Natural Origin - Found in the forest where it is generally cool, moist and shady. It can be seen on decaying wood and in decaying leaves as colorful, shapeless structures. Myxomycetes are know as a slime mold because they secrete a slime trail across their habitat as they move. Affected by wind and moisture, they need protection from the drying affects of the wind and sun. It is not a major plant pathogen, but tends to feed on bacteria.

Indoor Origin - Occasionally found indoors where there is decaying wood.

Pathoginicity - Unknown at this time.

Diseases - There have been no reports of human infection.

Allergen - Some allergenic properties reported, but generally pose no health concerns to humans or animals.

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