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|Quote (rhmc @ Aug. 16 2008,18:32)|
|slime molds are cool. to my knowledge, its the only fungus that travels. we have the the yellow one and a pepto-bismal pink one. they'll wander several feet in the right conditions, until the weather changes and they dry up. |
for the birders, when one sees a titmouse (the bird) and then one sees several more, is that "titmice" or "titmouses"?
(we went through the "a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, a flock of geese..." but no one knew about the multiplicity of titmouse...)
Yeah, but it's not a fungus, despite the name. The myxomycetes are considered to be protists. But the taxonomy has always been controversial, and I suspect that it still is!
As for the plural of titmouse, I've always used titmouses. But a google search (an arbiter that might be suspect) indicates that there are 5,400 uses of titmouses on the web and 152,000 uses of titmice on the web. Titmice is definitely winning!
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