A really hairy fungi on a Pukeko poo
On dog feaces
Another in my experiments of what do fruit become when left to decay.
These 2 were Feijoas.
Growing on cat faeces in darkness beneath a house.
On dead Kikihia sp
Pin Mould growing on some animal faeces. Possibly Phycomyces blakesleeanus?
Do not know what the first one is growing on.
The second, within 500mm, is perhaps on dog dropping.
Fly larva found nearby, see Tag "fly hair"
On Black Swan poo.
This one seems to have finer "hair" than the earlier ones I've found.
One of my pet peves, people that don't clean up after their dogs .... Grrr.
In this case there has been a positive a real neat hairlike fungus.
on possum dung in shade; note blue sporangia
Zygomycota, or zygote fungi, is a phylum of fungi. The name comes from zygosporangia, where resistant spherical spores are formed during sexual reproduction. Approximately 1060 species are known. They are mostly terrestrial in habitat, living in soil or on decaying plant or animal material. Some are parasites of plants, insects, and small animals, while others form symbiotic relationships with plants. Zygomycete hyphae may be coenocytic, forming septa only where gametes are formed or to wall off...