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CHAPTER XII.
MYCETOZOA OR SLIME-MOULDS.

By

J. H. FAULL, Ph.D.

A COLLECTION of the fruiting bodies of these curious and fascinating forms of life—plant, or animal, or neither, according to the point of view taken—has been accumulating in the Herbarium of the University of Toronto, and it is from these that the following partial list is compiled. So far nothing on the Slime-Moulds of Ontario has been published. W. G. Scrimgeour, M.A., a graduate student, worked over a considerable mass of material in the University Herbarium, and embodied the results of his labours in a Master's thesis—now on file in the library. The publication of his paper was deferred until a wider area of the Province had been explored. It will doubtless appear in time. Several local col-lectors have made contributions, and these have been highly valued. Slime moulds are easily gathered and require nothing more than careful handling. For transporting or mailing, the pieces of substratum to which they adhere should be firmly glued or sewn to the bottom of a pasteboard box—nothing more.

As the number of bona fide species described from the North Temperate Zone is not more than

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