Dog Sick Slime Mould - Mucilago crustacea
The fruiting body matures through yellow to become white, its interior finally blackening with age. The newly emerged plasmodia resembles a dog?s vomit on the grass but within 24 hours the calcareous cortex has hardened and the black spore mass has matured.
Usually on grass.
September is the peak month.
This slime mould moves slowly to new food.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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