I found this on a forest in Mexico City. It was kind of a warm day (around 15°C). It had been raining a few days prior and it was quite humid, but not suffocating.

This orange thing was on top of a rotting tree. I thought it could be Dictydiaethalium... maybe.

When I moved it it produced an orange slime.

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    $\begingroup$ Your second species ID request (i.e., Lycogala epidendrum) should be asked in a separate question. In general, please do not combine multiple species into a single ID question. Thanks! $\endgroup$ Dec 1, 2017 at 19:38
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like a slime mold perhaps. See here for a picture of Tubifera ferruginosa, a visually similar looking species. EDIT: actually I see you suggest Dictydiaethalium, so you're thinking alogn the same lines as me. I'm no mycologist, so I'll leave the details up to someone else to figure out / answer $\endgroup$ Mar 16, 2018 at 1:29


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