Posted by Graeme Lyons , Wednesday, 4 April 2012 22:03
I found this strange looking silver blob on a tree at Fen Drayton on Saturday. At first, I wasn't sure what it was but I had a hunch that it was a slime mould. Howard Matcham readily identified it as Reticularia lycoperdon. It reminded me of a left behind section of the T-1000 (nanomorph mimetic polly-alloy) from Terminator 2.
Even stranger was just finding a spider tick in my cupboard, Psilochorus simoni. I may have to feature this tomorrow as oddly my house mate is called Simon but he doesn't live in my cupboard.