Observation 44688: Non-fungal

I discovered this stange structure on a tree trunk in one of our coastal reserves.
At first I thought it was some kind of nest, but as can be seen from the posted images it leaves a question as to what it really is. I broke the body open to investigate more closely, but was still left wondering.The size of the case (for a better word) was about 3/4" or 2cm, and was structually sound and needed some force to open the weave. I could not detect any life or movement once the structure was opened. It was a singular object.

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Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Reply to Darv comment.

Must agree with you Darvin. I was hoping someone might come to the rescue with the designer of the mystery case.. It appeared to be vacated? but whole.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-04-24 23:34:48 -05 (-0500)

I would guess animal, not fungal.

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