Paradox
©
Fisana

Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

What is this?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Skywatcher

Skywatcher

    Walk's between...

  • Moderator
  • 7,607 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:35 PM

While re-invigorating the raised garden beds today, I noticed this totally weird growth in the bark around the beds. We have had an incredibly good year for rain, and this bark layer has been soaked for weeks at a time, but has been drying up for the last week. I am out in this area pretty much daily and just saw this for the first time. That tells me it grows (and dies) very fast. Just during the coarse of today, it has turned rusty brown and shrunk quite a bit.

 

Does anyone know what this stuff is? Fungus? Some other slime?

This is the biggest and most "clumpy" of the mystery stuff.

 

post-126525-0-95540700-1554244464.jpg

 

mystery fungus 1.jpg   

 

This one is farther along on the fast shrink and dehydrate....

 

mystery fungus 2.jpg


Edited by Skywatcher, 02 April 2019 - 05:40 PM.


#2 coorsmikey

coorsmikey

    Passenger

  • App Administrator
  • 7,527 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

Slime mold. 

https://ag.purdue.ed.../slimeMold.aspx

https://dengarden.co...ing-in-My-Mulch


  • Skywatcher likes this

#3 Skywatcher

Skywatcher

    Walk's between...

  • Moderator
  • 7,607 posts

Donator


Awards Bar:

Posted 03 April 2019 - 05:52 PM

Thats it ! Thank you mikey.

I also really appreciate the links, which were fascinating. 

 

The second one made me interested to observe more, instead of looking at it like a plop of dog vomit you don't want to step in.....


  • onediadem likes this




Like Mycotopia? Become a member today!