BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

Mucilago crustacea P. Micheli ex F.H. Wigg. (a slime mould)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Species)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Ing, B., 1987 (Colour photograph) First Steps - a Beginner's Guide: Why not look at Myxomycetes?

Mucilago crustacea may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(protists, single-celled organisms)
(amoebae and slime moulds)
(slime moulds)
Fungi s.l. (via Myxogastrea)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 3 feeding and other relationships of Mucilago crustacea (a slime mould)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A very common myxomycete producing pale masses encrusting the stems of trees or grasses. At first it resembles dog's vomit, but within 24 hours the spores mature and then it is more often mistaken for insect eggs. Mainly confined to calcareous areas.
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