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In the photo above, a large group of springtails is feeding upon an orange jelly fungus (Dacrymyces palmatus). Springtails are detritivores, which means that they consume decomposing organic matter. Other examples of detritivores include earthworms and crabs. They differ slightly … Continue reading →
Tagged Dacrymyces palmatus, Decomposition, Detritivores, Fungus, Hexipod, Hexipoda, Insects, Jelly Fungi, Jelly Fungus, Orange Jelly Fungus, Springtails
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Whether you see this as gorgeous or disgusting, it certainly makes you take notice. This is an orange jelly fungus, most likely, Dacrymyces palmatus. The pictured specimen was photographed 11-1-11 and was about eight inches across.