shall! Yes....and that forest is my backyard... crazy! xD
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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