This slime mold has developed miniature, upside down ropey 'trees' each about 3-4mm tall with a clump of yellow fuzz for the 'leaves'. Previously the yellow fuzzy parts were contained in a plasticky, smooth, tan coloured capsule which popped it's top off for the fuzz to puff out. Some of the old caps can be seen still lying around.
Clusters of small, warty pinkish-orange blobs measuring about 8mm. On touching one it felt very soft and broke open easily releasing an orange, thick fluid.
Two specimens were found; one o a pine log and one on a eucalyptus log with bark. Both were within 50 metres of each other in a local nature reserve.
Highly branched clumps of fruiting bodies of slime mold. The sporocarps, about 2 mm high, appeared to have a powdery surface which is presumably a phase that this slime mold undergoes.
Seen on the underside of fallen twigs in a damp area - nature reserve.
Teresa, on Bowerbird website, has confirmed my recent suspicion that these photos are of the sporangium of a Slime mould. She called them a Myxomycetes and said they are possibly a Physarum species.
These 'black blobs' were on the Microlaena stipoides (Weeping grass) for only a few days, then disappeared. They covered an area of at least 1.5 metres, possibly more.